Blokify for iPad. Source: WhiteClouds
Blokify for iPad. Source: WhiteClouds

Blokify is a virtual building platform where the young and the young at heart can assemble Bloks to create from castles to cityscapes to space stations. Blokify hit the App Store in December 2013 and instantly became a builder’s paradise with hours of creative fun.  

The first step is to download the free Blokify app from the iTunes app store. Once the download is complete, open Blokify and you will be greeted with a grassy hilltop and waterfall aptly named Castle Mountain. You will receive an invitation to build your first model in Challenge mode using the provided tutorial. You will be introduced to the different building Bloks, taught how to Pan, Orbit, Rotate and Zoom your environment. You will also be challenged to replicate a building by following the ghostly clues that are given in each step. 

Every time you build in Freeform Mode or Challenge Mode, you earn Blokify in-app currency that can be used to purchase more building Bloks or different environments such as Space Platform, Pirate Sea and New Blok City. In Challenge Mode you are shown a build using ghost blocks but only for a brief few moments. It is then necessary to remember where to build and which Bloks to use.  Once the ghostly Blue Bloks disappear, you tap the screen and place the correct building Bloks in the designated places. If you misplace a Blok, you can long tap to charge them and release to remove the errant Blok. You can get Hints when you need them, but you pay for them with the Diamonds needed to increase your building options. 

Each time you complete your Blok Build, you have the opportunity to share it with the Blokify community and/or 3D print your model by emailing the STL file to yourself and printing it on your personal 3D printer or uploading it to a 3D printing service provider such as WhiteClouds. 

Thingiverse is a good source for inspiration.  Check out the Colony 57 Space Station, the Unsinkable Pirate Ship and the School House Blok.