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Following the debut Wednesday of the new LEGO Dimensions trailer, we now get a look at seven of the team packs and fun packs teased in the gameplay footage — including The Joker and Harley Quinn.
Developed by TT Games for Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, the Disney Infinity-style “toy-to-life” game will launch Sept. 27 with Batman, Gandalf and Wyldstyle minifigures and the Batmobile. Players will then be able to purchase of additional fun packs and team packs, containing LEGO sets that they’ll build into characters, vehicles and devices that they’ll be able to introduce into the game with the Toy Pad.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment goes all out in the latest trailer for LEGO Dimensions, which sees Christopher Lloyd reprise his role as Doc Brown from Back to the Future.
It’s just one of numerous properties that will be featured as part of the upcoming “toy-to-life” game — others include DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings, Doctor Who and Jurassic World — developed by TT Games. Unlike with the popular Skylanders and Disney Infinity, players won’t purchase characters but instead LEGO sets that they’ll build into characters, vehicles and devices that can be introduced into the game with the Toy Pad.
The second Legoland hotel in the United States (the first opened in 2013 at Legoland California Resort, the 152-room structure introduces new features unique to the 150-acre Winter Haven, Florida, park: LEGO Friends-themed rooms, designed specifically to appeal to girls (that’s in addition to pirate, kingdom, adventure rooms), and a daily Master Model Builder Workshop, which allows guests to build alongside professional model makers.
With the release of a new trailer this morning, WB Games announced that LEGO Jurassic World will launch June 12 in North America — the same day the film arrives in theaters.
Developed by TT Games, LEGO Jurassic World will allow players to relive all four Universal Pictures films, as even play as LEGO dinosaurs. Available now for preorder, the game will be released for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Windows.
Fan-favorite Walking Dead character Daryl Dixon goes solo in this stop-motion animated LEGO short by Marc-Andre Caron (aka “MonsieurCaron”).
The wordless and surprisingly bloody (well, for LEGO) video follows Daryl as he takes a detour into the forest to investigate smoke, only to discover a man besieged by walkers. “It’s not really a Walking Dead story,” Caron explains, “more of an homage to Norman Reedus character and the zombie genre.”
There’s no denying that 16-foot-wide LEGO Millennium Falcon built in Australia for Star Wars Day was impressive, but I’m in awe of this significantly smaller version constructed by Titan Creations.
Built for Legoland Malaysia’s May 4 event, this model provides a highly detailed look at the freighter’s interior, at minifigure scale. The 3-foot-7 by 3-foot-3 set required more than 10,000 bricks, and 24 LED. It also took six builders more than two months to complete.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment trumpeted its “toy-to-life” console game LEGO Dimensions last month, it promised “a lot more” properties would join the likes of DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings and Back to the Future at launch. Thanks to a leak, we now know at least some of them — including Doctor Who, Portal 2, Jurassic World and The Simpsons.
Similar in approach to the popular Skylanders and Disney Infinity, LEGO Dimensions will enable players to purchase LEGO sets that they’ll build into characters, vehicles and devices that can be introduced into the game with the Toy Pad. They’ll be able to mix and match characters and objects from a range of properties, changing and expanding gameplay.
LEGO enthusiast Michael of MGF Customs/Reviews undertook a daunting task: to create custom “upgraded” minifigs based on Avengers: Age of Ultron. It was time-consuming task, but as you can see in the lengthy showcase video below, the results are impressive.
Michael overlooked no detail in creating everyone from Captain America and Black Widow to Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver to Ultron and The Vision. However, for the incredible Hulkbuster figure, he turned to Legohaulic.
To celebrate Star Wars Day, a group of Australians assembled Sunday to help build the world’s largest Millennium Falcon made from LEGO.
Constructed out of about 250,000 bricks, and measuring nearly 16 feet across, the iconic spaceship was created at the Westfield Southland mall in Melbourne under the supervision of father-and-son LEGO master builders Dan Steininger and Chris Steininger.
Stop-motion LEGO recreations of movie trailers are becoming increasingly popular, but a lo of them are a little rough around the edges. However, that’s certainly not the case with this take on the first trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron by Kevin Ulrich of Brotherhood Workshop. It’s a project that took five months to complete, and it definitely shows.
To mark the debut today of the entire Star Wars saga on digital platforms, Lucasfilm is releasing LEGO recreations of legendary artist Drew Struzan’s posters for all six films. LEGO will have them available for attendees next weekend at Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, California.
The LEGO Group and Lucasfilm have a relationship that dates back to 1999, when Star Wars became the toymaker’s first licensed property. From those first few playsets, their successful partnership has expanded to encompass video games, animation, comics and even theme parks (Legoland California just last month added a massive Death Star model to its four-year-old LEGO Star Wars Miniland).
Quickly catching up to an online link, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has officially announced LEGO Dimensions, a new video game that allows players to mix and match characters from different universes, including DC Comics, The LEGO Movie, The Lord of the Rings and Back to the Future.
Arriving Sept. 27, it’s a “toy-to-life” console game, similar to the popular Skylanders and Disney Infinity. However, in this case, players won’t purchase characters but instead LEGO sets that they’ll build into characters, vehicles and devices that can be introduced into the game with the Toy Pad.
We didn’t get those amazing “X-Men: X-Mansion” and “Assault on Wayne Manor” LEGO sets, but if we play our cards right, we could soon be enjoying a slice of cheesecake as we assemble The Golden Girls‘ living room and kitchen.
Submitted by brick enthusiast “lostsleep,” the ode to the long-running sitcom about four older women sharing a home in Miami is gaining support on LEGO ideas. It’s received 6,708 votes in less than a month; those that earn 10,000 qualify for review and a chance to be transformed into an official LEGO product.
Never mind LEGO Jurassic World, the world’s coolest father-and-daughter team has brought 1993’s Jurassic Park to life in a mind-blowing stop-motion LEGO short.
With a bit of help, Paul Hollingsworth of Digital Wizard Studios and his daughter Haley used more than $100,000 worth of bricks to recreate Stephen Spielberg’s sci-fi classic, from the flight to Isla Nublar to the virtually iconic scene with the Tyrannosaurus rex to the showdown with the Velociraptors. And it’s all done with LEGO.
Publishing | Papercutz, which has had an extremely successful program of LEGO graphic novels based on the Bionicle, Ninjago and Legends of Chima properties, is losing that license to Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, which will have its own graphic novels in bookstores by the end of this year. Papercutz reveals it will continue to publish Bionicle and Ninjago through the end of this year, and Legends of Chima through mid-2016. [Publishers Weekly, ICv2]
Passings | Fred Fredericks, who drew the Mandrake the Magician comic strip from 1965 to 2013, has died. In addition to his daily newspaper work, Fredericks drew comics for Western Publishing and Marvel. [ComicMix]