LEGO is insanely popular around the world with adults and kids alike. However, while adults already have plenty of places online to discuss their love of LEGO, the kids have been left out. Until now, as LEGO has launched a social network for kids called LEGO Life.
LEGO Life is a new social network aimed exclusively at children aged 13 and under. This is the opposite of Facebook and other social networks, which require users to be aged 13 or over. LEGO Life can best be described as Instagram for kids who are into LEGO. Like, massively into LEGO.
Sharing Your Love of LEGO
The basic idea of LEGO Life is to allow children to share their love of LEGO with other like-minded youngsters. To that end they can post photos of their LEGO creations, follow other users, and comment using custom LEGO emoji. There will also be building challenges issued to avoid boredom setting in.
LEGO hopes LEGO Life will be a safe space for kids to play. Users are assigned a random name when signing up, and aren’t allowed to share any personal information. Meanwhile, content and comments are moderated by a combination of filters and real people.
A Cynical Marketing Gimmick?
The ultimate aim of LEGO Life is to get kids buying more LEGO, obviously. Once kids start sharing creations forged using new LEGO sets, other kids are bound to want to build something similar. They’ll then start badgering their parents to buy them the sets needed. Throw in ads for LEGO sets and LEGO’s reasons for launching LEGO Life become clear. Or is that too cynical?
Do you own LEGO? Do your kids own LEGO? What do you think of the idea of LEGO Life? Are you going to actively encourage your kids to sign up? Do your kids own their own Android or iOS device to install this on? Please let us know in the comments below!
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