In addition to enhancing real life fun, individuals can also use the app to test out sets they may be looking to purchase. The virtual sets to be featured in AR-Studio at first launch match up with actual physical sets you can buy, including the train set, the fire station set, the police station set, and various Ninjago sets. While trying before you buy seems smart, it’ll definitely be difficult to convince kiddos that they don’t want all the actual sets once they play with them virtually. Don’t say we didn’t warn you, parents and guardians.
Though AR-Studio can currently only sense tabletops, floors, and other flat surfaces, Donaldson did also say that in the future LEGO would like to further incorporate the physical blocks, making it so the app learns to recognize the sets being played with and further blurring the line between AR and regular old R: