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Lego Vidiyo Review
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Posted: A year ago, last updated 2 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Lego Vidiyo (pronounced Lego Video) is a music game where you use an app and physical Lego to create music videos to share. The app is free, but you buy the sets that come with special tiles that unlock music loops and effects. You can use the camera on your smart device to place your Lego characters in the real world and film their performance.

It's like TikTok (BrickTok?) aimed at children and with careful moderation (checked by real people). You have creative control of the music and video production through triggering dances and audio effects in performances up to 60-seconds recorded in real time. These can then be trimmed down to 5, 10, 15 or 20 second shareable clips.

The song clips included come from a partnership with Universal Music Group. The building aspect of the kits focuses on creating a stage that includes the special tiles. You then scan in your creation and your beats and character appear on the screen.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Release Date: 01/03/2021

Platforms: Android and iOS

Genres: Creative and Rhythm

Developer: Lego (@Lego)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: It takes between 5 minutes and half an hour to play a round of this game. Playtime for each video will vary depending on the complexity of the build and music.
 
Players: This is a single player game.

CostsCosts

Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. Image 295Although the app doesn't have purchases, the physical Lego sets are required to unlock additional content such as characters, beats, songs and the like.

The six BeatBoxes and 12 Bandmate characters in the first wave of Lego sets are:

43102 ‘Candy Pop’ in the Candy Mermaid BeatBox (Pop)
43103 ‘Pirate Punk’ in the Punk Pirate Beatbox (Punk)
43104 ‘Alien DJ’ in the Extra Terrestrial Dance Music BeatBox (ETDM)
43105 ‘Party Llama’ in the Party Llama BeatBox (Tropicon)
43106 ‘Unicorn DJ’ in the Unicorn DJ BeatBox (K-pawp)
43107 ‘Robot Break-dancer’ in the HipHop Robot BeatBox (HipHop)
43101 Bandmates: Red Panda Dancer; Cotton Candy Cheerleader; Shark Singer; Bunny Dancer; Discowboy Singer; Genie Dancer; Samurapper; DJ Cheetah; Ice Cream Saxophonist; Alien Keytarist; Banshee Singer; Werewolf Drummer

LEGO VIDIYO products will be available from March 1st and are just the first of many to come. BeatBoxes are priced at £17.99 with the Collectible Bandmates priced at £3.99.

There will be around 30 songs from UMG’s unrivalled global artists, including chart toppers and ultimate classics, all available on the app from launch, with new tracks added frequently. Each song has been programmed to work intuitively with all the BeatBits to ensure they link in harmony, including special music effects that match the beat of the track giving children creative audio customisation.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 7.

Not yet rated, but this will be determined by the music the app includes. Likely to be PEGI 3 and ESRB EVERYONE. It's rated 4+ on the Apple App Store.

Parents and carers need to perform an identity check once before it can be used. Every video will be check by a human moderator before any videos are published.

Skill Rating

10+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.

AccessibilityAccessibility

We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Lego Vidiyo Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@Lego) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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