SmartBrick (SBrick) is the next level in remote controlling your LEGO® creations. It is a brick which connects to your Power Functions® units, as well as an application on a mobile or tablet with which you can remote control the motors and LEDs connected to it. These functions are complemented by a social platform which connects to the community of SBrick users and LEGO® fans.
For more information, please visit:
SmartBrick is carried by Vengit Ltd. LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO® Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this application.
- login and register and
- some other minor bug fixes
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Great hardware, broken app
The SBrick hardware is amazing (when it used to work), however the app is downright awful. (I hadn’t used the sbrick or app for about six months, but the software is the latest version.) First, it didn’t display correctly at all on my ipad mini 4. So i use my iphone, and the app says the sbrick needs a firmware update, but the firmware update button does nothing. I try again, and this time the lower half of my screen is white and is covering up the buttons in the app. There’s no fix expect to close the app and try again. I try again, and this time i get spinning circles that never go away, even after several minutes. I have to close the app as it’s now frozen. I try to make an account even though I shouldn’t need one to use the sbrick, and when i try to make an account i am met with the same “spinning circles of infinity” and my account never gets registered. The interface for making and choosing control layouts is also not intuitive or very user friendly. With the software in this state, i cannot recommend sbrick to others.
TLDR: i tried to use my sbrick after 6 months and the software is broken on both my ios devices.
Great, but complex
The app, one figured out, works great. The profiles, however, are confusing.
Update your profiles
I’ve been using SBrick for two years now and have been rather pleased with the product. There was a learning curve creating profiles and custom controls for use with a tablet or phone but after assigning the controls the response is almost immediate, like fractions of a second which is not noticeable.
I’ve been using the SBrick to control my trains at train shows which has been such an ease to hit a stop button from a stationary position instead of chasing after the model with the proprietary IR receiver. The range has never been an issue and the club I participate in has some rather large layouts.
Over the past year I encountered some difficulties with my apps crashing on my tablet and phones, this was because of an incompatibility with my designer profiles which had become outdated and the firmware on the Sbricks. After updating my designer profiles and updating the firmware on the SBricks my trains were running as usual. So make sure you are updating the user profiles with current values like .1 to 1 when two years ago the values were out to two decimal places .25etc
Over all I have been very pleased with the product and have been looking into the SBrick plus and the programming capabilities.
Keep your app updated
Keep your firmware updated
Keep your designer profiles updated
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.