Australian Council on Children and the Media

LEGO Juniors Create and Cruise - The Lego Group

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LEGO Juniors Create and Cruise is an app with a single race quest that is repeatable, and offers different rewards and chances to alter the environment or character.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of LEGO Juniors Create and Cruise was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 21 November 2014.

About the app

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

Name of app: LEGO Juniors Create and Cruise
Developed by: The Lego Group
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store, Google Play
Cost: Free
Developer’s suggested age: Google Play Store: Everyone, iTunes Store: 4+.
ACCM suggested age: 6+ years
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of LEGO Juniors Create and Cruise contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

There is a single race that may be played multiple times within this game. The app was played for an hour.

App description

LEGO Juniors Create and Cruise is a race-based app that allows players to built objects and statures, as well as gain new costumes for their characters, via playing through a single race repeatedly. The objective is to play through the race and unlock new things to build as a result of obtaining tokens along the way. The skills required to play are geometric, as well as spatial/visual in regards to lego building, and motor skills in relation to navigating the lego character’s vehicle.

Reviewers comments

When the app is opened, players are brought to a title screen containing a flashing button with an image of a vehicle. There is also a button with an image of a trophy on it. Upon clicking the flashing button, players are brought to a page where they may create their own vehicle through a range of options. There are several vehicle bodies and tyres to select from. Items must be attached to the vehicle by clicking and dragging them onto the car. After this, players are brought to a side-scroller screen as they drive their vehicle through a winding outdoor path, collecting small tokens as they go. Players must push and hold an accelerator button, and only have control over the movement forwards, as opposed to backwards or sideways. Once a certain number of tokens are collected, a reward is given to players.

After reaching the finish line of this particular path, players may begin to build a new vehicle. After completing the race a second time and collecting more tokens, players receive more rewards in the form of other items to add – for example, a new hat or police vest for their character to wear. Upon finishing the second run-through, players must build a small boulder machine by clicking and dragging the parts of it upon itself. These objects that are created post-race are placed throughout the track, for players to pass by as they run the course again. As the levels continue, these end-of-race objects become more complex and challenging to put together, with different parts and shapes being needed to complete them. Within the Achievements section of the app, it is possible for players to view all the previous structures they have built at the end of each race – they may elect to build them again within this section of the app.

The app does not pose any overt risks to children, and may provide a fun way of practice motor skills and geometry.

In App purchasing

No: none found

Gambling

no gambling content found during the review.

Advertising and product placement

This app is an extension of the LEGO brand.

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 the review.

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