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Since its announcement, LEGO Dimensions has teased fans with glimpses of the various characters who will make up the game. With a cast made up of Wyldstyle, Batman, Gandalf, Scooby-Doo, Ghostbuster and more, there’s almost literally something for every fan to look forward to when the game debuts in late September.
Today, TT Games debuts a look at many of the realms that make up LEGO Dimensions, with hi-resolution screenshots of Scooby-Doo’s haunted castle, the ghostbuster’s fire station headquarters, The Wizard of Oz‘s Emerald City, Doctor Who‘s Dalek battleground, Back to the Future‘s western world and much more.
Nineteen-year-old Joseph Zawada is such a big fan of the 2006 video game The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess that he devoted two and a half years of his life to recreating its Hyrule Castle in LEGO.
Although Zawada, who debuted the replica earlier this month at BrickFair Virginia, doesn’t tell Beyond the Brick just how many LEGO were used, you can see that it was a substantial undertaking (he notes that he devoted a lot of attention to making the vegetation look “as organic as possible”).
NOTE (Aug. 20): The images have been removed at the request of the LEGO Group.
Along with the avalanche of Star Wars movie news rumbling out of Disney’s D23 Expo arrives the first official look at seven LEGO sets for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Presumably available in December, ahead of the film’s premiere, the first wave of LEGO sets will include an updated Millennium Falcon, Poe Dameron’s X-Wing, Rey’s Speeder and four First Order ships — chief among them, Kylo Ren’s Command Shuttle.
LEGO enthusiasts Jarren Harkema and Calvin Hartley spent more than 500 hours, and used more than 10,000 bricks, to create a massive LEGO Technic replica of the Sandcrawler from Star Wars: A New Hope, and it was totally worth it.
The 3-foot, 28-pound vehicle debuted last month at Chicago Brickworld 2015, where it was nominated for Best Mechanical Creation. Plus, their Sandcrawler is big enough that is could probably carry an actual Jawa.
When an annoying, if confused, Dark Knight challenged a baffled, yet patient, Man of Steel last fall in the stop-motion animated short “LEGO Batman vs. Superman,” the confrontation didn’t end well for the Caped Crusader. Not well at all.
Now, nine long months later, Tommy Williamson and BrickNerd Studios have returned with the sequel “LEGO Batman vs. Superman 2: Dawn of Justice Desserts,” which finds the World’s Greatest Detective just as we left him: stuck beneath the overturned Batmobile.
Stan Lee has been immortalized in comics, on television and film, in toys and even in the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes video game, but never actually in LEGO. However, a proposal at LEGO Ideas could change that.
It’s LEGO Stan Lee, a bust of the legendary writer constructed from 649 LEGO bricks. It even includes his signature sunglasses!
Following fast on the heels of Wednesday’s “Adventure Worlds” trailer, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games have unveiled the Ghostbusters expansion packs for their LEGO Dimensions toy-to-life game.
Announced at GamesCom in Germany, they include a level pack, featuring a playable Peter Venkman playable minifigure, the ECTO-1 and a ghost trap, and two fun packs: one containing Slimer and the other the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games have debuted a new trailer for LEGO Dimensions that introduces the 14 Adventure Worlds of the toy-to-life video game.
There’s a DC Comics world, a Simpsons world, a Lord of the Rings world, a Back to the Future world, a Wizard of Oz world, a LEGO Ninjago world — well, you get the picture. They separate from the game’s main story, with each playable character able to unlock the corresponding world.
We may be on the verge of a world much like that of Pacific Rim, only we’re going to need the kaiju to be the size of house cats.
Brick enthusiast and tech head Danny Benedettelli has constructed a pint-sized humanoid LEGO robot, called Cyclops MK II, that he can control with a wearable exoskeleton (or “exosuit”). Check out the video demonstration below.
Believe it or not, there’s more to LEGO Dimensions than throwing together a bunch of characters from unrelated franchises into the same video game. There’s actually a story, as this new trailer demonstrates.
You see, evil mastermind Lord Vortech vows to rule the LEGO Multiverse by summoning characters from assorted worlds to help him find the Foundational Elements that will allow him to achieve his goal. When a powerful vortex appears and sweeps up characters from DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings and The LEGO Movie, Batman, Gandalf and Wyldstyle set out to save their friends, only to discover that Lord Vortech is summoning villains from different LEGO worlds to help him gain control.
For this weekend’s Brick Fiesta convention in Austin, Texas, comic artist and brick enthusiast Paul Lee created LEGO-ized versions of six classic movie posters, which will be given away as vinyl stickers to attendees.
While you may quibble whether Jurassic World has reached the level of a “classic,” there’s little arguing about the others: Amelie, Back to the Future, Blade Runner, Ghostbusters and Jaws.
Good things come in small packages, or so they say, and YouTuber Toscano Bricks has taken it upon himself to prove that’s true by recreating the trailer for Marvel Studio’s “Ant-Man” film entirely in LEGO (via ComicBook.com).
At 2 minutes and 18 seconds in length, the video is a shot-by-shot remake, replacing popular actors like Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly and Corey Stoll with their LEGO lookalikes. With aid from computer graphics, the video makes good on the promise that heroes don’t get any bigger than this.
If you always wanted to know what a conversation between the Dark Knight and Shaggy — yes, Shaggy of “Scooby-Doo” fame would sound like, a new video promoting the upcoming “LEGO Dimensions” has you covered.
TT Games, Warner Bros. and The LEGO Group have released a new promo that features Batman and and Shaggy talking cars. Always looking out for his image, the Dark Knight questions the always-lovable Shaggy about his new ride, wanting to know if it has shields, bulletproof paneling and, most importantly, if it comes in black. But it might not be the car you’re expecting.
Most attempts by Hollywood types to make tie-in comics for their big screen successes are usually somewhere between forgettable and unfinished. So it’s probably a good thing that actor Chris Pratt hasn’t promised to pen a Starlord mini series for Marvel.
But via his Instagram feed, the current geek culture it boy has carried his charming promotional persona into the next best thing: a fumetti-like series of adventures starring his own LEGO minifig. While on the Jurassic World international press tour, Pratt has been letting his dinosaur rustling hero run wild at the Eiffel Tower, Buckingham Palace, the Happo-en garden in Japan and more. Check out a run of his adventures after the jump.
Physicist by day, LEGO builder by night, Ralph S. — who goes by MadPhysicist on his Flickr account (via BrickNerd) — is a hobbyist who builds complex LEGO models in his spare time. This time, he’s turned his attention to “Transformers,” constructing a transformable model of lead autobot Optimus Prime entirely out of LEGOs.
Though his models are impressive, he says in his profile that he builds them only for his love of the hobby: “I am sorry if it disappoints anybody, but I have no interest in selling any of my models… I don’t make instructions either. I’d rather spend my time building new things. I don’t work for LEGO. My LEGO building is strictly a hobby.”
Check out his Flickr for more photos and catch a picture of Optimus Prime in his transformed state below the cut.