They say money doesn’t grow on trees, but it might as well do if you’re Lego or Warner Bros with the announcement of the toys-to-life Lego Dimensions. Much like Skylanders and Disney Infinity, Lego Dimensions features a base portal pad and three Lego minifigures - Batman, Gandalf, and Wyldstyle, each with their own separate game content.
Additional content packs will be made available at launch, consisting of Lego miniatures which can be added to the game piecemeal, including more DC heroes, Lord of the Rings, and Lego Movie characters, as well as others such as Back to the Future’s Marty McFly, and the Wicked Witch from the Wizard of Oz.
Traveller’s Tales is once more at the reins for this one, having worked on all of the recent Lego movie tie-ins. The physical toys can be built and then, much like Nintendo’s Amiibo and Activision’s Skylanders, can be sent into the game via the Lego Portal. This isn’t restricted to characters either, with the Batmobile and the Delorean among the other items which can be added.
A number of expansion packs are planned for Lego Dimensions, beginning with Back to the Future and the Wizard of Oz, with more waves arriving throughout 2016. If you want to have them all know you’d best start saving your bucks. Initial Amazon pricing in the UK puts the base game at £99.99, the level expansion packs at £29.99, and the character packs at £14.99. To get all of the announced packs on day one would set you back £350. Sorry, excuse me a second, my eyes are just watering.
Lego Dimensions is hitting PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 on September 29th worldwide. No word on a PC release just yet, but there’s a PC version of every other Lego game so we’d expect it eventually.
It’s an interesting route for Lego to go, will you be picking one of these sets up? What do make of the pricing schemes?
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Now that we are in the subject, what the hell are amibos for? I know they are those small figures, but what are they for?
Amiibos are essentially collectibles, they unlock stuff in Wii U games if you tap them to the gamepad. In SSB for Wii U, they are basically a pokemon that you can level up and assign abilities to that will assist you in fights when tapped to the Gamepad, can't be used in online though. They're optional but unlock stuff
Nothing but a money grab. It is like micro-transactions just without the "micro".
Got a 5 year old who loves lego and skylanders. This is going to cost me a fortune!!
My little brother is the same
350 pounds. You could buy a i7 for that money
A little expensive for my tastes, hope this doesn't mean they'll be stopping the current games. I'd love a proper Lego Back to the Future. Oh and that donut at 2:18? Lego Simpsons surely :)