Each LEGO FUSION experience consists of a set of over 200 LEGO bricks, a corresponding free downloadable app and the new FUSION capture plate – a small brick building plate with a printed design code that enables a smart phone or tablet’s camera to identify the size and colors of the LEGO bricks. Because LEGO FUSION is optimized for the bricks in the set, each product box is designed as reusable storage box to fit neatly on a child’s shelves.
The app games prompt children to build with LEGO pieces vertically in 2-D on the special FUSION capture plate, enabling the app to ‘see,’ import and transform the creation into 3-D in the digital world. Once a child’s creation has been imported into the game, a series of challenges and interactions requires that players turn away from the device and return to the real world to use their LEGO bricks to build new solutions in order to move game play forward. Each game encourages this back-and-forth between physical and virtual, keeping children engaged in both worlds.