Lego Vidiyo Review
Posted: 4 weeks ago, last updated 2 weeks ago.
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.
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.
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.
Android has accessibility settings including ways to navigate and interact, although not all games support this. iOS has a very extensive suite of accessibility settings including ways to navigate with voice and comprehensive screen reading, though most of the features don't work with games... read more about system accessibility settings.
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