Lego has launched a new line of kits for making AR video clips with a bunch of wacky new characters. This is how it works.
Lego Vidiyo is a new product line from the toy-making giant that lets you create your own AR video clips with a range of unsuitable minifigures. We’ve got our hands on the all new sets, so here’s how to get groovy with your plastic buddies:
In each BeatBox kit (priced at Â£ 17.99) there is a Bandmate, several BeatBit tiles, and a carrying case for the set. The character design is great, the kits are easy to put together, and everything packs up perfectly. But there’s surprisingly little to do with the physical product – the real fun doesn’t start until you download the Vidiyo app and get your wacky, music-related minifigure tossing shapes in augmented reality.
Once you’ve scanned your character with a few BeatBit tiles, you can choose a song from the library, place the digital dancer in a real environment with your smartphone’s camera, and record the entertainment that follows. In this virtual video, the tiles act as special effects, so you can create a rainforest or send a rainbow-fueled cat zooming through the air while the Party Llama shakes its maracas with gleeful abandon.
There are a total of six BeatBoxes, including the Party Llama and the Punk Pirate shown in the video above, and twelve other Bandmate figures are also available to fill your group’s roster, in smaller kits at a cost of Â£ 3.99.
Those of us who grew up in previous generations might associate Lego with clumps of random multi-colored bricks (possibly with bite marks) all randomly mixed up in a large box, but the manufacturer has obviously branched out and evolved. over time to create improved technologies. kits like Vidiyo and official products related to big brands like Star Wars and Marvel. This product launch was even commemorated with a clip featuring Ne-Yo:
The new toy is a nice addition to the lineup, but can it successfully harness the trends of the TikTok generation? We’ll just have to wait and see.