Back in September 2019, the LEGO Group launched its first-ever mixed reality range called LEGO Hidden Side, here is our review of the new Newbury Subway set that just launched.
Youngsters love the amazing LEGO® Hidden Side universe, where physical and digital worlds merge in an incredible, single or multiplayer, mixed-reality play experience. This Newbury subway (70430) set combines the open creative play of LEGO building toys with an augmented reality (AR) app – so interaction with the model triggers events in the digital world. Fully interactive building toy Install the free Hidden Side AR app for smart devices and scan the Newbury subway model to reveal a digital world, where kids can hunt ghosts, explore and solve mysteries and battle boss ghost Rat Shaun – alone or online with friends. And, with Jack, Parker and possessed Pete Peterson minifigures, the scene is set for endless hands-on LEGO play! An ever-evolving augmented reality (AR) experience The LEGO Hidden Side universe is set in the fictional town of Newbury, where ghosts haunt people and buildings. The AR play experience is constantly enhanced through new content, ghosts and special events.
What’s in the Box?
The box contains all the pieces of LEGO and an instruction booklet.
A Closer Look
For this review we were sent the Newbury Subway which contains 3 minifigures: Jack, Parker and Pete Peterson minifigures.
When built, the LEGO Hidden Side Newbury subway toy measures over 5″ (15cm) high, 10″ (26cm) wide and 5″ (14cm) deep.
These new sets from LEGO are great. Not only do you have the fun of building and playing with the LEGO (which by itself is always great fun), but you also get the fun that comes with the mixed reality app for iOS and Android. Simply download it, build the LEGO set and hold up your phone or tablet and play!
Using the app is very simple and really adds to playtime with the set, I look forward to seeing what LEGO do next!
There are various Hidden Sides sets to choose from, why not take a look?
The LEGO Hidden Sides sets are available now priced from £17.99 and are aimed at ages 7 and above. The Newbury Subway playset (70430) is priced at £24.99.