LEGO Dimensions Does Toys-to-Life Right

Fantastic Beasts

Warner Bros. has announced the details for the upcoming expansions to LEGO Dimensions, their take on the toys-to-life business, and I must say they’re going about it the right way. In all 17 new packs will be released to expand the game play of the already stellar game that was released last year. Some of these new packs will simply add new characters to the playable roster, others will add completely new adventures to be had, all based on very popular properties across movies and TV shows.

It all begins on September 27th when the first of the new sets arrive. Those sets are:

Ghostbusters Story Pack (which includes content based on the upcoming Ghostbusters film such as Abby Yates minifig, and a 3-in-1 Ecto 1 vehicle)

Adventure Time Level Pack
Mission Impossible Level Pack
Harry Potter Team Pack
Adventure Time Team Pack
A-Team Fun Pack

From there additional expansions will be released.

“We’ve built upon the existing LEGO DIMENSIONS Starter Pack to expand the gameplay possibilities with entirely new LEGO experiences that can’t be found anywhere else,” – Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games

Read on for further details about what will be released throughout the Fall and into next Summer.

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LEGO Dimensions Brings LEGO To Life

What do you get if you mix Lord of the Rings, the LEGO Movie, The Wizard of Oz, Batman, Back to the Future and LEGO Ninjago together? You get the newest toys to life video game. LEGO, Warner Bros. and TT Games have announced LEGO Dimensions, a game that “breaks all the rules of traditional gaming”. “When kids play with LEGO bricks, they build beyond … Continue reading LEGO Dimensions Brings LEGO To Life

We Won’t See The Last Part Of LEGO The Hobbit

TT Games and Warner Bros. released LEGO The Hobbit last April. That game brought together events of the first two movies in Peter Jackson’s epic trilogy. It ended at basically the same place that The Desolation of Smaug film ended with the dragon on his was to destroy Lake Town. During the London Toy Fair, which was going on at the same time of the … Continue reading We Won’t See The Last Part Of LEGO The Hobbit

Lego The Hobbit Confirmed For 2014

Over the weekend some promotional materials leaked that apparently showed a video game version of The Hobbit was coming sometime in 2014.  We talked it about on the podcast this week, speculating what the news could have been, but didn’t have all the information.  Now we do. Warner Bros. and TT Games have announced that there will be a video game version of Peter Jackson’s … Continue reading Lego The Hobbit Confirmed For 2014

Lego City Undercover Review (Wii U)

Review by Phil Stortzum

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The Wii U saw an entire month without any kind of retail release, and without releases your console is not going to sell. Wii U owners have had nothing much except the titles that launched with the system way back in November. March has finally given the struggling system some new titles for owners to play. Arguably, one of the most anticipated is a Wii U exclusive from TT Games and Nintendo, Lego City Undercover. Not only is the title a welcomed and fresh take on the third-person, sandbox-style game, but it is one of the greatest [exclusive] reasons to own a Wii U right now.

What You Need to Know

Our protagonist Chase McCain is back on the beat and has returned to Lego City when he hears news that the man he helped put away behind bars has broken out, the villainous Rex Fury. In order to learn of his location, Chase will have to go undercover and infiltrate various gangs, and even the mafia, to gain helpful clues.

If you’ve played a Lego game in the past, especially an open world one like Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes, then you should feel familiar with the gameplay of Lego City Undercover. Lego City, too, is open world, with you following along with the story (more on that later). When you’re not driving around taking in the sights and sounds of the big city, you will be in one of the game’s fifteen levels, similarly structured to past Lego games.

This is still the tried-and-true gameplay you might be accustomed to. This consists of making your way through levels, using your skills and abilities to solve environmental puzzles (which usually comes down to breaking everything in sight) and battling enemies through the admittedly simplistic combat. For instance, busting a certain car allows Chase to use the leftover pieces to build a ladder to reach an otherwise inaccessible area. These missions will have you and Chase going to all sorts of places and participating in all kinds of heists. From infiltrating a museum to steal a ride-able T-Rex skeleton, to taking out baddies in a mine, there is no shortage of interesting places to see and missions to accomplish.

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LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes Demo Impressions

If there’s one franchise that’s surprised me with its ability to adapt itself to different intellectual properties over the years, it’s the LEGO franchise. The sheer number of games has been staggering, but they always manage to surprise me with their ability to be fun games despite the fact that they are all essentially the same. LEGO Harry Potter has been my favorite and I’m not ashamed to admit that my least favorite so far was LEGO Batman. Not because it was a bad game, but because that’s the property that I’m least interested in compared to the rest.

Warner Bros. and TT Games are bringing the bat back for Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes and he’s bringing some friends along. This time he’ll be joined by other, popular comic book characters like Green Lantern, Superman and Wonder Woman. They’ll be taking on a number of super villains from across those properties as well. To get people geared up for the game WB released a demo of the 3DS game for the eShop during E3 and we’re going to take a look at that today. Continue reading “LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes Demo Impressions”

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games Announce Lego Battles: Ninjago

I just found out about this new line of Lego toys called Ninjago over the weekend.  They’re lego figures that you place on discs and then spin them around to battle each other.  TT Games, the electronic Lego masters, are working on a new game in the Lego Battles series known as Lego Battles: Ninjago to go along with this line of toys. You’ll be … Continue reading Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games Announce Lego Battles: Ninjago