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LEGO Minifigures Online – open beta review

by admin on July 24, 2014

in LEGO Games & Apps

(Written by ninja5)

The latest MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) game from LEGO is called LEGO Minifigures Online. I’ve been playing the open beta version for a while, so I decided to write a review to give you some idea about the game in case you haven’t tried it out yet. SPOILER ALERT: I’m including some aspects of the game in this review that aren’t exactly top secret, but are not yet publicized. I have also checked and made sure that I’m not breaking any non-disclosure agreements in regards to the game. So let’s begin! 🙂

LEGO Minifigures Online Game

In the LEGO Minifigures Online game Series 12 Minifigures represents each world, and the Video Game Guy represents the whole game. When you begin the game, you select your basic minifigure pack. You then enter a preliminary training world. At the end of training the Video Game Guy tells you that the other minifigs have gone missing, and you travel to Pirate World to find them.

LEGO Minifigures Online Game

LEGO MINIFIGURES ONLINE – PIRATE WORLD: In Pirate World, you meet Captain Pete on the Isle of Yarr. He tells you to meet him in Pirate Town, so you travel there. Across the island you fight monkeys, redcoats, tribal villagers, and finally ghost pirates. In about the middle of the island, you meet Dreadleg, a former first mate who got cursed. His curse is actually what causes so many enemies to turn into ghost pirates.

LEGO Minifigures Online Game Pirate World

After you make it to Pirate Town, you take the pirate trials, and then you have to fight Captain Pete in a “friendly duel”. After you defeat him, you earn a spot in his crew. A little later you travel to Volcano Island. Volcano Island is much the same as the Isle of Yarr, but harder. When you reach the volcano, everything changes. You start to fight more powerful (but less intelligent) skeleton pirates and fire beasts.

LEGO Minifigures Online Game Volcano Island

At the end of the volcano, you fight Dreadleg himself. I’m not going to spoil how to beat him, but it is fairly easy on the second or third try. After you defeat Dreadleg, Video Game Guy, Captain Pete, and the Buccaneer all congratulate you. But it is not over yet!

LEGO MINIFIGURES ONLINE – MEDIEVAL WORLD: The storyline in this world is very different from that of the Pirate World. The Jester has stolen the King’s crown, and the Wizard has commissioned you to chase him. Elementius Pieromancer (the badguy who is wanted for throwing pies and using illegal magic) has raised an army of gremlins, trolls, and ogres who are putting siege to the city.

LEGO Minifigures Online Medieval World

You have to fight your way out of the city and through the wilderness to find the fortress where the Jester is, and defeat him. It turns out that he was working for the Pieromancer, who is going to use the crown to cast a spell to rule Medieval World! After he is defeated, the Jester asks for forgiveness and you go out to find and fight the Pieromancer. You have to travel through a troll camp, then the Dark Forest, and then the Enchanted Forest.

LEGO Minifigures Online Echanted Forest

In the Enchanted Forest, you meet the Faerie Queen, who has you collect crystals to help her cast spells. She gives you protective magic (don’t get your hopes up, it does not raise your character’s defense levels) and allows you throw the barrier separating the Corrupt Forest from hers. The Corrupt forest, (which actually resembles a desert) is full of danger such as normal spiders, giant spiders, evil mushrooms, and I forget what else. You follow the road through all of that and then you reach the troll bogs. You can walk through the water, but this water slowly takes your health. The bogs are crammed with trolls, archers, foot soldiers, heavy soldiers, and mages. At the very end of the swamp, you reach the castle door of the Pieromancer. Inside the castle you fight literally hundreds of assorted trolls, gremlins, mages, ogres, baby dragons, catapults, and magical stones. At the end of the hallways, flaming staircases, laser shooting hallways, hallways full of dragons, and rooms, you reach an empty stretch, and then the Pieromancer’s study. He summons lots of berserk soldiers and throws flaming pies at you. After you defeat him, you begin to expect that it is not over.

LEGO MINIFIGURES ONLINE – SPACE WORLD: The Video Game Guy does not have any more distress calls, but suddenly the Space Miner sends a hologram asking for help in the space colony. You take a portal there, and you arrive on a space-station. The Space Marines are just leaving to go fight the enemy, who are called “Shadow Centurions”. Storyline aside for a moment, it is interesting how the planets are created. There are various floating environments, each one with rocket-pads to boing you from one planet to the next. Anyway, you fight the Shadow Centurions, which look kind of like Blacktron II… mech soldiers? (Sorry, I don’t have a screenshot.) There are also a couple alien bugoids – based on mantises instead of mosquitoes – who live in a artificial bio-dome. You cross various planets, until you reach the Space Police Headquarters. It has been ransacked by enemy soldiers, and the commander is at the back. At the end you have to fight an enormous artillery drone, equipped with missiles, a Gatling-gun, and huge slammer. After he is defeated, you leave the recaptured base and travel to the crystal mines. It takes a long time to travel through them, but once you make it, you join the Space Marines. With their backup (yes, you can actually have a squad of Space Marines follow you around and fight enemies) you take back a spaceport, and teleport to the something-or-other advanced research outpost. There is nothing there, and the alien world is nearby, so you travel there. You fight more mantises, normal aliens, little bugs, and gun shooting plants. Then comes the temple.

LEGO Minifigures Online Space

This is as far as I got in the game, so I can’t tell you what comes next, but I think the end boss is the Alien Villainess. After this world comes Greek World, with the War Goddess as the minifigure and I think Hades as the big boss. That’s all that is known at this point, because that world is still closed. You can play the game here: LEGO Minifigures Online website, and also watch the video-review below for further details.

So what do you think? Have you played the LEGO Minifigures Online game yet? How do you like it? Did you find this review helpful? Anything else you would like to know? Feel free to share your thoughts and questions in the comments section below! 😉

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BLProductions July 24, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Nice post, ninja5! 🙂 So, is this game a computer game? (like you play it on computers, not game consoles) The game seems interesting, but I may not get it since I will never have a chance to play it. 🙁

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admin July 24, 2014 at 10:54 AM

Yes, this game is played on your computer and you do need to be connected to the Internet as it is an MMO.

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BLProductions July 24, 2014 at 2:34 PM

Ok, then. How do you get to it? I mean, where can you find it to download it? 😕

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admin July 24, 2014 at 3:09 PM

You don’t download anything. It is an online game. The link is right in the article, right above the video. 😉

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BLProductions July 24, 2014 at 7:44 PM

Oh, yeah, duh. I forgot that that link was there. :embarrassed:

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BLProductions July 24, 2014 at 7:45 PM

apparently that’s not the smiley code. 😳 😕

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BLProductions July 24, 2014 at 7:52 PM

Wait, are you sure? I click “play now” and it comes up: “You have to download this game on a Windows PC”. 😕 And of course I’m on a Mac. 🙁

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admin July 24, 2014 at 8:44 PM

I’m sorry, I was not entirely accurate. You do have to download some kind of an interface to play, but yeah, the game itself is online. Sorry for the confusion.

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Strider July 24, 2014 at 11:49 AM

This seems fun, and the post was well written to the point that I thought it was Admin until I saw the first comment :).

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admin July 24, 2014 at 12:47 PM

Yes, ninja5 is a great writer!

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NRG Cole July 24, 2014 at 11:56 AM

I played it up to capt’n pete, but then i quit. honestly, iv’e liked the format in both LU and Chima Online better

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ninja of stealth July 24, 2014 at 11:09 PM

yeah, LEGO universe and Chima online is better.

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ninja of stealth July 24, 2014 at 5:06 PM

Guys, guys, guys! Guess what I just found! I looked amazon books for ninjago, there’s a book called ” LEGO Ninjago: Chronicles of Ninjago. ”
here’s the description, (the end part is the best part!)

“Ninjago: Rebooted! The wise-cracking ninja are back with all-new adventures on Cartoon Network and all-new toys on sale everywhere.

This handbook is the must-have, comprehensive guide to the newest LEGO(R) Ninjago heroes, villains, weapons, and vehicles! Kids will discover everything they need to know about Cyrus Borg, Pixal, the Overlord, and the Nindroids, plus all the latest info about Cole, Jay, Kai, Zane, and Lloyd. The book also includes a special sneak peek at season five of the TV show. It’s everything kids need to master the world of Spinjitzu.”

Sneak peak of season FIVE! I have to get this book! and that means since there making a movie in 2016, that means the show will be on next year! Not like the stone army season to the rebooted season where we had to wait a hole year!

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admin July 24, 2014 at 5:08 PM

Nice find! 😛

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ninja of stealth July 24, 2014 at 11:10 PM

Thank you! Your talking to me right?

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admin July 25, 2014 at 9:32 AM

Yes, I was talking to you. Do you know when this is going to be available?

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Ninja of stealth July 28, 2014 at 7:14 PM

It avalible now! I found it on amazon for around five or six dollars.

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NRG Cole July 29, 2014 at 3:08 PM
NRG Cole July 29, 2014 at 3:09 PM

and its not available now, you can pre order it, it comes out january 6th 2015

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admin July 29, 2014 at 3:18 PM

Yes, that’s the one! Thank you! 🙂

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Tomsche July 24, 2014 at 5:57 PM

Yep, been playing (and putting posts up within the NDA limits) since closed Beta and have a Member account.

I actually like the game for those down time hours when I don`t feel like doing much, nor grinding wow-wy things. Sure, it is not for the hard core videogamer as it`s demograph is 10 to 15 years younger, but I do like it that it is all completely soloable, even the `epic` dungeons

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Superweapon July 25, 2014 at 10:05 AM

According to every other review I’ve seen this game is disappointingly repetitive. However, those reviews were based on the Beta. Would you guys say the full game isn’t as repetitive?

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