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It's taken four months, an iMac for development, an iPad for testing, stealing my sister's iPhone for testing, incorporating a GST registered company, and one app store rejection, but I have finally managed to get the Rebrickable LEGO Shopper app into the Apple App Store! However, I had to rename it to Rebrickable Shopper for LEGO to make the Apple Review team happy :/

OK I lied, the iPad was for playing :)

Features

The app is a LEGO shopping companion and it can help you decide if you should buy a particular LEGO set, or at least which LEGO set you should buy. Simply scan the barcode on a LEGO box (or enter it’s set number manually) and it will display several tabs of information to help you, some of which is new content not even available on Rebrickable.

In the last four months, 4000+ barcodes have been scanned by 600+ users of the Android version!

Set Info

See the % of parts you already own in this set. If it’s a very high number you probably don’t need to buy it and might prefer to source the missing parts instead. This will use all your existing saved Build defaults and sets/parts list configuration.

Set Prices

See the known prices at other locations. Useful to get a feel for any “specials” the store might be claiming. I'm hoping to add more data sources to this shortly.

Part Prices

Based on hundreds of BrickOwl stores, the average prices for each part is added together to get an overall "part-out" price of the set. Useful if you are into that sort of thing.

Alt Builds

A list of all the alternate build MOCs we have for the set. More MOCs = more value :)

Rare Parts

See which parts in the set are rare. Currently, this means a part appears in 3 sets or less for that color.

Valuable Parts

Lists the top 10 most valuable parts within the set, again based on BrickOwl store prices.

What If?

This tab answers the question – what else can I build if I buy this set? In addition to the list of alt builds on the other tab, it will re-calculate your owned part % for every single set and show you which ones get the biggest improvements.

Some features require you to login to Rebrickable to work, but if for some crazy reason you don’t have an account the remaining features will work fine.

Is it Free?

Similarly to the Android version, the iOS version is a paid app with no ads or in-app purchases or nags of any kind. Unlike Google, there is less flexibility with the Apple pricing structure so I chose the minimum price of USD $0.99. At current conversion rates and after Apple's 30% cut, I make about AUD 90c per install.

This is where I ask you to please support both Rebrickable and myself and give the app a go! I've poured my life into Rebrickable over the last 4 years (just ask my wife!), and would love to see some of that effort reflected in a successful app.

For those interested, I plan on posting a breakdown of the costs/revenue comparison for the Google/Apple stores - maybe in 6 months time.

Feedback

I’m always happy to hear feedback or suggestions anyone might have. There is a dedicated forum for the app, or if you prefer to leave anonymous feedback go here. If you do like the app, I’d love to get a 5 star review on the App Store. These ratings are essential for an app to stand any chance of becoming visible to general audiences through store or category listings. If you find a bug or issue please let me know via the forum/feedback and I'll do my best to fix it as soon as possible. I'm happy to hear feature suggestions too.

Of course, over time you can expect the functionality to grow and make the most of available features on Rebrickable as they are implemented.

Download

It is currently available on Android and now iOS (maybe I'll release it on Windows later if it's financially viable).

Apple App Store

Google Play Store

10 COMMENTS

  • 1 year, 1 month ago Legolijntje (23355) Set Manager ADMIN
    "However, I had to rename it to Rebrickable Shopper for LEGO to make the Apple Review team happy :/"

    That's just ridiculous (imho)! One of the reasons I don't have an Apple device. They're not bad hardware- and software-wise, I just don't like the company. Anyway, at least you've got an Android version too :)
  • 1 year, 2 months ago amazonka (261)
    Thanks for making it. Is there a way search mocs and see my parts etc please? So far it seems to only allow to search for official set numbers. Also on iPhone 6 keyboard seems to hide the submit button and return does not start the search - the only way to move on for me was to press the search button at top second time which hid the keyboard and let me see the other buttons to proceed. I like the features you provided and many of them I didn't see before via the website but I also would like the basic functionality you have on the website for browsing mocs, what can I build etc, but haven't discovered them in the app yet. Thanks
    • 1 year, 2 months ago Nathan (62766) Site Admin ADMIN
      It does not have generic Rebrickable functionality, it's intended solely for getting details from scanning a barcode to assist you in the shopping aisles. To do more would require an app developer far better than me, plus I wanted to provide something more than just a website clone.
  • 1 year, 2 months ago nathy10g9 (2017)
    Many Thanks for the App, Looking forward to using it in future shopping trips :)
  • 1 year, 2 months ago monsted (317)
    Just bought it. Looks like a very good addition to an already awesome service. Thanks, Nathan.
  • 1 year, 2 months ago thea (29746) Inventory Admin ADMIN
    Nathan, you know I am one of your biggest supporters, but my phone only works when there is another human being on the other end talking to me. :)
  • 1 year, 2 months ago birdiecanfly (431)
    I've yet to take it for a spin, but the app looks great! I'm sure it'll be more than worth the cost. All I need to do now is remember my Rebrickable password. ;)

    PS I gather it needs access to the Internet to work its magic?
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