LEGO Mindstorms Fix the Factory
FREE kids app
The recent LEGO apps wich we introduced, were all aimed at toddlers and young children i.e. Duplo Trains, but we know have a far more challenging and technical app, with LEGO robots “Mindstorms” for kids. The new generation of this High Tech toy is called “Mindstorms EV3” and will also expected to be available in Toy Stores from September 2013. One of the most important new features, has to be the navigation possibilities of a Mindstorms App for iPad, iPhone and Android. We will probably introduce this promising feature to you later on.
Until then however, the little and big LEGO Mindstorms fans can have a lot of fun playing this game, where a lot of rudimentary programming needs to be undertaken: LEGO Mindstorms: Fix the Factory is available for FREE for Android, iPad and iPhone.
Supports logical and spacial thinking
Basically kids need to help navigate and control the robot EV3RSTORM (which reminds us of Johnny 5) with small program blocks through the factory.
The program instructions are followed one by one and require a good imagination, as the robot can drive on the assembled command chain afterwards. On it’s way to the exit of the level, EV3RSTORM has not only got to find the fastest way, but also has to interact with the environment. The robot can only pick up and place items to start of with, but later on in the game, lots more commands will be added.
The complexity and the length of the command chain increases rapidly. You quickly find yourself handling 20, 30 individual commands, where it’s not necessarily disastrous if you make a mistake, but you will need to remove and improve it of the command chain by hand. This is followed by the level evaluation of the required attempts, used steps and speed, with which your Mindstorms-robot EV3RSTORM managed to get finish.
Our age recommendation
Even if younger children can try to solve the challenging puzzles of this Mindstorm game, they would however, sooner or later,need the help of an adult or parent. Our age recommendation is therefore for kids at the ages of 8 years +, whereby a lot of adults and older kids will find this game pretty demanding and challenging enough and should go ahead and try it out.
LEGO Mindstorms – Fix the Factory | kids app rating
Impeccable – LEGO amazes us once again with a new app gift. Neither the scope nor the design got the short end of the stick, but instead the opposite is the case, the app shines!
Even a robotic soundtrack was integrated in this game.
Top best apps for kids rating: 5 stars
Download LEGO Mindstorms
➔ App download for – iPad & iPhone on Apple App Store
➔ App download for – Android on Google Play App Store
kids app test based on app version 1.01