Friday, May 15, 2015
Doctor Who, Portal 2, Simpsons & More Coming to Lego Dimensions
It seems like only yesterday we introduced LEGO Dimensions! It’s essentially the LEGO Company and Warner Brothers Interactive’s take on the whole Skylanders / Disney Infinity game and toy concept, coming to all the major consoles late this Summer. One of the things that seems to set Lego Dimensions apart is that instead of using what amounts to little plastic statues, it uses actual Lego minifigures and mini builds that you can take off their stands and take apart and rebuild any way you want. Even though that won’t affect how the characters and vehicles and items show up in game, in my eyes that adds a bit more value to the shelf loads of ‘stuff’ this game is going to be cluttering up your toy and video game stores with in the near future.
The big news over this past weekend was the seemingly accidental leak of a bunch of other included franchises when Lego accidentally uploaded a pdf version of the instructions for the Back to the Future Level Pack. They’ve pulled this manual now, but not before Brickset were able to download a copy and share the images within.
In addition to the already announced ‘dimensions’ of DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings, The LEGO Movie, The Wizard of Oz, Ninjago and Back to the Future, we now know that we’ll be seeing level packs based on Doctor Who, Portal 2 and The Simpsons, along with characters and vehicles from Jurassic World and Scooby Doo in team packs. Maybe you can resist a game featuring two completely different Chris Pratt characters, but I know I can’t.
When we get more details on just what sort of in game content we can expect from a team pack and a level pack, we’ll be sure to share it with you, as these are running a little more expensive than Skylanders and Amiibos, et al, but fans of Traveller’s Tales Lego games have a good idea what to expect from the gameplay, and even if we only get a new level or two, being able to team up Marty McFly and the Doctor, something tells me Lego and WB Interactive are going to make a lot of money.