Lego is a favorite for all children and their branching out into games has only increased Lego’s popularity. Lego has been known to publish free android and iPad apps to promote their games, which is totally fine by us as we always love freebies, especially for our kids. The Lego Duplo app has a rich storyline and lovely animation and music. It really feels like Lego put a lot of effort into making this app. The Lego guys also made it compatible for the iPad, iPhone, and Android platforms, which is a plus.

In the Lego Duplo app, we accompany a bunny and a giraffe in their quest to return the mysterious gift.

Although the context of the Lego Duplo app is for children age 1.5-4, the usability and game challenges are more appropriate for children who are 3.5 and above, which doesn’t leave us with much of an appropriate crowd. For example, dragging a path for the car to the zoo while avoiding obstacles was an task even a 3.5 year old toddler had trouble doing and is light years away from the basic tapping capabilities of a 2 year old. However, as long as a grown up was around to solve some of the puzzles, things were great.

What happened when the kids used it?

As long as there was a grown up around, the kids enjoyed the lovely characters and the rich graphics and sound. It was much like watching a high quality cartoon, with interaction pit-stops for the kids.

The Lego Duplo app is a free, high quality iPad and Android app. However, if the usability and puzzles were more suitable for toddler age segment (the same age segment as the real life Duplo is focused on) we would have a perfect app!  BTA Score: 4/5

App Details:

This app received the "Top 10 App for Toddlers" Award

Ages: 3 – 4 (2½ with PG)
Price: Free
App name: LEGO® DUPLO® ZOO
Released by: The LEGO Group
Platform: iPad / iPhone / Android
Download at:
Download app from iTunes  Download app from Google Play

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