LEGO DC Super-Villains Out Now

It has been teased, previewed, discussed, and looked over so many times not just with us on The Brick Show but on other LEGO and videogame news sources everywhere. But all the speculation and anticipation has gone on long enough. On Tuesday, October 16, LEGO DC Super-Villains hits US shelves.

That’s right. The wait is over and every decent citizen in the LEGO DC game universe crafted by WB Interactive and Traveller’s Tales had better start hiding in their basements. LDCSV is here and this time the players are controlling the bad guys. They even get original-character villain avatars themselves!

But then you already know that from as recently as the launch trailer. As DC Entertainment VP Interactive and Animation Ames Kirshen would put it, “DC has some of the most popular Super-Villains in the world and it’s exciting to see these characters call the shots in this new game.”

LDCSV can now be found in videogame stores or bought online. Per WBI and TT practice with their prior titles, regular versions are $59.99 while the deluxe versions are $74.99 each, which includes a Season Pass, the DC Super-Villains: TV Series DLC Character Pack and an exclusive LEGO minifigure of Lex Luthor in Superman armor.

“LEGO Worlds” Free DLC Accidentally Put Behind Nintendo Switch Online Paywall

Last month on September 18, the Online Service for Nintendo Switch was formally launched, after a dry run period of free use for owners of the popular hybrid gaming system. With the service officially online now however, Switch users need to pay a subscription to use, and certain game DLC have been put behind pay-walls.

As it turns out, even DLC that are offered free by Switch game developers have been affected. The Switch version of LEGO Worlds, a sandbox adventure game by WB Interactive and Traveller’s Tales in the vein of their “mainstream” titles, already has some free DLC on offer, but the mandatory subscription requirement for Switch Online has locked it for gamers.

Paul Haan of LEGO news source Bricks to Life was the first to notice this, when the free-download DLC Showcase Collection Pack of LEGO Worlds was since barred to players unless they get a paid subscription to Nintendo Switch Online.

WB Interactive confirmed the unavailability of the LEGO Worlds’ free DLC, describing it as an error that got caught up in the policy changes following the monetizing of online support for the Switch. The developers have contacted Nintendo about the situation, though they have given no updates on it since.

LEGO DC Super-Villains Launch Trailer Released Ahead of the Game’s Debut

Only one week to go before the latest LEGO video game adventure from WB Interactive and Traveller’s Tales, will become available to all LEGO and DC fans out there. That’s probably why the creators have decided to have one last hurrah of promotions done, particularly with the release of the LEGO DC Super-Villains launch trailer.

Just this Thursday, October 11, the developers premiered what’s probably their final trailer for LDCSV, specifically labeled to promote the upcoming launch of the game a few days from now. It recaps all play elements that the previous trailers touched upon several weeks past, condensed into one complete package of advertising.

In this LEGO DC Super-Villains launch trailer, we once again see the backstory (Justice League disappears, replaced by the Justice Syndicate; bad guys band together against the Syndicate; criminal hilarity ensues). We get to check out the character customization for the player-villain. And I almost forgot; this time it’s the Joker (Mark Hamill!) talking us through it.

LEGO DC Super-Villains arrives on October 19. Like its predecessors, pre-ordering the Deluxe Edition will come with early access to the DC Super-Villains TV Series pack and a season pass. The game is available on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Switch. Like Joker claims, there’s more than one way to save rule the world.

Exclusive LEGO Overwatch Omnic Bastion (75987) Revealed

Blizzard Entertainment has just officially revealed our very first LEGO Overwatch set. After several hints across social media and even at LEGO’s minisite, we now have our first look at the LEGO Overwatch Omnic Bastion (75987) set. It is now available for online purchase exclusively at the Blizzard Gear Store retailing for $25.

Coming in at 182 pieces, this set is based on the Overwatch robotic hero Bastion, from the Omnic Crisis graphic novel. This limited edition set also features Bastion in its orange color skin/plating, including a brick-built micro-version of the omnic’s bird sidekick Ganymede. Since Bastion basically has three modes as seen in the video game – Sentry, Recon and Tank Mode – it will be nice if this set can be a sort of a 3-in-1 mutibuild as well. I’m not sure if this is the case for this LEGO version, but we’ll know as soon as we get our hands on it.

Aside from the Blizzard Gear Store, the LEGO Overwatch Omnic Bastion (75987) will also be available at BlizzCon 2018 which will happen from November 2 and 3, 2018 to be held at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.

Read on for the complete product description below.

LEGO® Overwatch Omnic Bastion (75987)

182 pieces | Ages 10+

25.00 (USD)

Available Now: https://gear.blizzard.com/us/lego-overwatch-bastion-blizzard-exclusive/

Overwatch® fans will want to build and collect this exclusive Bastion figure in Omnic Crisis orange skin. This Overwatch toy can swivel at the waist, move its arms and features a small sub machine gun in the right arm. Fans will also appreciate Bastion’s friendly bird sidekick, Ganymede, also in the unique Omnic Crisis orange skin. This Overwatch buildable toy is a Blizzard exclusive and only available in limited quantities.

  • Build a LEGO® version of the Overwatch Bastion figure in the Omnic Crisis skin!
  • This creative play toy construction set features Overwatch defense hero Bastion and friendly bird companion Ganymede.
  • Bastion building toy stands over 4” (12cm) tall; 182 pieces – For boys and girls aged 10+ and fans and big kids of all ages.
  • LEGO Overwatch characters and toys make the perfect gifts for fans of the game and are ideal Overwatch collectibles.
  • The LEGO Overwatch Omnic Bastion 75987 building toy can be built together with all other original LEGO sets and LEGO bricks for creative building.

A Look at the LEGO DC Super Villains Hub World

Warner Bros and TT Games seem to be in a generous streak lately, now that they have shared an early inside look at their latest video game offering ahead of its release next week. Thanks to the efforts of Brick to Life, we now have our first look at the LEGO DC Super Villains Hub World which maps out some of the various locations that your rookie super-powered villain will traverse to throughout the game.

As revealed in earlier announcements, the LEGO DC Super Villains Hub World will feature some of the iconic DC comics locations such as the Daily Planet, Metropolis, Smallville and even Apokolips. Watch the video below and try to see if you can identify other places.

Similar to last year’s LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 video game, the LEGO DC Super Villains will allow you to select from a huge roster of DC super-powered villains and to utilize their skill sets as the situation calls for it. You will start as the customizable Rookie at the beginning game, unlocking several DC villains along the way.

Speaking of villains, I find it really cool seeing the Reverse Flash speeding his way through the streets of Metropolis. It’s like playing Sonic the Hedgehog in Sonic Unleashed.

True to form with other LEGO video games, the LEGO DC Super Villains also comes with a host of new puzzles to solve that are tied to a particular skill of a specific character. Towards the end of the video clip, we see Joker and his handy spray paint utility which he uses to unlock a rather nasty problem in the character of Doomsday. I really didn’t expect that in the end.

I’m pretty sure that there are still a handful of surprises waiting within the LEGO DC Super Villains Hub World so be sure to explore them all once you get your own copy of the game on October 16. And if you haven’t ordered your copy yet, you may pre-order the Deluxe Edition to get early access to the game’s Season Pass and an EXCLUSIVE Lex Luthor physical minifigure.

Thanks again to Bricks to Life for sharing this video clip.

Metal Gear Solid Impressively Recreated in LEGO Worlds

Traveller’s Tales and Warner Bros. Interactive, the dynamic duo of the video game industry that has brought to the world a vast library of LEGO video games over the years, knew well of their consumer base’s interest in creating sprawling LEGO-built virtual worlds. They’ve catered to this desire by releasing LEGO Worlds in September 2017 allowing LEGO fans to recreate any world of their fancy in the virtual, brick-building sandbox game. From ancient Egypt to the unexplored vastness of space, we now have another LEGO Worlds fan recreating one of the most iconic video games of all time in the title of Metal Gear Solid by Konami.

One of LEGO Worlds’ most hyped features was a brick-by-brick editor tool that enabled players to custom-design their own game stages and environments if they’re willing to spend the time doing it. YouTuber Craig Kelly certainly did, judging from his digital MOC of the setting for classic Konami videogame on PlayStation.

In a 20-minute video upload, Craig Kelly walks audiences through his painstaking recreation of Shadow Moses Island as seen in Metal Gear Solid, with a minifigure character dressed up to look like video game protagonist Solid Snake. What’s impressive is Kelly’s claim that he made all the environments using LEGO Worlds brick editor all from memory.

It took him about 30 hours total work on the brick editor to make all the familiar locations from the incredible hit video game created by Konami years ago. Everything is there from the underground dock, the helipad, the bunkers and even the snowfield from the Metal Gear Solid 4 iteration.

LEGO Worlds is playable on Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Switch. If you haven’t tried LEGO Worlds yet, you may order your copy via Amazon.

Are We Soon To Have a LEGO Overwatch Winston Bigfig?

LEGO seems to be pushing forward with more teasers for its upcoming LEGO Overwatch sets. If you recall, LEGO came up with a minisite dedicated to this latest LEGO tie-in sets earlier in August and after more than a month, the minisite has been updated with a splash image that hints on the arrival of one of the video game’s popular characters. The said minisite seems to suggest that we will be getting an official LEGO Overwatch Winston, hopefully in big fig form.

Custom LEGO Winston Big Fig by legomasterinfinityProductions. Check out his YouTube channel for more info.

The splash image is giveaway on the particular Overwatch character that it is alluding to. It features several banana elements and what seems to be a jar of peanut butter which is Winston’s favorite chill time comfort food. Coupled with one of his quotable quotes, then this hint is a sure give-away.

It’s not difficult to imagine how LEGO will throw in a LEGO Overwatch Winston big fig, given that LEGO already came up with a set that features a gorilla big fig in LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Gorilla Grodd Goes Bananas (76026). It is quite easy for LEGO to use Gorilla Grodd as a template and to accessorize him to be similar to the more level-headed Winston.

Gorilla Grodd big fig from LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes Gorilla Grodd Goes Bananas (76026).

If this is indeed confirmed later on, then having an official LEGO Overwatch Winston big fig in any of the 6 upcoming LEGO Overwatch sets will be much welcomed by LEGO and Overwatch fans. We previously reported that there are six expected Overwatch characters that may be included as part of the LEGO Overwatch theme, and with the inclusion of an officially revealed Tracer minifigure, then having Winston in big fig form will give us a total of eight LEGO Overwatch characters to expect: Widowmaker, Reinhardt, Genji, Soldier 76, Mercy, McCree, Tracer, and Winston.

Are you excited for these LEGO Overwatch sets? Let us know in the comments below.

An Early Look at the LEGO Overwatch Tracer Minifigure

It looks like we’re getting closer to a full reveal of the anticipated LEGO Overwatch sets anytime soon. The Overwatch social media channels on Facebook and Twitter have shown our first official reveal of the LEGO Overwatch Tracer minifigure and it looks great! Check out the video clip below.

Last month, the same Overwatch Facebook page also gave us a glimpse of 6 possible characters from the video game that will have their physical minifigure counterparts. This time, it is now set on stone that a confirmed LEGO Overwatch Tracer minifigure will find its way among the 6 LEGO Overwatch sets expected to come out next year.

Tracer is a perfect fit to spearhead the reveal of these LEGO Overwatch sets, being a sort of mascot and a household name for Overwatch fans. It’s kind of difficult to imagine the LEGO Overwatch range without even having her as an exclusive minifigure.

Given all the reveals that we have so far, we can expect the characters of Widowmaker, Reinhardt, Genji, Soldier 76, Mercy, McCree, and this time Tracer to be included in the LEGO Overwatch minifigure line up. Earlier today, the LEGO Overwatch minisite was updated with a splash image that hints on the arrival of Winston (as a LEGO bigfig perhaps?) in the LEGO Overwatch world. We’ll have to see in the next few weeks if LEGO will confirm this.

Stay tuned for more exciting LEGO Overwatch updates!

It’s Good To Be Bad With The LEGO DC Super-Villains NYCC Panel

New York Comic Con is fast approaching, and we can expect LEGO to make a huge splash in this year’s NYCC celebrations. Similar to last year’s LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 panel at NYCC 2017, we can also expect Warner Bros Interactive and TT Games to be actively involved in the celebrations at the Javits Center starting this Thursday, October 4. We know that this latest LEGO video game title from WB and TT Games will have a stellar voice cast and a huge roster of playable DC villains, and this time around the LEGO DC Super-Villains NYCC panel will go out in sharing more details about this exciting, DC baddies inspired game.

According to a previous press release, the LEGO DC Super-Villains NYCC panel will give comic con attendees an inside look at the very first “villain-centric” video game that WB and TT Games collaborated on. Members of the panel will include Phill Ring (Executive Producer, TT Games), Ames Kirshen (Vice President, Interactive & Animation, DC Entertainment), Nyambi Nyambi (voice of Green Lantern), Grey Griffin (voice of Catwoman & Lashina) and Dee Bradley Baker (voice of Clock King & Desaad). If you’re all set to go to NYCC 2018, be sure to add this event to your Comic Con itinerary. The panel will be convening on Main Stage 1D of the Javits Center on October 4 at 12:45PM.

Additionally, NYCC attendees will also have the chance to be one of the very first fans to try this latest video game title. For a hands-on, try-before-you-buy experience, you may visit the DC Entertainment Booth (#SC01) during normal show hours of NYCC’s weekend events.

LEGO DC Super-Villains will be available on October 16, 2018 for PlayStation4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One X, Nintendo Switch and PC. Pre-ordering the Deluxe Edition entitles you to a free, early access to the game’s Season Pass plus an exclusive, Lex Luthor physical minifigure.

New LEGO DC Super-Villains Clip Reveals Darkseid Gameplay

Just in time before the New York Comic Con kicks in next week, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has just released a new LEGO DC Super-Villains gameplay video clip that highlights some of the things that you can expect from DC’s greatest baddie. Adding to the huge roster of playable characters that were revealed recently, we now have a glimpse of how the ruler of Apokolips will be like in this latest LEGO-inspired video game.

In this clip, you’ll see some of Darkseid’s in-game abilities such as flight, super strength, energy projection and use of alien technology. Brought to life by the haunting voice of Michael Ironside, Darkseid is bent in conquering the world using the nefarious Anti-Life Equation. The only question is how will our villainous heroes will be able to stop him.

Other than Ironside, the LEGO DC Super-Villains features a stellar voice-over cast, including Mark Hamill (The Joker), Kevin Conroy (Batman), Fred Tatasciore (Clayface, Doomsday, Killer Croc), Gina Torres (Superwoman), Brandon Routh (Shazam), Gilbert Gottfried (Mister Mxyzptlk), Mark Rolston (Deathstroke), and Scott Porter (Aquaman), among many others. And if you will be attending the New York Comic Con next week from October 4 to 7, be sure to drop by the DC Booth (#SC01) to have a firsthand experience on playing the LEGO DC Super-Villains. This latest LEGO video game offering from TT Games will be available across major gaming platforms (Playstation, Xbox, Switch and PC) starting October 16. Be sure to pre-order the Deluxe Edition to have early access to the game’s Season Pass and an exclusive Lex Luthor minifigure.

Read on for the full press release below.

LEGO® DC SUPER-VILLAINS REVEALS DARKSEID’S VILLAINY IN ACTION IN NEW CLIP AHEAD OF NEW YORK COMIC CON 2018

New A-List Voice-Over Cast Members Revealed Alongside New York Comic Con Details.

BURBANK, Calif. – September 28, 2018 – Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, The LEGO Group and DC Entertainment today revealed a new LEGO® DC Super-Villains clip that focuses on longtime Justice League nemesis Darkseid, voiced by Michael Ironside, as he goes toe-to-toe with the best of the bad, including The Joker, Harley Quinn, Lex Luthor and countless others, for control of the planet.

In addition to Ironside as Darkseid, LEGO® DC Super-Villains features a stellar voice-over cast, including Mark Hamill (The Joker), Kevin Conroy (Batman), Fred Tatasciore (Clayface, Doomsday, Killer Croc), Gina Torres (Superwoman), Brandon Routh (Shazam), Gilbert Gottfried (Mister Mxyzptlk), Mark Rolston (Deathstroke), Scott Porter (Aquaman), Julie Nathanson (Silver Banshee), Michael Rosenbaum (Flash), Tara Strong (Harley Quinn), C. Thomas Howell (Reverse-Flash), Cissy Jones (Lois Lane), Clancy Brown (Lex Luthor), Wally Wingert (Riddler), Tasia Valenza (Poison Ivy), Tom Kane (Commissioner Gordon), Lex Lang (Deathstorm), Travis Willingham (Superman), JB Blanc (Penguin, Ra’s al Ghul) and Eric Bauza (Mister Freeze), among many others.

 

Get Hands-on in the DC Booth

Fans interested in playing as their favorite villain will be able to get hands-on time with the game at New York Comic Con 2018 next weekend in the DC Entertainment booth (#SC01) during normal show hours.


Meet the Team Behind the Game

Members of the LEGO® DC Super-Villains team, including Phill Ring (Executive Producer, TT Games), Ames Kirshen (Vice President, Interactive & Animation, DC Entertainment), Nyambi Nyambi (voice of Green Lantern), Grey Griffin (voice of Catwoman & Lashina) and Dee Bradley Baker (voice of Clock King & Desaad), will give NYCC attendees an inside look at the first LEGO game to put players at the center of a villain-centric adventure packed with favorite locations and characters from across the DC Universe on Thursday, October 4 at 12:45pm on Main Stage 1D at the Javits Center.


Come as Your Favorite DC Super-Villain for a Meet-Up at the DC Booth

Additionally, NYCC attendees who are embracing their inner villain and dressing as their favorite DC rogues will have an opportunity to participate in the Villain Meet-up – with special guest Riddle – at the DC Entertainment booth (#SC01) on Saturday, October 6 at 12:00pm.

LEGO® DC Super-Villains will be available October 16, 2018 for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One X®, Nintendo Switch™ and PC.