Australian Council on Children and the Media

LEGO DUPLO Train - LEGO Systems Inc

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LEGO DUPLO Train is a train building and driving game.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of LEGO DUPLO Train was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 8 June 2016.

About the app

This section contains details about the app provided by an ACCM Reviewer.

Name of app: LEGO DUPLO Train
Developed by: LEGO Systems Inc
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store, Google Play
Cost: Free
Developer’s suggested age: iTunes Store: 4+, Play Store: General.
ACCM suggested age: 4+
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of LEGO DUPLO Train contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

This app was reviewed for approx. 40 minutes.

App description

LEGO DUPLO Trains is a train driving LEGO app for young children. The objective is to build a train and ensure it completes a journey. The skills required are comprehension, creativity, and motor skills.

Reviewers comments

When the app is first opened, the player is shown a colourful screen with four options. In the top right hand corner is a For Parents section. When this section is tapped, players are asked to solve a simple mathematical equation to access the section. Within the parents section, users can download a variety of LEGO apps, read about the app, and rate the app. There is also a section where users can purchase a variety of LEGO sets that feature throughout the app, and this directs parents to the online LEGO shop. Users can also adjust sleep times in this menu. Doing so prevents the app from working between specific hours of the day.

On the main menu, there is a box in the bottom right hand corner that takes the user to a section where they can download all of the other apps by the developer. Entering this requires solving a simple mathematical equation.

In the bottom left hand corner of the menu, is a button where players can be taken to an in-app cinema and watch short LEGO stop-motion animation clips.

When the main section of the app is started, players are asked to add carriages to the back of a locomotive engine. Once the train is built, players can pick up passengers by tapping the screen, and drag them onto the train. Players can also pick up machinery, flowers, and mined ore from a quarry. Once the train has been filled completely, players are shown a moving image of their full train travelling across a colourful landscape. Players are then tasked with refuelling the train. Along their journey, players are stopped and required to use lego templates to build a bridge, and pick up additional passengers from another station. Once the tasks are complete, the player is shown a screen with the train driver getting out of the train to the sound of cheering, and the app begins again.

Gambling

No gambling content was found during this review.

Advertising and product placement

Within the parents section, advertisements for the LEGO DUPLO train sets can be seen, however this cannot be accessed by the intended audience.

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

No game playing behaviour which may be of concern to parents was found during this reivew.

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Gambling content advice

Simulated casino style gambling. Not suitable for minors

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No gambling content found in the levels played

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