New AR Lego sets have a spooky Hidden Side

Brickin’ it
01 August 2019 / 10:13BST

Kids might all be obsessed with Fortnite, slime and competitive vaping these days but you still can’t beat a good Lego set. In the hope of tempting more sprogs back to the brick, Lego has released a haunting new range called Hidden Side (£17.99–£109.99) – eight sets boosted by the addition of AR. Point the Android/iOS app at a fully constructed Hidden Side model (assuming you haven’t made too many changes) and you’ll get interactive mysteries and spooky challenges to solve beyond the bricks. The sets don’t then dissolve into the background, though; you must still interact with them in order to complete the tasks, meaning the two worlds are well and truly merged.

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