“Brickit: Rebuild your Lego” is the name of a new app that could soon become a must-have app for Lego fans. This allows all existing building blocks to be scanned in using a smartphone camera, after which the app shows you which Lego sets you can build from the existing blocks.
Lego fans take note: the iPhone app Brickit takes building with Lego blocks to a completely new level. This means that all existing building blocks are simply scanned with the smartphone camera and in no time at all the app shows which Lego sets you can build from them. Practical: the app not only provides a construction plan, but also shows where the individual bricks are in the lego pile that has been photographed.
Sets that have already been purchased can also be stored in the app with the corresponding set number, thus expanding your own database.
Brickit: scan bricks and build Lego
After you Brickit installed on your iPhone, the app first guides you through a short tutorial and explains how it works. You can also choose which type of Lego model you would like to build from your bricks. In addition to animals, vehicles and flying objects, there are also a few other categories to choose from.
The structure of the app itself is comparatively simple. In the menu you can choose between Build and Collect. The former offers the core function, the scanning of Lego bricks. You will also find some model suggestions here.
In the area Collect you will find an overview of which bricks and Lego sets you already have and which are stored in the Brickit app. All the sets offered by the app that you can recreate with your stones are also displayed here. If you have saved construction proposals, they will also be displayed here.
Here you can also search for and add almost all Lego sets by name and set number. You can also search for categories such as City, Star Wars or Technology.
To build, all existing stones are first distributed evenly on the ground. Important: Take out large parts and ensure that they are evenly and evenly distributed. Then the stones are photographed with the app, Brickit automatically recognizes all stones and then you will receive suggestions for building including instructions.
Particularly practical: It is best to leave the scanned pile exactly like that, because Brickit shows you during the construction where which component is located. This saves the annoying search for a lot of stones.
A separate app is also planned for Android; according to the developers, this should appear next fall. On the Manufacturer’s website you can already register with your email address and you will receive a notification as soon as the Android version is available.