Lego to Introduce Mixed Digital-Physical Blocks

On the heels of success with "The Lego Movie," the Danish toy company is giving kids a chance to put their own blocks on the screen, with a new product line that copies their creations into phone and tablet games.The Lego Fusion line will launch in August. Each $35 box will contain some 200 bricks and a special plate to build on. Creations on the plate can be photographed with Apple or Android phones or tablets and imported into free, downloadable games.There are several Lego-themed games already, but this is the first time it's blending real and virtual this way.

-- The Associated Press

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