Additional LEGO Dimensions Information

Thanks to the Australian game retailer EB Games, we have some additional information about LEGO Dimensions.

First up, we have the game description.

What is LEGO® Dimensions?

When a mysterious and powerful vortex suddenly appears in various LEGO® worlds, different characters from DC Comics™, The Lord of the Rings™ and The LEGO® Movie are swept away. To save their friends, Batman™, Gandalf™ and Wyldstyle™ bravely jump into the vortex and quickly find themselves fighting to save all of LEGO® humanity.

Let creativity be the guide to a building and gaming adventure – journey through unexpected worlds and team-up with unlikely allies on the quest to defeat the evil Lord Vortech. Play with different minifigures from different worlds together in one LEGO videogame, and use each other’s vehicles and gadgets in a way never before possible. LEGO® Bad Cop™ driving the DeLorean Time Machine…why not?! The LEGO® Ninjago™ Masters of Spinjitsu fighting alongside Wonder Woman™…yes, please! Get ready to break the rules, because the only rule with LEGO Dimensions is that there are no rules.

We also have a bit of extra information about the plot

Storyline

There is an ancient planet at the centre of the LEGO® Multiverse inhabited by an evil mastermind, Lord Vortech. It is said that he who controls the Foundational Elements that this planet is built upon, controls all of the Multiverse. Lord Vortech has vowed to be that ruler, summoning characters from a variety of LEGO worlds to help him find these building bricks of LEGO® civilization. Some have agreed. Others have rebelled. And only the combined powers of the greatest LEGO® heroes can stop him.

When a mysterious and powerful vortex suddenly appears in various LEGO worlds, different characters from DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings™ and The LEGO® Movie are swept away. To save their friends, Batman, Gandalf and Wyldstyle bravely jump into the vortex. As they journey to locations beyond their wildest imaginations in search of their friends, they soon realize that Lord Vortech is summoning villains from across different LEGO® worlds to help him gain control. As his power grows, worlds mix, unexpected characters meet and all boundaries are broken. Our heroes must travel through space and time to rescue their friends before the vortexes destroy all of LEGO® humanity.

EB Games also have a large range of products listed on their site, including pricing. EB Games will often put stuff up for pre-order with placeholder pricing, so these prices may not be final.

Starter Packs – $169.95

Available for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4 and Wii U. Click on the images to view the larger version.

Level Packs – $49.95

Only the Back To The Future level pack has been announced so far.

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Team Packs – $39.95

We only have one team pack so far, based on Ninjago.

71207 Team Pack

Fun Packs – $24.95

A heap of different characters. These all look pretty great. Click on the images to view the larger version.

As mentioned, we aren’t certain these are final RRP prices. Let’s hope they actually come in lower; buying one starter pack and all of the packs announced would set you back $584.20

Via https://ebgames.com.au/featured/lego-dimensions

Thanks to Glen for linking us to the EB website.

Introducing LEGO Dimensions

We had a few teasers earlier in the week, but now we have official details of the new LEGO game and toy hybrid – LEGO Dimensions.

The concept is ‘inspired by’ other toy-to-life games such as Skylanders and Disney Infinity. For those not familiar with the concept it involves placing certain objects on a special “portal”, and then the vehicle or character in question will appear in the game.

Here is the launch trailer

The starter pack includes the portal, 3 minifigures (Batman, Wyldstyle and Gandalf) as well as a small Batmobile. The portal and Batmobile are both built elements; you’ll get to put them together yourself.

It appears that most of the work is done by the special base piece, so everything else should be regular LEGO.

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The LEGO Dimensions website also gives us a look at the expansions that will be available

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There appears to be three different types of packs; Team Packs (with 2 minifigures), Level Packs (which include a new game level) and smaller Fun Packs (these appear to be a single minifigure, and a vehicle).

The game is going to be full of Warner Bros IP. This is a bit of a mixed blessing; Warner Bros own a lot of great properties, but there are plenty that they don’t own. For example Marvel characters are extremely unlikely here.

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The inclusion of The Wizard of Oz is intriguing.

We suspect that AFOL reaction is going to be mixed, but the target market will probably love this. The biggest question that we have is how well the game works when a child mixes the parts for their LEGO Dimensions Batmobile in with the rest of their LEGO.

Let us know in the comments what you think of this.

LEGO Dimensions will be available for Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3 and PS4 on September 28th 2015. (That should be the Australian release date).

Via http://www.lego.com/en-us/dimensions/

On Sale: 3rd Toy Free At Myer

Myer 3rd Toy Free April 2015

The LEGO sale drought certainly seems to be over. How can we tell? There is a sale happening within a sale.

From yesterday (8th April 2015) until Sunday 12th April Myer are offering your 3rd Toy Free.

Of course, that works out the be an impressive 33% off (if you buy three identically priced items).

This sale does not stack with the 20% off, but if you are buying multiple items the Myer registers should automatically calculate the best deal.

Via Myer

Thanks to Edward for sending the info through.

On Sale: Selected Sets Reduced At Toys R Us

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It looks like April continues to be a good month for LEGO sales. Following on from their last sale Toys R Us have just launched a new catalogue with selected sets on sale.

This sale runs from Today (April 8th 2015) through until Tuesday April 21st.

I am currently at home sick, so I haven’t had a chance to do up a table of the sets included. I will try and update the article with that information as soon as possible. There are discounts on selected sets from several themes including City, Star Wars and even Elves.

Here is a list of the sets in the catalogue

Set #
Set Name
Price
Full RRP
Discount
Discount %
41073Naida's Epic Adventure Ship$34.99$44.99$1022%
41075The Elves' Treetop Hideaway$59.99$79.99$2025%
60060Auto Transporter$31.99$39.99$820%
75080AAT$31.99$39.99$820%
75081T-16 Skyhopper$31.99$39.99$820%
76025Green Lantern VS Sinestro$31.99$39.99$820%
76030Avengers Hydra Showdown$31.99$39.99$820%
70747Boulder Blaster$31.99$39.99$820%
70746Condrai Copter Attack$31.99$39.99$820%
75089Geonosis Troopers$19.99$22.99$313%
75078Imperial Troop Transport$19.99$22.99$313%
75088Senate Commando Troopers$19.99$22.99$313%
75079Shadow Troopers$19.99$22.99$313%
70745Anacondrai Crusher$24.99$29.99$517%
70755Jungle Raider$24.99$29.99$517%
41063Ariel's Undersea Palace$69.99$79.99$1013%
41061Jasmine's Exotic Palace$29.99$34.99$514%

You can check out the catalogue here

Brixhibition Launceston 2015 On This Weekend

Exciting news for our Tasmanian LEGO fans. This weekend Tasmanian Brick Enthusiasts Inc. will be bringing the Brixhibition show to Launceston.

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The show promises to have some great displays including;

  • Massive Train Layout
  • Custom Brick Architecture
  • Mindstorms Robots
  • Technic© creations
  • Star Wars

Those of you looking for LEGO to take home aren’t left out either;

  • I’m Rick James Bricks from Melbourne
  • Birchalls
  • Lego Engraving from Bl_nk Designs

There will also be competitions with great prizes.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children and concession holders.

You can learn more about the event via the event page below, or via http://www.brixhibition.com

On Sale: 20% Off LEGO At Myer

Myer April 2015

I have a feeling that LEGO fans love school holidays just as much as teachers; without fail we always seem to get at least one school holiday sale.

From today (April 1st 2015) until Sunday 26th April Myer are offering 20% off all LEGO.

You can check out the catalogue here.

There has been a Myer One offer sent out, but unfortunately the extra 10% excludes LEGO.

Thanks to everybody who sent this through

LEGO To Release New Sets Aimed At AFOLs

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At Bricking Around we always say that our readers are some of the best people in the world, and now we have more evidence of that. We have received some exclusive news from a Bricking Around reader who now works for LEGO in Billund (they have assured us this post can’t be traced back to them).

Later this year LEGO will be releasing a series of sets aimed exclusively at Adult Fans of LEGO. These sets are going to be released online only, and so far haven’t been shown to anybody outside of LEGO. This could explain why we didn’t hear anything about this at any of the recent toy fairs.

Our source also sent us part of the official marketing materials;

As the LEGO brand continues to go from strength to strength we realise the importance of the Adult LEGO Fan community. These adult fans are some of the biggest spenders on our products, and we felt it was about time we created a range aimed at them. The new AFOL theme captures moments that will resonate with all adults.

We don’t have official images, but here are the set details that we have been sent.

Tax Time
224 pieces
Help Joe make sense of his deductions!

Our source describes this set as a home office, with some nice decorative elements. The computer features a new printed tile for a screen. Multiple printed ‘receipt’ tiles.

Flat Pack Panic
412 pieces
Will Jenny & Alex ever get their IKEA® Bookcase together?

Apparently this set contains two minifigures, one male and one female. Both minifigures come with a second angry face. Includes printed IKEA parts. This will be an officially licensed IKEA tie-in.

Teenager Troubles
2131 pieces
Oh no! Kim has a new boyfriend, and he looks like trouble.

This is to be the largest set in the new theme. Side view of a house (like a dollhouse according to our source). The house features multiple rooms with modular-level detailing. It is two level with a staircase. The teenage daughter (named Kim) looks goth/emo-ish. Apparently she has the Wyldstyle hairpiece but with red streaks. The boyfriend minifigure is designed like a biker, but includes a black muscle car. The parents both have grey hair (similar to Ma & Pa Cop from The LEGO Movie).

Our source tells us that the theme will contain 6 sets in total, but was unable to find any information on the other three.

Let us know in the comments what you think about this exclusive news.

On Sale: 20% Off All Toys At Target

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This isn’t an April Fools joke… we finally have a full 20% off sale at Target.

From today (April 1st 2015) until Sunday April 19th Target are offering 20% off all toys, which of course includes LEGO.

You can check out the catalogue here

Some people have reported that the online code ILOVETARGET is giving an extra 20% off, but we don’t know if this is just a glitch or not. Your experience may vary.

We had quite a few people send us info on this sale, so thanks to everybody who did.

Brick-A-Laide 2015 This Weekend – Limited Tickets Still Available

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It’s amazing how quickly events seem to sneak up on us. Adelaide LEGO fans looking to make the most of their 4 day weekend will be able to head along to Brick-A-Laide 2015 this Friday and Saturday.

If you haven’t already purchased your tickets, we strongly suggest you do so now – there are limited session times still available.

Brick-A-Laide will feature an unbeatable showcase of brick creations and displays from local and interstate modellers and creators.

You can learn more about the event via the event page below, or at the website http://www.brickalaide.com.au/

Tickets can be purchased online here

On Sale: 20% Off LEGO At David Jones

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It seems that David Jones have launched a sneaky 20% off LEGO sale.

We aren’t sure exactly when this sale started, but we know that it runs until Friday April 10th 2015.

You can see more details of the sale here.

Thanks to Tom for letting us know about this sale.