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: 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 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: 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 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 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 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 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.
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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