LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga for iOS – Review

On January 6, 2014, in Game, iPad, iPhone, Review, by Tim Robertson

LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga for iOS
Company: Warner Bros.
Price: Free (In-App Purchases)
iTunes Link

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First, a confession. I love LEGO games of this sort. I have purchased every single LEGO movie franchise game on the PS3, as well as all the previous ports to iOS. The fun nature of these games is appealing to almost every age group, and while violence is part of the game, it’s done in a harmless way. Break something, it turns into LEGO pieces.

LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga is the first LEGO game of this nature, sort of. The original game was simply LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game, released back in 2005 for the XBOX and PS2. Developed by TT Games, it was a huge hit, winning many awards. Long time Star War fans were disappointed that the original game only focused on the newer (prequel) movies, and not the adventures of Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and the last three (original) movies. Still, it was a fun, original game that would set the standard for a decade’s worth of LEGO games that would make millions of dollars.

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About Tim Robertson

Founder Podcast Host of TechFan. Owner Stoplight Network. Father of four, husband to one. Loves reading, podcasting, music, video games, the 1980s, and all things electronic and Apple.

The Cult of Lego
Book Review

On December 23, 2011, in Book Review, Review, by Neale Monks

The Cult of LEGO
By: John Baichtal and Joe Meno
Publisher: No Starch Press
Format: 304 pages; full colour hardback
Price: $39.95 ($31.95 electronic book)

If it looked as if No Starch Press were intent on cornering the market for coffee table books appealing to geeks with their ‘Cult of Mac’ and ‘Cult of iPod’ books, then their latest offering, on LEGO, will surely cement that impression. Like those earlier books, ‘The Cult of LEGO’ mixes beautiful photography with incisive writing and a distinctly postmodern approach to the many and varied ways adults use LEGO blocks.

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About Neale Monks

Neale Monks has used Macs since 1990, when he was won over by the simplicity of printing from a networked Mac compared to doing the same thing with networked PCs. Since that time he's written for several Macintosh magazines including Macworld and Macformat as well as, InformIT, Peachpit, TidBITs, and the now-defunct AppleLust web site. Besides using Macs to make his living every day of the week, he likes to tinker about with vintage Macs, and a few years back wrote an e-book called 'Buying Used Macs' published through Neale has a degree in zoology and a PhD in palaeontology. He lives in the market town of Berkhamsted on the edge of the Chiltern Hills.

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