I make no apologies for my passions and Lego still holds a special place in my heart even to this day, the level of excitement I have for this latest Lego game is palpable.
An ancient planet at the centre of the LEGO® Multiverse inhabited by an evil mastermind, Lord Vortech. It is said that he who controls the Foundational Elements that this planet is built upon, controls all of the Multiverse. Lord Vortech has vowed to be that ruler, summoning characters from a variety of LEGO worlds to help him find these building bricks of LEGO® civilization. Some have agreed. Others have rebelled. And only the combined powers of the greatest LEGO® heroes can stop him.
When a mysterious and powerful vortex suddenly appears in various LEGO worlds, different characters from DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings™ and The LEGO® Movie are swept away. To save their friends, Batman, Gandalf and Wyldstyle bravely jump into the vortex. As they journey to locations beyond their wildest imaginations in search of their friends, they soon realize that Lord Vortech is summoning villains from across different LEGO® worlds to help him gain control. As his power grows, worlds mix, unexpected characters meet and all boundaries are broken. Our heroes must travel through space and time to rescue their friends before the vortexes destroy all of LEGO® humanity.
The game follows in the footsteps of Skylanders, Disney Infinity and even Amiibos with the same idea of physical figurines being required to unlock more content, features and characters within the game only this time its all Lego based, and while it appears there is nothing to stop you from adding your own Lego to the mix, I would suspect that the unique bases attached to the figured within the game will be what restricts the content from being used in the same way as other similar games.
While the game will not go on sale until September 28th (for PS3, PS4, 360, Xbox One and Wii U) for $169.95 AUD a range of expansion packs have already been announced for Lego Dimensions covering a wide gambit of franchises such as Back to the Future, Lord of the Rings, Ninjago, the DCU and of course The Lego Movie priced at $24.95 AUD each.
Given the massive range of franchises that have associations with the Lego brand this game will have the potential to take your money from you faster than you can say “spaceship”.
Check out the video below for a bit more of a look at the game.