LEGO Rebrick Winter Wonderland Worlds Contest Now Open.

LEGO doesn’t look like it could be running out of promotional ideas anytime soon. And the next big event on their schedule is just right for the holidays. “Winter is coming”, as a popular TV series says, so LEGO Rebrick is holding a building contest to get everybody in the spirit of the season.

The LEGO Rebrick Winter Wonderland Worlds contest takes it cue from the sandbox videogame LEGO Worlds from Warner Brothers Interactive and Traveller’s Tales, which was released just this September on multiple consoles. Aspiring skilled builders with big imaginations are being invited to wow LEGO with their creativity.

 

The objective of Winter Wonderland Worlds is simple: contestants need to design the best winter wonderland scene they could out of LEGO shapes and minifigures. They have multiple options on how the diorama or vignette can be set up. The primary tool is the LEGO Worlds game title, with players constructing a winter landscape populated by wonders and minifigure people.

Alternatively, builders can try to realize their vision with actual LEGO bricks and minifigures, or using computer software like LEGO Digital Designer. Once contestants have finished their design, they can submit five snapshots of their creation, along with a description of the scene and their personal details to the Rebrick section on the LEGO website.

The grand winner of the Winter Wonderland Worlds contest will receive a Sony PlayStation 4, a PS4 copy of LEGO Worlds, along with the Classic Space and Monsters DLC Packs, and two LEGO sets from LEGO Ninjago Movie theme: Green Ninja Mech Dragon (70612) and Fire Mech (70615). They might also see their diorama being adapted in one LEGO Worlds’ future DLC updates. How’s that for bragging rights?

Eleven runners-up will receive only the PS4 “LEGO Worlds” game with expansion and the Ninjago kits. The deadline for entries is on November 28, so better hurry and start building!

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 Hypes Thor: Ragnarok Tie-In Content in Latest Video Game Trailer.

Marvel fans all over are falling all over themselves getting ready to catch the latest part of the MCU with the impending release of Thor: Ragnarok. A major film release like that is bound to have tons of tie-in merchandise related to it.

Other than the two previously released LEGO Marvel Super Heroes sets dedicated to the film – The Ultimate Battle for Asgard (76084) and Thor VS Hulk: Arena Clash (76088) – LEGO is now in the final preparations for the release of the highly anticipated video game sequel, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2. Scheduled to be released across all major gaming consoles and PC starting November 14, the sequel also gives a nod to the Norse god of thunder in its latest video game trailer.  What better way to hype the title and show that it also have elements of the latest MCU movie!

The trailers for Thor: Ragnarok have done a serviceable job of getting the gist of the film across. The prophesied downfall of Asgard is getting closer with the threat of the Fire Giant Surtur, and it is being accelerated by the Goddess of Death Hela making her own play for the throne of Odin.

The king of Asgard is actually somewhere on Earth while his adopted son Loki rules in his name and image. And after he gets lost somewhere in the galaxy trying to stop Hela, Thor must now escape the clutches of the game-obsessed Grandmaster and return home.

All this, and much more, can now be seen in the latest video game trailer released by WB Games. As it is intended to be, this latest trailer features a mashup of all the familiar characters, both in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and their comic book counterparts. It also highlights the many versions of Thor only seen in the comics.  Among them are Frog-Thor, the alien Beta Ray Bill and the present comics female Thor (actually Jane Foster). Check out the trailer below.

The Ragnarok action sequences are played up in the trailer with its trademark blend of exciting Marvel action, and LEGO’s brand of humor. Just imagine Heimdall leaving a mark on Broadway.

Thor: Ragnarok comes out in cinemas stateside this Friday, November 3. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 with all of its cool stuff from Ragnarok, will be released on November 14 across major gaming platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Steam (PC) and the Nintendo Switch. Pre-order the Deluxe Edition today and you’ll get access the entire Season Pass content which includes 6 Level Packs, 4 Character Packs and an exclusive Giant Man LEGO minifigure.

 

Add Some Spooky, LEGO Worlds Fun This Halloween With the LEGO Worlds Monsters Pack DLC.

I haven’t written much about LEGO Worlds lately, probably because I’m not really a big fan of the game. However, when TT Games and Warner Bros. Interactive previously announced the game’s expansion, which includes a paid Classic Space DLC, I felt that the folks behind the development of LEGO Worlds are onto something. Now this feeling has been confirmed when, a few days ago, TT Games have announced yet another DLC pack just in time for Halloween. The LEGO Worlds Monsters Pack is now available as a paid download across various gaming consoles and platforms. I couldn’t help but think that TT Games and Warner Bros. Interactive has their sights on adding plenty of elements coming from some of LEGO’s highly popular retired themes.

Whether it is from the Classic Space theme, or that from the Monster Fighters, seeing your favorite sets from the yesteryears come to life inside LEGO Worlds is really exciting.

Check out the LEGO Worlds Monsters Pack official trailer below, followed by its full press release as announced last Thursday.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO Group announced that Monsters, a new downloadable themed content pack for LEGO Worlds, is available today for $3.99. The Monsters Pack adds Monster Town, a peculiar place full of scary quests, terrifying creatures, haunted houses and ghastly vehicles, where Halloween is celebrated every day! But delinquent zombies are taking their trick-or-treating a bit too seriously. Players must use their LEGO brick building skills to repair the damage and scare away the zombies with tricks of their own.

Players that purchase a physical version LEGO Worlds for Nintendo Switch, priced at $39.99, will also get the Monsters Pack, plus the Classic Space Pack which was released in July. The digital version, priced at $29.99, includes the base game with the DLC available separately on the eShop. Both premium DLC packs will be available on all other platforms.

Also available is a free game update which adds a host of exciting new features to make building and exploring easier and more fun. Aspiring directors can now create their own thrilling action sequences with the Camera Car, a vehicle that can be utilized by either one or two players. It is everything a player would need to set up epic action sequences or possibly re-create favorite movie scenes.

The game update adds new tools such as The Planner designed to build LEGO structures faster. Players can use the various materials and pre-built wall types to get their new buildings underway with ease. Existing tools have also received significant upgrades to maximize players enjoyment within the game. The Discovery Menu has revised search functionality making it easier for players to find what they are looking for, while new shapes in the Landscape Tool improve how players edit their Worlds. There are also major updates to the Copy Tool, Galaxy Map, Waypoints and other features enhancing the overall LEGO Worlds experience.

LEGO Worlds, a galaxy of imaginative worlds made of digital LEGO bricks where players can explore, discover and create together, is currently available for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, STEAM, and Nintendo Switch.

 

Warner Bros. Interactive Announces End of Development for LEGO Dimensions.

Earlier this year, we ran an article discussing the facts surrounding the rumored cancellation of LEGO Dimensions. However, it seems that these rumors are now set in stone, and that the curtain has finally drawn to a close to another awesome LEGO theme.

If you recall back in 2015, LEGO tried its hand at the toys-to-life video game genre, alongside Disney Infinity and Skylanders, capitalizing on its minifigures depicting various licensed characters from Warner Bros. and other well known IPs. In partnership with game developer Traveller’s Tales, LEGO Dimensions brought to life a total of 64 sets and an impressive line of collectible minifigures, some of which you can never find in any existing LEGO sets. Some of these are the more recent ones including the Teen Titans GO! Team Pack (71255), the Goonies Level Pack (71267), and the Beetlejuice Fun Pack (71349) just to name a few.

While LEGO promised a line of regular set releases for three years, Warner Bros. just announced this week that they will be wrapping things up a year sooner. So it was Monday, October 23, that the sad news broke out via LEGO Dimensions’ official Twitter page.

Sadly as it turns out, the recent batch of LEGO Dimensions sets that were released last September 12 will be the very last for the video game franchise, thus formally ending the golden age of toys-to-life gaming.

Though we can expect that LEGO will no longer release additional Dimensions sets after Wave 9, they assured fans that they haven’t completely pulled out the plug on LD. The game’s servers will continue to run and provide the necessary game updates and support for still active gamers.

This development may be disappointing to fans of the video game, but understandable given that LEGO Dimensions is the last bastion of the now dying toys-to-life segment (perhaps with the exception of Nintendo’s line of Amiibo figures), and was unwittingly competing with consumers for other LEGO branded Traveller’s Tales and WB Interactive game titles. It also means that planned expansions for Year 3, such as for The Flash and Minecraft, will remain unrealized.

Meanwhile, as LEGO Dimensions’ game servers remain active, its Starter and Expansion Packs will continue to be sold, and might even be discounted when the Holidays come, perhaps with the exception of those highly collectible sets.

So what do you think about this piece of news from LEGO Dimensions? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 Full Gaming Experience Will Come Unaltered in Nintendo Switch.

Good news for all Nintendo Switch owners! If you’re looking forward to having a copy of the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 for the Nintendo Switch, then you’ll be pleased to know that you’ll get the whole nine yards in the Switch, as much as in any other consoles. This is the promise given by Arthur Parsons, TT Games’ Head of Design during one of his interviews at last week’s New York Comic Con.

Speaking about the game’s availability via the Nintendo Switch platform, Parsons gave the assurance that the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 gaming experience and content will all be the same regardless of gaming platform or console. Most, if not all, of LEGO’s previous video games are known for being noticeably reduced in content for Nintendo releases – whether it be less characters, the absence of DLCs, or a shorter story mode. However, this time around, Parson emphasized that the Switch’s version will never miss a heartbeat in delivering the game’s vast open world and massive collection of playable Marvel characters. In fact, the LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 co-op experience will be quite unique in the Nintendo Switch due to its split screen Joy-Con play. Here’s Fansided with their interview with Parsons.

Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 is a game entirely for the fans. Parsons spoke a bit about what the game will look like on Switch. Previous Lego titles were often heavily altered before releasing on a Nintendo console. This manifested in different ways: possibly fewer characters, a lack of DLC, or even an abbreviated campaign mode. Luckily, none of those will be the case this time around. Parsons assured me when Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 releases on Switch, it will be the exact same game as what’s released on PS4 and Xbox One. Absolutely no changes will be made, and the season pass will be available in its entirety.  The game will also feature split Joy-Con support throughout the game, including the arena and story modes.

The game’s newest story trailer has been released already, with the promise of more exclusive content when you pre-order its Deluxe Edition. LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 will be released on November 14 and will be available across major gaming platforms such as the Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC.