Lego's gone all modern on us with Lego Fusion, a series of sets of blocks that don't come with instructions -- but do include a companion smartphone and tablet app to digitally capture your designs.
The idea is pretty straightforward. Players build a thing with the 200 blocks that come in the box using a base plate for scale and ID purposes, then scan it with the camera attached to whatever smart device you trust your child to use. The physical object then appears inside the game world, amazing children with this magic-like effect.
There are then several games and challenges to play within the app, that use a world built around your creation. The sets go on sale later this summer. [Engadget]