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LEGO Dimensions available now – full guide

by admin on September 28, 2015

in LEGO Games & Apps

The LEGO Dimensions website is now up and running, and the first wave of LEGO Dimensions sets are available! Below we will discuss the LEGO Dimensions sets just released, and if you would like to see the full schedule for future releases see the LEGO Dimensions Guide with Release Dates. So let’s dive into the world of LEGO Dimensions! 🙂

LEGO Dimensions Website

LEGO DIMENSIONS WEBSITE: If you are planning to delve into LEGO Dimensions, the best place to start is the official LEGO Dimensions website. Here you can find a full list of the various LEGO Dimensions packs, see a list of included characters, watch videos, and learn how to play. The website is well organized and looks really good, so check it out.

LEGO Dimensions Packs

LEGO DIMENSIONS GAME STORYLINE: There is an ancient planet at the center 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.

LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack

LEGO DIMENSIONS STARTER PACK: To begin playing LEGO Dimensions you will need a LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack. It is available for every major home console system including: Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Xbox 360. The LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack includes three minifigures; Batman from DC Comics, Wyldstyle from The LEGO Movie, and Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings. You also get a mini Batmobile that can be rebuilt into three different models. And you will be able to build the LEGO Dimensions portal from real LEGO elements that are included in the pack. The last item is the all-important LEGO Dimensions Toy Pad; this is what brings your minifigs and vehicles into the game. Build the minifigure heroes and fire-up the game to start the experience, then follow the in-game build instructions to assemble the loose bricks into the LEGO Gateway, and place the structure on the LEGO Toy Pad. Expand the adventure by collecting more minifigures, vehicles, gadgets, and new levels with the purchase of three different types of expansion packs (see below). Use whatever minifigure with whichever vehicle or gadget – go ahead… break the rules! The LEGO Dimensions Starter Packs set you back $100, but they do give you access to three levels of the game right away, so you have plenty to play around with.

LEGO DIMENSIONS LEVEL PACKS: Want more to explore? Expand the gaming experience with a level pack which contains a whole new mission-based game level, along with a minifigure, a vehicle and a gadget to build and use in-game. Each of the brands in LEGO Dimensions has its own unique Adventure World where players can explore, go on quests, race, and collect studs and bricks. There are in total 14 Adventure Worlds that can be unlocked to add even more gameplay, and each world can be unlocked with any LEGO Dimensions minifigure belonging to that brand. And just like the levels in the LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack, any character can use any vehicle or gadget in any Adventure World. In this wave we get three LEGO Dimensions Level Packs: the #71201 Back to the Future: A Hill Valley Time Travel Adventure Level Pack, the #71202 The Simpsons: A Springfield Adventure Level Pack, and the #71203 Portal 2: A Portal 2 Adventure Level Pack. (please refer to the calendar to see the release date for other LEGO Dimensions Level Packs). LEGO Dimensions Level Packs cost $30.

LEGO Dimensions Packs Level

LEGO DIMENSIONS TEAM PACKS: Want the biggest collection? Get a dynamic pair of minifigures and a vehicle or gadget for each, all with their own unique in-game abilities. These are a bit better value for your buck if you are planning to collect the minifigures. In this wave we get two LEGO Dimensions Team Packs: the #71205 Jurassic World Team Pack, and the #71206 Scooby-Doo Team Pack (please refer to the calendar to see the release date for other LEGO Dimensions Team Packs). These cost $25.

LEGO Dimensions Packs Team

LEGO DIMENSIONS FUN PACKS: Want the best variety? Extra fun comes in each pack containing one minifigure and a vehicle or gadget. In this wave we get fifteen LEGO Dimensions Fun Packs: the #71209 DC Comics Super Heroes Wonder Woman Fun Pack, the #71210 DC Comics Super Heroes Cyborg Fun Pack, the #71212 The LEGO Movie Emmet Fun Pack, the #71213 The LEGO Movie Bad Cop Fun Pack, the #71214 The LEGO Movie Benny Fun Pack, the #71215 Ninjago Jay Fun Pack, the #71216 Ninjago Nya Fun Pack, the #71217 Ninjago Zane Fun Pack, the #71218 Lord of the Rings Gollum Fun Pack, the #71219 Lord of the Rings Legolas Fun Pack, the #71220 Lord of the Rings Gimli Fun Pack, the #71221 Wizard of Oz Wicked Witch Fun Pack, the #71222 Legends of CHIMA Laval Fun Pack, the #71223 Legends of CHIMA Cragger Fun Pack, and the #71232 Legends of CHIMA Eris Fun Pack (please refer to the calendar to see the release date for other LEGO Dimensions Fun Packs). These costs $15.

LEGO Dimensions Packs Fun

LEGO DIMENSIONS FOR GAMERS: So as you can see, all you need to start playing LEGO Dimensions is the starter pack, then, if you like the game, you can continue expanding with the various add-on packs. And like any LEGO building set, LEGO Dimensions is a system, and the toy pad and the videogame found in the initial starter pack will offer continued compatibility with future LEGO Dimensions Expansion Packs for years to come. Also thought to mention that the toy pad have some fun features itself. It lights-up, flashes and even changes color to give players clues as to where to go, what to look for, or how to solve a puzzle. Gamers command the action – where and when the physical toys are moved on the toy pad will impact what happens in the game. LEGO Dimensions can be played alone or have a friend join the adventure with co-operative, drop-in/drop-out play. From the game description: “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 Spinjitzu 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.”

LEGO Dimensions Kit

LEGO DIMENSIONS FOR COLLECTORS: There has been a lot of excitement for the LEGO Dimensions by collectors as well. These LEGO fans don’t really care about the game, but they want to collect all the unique minifigures, mini vehicles and other accessories from never-before-seen licenses in the LEGO world. I would caution that to collect just the minifigures the LEGO Dimensions packs are expensive, and it is unlikely that they will be any cheaper on the secondary market. However if there are some minifigures you really want this is going to be an excellent way to get them, and they are still cheaper than what you can find from customizers.

LEGO Dimensions Packs

Amazon.com has a really helpful dedicated section just for LEGO Dimensions that guides you through the process of starting with the game and finding all the packs that you want. All the currently available LEGO Dimensions packs are listed in this section, and you can also pre-order some of the future packs. Here is the direct link where you can find everything: LEGO DIMENSIONS PAGE ON AMAZON

So what do you think? Are you looking forward to play the game, or only plan to get the sets for the minifigures? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! 😉

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CVJ September 28, 2015 at 11:08 AM

I picked the game up this weekend, I really shouldn’t have because my son wanted Skylander Superchargers for his birthday so we bought that last week.

I also got Disney Infinity 3.0 which was dumb because I just like collecting the figures so the game is a waste for me but they did improve the game somewhat.

Lego Dimensions is kinda expensive but it’s Lego so you kinda know ahead of time to expect higher prices but it’s not that bad overall but the initial price might scare off some who are new to the “toys to life” type games.

The level packs are around 30 dollars each but you get a new game level so it’s like pricey DLC for a game that comes with toys. In Skylanders they have level packs for this price as well but they don’t sell as many of them compared to the individual figures.

I think the Team Packs are their way to justify a higher price since you get more “things” and can change stuff like vehicles to do different things.

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VirtualMirage September 28, 2015 at 11:08 AM

I bought a few the Wizard of Oz and Portal packs yesterday. I will say that despite loving the idea of this and the unique minifigures, I do have a few gripes that I think others should be aware of:

The packs DO NOT come with all the instructions needed to build what comes in the box. The instructions only show you how to put the minifigure itself together (which is self explanatory as is). Then the next steps show you how to place it on the base station and a note that the instructions for the rest of the set are in the game! For people wanting to collect the set without the game or those that have no means to play the game, they are SOL on instructions. For examples, there are no instructions in the box showing you how to build the Portal Turret nor the flying monkey.

At best, you have to resort to looking at the pictures on the box which present them with very limited angles, requiring guesswork. The flying monkey was pretty easy, but the Portal Turret I am still not 100% sure I got it right and the Companion Cube I think I might have it but I am not sure.

I do hope that Lego decides to release the instructions online like they do with their other sets, otherwise it will be quite a disappointment for those that just want the lego sets and not the game.

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BLProductions September 28, 2015 at 11:12 AM

Yes, they will post instructions, according to this: http://brickset.com/article/16863/good-news-for-lego-dimensions-fans! 🙂

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VirtualMirage September 28, 2015 at 11:32 AM

Excellent to hear! I didn’t think Lego wouldn’t do it, but I was surprised and disappointed to find that I was lacking these instructions on the day of purchase. Here’s hoping the turnaround to make the instructions available is quick.

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CVJ September 28, 2015 at 12:26 PM

Yeah the instructions sheet tell you to play the game for the directions but if you are skipping the game your kinda SOL.

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Håkan September 28, 2015 at 9:27 PM

SOL? Is that an acronym?

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admin September 28, 2015 at 10:59 PM

Yeah… I’m not going to spell it out here, but you can just google it. 🙄

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Xevo September 28, 2015 at 11:29 AM

I love building them blind without instructions, but it will be nice to have them available eventually as well to check my work. Also, the game gives you building instructions when you use them there, although if you’re just collecting that is obviously not helpful.

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VirtualMirage September 28, 2015 at 11:38 AM

If there were enough angles presented of the builds, it would be possible to build it “blind”. But the sets comes with pieces for multiple mini builds along with extra pieces for the alternate builds to coincide with some of the game options. Some of them are possible but the turret, for example, doesn’t show any good angle of how or where the third leg connects (the leg is barely visible). You also don’t see if some of the extra pieces store onto the turret (which I feel they should) or if you are supposed to leave them aside until you do an alternate build.

The companion cube is similar in how the heart is stored on the back (you don’t get a clear view and would miss that it is there at first glance) or exactly how the insides of the cube are put together since it is completely hidden.

At best, you can do some deduction by putting together the sections you do know and then do a process of elimination with the remaining pieces. But between the spares and leftovers for alternate builds, it can still be confusing.

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Xevo September 28, 2015 at 2:08 PM

I thought the cube was super easy to build, but I’ve done a lot of SNOT building before. As a hint if you’re not sure, you just need a single 1×1 round plate inside to hold up the top and bottom halves of the cube. The heart is weird but not critical to making it look good.

The turret was a real pain to build, and has a ton of extra pieces as you point out. I figured out what I think is the likely solution for the third leg (a 1×1 plate with clip and the leg going into a hollow 1×1 round plate on the bottom of it), but it is clunky for sure.

Regardless, I enjoy the challenge of not having the instructions yet. Challenges you to build better!

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VirtualMirage September 28, 2015 at 3:09 PM

With the companion cube I initially created it with using 2×2 plates for the center until I realized I used all the 2×2 plates that were needed elsewhere. I also started thinking that Lego would most likely not stack 3 2×2 plates on top of each other since it becomes a real pain without a brick separator. This is where I started to do the process of elimination by not trying to complete one set all at once to piece together the known first and see what pieces are left. If I recall correctly, I ended up using a 2×2 plate, a 1×1 round, and a 2×2 plate that only has a single stud on top. I sandwiched those together and that worked fine and left me with the other pieces to be used where they belong.

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Xevo September 28, 2015 at 5:10 PM

You used what I used, but upside down maybe? I had a 2×2 plate with single stud on bottom, a 1×1 round plate on top of that, and a regular 2×2 plate above it, with the SNOT bricks on the top and bottom of those, and all the amazing printed tiles around the 5 outer sides.

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VirtualMirage September 29, 2015 at 11:56 AM

Sorry, the order I mentioned the plates was not intended to describe the order I put them together (I was just rambling what I used off the top of my head). I want to say I put it together the same way you did.

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NinjagoNerd36 September 28, 2015 at 5:56 PM

Has the Dr Who pack not come out yet, or did you just forget to include it in the article?

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admin September 28, 2015 at 6:00 PM

Doctor Who is in the next wave. You can check the calendar to see when each of them come out. 🙂

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insectoid19 September 29, 2015 at 9:07 AM

Speaking of doctor who, I wonder when that ideas set will cone out… 😛

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admin September 29, 2015 at 10:28 AM

December is what I read. 🙂

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NinjagoNerd36 September 29, 2015 at 6:38 PM

Thanks! I can’t wait for the set! I will definitely make sure to get this one!

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Legozebra September 28, 2015 at 11:39 PM

Just a small correction: the Starter Pack gives you access to the full main story AND three adventure Hub worlds, not just three levels. So actually a pretty sweet deal!

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admin September 29, 2015 at 10:28 AM

The information above is directly from LEGO, but yes, that is a good point, you also get three worlds. 🙂

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Legozebra September 29, 2015 at 12:00 PM

Hi admin,
I was referring to this quote “The LEGO Dimensions Starter Packs set you back $100, but they do give you access to three levels of the game right away, so you have plenty to play around with.” You actually get all the game levels excluding the extra level pack ones! 🙂

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admin September 29, 2015 at 4:32 PM

Oh, I see what you mean. I’m planning to put together a second article with gameplay footage so it is easier to see what is going on. Why did LEGO have to make this so complicated? 🙄

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Legozebra September 30, 2015 at 12:06 AM

Sounds good! Excited to see it. Picked up a few expansion packs today (but not the main game yet, as I want to get it at BrickCon) and they’re pretty sweet.

One odd thing to note is that in the main story, Chima and Jurassic World are completely excluded…

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admin September 30, 2015 at 9:38 AM

You mean in the game itself? Because there is a LEGO Jurassic World Team Pack and three LEGO Chima Fun Packs.

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Christopher Lee September 30, 2015 at 2:23 PM

The video game includes a main storyline that can be accomplished with just the Starter Pack, and every theme except those two has a level…

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admin September 30, 2015 at 2:26 PM

Oh, I see! Interesting!

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legozebra October 4, 2015 at 3:19 PM

Yeah, there’s 14 different levels, with most corresponding to a certain franchise all included with just the Starter pack.

The first level centers on the Wizard of Oz, the second is Simpsons, the third is Ninjago, then Doctor Who, DC, Back to the Future, Portal, LOTR, Ghostbusters, Midway Arcade, Scooby Doo, and then three final levels focusing on defeating the main villain. Note that Chima and Jurassic World don’t have levels…

All the levels mentioned above come with the Starter Pack.

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TheBrickLot October 6, 2015 at 1:41 AM

I wasn’t planning on getting this, but…it looks to good…but I’ll won’t make gameplays just an overall reveiw. Do you think that you will get this Admin?

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admin October 6, 2015 at 9:20 AM

I’m definitely planning to get some of the packs. How much I would play I’m not sure. I’m really not a gamer. Being on the computer most of the time for work, doesn’t make gaming fun. I rather go to the beach or biking, or to the dojo to beat some bags. 😀

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TheBrickLot October 6, 2015 at 1:19 PM

Yes, I am defiantly not a gamer (I’m a purist nerd 🙄 ) , but I really like LEGO games because they are easy enough for me to actually do but hard enough that I don’t get board. Also is this game like Inception because The LEGO Movie is a hub world of the main world, but The LEGO Movie has like hub worlds of the same worlds that are hub worlds in the main world, and the this is just LEGO Dimensions so it is just a hub world of all LEGO! So complicated!

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admin October 6, 2015 at 1:32 PM

🙄 🙄 🙄

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TheBrickLot October 6, 2015 at 5:57 PM

Lol, a tip for LEGO don’t do hub worlds for other themes with other themes inside them, it’s to confusing, just explain it. 🙄

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