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LEGO Di­men­sions

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MAS­TER BUILDER Since the dawn of toys, chil­dren used their imag­i­na­tion to not only bring their fa­vorite fig­urines to life, but to also take them on jour­neys across worlds in fan­tas­ti­cal ad­ven­tures that they could only dream of. It is such a sim­ple con­cept, but most toys-to-life games have missed this mark.

Prac­ti­cally ev­ery game fo­cuses on let­ting kids and adults take their fa­vorite char­ac­ters on a romp in a videogame world, but th­ese games pre­vent mash-ups, which is some­thing

does best. An amal­ga­ma­tion of ex­pe­ri­ence, brand recog­ni­tion, and ac­cess to a wide swath of li­censes, LEGO Di­men­sions man­ages to be a fresh take on the genre. It takes the best el­e­ments of LEGO toys, brings them into the game, and baked them up with years of know-how. Char­ac­ters are abun­dant in

Flex­ing their li­cens­ing mus­cles, LEGO brought not only its own orig­i­nal char­ac­ters and worlds into the game, but also char­ac­ters and worlds from other games, TV se­ries, and movies. Th­ese in­clude Nin­jago, The LEGO Movie, Chima, DC Uni­verse, The Simp­sons, Scooby-Doo, Doc­tor Who, The Lord of the Rings, Back to the Fu­ture, Juras­sic World, Por­tal, and many more.

Eclec­tic in na­ture, LEGO Di­men­sions brings all th­ese worlds to­gether un­der one theme: LEGO. Play­ers build and col­lect fig­ures and they ap­pear as-is in the game’s LEGO brick world. How­ever, some ve­hi­cle and toy mod­els are far less com­plex in real life than it is in the game world, which is a tad dis­ap­point­ing. FOUN­DA­TIONAL EL­E­MENTS The story be­gins with Lord Vortech, who is voiced by Gary Old­man, on the planet Foun­da­tion Prime, which is lo­cated at the cen­ter of the LEGO Mul­ti­verse. His goal is to find the Foun­da­tional El­e­ments, which are the cor­ner­stones of time and space it­self, merge all the uni­verses into one, and rule them all un­der his con­trol.

To do this, he opens por­tals into many dif­fer­ent worlds, re­cruit­ing lo­cal vil­lains to aid in his search for the El­e­ments, while im­pris­on­ing he­roes who are pulled into his scheme. It is up to to you and your rag­tag bunch of char­ac­ter from 14 dif­fer­ent fran­chises to travel to many worlds – which you al­ready know and love – to fig­ure out what Lord Vortech is up to, and ul­ti­mately stop his ne­far­i­ous plans.

Imag­ine Bat­man in The Wizard of Oz, Wyld­style in Nin­jago, and Gan­dalf in The Simp­sons. Well, with

you don’t have to imag­ine no more.

Un­like other games with col­lectible toys, we did not feel like we were bound by the lim­i­ta­tions of our start­ing char­ac­ters. Sure, there are things that we could not do or ac­cess, but in some cases, the game gives you an op­por­tu­nity to ‘rent’ a fig­ure. By us­ing the in-game

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