We’ve seen plenty of remote control toys that are controlled by the iPhone or other smartphones over the years. Typically, these are cars or even helicopters that are already built as soon as you pull them out of the box. iHelicopters has a couple new iPhone controlled remote control cars that are made from little Lego-style bricks.
That means you actually have to build the car yourself before you can drive it around using your iPhone. It also means that you don’t necessarily have to build the cars you see in the photographs, you can build anything your imagination can dream up with the pieces you have. The bricks used in these little remote control vehicles are a generic sort.
The retailer does say that the bricks used in the vehicles are compatible with nanoblocks. The controller application is available as a free download from the App Store and supports the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. The vehicle offers a range of controls including left/right and forward/back.
The controller has a range of 20 to 30 m and it takes 60 minutes charge the transmitter. The system also needs about 20 minutes to charge the brick car itself. The transmitter lasts for 120 minutes per charge while the battery inside the brick car is good for about 10 minutes of play per charge. Check out the video below to see the brick vehicles in action.