Monday, April 8, 2013

LEGO DC Universe Superheroes Comic Builder


LEGO DC Universe Superheroes Comic Builder
by Susan Stephenson, www.thebookchook.com

Here's an engaging comic editor that will delight young LEGO fans. They'll have fun, express themselves and have opportunities for creative thinking, writing, developing visual literacy skills and a whole lot more.

The LEGO DC Universe Superheroes Comic Builder has a nice clear interface, encouraging kids to explore and play. First kids must choose a template. I stuck with one square for quickness. On the right, there are tabs where you can choose from backgrounds, vehicles, characters, speech bubbles/text boxes, word art and props. The text boxes/speech bubbles are editable and can be customised with font and font colour.

There's a panel at top left with general functions like move, or push to back. The lower left panel is able to be dragged where you want it and has functions that depend on the tab you choose, making it possible to enlarge, rotate etc. The top menu bar enables save, undo add/delete pages etc. Once kids are happy with their creation, they can print or save to a computer as a PDF file.

Don't forget there are other great LEGO comic editors if your kids are into LEGO. My free pdf, Using Comic Editors with Kids, lists many.

There's an iPad app called LEGO Heroes Moviemaker young fans will love too. For an example, check out these great movies made by kids at Indirect Observations blog.



6 comments:

  1. My son will love this:) Thanks.

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  2. @Julie Pauley I'm so pleased! Do check out the PDF I mentioned, Using Comic Editors with Kids. There are other LEGO ones I'm sure he'll love.

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  3. This looks like a winner for budding engineers. Is there a suggested age level?

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  4. @Barbara A. Mojica I would think kids 8-12 would be fine with it, but some under 8s might need help, depending on whether they've encountered online editors before. I always advocate parental supervision with all kids and online tools anyway, not only for safety, but because there are so many great incidental learning opportunities.

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  5. Thanks for sharing! This could be a great final project to explore with my class at the end of this term!

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