“LEGO Bricktales” Coming Oct. on Multiplatform

Earlier this year, LEGO announced an upcoming new videogame beyond the usual developer-publisher tandem of WB Interactive and Traveller’s Tales. ClockStone Studio and Thunderful have taken the former’s “Bridge Constructor” puzzle game franchise and given it a LEGO makeover. The announcement trailer last March beautifully illustrates the fun challenges players could face in this game. What’s more, the visuals of “LEGO Bricktales” look rather stunning as well, as to be expected with a multiplatform release. What the announcement teaser lacked was a specific release date beyond pegging this year 2022. Thankfully, we know that now thanks to this new trailer.

The Brick Fan has it that ClockStone and Thunderful Games have finally revealed when “LEGO Bricktales” is coming out. A new trailer not only pegs the release for next month, it also showcases more features about this game. The storyline involves players helping their minifigure-grandfather to build up his decrepit amusement park. To do so, inspiration must be gleaned from some outdoor adventures. Thus, players will trek through at least five LEGO-brick environments, from industrial areas to jungle temples and more. Obstacles and tasks must be overcome by building LEGO devices or vehicles. This can be from parts provided or through management of in-game budgets.

As more challenges are solved, players will learn new skills to go with their brick-building acumen. All this goes towards helping minifig-grandpa with realizing his dream. Fans of “Bridge Constructor” and its spinoffs might find “LEGO Bricktales” to be something new from a tried and tested formula. Interested LEGO fans can try for themselves when the game launches on October 12. “LEGO Bricktales” will be available on Xbox Series, PlayStation 4/5, Nintendo Switch and Steam.

“LEGO Brawls” Now Available for PC, Xbox One/Series and PS4/5

Back in 2019, RED Games launched a LEGO mobile game app on the Apple Arcade service. “LEGO Brawls” could be best described as a LEGO-fied take on Nintendo’s long-running “Super Smash Bros” series. Select from minifigure characters hailing across LEGO’s various themed lines like “Ninjago” and “Monkie Kid”. Even licensed IPs like “Jurassic World” join in. Or you can create your own minifig avatar to brawl against all comers in sweet CG brick-built battlefields. The title’s been successful enough that PC and console ports got announced at the start of this year. And this September marks its official multiplatform launch.

The Brick Fan reports that “LEGO Brawls” from RED Games is now on wide release for major consoles. It’s certainly come a long way from being an Apple Arcade mobile exclusive. Console gamers got an early taste of the port when the Nintendo Switch version arrived this past June. Now, regulars on PC, Xbox One or Series S/X, and the Sony PS4 or 5, can join in the fun. And the fun can be had on a wide scale thanks to “LEGO Brawls” having online PVP. That mobile game app holdover, including seasonal/community event content, gives this title a cut above other Smash-like “party fighters”.

“LEGO Brawls” are now available on Amazon (for consoles) and Steam (for PCs). As a reminder, Nintendo Switch Online already has it, as does its original home on Apple Arcade.

ICYMI: Make Way for LEGO Super Mario The Mighty Bowser (71411)!

Hey, there brick fans! In case you missed it, LEGO has announced another super-sized set that will surely tickle the fancy of all Super Mario fans. The LEGO Super Mario The Mighty Bowser (71411) is the biggest LEGO rendition of the iconic Super Mario villain that comes in at almost 3,000 pieces. The nice thing about this set is that it is not just meant for display, but it also comes with a bunch of play features that are certainly designed to impress: movable head, mouth, and legs, launching fireball, and beautiful, intricate details.

LEGO Super Mario The Mighty Bowser

And like the rest of the LEGO Super Mario sets, The Mighty Bowser also evokes certain sounds and animations from the LEGO Super Mario figure itself. Watch Carl Merriam (Senior Designer) and Didier Agani (Senior Play Designer)  as they demonstrate how this set adds more fun to other LEGO Super Mario sets.

The LEGO Super Mario The Mighty Bowser (71411) will retail for $269.99 once it becomes available on October 1st. Read on for more info about this set, and click on the affiliate link below if you want to add this to your LEGO wishlist today.

LEGO Super Mario The Mighty Bowser (71411)

2,807 pieces | $269.99 | Coming Soon on October 1, 2022

LEGO Super Mario The Mighty Bowser

Appreciate the king of the Koopas when you build, display, and play with LEGO® Super Mario™ The Mighty Bowser™ (71411). This buildable figure uses new-for-October-2022 LEGO elements to recreate the look of Bowser’s spikes. It has many features, including a fireball launcher and a button to control Bowser’s head and neck movements. His arms and fingers move too!

Interactive play
Display The Mighty Bowser on the brick-built battle platform, which has 2 towers for him to knock over, a hidden POW Block, and an Action Tag. Combine The Mighty Bowser and the platform with a LEGO Super Mario Starter Course (71360, 71387, or 71403 – sold separately) for battles with LEGO® Mario™, LEGO® Luigi™, or LEGO® Peach™. A great gift for any Super Mario™ fan and fun for all the family, this set includes step-by-step instructions to guide the complex build.

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Look out for other LEGO Sets for Adults in the collection. Whatever your passion, there is an inspiring building project waiting for you.

  • Buildable model of Bowser for display and play – Celebrate the ultimate Super Mario™ boss with this detailed LEGO® brick-built The Mighty Bowser™ (71411) figure for display and play
  • Create different poses – Control Bowser’s head and neck with a button under the shell, open and close the mouth, pose the arms, hands, legs, and tail and activate the fireball launcher
  • Battle platform with a POW Block and 2 towers – The platform has a hidden POW Block for enhanced play with Starter Courses (sold separately) and 2 towers that are designed to be knocked over by Bowser
  • The Mighty Bowser™ display piece – This LEGO® Super Mario™ character model, including the display stand, measures over 12.5 in. (32 cm) high, 16 in. (41 cm) wide and 11 in. (28 cm) deep
  • Interactive play – Stomp on the battle platform’s Action Tag with LEGO® Mario™, LEGO® Luigi™ or LEGO® Peach™ (figures not included) for battles with The Mighty Bowser™
  • Gift idea for fans – This 2,807-piece LEGO® building set makes a fun birthday present, holiday gift or special treat for Super Mario™ fans.

LEGO DOTS Collabs with “The Sims FreePlay” in Limited Event for Themed In-Game Stuff

Around the early 2010s, EA Games took their hit life-simulation franchise “The Sims” and adapted it to the mobile market. “The Sims FreePlay” has been on for quite some time now. In fact, two of the MOS platforms it launched in have since gone defunct. That leaves iOS and Android, naturally. The latter launched “Sims FreePlay” in 2012, making it a decade old this year. In that time the game app has seen numerous update packages from EA Mobile and Firemonkeys Studios. The thing is, all of them are in-house additions unlike mobile game apps in Japan with numerous cross-franchise collaborations. That’s changing this month.

The Brick Fan tells us that EA is collaborating with – obviously – LEGO for their next “Sims FreePlay” update. Specifically, they’re partnering with the LEGO DOTS craft line to bring FreePlay gamers the “You Dot You” update. This consists of all-new DOTS-themed items for Sims in the mobile app. Eagle eyes would recognize these accessories and gear as being actual LEGO Dots sets and products. There’s also a limited-time live event running June 13-24 where “Simmers” can complete gameplay challenges to unlock in-game DOTS stuff. Message boards? Customizable bracelets? DOTS-themed fashions? They’re all in this pack.

From what the images shared on social media look, “Sims FreePlay” X LEGO DOTS looks real bright and colorful. True, it’s rather niche in going for “Sims” fans who’re also LEGO (DOTS) collectors. But being free-to-play means it’s not too costly. There’s that time limit though. If you play “Sims FreePlay” on iOS/Android/Amazon and want the DOTS goodies, you have until two Fridays from now.

“LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga” Update Includes 4 Additional Capital Ships

Never has a LEGO videogame been so highly anticipated as “LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga”. This massive multiplatform title from WB Interactive and TT Games was a victim of timing. First revealed in 2019, it was subject to delays throughout the worst of the global pandemic. In fact, “Skywalker Saga” only finally released last month. Even then, the game was beset by bugs, some of which actually held up story progression. Thankfully, TT Games has been busy working on patches to these. The latest “Skywalker Saga” update will not only have fixes; it’ll add some cool “rides” as well.

Brick Fanatics tells us that the latest update for “LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga” also includes new capital ships. After all, it’s not “Star Wars” without the sleek vessels that various factions in the Galaxy used for battle. Four named starships are now added to the selection of LEGO Star Wars brick-built fleets with this fix. According to their tech notes, “Skywalker Saga” players will soon get to play with the Venator and Invisible Hand (prequel trilogy). Then there’s Home One (original trilogy) and the Fulminatrix (sequel trilogy) too.

As for the bugs the above update is primarily tasked to fix, they’re story-trigger issues in Episodes 3 and 7. It also resolves a camera error for one free-play mission. The fact that TT Games added content for “The Skywalker Saga” in a bug-fix update can potentially mean more additions. This is in spite of the May 4 DLC batches being touted as the last ones for the game. It’s something to look forward to even if not guaranteed. “LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga” already holds the best-selling LEGO videogame title since release. It also got many positive reviews.

“LEGO Bricktales” Puzzle Game from CloudStone Announced for 2022

LEGO has long established a presence in the videogames scene since the mid-1990s, believe it or not. While recent LEGO games from Traveller’s Tales and WB Interactive are considered definitive, they’re not the only ones. Much like the LEGO experience as a whole, there have been multiple genres given the LEGO spin over the decades. The scale seems to go from more action-oriented titles like the upcoming “Skywalker Saga,” to something more cerebral. So this past weekend LEGO announced a new upcoming videogame. As told by The Brick Fan, this title is being developed by the company that brought us the “Bridge Constructor” simulation-puzzle series.

“LEGO Bricktales” is the latest addition to the LEGO gaming library courtesy of ClockStone Studio and Thunderful. Think of ClockStone’s earlier “Bridge Constructor” puzzle games. These involve the player having to build a bridge over a river/ravine. Limitations range from being given a set number of pieces or buying pieces on a given budget. Now give that simulation-puzzle premise a LEGO makeover. Now the situations explode into numerous possibilities across various brick-built locales. Challenges might include, as seen in the trailer below, building a helicopter to rescue stranded minifigures. Can you get it done using the LEGO pieces provided? How many attempts might you need?

The announcement trailer provides no further details on ClockStone’s “LEGO Bricktales” other than it releasing sometime this year. Perhaps like “Bridge Constructor,” this LEGO game could see a multi-system launch. That includes the usual WB-TT videogame haunts of PlayStations, Xboxes, the Switch and PC. It’s already confirmed on Steam. There’s also iOS and Android to consider. Hopefully we’ll get more “LEGO Bricktales” trailer soon so we’ll know more of what to expect from this offering.

Mind-Blowing Playable Character Number in “LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga” Revealed in Early Access

The month of March is now on its way to winding down. LEGO videogame fans couldn’t be any more impatient with the passing of time. And we can hardly blame them. WB Games and Traveller’s Tales are bringing their biggest LEGO Star Wars title to multiple platforms in early April. “The Skywalker Saga” will LEGO-fy the events of all nine “Star Wars” films, plus spinoff movies and series as DLC. We’re talking a sprawling space opera franchise with loads and loads of characters. Players can expect a massive playable cast with this LEGO Star Wars game. But how large is the cast we’ll be getting?

It’s plenty massive, according to Brick Fanatics. Their source is YouTube gaming channel Lunar Squadron. They’ve gotten early access to “LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga.” Earlier estimates of LEGO and gaming news sources confidently number the characters as well over 300. Lunar Squadron notes the game has 380 playable characters available after full unlocking. Was that humongous for you? WB Games and TT are just getting started. Recall the DLC we featured earlier this month. They numbered 38. And that’s not all. One character is digital-exclusive. Three others can be gained from access codes in some certain LEGO Star Wars sets. That’s 422 characters.

Picked up your jaw from the floor already? At this we can only say bravo to Traveller’s Tales and WB Games for their years-spanning work. “Skywalker Saga” really is the ultimate LEGO Star Wars videogame. Look forward to its release this April 5 on Sony PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Series X/S, Microsoft Windows and the Nintendo Switch.

WB Games Reveals “LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga” DLC, Release Dates

Next month…scratch that, less than a month away, LEGO gamers can finally play that long-awaited “Star Wars” mega-title. “LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga” became the first name in the exercise of patience with its lengthy release date. Those development and pandemic-related delays were notoriously not much help either. Even some heavily-anticipated movies premiered in cinemas before “Skywalker Saga” would hit game shops. But as the days count down it seems the April 5 date is now rock-solid. And as if to make up for the “torture,” Traveller’s Tales and WB Games announced a nicely-packed DLC release schedule for fans.

According to The Brick Fan, “LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga” is getting seven DLC batches right off the gate. Even better, four of them will drop right on the April 5 release date itself. These DLC packs feature additional characters, primarily those that appeared outside the nine films of the three movie trilogies. That means the two “Star Wars Story” cinematic spinoffs and the limited series streaming on Disney+. Here’s a rundown on what to expect per DLC pack:

April 5
The Mandalorian (season 1)
  1. Mandalorian/Din Djarin
  2. Grogu (NPC)
  3. Greef Karga
  4. Cara Dune
  5. IG-11
  6. Kuiil
Solo: A Star Wars Story
  1. Han Solo (young)
  2. Chewbacca (young)
  3. Lando Calrissian (young)
  4. Qi’ra
  5. Tobias Beckett
  6. Enfys Nest
Classic Characters
  1. Luke Skywalker
  2. Princess Leia
  3. Han Solo
  4. Darth Vader
  5. Lando Calrissian
Troopers
  1. Death Trooper
  2. Incinerator Trooper
  3. Range Trooper
  4. Imperial Shore Trooper
  5. Mimban Trooper

April 19
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
  1. Jyn Erso
  2. Bodhi Rook
  3. Cassian Andor
  4. K-2SO
  5. Chirrut Imwe
  6. Baze Malbu
  7. Director Krennic
May 4
The Mandalorian (season 2)
  1. Ahsoka Tano
  2. Boba Fett
  3. Bo Katan
  4. Fennec Shand
  5. Moff Gideon
The Bad Batch
  1. Hunter Wrecker
  2. Tech
  3. Crosshair
  4. Echo

“LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga” releases on April 5 for Microsoft Windows, Xbox One and Series X/S, Sony PlayStation 4 and 5, and The Nintendo Switch.

Apple Arcade’s “LEGO Brawls” Coming to Nintendo Switch

In terms of LEGO videogames, no title holds as much hype presently as “LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga.” And that game isn’t coming out yet until April. It’s hard to blame fans, though. They’ve been waiting for this title for literal years, not helped by delays due to pandemic- and development-related issues. But there are other LEGO videogames outside “Skywalker Saga” and other titles from WB Interactive and Traveller’s Tales. For instances, we have mobile game apps like “LEGO Brawls” on the Apple Arcade service. Years after its 2019 premiere, “LEGO Brawls” is getting a surprise major console port.

Nintendo Life tells us that “LEGO Brawls,” made by RED Games for Apple Arcade, is coming to Nintendo Switch. The bombshell was dropped during the Nintendo Direct online presentation this past Wednesday, February 9. It was but a short segment in a series of upcoming Switch game announcements. Still, we learned enough to know that it’s due on Nintendo’s hybrid game system Switch Online this June 2022. You can check out the segment on “LEGO Brawls” itself on the Nintendo Direct 2022 video. For your convenience, we put the video start right when the game comes on towards the end.

We were quite surprised to see “LEGO Brawls” break out of the Apple Arcade exclusivity. Also eyebrow-raising is the fact that Nintendo got it for the Switch. Perhaps the gameplay and presentation of “Brawls” has some similarity to “Super Smash Brothers Ultimate.” Who knows? The Direct presentation also didn’t clarify if the game is free or must be purchased from Switch Online. We have lots of questions, but things should clear up as the Switch launch of “LEGO Brawls” nears.

“LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga” Might Not Have Online Co-Op

Ah, “LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga.” The promised ultra-massive multiplatform LEGO videogame from WB Interactive and Traveller’s Tales is one highly anticipated. After repeated delays the title looks pegged for release on April later this year. The wait has been taxing, with antsy fans jumping on random factoids about “Skywalker Saga,” like us. We learned its alleged file size on Xbox Series (over 50GB). We’re aware of its celebrity cast from the films. That includes a reprise from young Boba Fett’s actor voicing the game’s adult version. Now we have another detail about the title according to Brick Fanatics, but one that’s a minus.

It seems WB Interactive-TT Games have yet to confirm if “LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga” has online co-op. That may as well confirm that players can’t team up online in this game, only local two-player. It’s a shame because one previous LEGO Star Wars videogame did have online co-op. This was “The Complete Saga,” released way back in 2007. Then again, it’s not like online co-op has been a frequent feature in Traveller’s Tales’ LEGO videogames either. Only 2017’s “LEGO Worlds” got that option, aside from “The Complete Saga.”

It might be possible to add online co-op via software update to “The Skywalker Saga” after release. However that’s no guarantee. Still, other LEGO games from different developer/publishers have allowed players to cooperate online. The Apple Arcade exclusive “LEGO Star Wars Castaways” which we covered last year is such an example. The lack of online co-op isn’t a deal-breaker, but it would’ve been a bonus for a major LEGO videogame release. Remember, “The Skywalker Saga” comes out on April 5 for Xbox One/Series, Sony PS4/5, Nintendo Switch and Microsoft Windows.