If Batman, Gandalf, and Marty McFly weren’t enough to get you excited for Lego’s upcoming crossover game Lego Dimensions, now you can add Homer Simpson, Doctor Who, and characters from Portal 2 to the roster.
Lego Dimensions is Lego and longtime franchise video game developer TT Games’ answer to the rise of popular, toy-based games like Skylanders and Disney Infinity. Lego has an advantage similar to Disney’s going in that it already has extensive licensing deals set up with a wide range of popular brands. Players will be able to combine characters, vehicles, objects, and locations from DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings, The Wizard of Oz, and more, mirroring the free-spirited mixing and matching of kids playing with real Legos.
A leaked manual for the Back to the Future expansion (via Brickset) included a preview of additional sets (of digital content and its corresponding physical toys) that had not yet been officially announced. These include team pack for Scooby Doo (including Shaggy, Scooby, the Mystery Machine, and what appears to be an enormous sandwich) and Jurassic World (ride with the velociraptors as Chris Pratt!). There are also level packs themed around Doctor Who (specifically, Peter Capaldi’s 12th Doctor — sorry Smith, Tennant, and Eccleston fans), Portal 2 (including Chell and the robots, Atlas, and P-body), and The Simpsons (featuring Homer, the family car, and the TV).
There are also images of expansions we knew were coming, such as The Wizard of Oz, Lego Ninjago, and The Lego Movie. Players will be able to mix and match freely between the sets, generating the crossover fan fiction of their dreams. “Imagine putting Lego Gollum from The Lord of the Rings behind the wheel of the Lego DeLorean time machine in New Ninjago City — the creative play is endless,” explained TT Games’ creative director Jon Burton in the original press release.
Lego Dimensions will arrive on September 27 for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Wii U.
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