Based on our last reader survey, many, many parents (like me) **really** don't like it when a kids' app says "free" but it has a bunch of in-app purchases. Some our of readers even reported they won't download a kids' app that has in-apps.
So, in that spirit, we took one of our popular posts, the free LEGO apps, and removed all the ones with in-apps to give you a completely free list of apps by everyone's favorite brick-by-brick toy company!
LEGO® DUPLO® Forest is a cute road trip story and building game for toddlers, starring the two DUPLO mascots Rabbit and Giraffe. Help the happy friends and the forest animals as they build, drive, sail, fish, and camp their way through the woods to deliver presents and wake up their hibernating Bear friend. Designed for preschoolers (ages 2-5), but fun for all playful souls.
Meet your favorite LEGO Minifigures in AR and capture the awesome picture-perfect moment. Visiting stores was never this much fun for the entire family! Downloading the free app to your smartphone or tablet enables you to scan special LEGO posters in selected stores. Scanning the posters will reveal an animated LEGO Minifigure in your viewfinder, allowing you to meet and take a photo with some of your favorite characters.
Help the LEGO® Elves find and collect funny, curious and beautiful magic objects in Elvendale. Solve puzzles to recover the magic keys from Red Mountain, Sky Castle, Lava Field, Sparkle Rock and Izdur Ocean, and cast spells to reveal secret hiding places or find clues. “Can you find magic in the simplest of things: a bushel of apples or old, rusty rings?
The epic legend of LEGO® BIONICLE® is back! In the hunt for the ancient and powerful Mask of Creation, our six heroes Tahu, Kopaka, Onua, Gali, Pohatu and Lewa must fight to recover the lost masks of power to stop the rising evil on the mythical island of Okoto. Appropriate for kids ages 8+. No extra in-app purchases. No third party advertisements. No links to external online content.
LEGO® Ninjago Tournament
You’ve been invited to enter Master Chen’s Tournament of Elements. Utilise your Ninja Training to unlock your True Potential, and defeat the other Elemental Masters! Face-off against the all new Elemental Masters, each with their own unique abilities. Battle in Chen’s Arena against well known enemies from the Ninjago: Masters of Spinjtsu TV Series.
LEGO® Friends Art Maker
LEGO® Friends Art Maker is a fun and colorful art and creativity app for kids ages 5+. Create, paint, decorate and save your own Heart Cards and artwork with lots of details, colors, sparkles, stickers and bling! Every great artist started out with just a few drawing tools and a blank piece of paper. Start today, and just have fun creating!
LEGO® 3D Catalogue (Australia only)
Bring your LEGO catalogue to life! You can use this app to view the new LEGO products as entertaining 3D animations and explore them from all sides. Hold your phone or tablet over the product in the catalogue, where you see the yellow app icon. And off you go! Among the 3D animations you will find amusing little stories, great product features and 360° views of the models.
LEGO® Creator Islands (iPad only)
Your mission is to build and create a main island for the LEGO Creator Minifigures to live on. When you are ready to build even greater things, continue on to the islands around you, but remember to keep an eye on the main island – sometimes there is a need for a rebuild!
Help the LEGO Friends build a dream summer resort by using real LEGO bricks to build houses, rooms, shops and cafés! Bring your designs to life on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and play or decorate inside of your buildings. Play mini games, and help Olivia to host the best summer ever!
Choose your side and join the battle in LEGO® Star Wars™ The New Yoda Chronicles! Collect the Holocrons to defeat your enemy and take control of the galaxy in a series of fast-paced, action packed mini games. Is your destiny to dominate the Galaxy with Darth Vader™ or become a Jedi alongside Grand Master Yoda?
COMPLETELY NEW VERSION
- Choose your side and build up your force power to determine the fate of the galaxy
- Choose-the-ending movies, where you get to choose which side wins
- Redesigned interface with improved creations and Movies galleries
LEGO® FUSION Create & Race
Get behind the wheel of virtual cars that YOU build with real LEGO bricks and race them on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch! Compete on racetracks, stunt courses and in demolition challenges to dominate the leaderboard! Tune up your designs in the LEGO garage before each epic race for glory where every brick matters! The LEGO FUSION Create & Race app is designed to work with LEGO FUSION Create & Race building set (21206).
LEGO® FUSION Town Master
YOU are the Town Master! Rule your town and create it any way you want, with real LEGO bricks! Earn valuable studs, keep your mini citizens happy by completing missions, play exciting mini games and expand in every direction. The LEGO FUSION Town Master app is designed to work with LEGO FUSION Town Master building set (21204).
LEGO® FUSION Battle Towers (rated 9+ years)
Your kingdom is under attack and only YOU have the power to defend it. Build or repair each level of your Battle Tower using real LEGO bricks, then bring it to life on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch to reach the crown in the sky! Cast magic spells, shoot arrows and throw fireballs at invaders when darkness falls in this unpredictable virtual world! The LEGO FUSION Battle Towers app is designed to work with LEGO FUSION Battle Towers building set 21205.
LEGO® Ninjago REBOOTED
Help the Ninjas of Ninjago fight against the evil forces of the Overlord! Now you can fight evil in Borg Tower as well as in Digiverse!
- Use your awesome ninja skills to avoid dangers and defeat enemies.
- Play as Kai, Cole, Jay or Zane!
- Climb up the elevator shaft and run through hallways with both vertical & side scrolling action!
LEGO® Juniors Quest
A little girl’s cat has disappeared - and so has a dangerous robber who escaped from the nearby police station. In this story-based game for juniors aged 4-7, your child will help catch the robber and find the missing cat.
During the search, your child will meet cops and robbers, construction workers, a princess in a castle - and refuel at a gas station.
LEGO® DUPLO® Ice Cream
There’s nothing like delicious ice cream on a hot summer day. Let your child help the DUPLO bunny and his friends get some ice cream by completing a series of fun and varied mini-games designed for toddlers.
There are boats to build and sail, hay bales to collect and groceries to deliver before the bunny and his friends finally get to eat their hard-earned ice cream cones.
LEGO® ULTRA AGENTS (rated 9+ years)
Astor City is under attack from a mysterious group of Super Villains! Will YOU save it?
ULTRA AGENT, this is no every day band of Super Villains, it’s going to need everything we can throw at them: our mobile command centre, quad bikes and supersonic jets are all at your disposal.
Get your ice creams, cakes and burgers here! In LEGO® DUPLO Food, your child will build ice creams, cakes and burgers for the store’s friendly customers - and be rewarded for getting the order just right.
Through its focus on matching the customer’s order by trial and error, this toddler app puts a fun spin on the early development of your child’s reasoning skills.
- Use your awesome ninja skills to avoid dangers and defeat enemies.
- Climb up the elevator shaft and run through hallways with both Vertical & Side scrolling action!
- Play as Kai, Cole, Jay or Zane!
- Collect LEGO bricks to unleash awesome power ups that help you in your mission.
- Play the story mode to defeat bosses and save the inhabitants of the Ninjago Universe!
VIEW GALLERIES: Check out the in-depth library of exciting images and videos from the movie, the building sets and the videogame.
MEET THE CHARACTERS: Learn all about the characters starring in The LEGO® Movie, including our heroes Emmet, Wyldstyle and Batman.
PLAY THE BRICK BUST GAME: The LEGO® Movie Brick Bust game is a fun puzzle game that becomes more challenging with every level you beat!
CREATE YOUR OWN MINIFIGURE: In the LEGO® Sig Fig Creator, you can customize your own LEGO® minifigure and either save it to your device or send it to a friend.
In LEGO® Juniors Create & Cruise, children age 4-7 can use their imagination to create their very own LEGO® vehicles and minifigures.
Cruising for coins will unlock virtual LEGO® sets that can be built with a few easy touches - and which will become part of the game’s colourful 3D scenery for your child’s next drive-through.
Bundled together in one app you can be the hero as you catch the escaped crooks in action packed car chases, or on foot in the park. Put out the fires in the city or steer the Coast Guard helicopter to rescue shipwrecked from the sharks. You can even be the fastest in the city by speeding across the finish line first in the slotracer game. If your car breaks down? No worries, just steer the tow truck through city traffic before it is too late. You can even fly the heliplane to deliver cargo to the airport. Just make sure you dodge the oncoming traffic.
The circus is in town - and your child gets to run the show. From selling the tickets to deciding what tricks the audience gets to see, this day at the circus will fuel your child’s creative play for hours after the show is over.
Should the tiger jump through fire or give the ringmaster a ride? And what about the seals - should they juggle or play ball? This simple and colourful app lets toddlers take charge - and rewards all of their choices with roaring applause from the captive circus audience.
Build your own LEGO® adventure, then capture your story!
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.
Simple tools and guides make it easy to shoot, edit, and even score your movie with music. Add one of the customizable title cards then share it online and, who knows, you may have the next summer blockbuster in your hands…literally!
Watch your favourite LEGO® movies directly on your iPhone, iPod or iPad. This app allows you to watch LEGO movies in both online and offline mode. You can download your favourite LEGO movies to your device and watch them whenever you like.
This app features three main areas:
- LEGO Movies streamed from the official LEGO YouTube Channel
- LEGO Movies for download to your device
- LEGO App overview (Market) – list of official LEGO apps.
The official app LEGO® Building Instructions is FREE to download for tablet devices.
● Select the Hot Rod or the Rally Racer
● Zoom, pan and spin 360 degrees
● See each brick animated from different angles
● Use Ghost View to see what you’re building
● Animated Functions shows whether you’re building correctly
Go to LEGO.com/technic for more information about LEGO® Building Instructions and LEGO TECHNIC
Become the author of beautiful multimedia stories using simple tools like drag & drop, stamps, voice recording, backgrounds, frames, and page captions. You can even take pictures of your own amazing creations to capture stories as you build!
* Mix and match 100+ Sets, Friends, pets and accessories for limitless storytelling fun!
* Choose from 10+ Heartlake City page backgrounds, or take a photo of your own scene.
* Drag and drop Mia, Emma, Andrea, Stephanie, Olivia, and others.
* Rotate and scale your favorite sets and accessories just the way you want
* Record voice for each page for a rich storytelling experience.
* Publish your story to iBooks so friends and family can experience them.
This cool racing app is sure to be a hit with any car lovers in the house! It's easy to learn (pull back on the car every time it stops, tilt the iPhone/iPad to steer), and skilled driving will unlock new courses and cars! It's great to have a kids' app where kids need to earn the extra features WITHOUT in-app purchases!
Help EV3RSTORM navigate the massive NOGO factory maze and put the dislocated batteries back in place toproceed to the next level. But watch out, it’s not as easy as it seems. And you never know which challenges the floors inside the factory are going to present to you!
Fix The Factory is an addictive puzzle game full of unexpected obstacles that are guaranteed to challenge your logic thinking, your spatial intelligence and your robot commanding skills. The game is packed with fun sound effects, challenging puzzles, cool robot functions, great level designs and a funky robotic soundtrack.
Robot Commander is the official command app from LEGO® MINDSTORMS®. FREE to download on most smart devices; Robot Commander connects via Bluetooth to the EV3 Intelligent Brick. This easy to use app allows you to interact with your very own EV3 robots without even connecting to a computer! That means you can play instantly with your own robots!
3D Builder is the official LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 building instructions. FREE to download to your tablet based smart device. Now you can build EV3RSTORM, TRACK3R, GRIPP3R, SPIK3R and R3PTAR using building instructions viewed in a 3D environment; using intuitive touch gestures you can zoom, pan and orbit around the model’s instructions as you build to get a closer view. Complete the building missions step by step, or watch the animated assembly at your own speed; or even check to see what part of the model you’re building by the click of the sub part viewer.
LEGO® DUPLO® Train
Driving the colorful LEGO® DUPLO® Train from station to station is a toddler’s dream. Your child will play the role of the train driver - choosing and loading wagons, building bridges, stopping at crossings, refueling and laying new tracks around pesky rocks.
Copying grownups and their activities is important to your 2-year-old toddler’s development - and few things are quite as ‘grownup’ as driving a huge steam train around the the bright and friendly LEGO® countryside, horns tooting.
LEGO® Legends of Chima™: Speedorz requires iPod touch 5th Generation, iPad 2 and newer, and iPhone 4 and newer.
Customize your animal minifigure, hop on a Speedor, and race through the Kingdom of Chima!
Battle through the Falling Jungle, the Rhino Canyon and the Swamps against the best Speedor riders in Chima. Win races to face new challenges and unlock more difficult routes. Face off against Laval and Cragger as well as other famous Chima characters.
For hundreds of years Yoda™ has trained the Jedi Knights™ of the future, but never for something like this. The Dark Side is preparing a weapon more powerful than any Jedi™ has ever faced before. Play now to take control of the galaxy!
Build, create and control your favorite characters and vehicles to smash your enemy, solve puzzles and complete challenges within the LEGO® Star Wars™ universe.
Alien bugs are taking over the galaxy! Help the LEGO® Galaxy Squad squash the bugs and save humans!
Start each mission at the Galaxy Map and choose which planet to defend. Then, pick the Galaxy Squad team that’s right for that battle. You can modify vehicles with special weapons, defense systems and new technologies. Discover new mods in the Hive Room on each planet!
Join Rabbit and Giraffe as they embark on their adventures by air, land and sea (okay, it's actually just a river), on their way to Lion's birthday party! Whether in the Zoo or on the Savannah, they always come across new challenges they have to solve before they can continue their journey. Luckily they're not alone -- they can always count on help from their friends.
LEGO® DUPLO® Zoo is a free digital toy designed for preschoolers (ages 2-5), but it’s fun for all playful souls. Even hands that are too small to really start building with DUPLO bricks can learn how to build things in the game.
For kids age 4-7 or just a playful spirit. Build your own truck (helicopter blades or legs for wheels optional), bring your cargo to its right destination, and collect coins to earn more parts!
Use your imagination and building skills with the LEGO® Large Brick Box (6166) app on iPad, iPhone & iTouch.
Spinjitsu your way through 6 iconic levels from the LEGO Ninjago world
- Spin, slash, stomp and smash through wave upon wave of enemies
- Defy gravity and outwit your enemies with super jumps and wall running
- Mix up and max out your slick ninja skills and weapons
- Activate all 4 elemental weapons to play as the GOLDEN NINJA
- Play well and become the all-powerful Spinjitsu Master SENSEI WU
NOTE: This app was created by fans of LEGO® and is not an official LEGO product. It has thousands of ratings and reviews averaging 4.5 Stars!!
LEGO® Instructions is a fan-built application for those who are fond of creating with their Lego pieces. It’s the only app in the Store which presents building instructions in large step-by-step pictures to show parents and kids how to make these items. This app is a handy tool for those who lost or somehow doesn't have their building instruction for building LEGO items. The instructions are clear and easy to follow – almost like the real instructions from the box.
A hands-on, minds-on app for existing guests and potential guests to LEGOLAND California Resort to learn more about LEGOLAND and to plan their trip to visit.
Other useful features include:
• Virtual Park Map
• Overview of rides, shows, attractions, events, shows, dining, shopping
• Ticket purchase & directions
• Games and in-park activities
LEGO® Connect is a LEGO shopping and product discovery application. LEGO® Connect turns the printed page into a portal for digital content- web pages, video and 3D experiences.
LEGO® Connect offers one simple, primary screen to activate every type of interaction with seamless utility. To access additional content in LEGO® Catalogs look for pages and pictures with the LEGO Connect icon. Connect to learn more about LEGO sets, product designer videos and instantly view 3D models. Scan, activate and explore.
Lisa M. heard that for every person on Earth, 62 Lego pieces have been created. She's got waaay more than her fair share at home. ***(This post was updated with love by Cynthia 12/4/2014.)