Tuesday Tip: Check Out Brickit, the App that Helps You Build

If your child (or you!) have a pile of Legos but are out of ideas on what you should create, try Brickit. It’s an app that uses AI and your smartphone camera to give you ideas of what you can create with the Legos you have.

To use, hold your smartphone over a pile of bricks and take a photo. The app then analyzes your bricks, counts them, and then gives you several suggestions to build. Pick your favorite, and you’ll receive step-by-step instructions on how to assemble it based on what you have available in your Lego brick inventory. You’ll even see where those bricks are in your pile, based on what stage of the build you’re doing.

Brickit is free and available for both iOS and Android, with the option to upgrade to a paid pro version that recognizes 1,600 individual bricks compared to the free one that recognizes only the top 100 most popular bricks. Both the free and paid version have a database of over 2,500 potential creations. You can try out the pro version for free for seven days and several payment options are available after that, including a month–to-month option or prepaying for a year at a reduced rate.

Brickit does specify that their core audience is children aged 3-7, so build recommendations are somewhat simplistic – you won’t get instructions to build the Millennium Falcon here.

Overall, it allows kids to learn to design and build, and ideally improvise when exact pieces aren’t available.

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