LEGO Movie Maker

This fun, kid-friendly app help your child bring their LEGO characters to life in a LEGO stop-motion movie.

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What is it

Help your child bring their LEGO characters to life with the LEGO Movie Maker App. This fun, kid-friendly app brings the whole family together to create a custom LEGO stop-motion movie about any topic.

Whether you’re a kid, teen, or just young at heart, anyone can use this innovative and rather powerful app to create a movie using Hollywood-style stop-motion animation techniques. First, using regular Lego building blocks and/or any Lego play set, create movie sets. Then, gather a handful of your favorite Lego Mini Figures to animate so they can star in the movie. The app works with any toys or action figures.  Then, from within the Lego Movie Marker app, you can edit the individual frames, add music, incorporate special effects, add a main title, and then put these elements together in order to create a digital, high-definition movie.  Lego has also set up a Movie Gallery, which allows users of the app to share their movies with others, plus watch movies that have been uploaded and shared. Using the Lego Movie Maker app, anyone can bring their Lego toys and imaginations to life in a very creative way. The app itself teaches the basics of stop-motion animation, and is simple to use.

Tested on an iPad

What our team of testers said

"The children enjoyed the freedom to film on their own and film what liked" - Observing childcare professional

"Now I need to move him there to take the next shot - he's going to talk to this one - I'm making my own movie!" - Boy aged 7

Skills Developed

  • Enhances creativity
  • Encourages imagination
  • Enhances story telling ability

What our experts think

A brilliant app for children. Children create their own lego movies using the camera on the iPad; easy to use with clear instructions. This app is brilliant for enhancing creativity and enabling children to let their imaginations run wild. We like that this App could be used as a way into writing; children could build their video and then write the story of it (or vice a versa)- an excellent resource for hesitant or reluctant writers.
We love the addition of mini clips to give children ideas, it is very good for those who struggle to get started and need a bit of help.

It would be even better if...

We feel this would be even better if it had a microphone function whereby the children could add speech to their videos.

Features

  • Brands: LEGO
  • Key Features:
    • No 3rd party adverts
    • No in-app purchasing
  • Child Restrictions: Yes - no restrictions required
  • Languages available:
  • Appropriate child restricted areas? Yes - no restrictions required
  • Apple version: iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
    Requires iOS 5.0 or later
  • App Types: Entertainment
  • Types of skills developed: Creativity
    Design & technology
    Imaginative play
    Speech, language and communication skills
    Story telling

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