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LEGO Dimensions comes to an end…

by admin on October 25, 2017

in LEGO Games & Apps

It has been rumored for quite some time that LEGO Dimensions might be discontinued earlier than its scheduled run of at least three years. So, it wasn’t a big surprise when a couple of days ago Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games officially announced the ending of LEGO Dimensions. 🙁

As you can see in the announcement, the cancellation means that there will be no new expansion packs for the game beyond what has been released so far. However, current expansion packs will remain available for purchase, and fans will be able to continue playing the game and download content for any newly purchased packs.

The latest (and now confirmed final) LEGO Dimension Wave 9 packs became available last month (see: LEGO Dimensions Wave 9 Available Now!), and include the #71255 LEGO Dimensions Teen Titans To Go! Team Pack, the #71287 LEGO Dimensions Teen Titans To Go! Fun Pack, the #71343 LEGO Dimensions Powerpuff Girls Fun Pack, the #71346 LEGO Dimensions Powerpuff Girls Team Pack, and the #71349 LEGO Dimensions Beetlejuice Fun Pack. If you would like to collect them, they are available at various retailers, and also directly from the Online LEGO Shop.

While the LEGO Dimensions game came too late to the toys-to-life scene, and had some significant technical issues (particularly with updates), it still has been an enjoyable experience, and I know a number of gamers who are genuinely sad to see the game ending. However, what really made LEGO fans happy, are all the unique franchised characters and mini-builds that came with the LEGO Dimensions packs we would have likely never gotten otherwise. One good thing about the confirmed cancellation, is that if you have been collecting the LEGO Dimensions packs, now you know exactly how many more you need to get to complete your collection. The sad part is that it looks like we will never get a minifig version of Lord Vortech, the main villain in the LEGO Dimensions game. That’s depressing, especially since he would have been the first minifig with a translucent torso and hands.

Besides the new LEGO Dimensions Wave 9 packs, you can still find many of the sets from previous waves, and most of them are 50% off or more from the regular price. This includes the #71242 LEGO Dimensions Ghostbusters Story Pack, the #71248 LEGO Dimensions Mission Impossible Level Pack, the #71348 LEGO Dimensions Harry Potter Fun Pack, the #71264 LEGO Dimensions LEGO Batman Movie Story Pack, the #71266 LEGO City Fun Pack, the #71267 LEGO Dimensions Goonies Level Pack, the #71286 LEGO Dimensions Knight Rider Fun Pack, and the #71344 LEGO Dimensions Excalibur Batman Fun Pack. You can find them all under the LEGO Dimensions section of the Online LEGO Shop.

So after only two years, LEGO Dimensions is now officially over, but that doesn’t mean you will have to stop playing right away. You can still purchase all the released packs from all nine LEGO Dimensions waves, and download the in-game content. Below is a thoughtful overview by JANGBRiCKS about all the LEGO Dimensions packs and the cancellation of the game. It’s a nice summary of the whole LEGO Dimensions experience.

What do you think? Have you been playing the LEGO Dimensions game? And do you collect the LEGO Dimensions packs? Are you planning to complete your collection now that it is confirmed that no more packs will be added? What do you think of the cancellation? Feel free to share your thoughts and discuss in the comment section below! 😉

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brickmaster October 25, 2017 at 12:06 PM

Well, we could all see this coming. In fact, I remember when dimensions first started, people already said it’s too late. But we got some great minifigs, so that’s a good thing.

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admin October 26, 2017 at 2:51 PM

Yes, I remember those discussions too…

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PrashBricks III October 25, 2017 at 12:12 PM

I want the portal gun. Completely off-topic but still.

I find this sad for the people who liked the game a lot. I didn’t got into it as it was not released for PC and I am not a console gamer.

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jabber-baby-wocky October 25, 2017 at 3:23 PM

This has been one of the biggest complaints against the game. No PC or Mac compatibility. I don’t know what they were thinking. They left so many potential players out.

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admin October 26, 2017 at 2:52 PM

Everybody want’s that portal gun! 😀

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JasonK October 25, 2017 at 5:07 PM

Awwww!!!! NOOOOO!!!!

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JasonK October 25, 2017 at 5:10 PM

Lord Vortech is amazing!!! I wan’t to have him as a minifig!!!

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Giza October 25, 2017 at 9:30 PM

I was also really looking forward to Lord Vortech. It’s a shame that he won’t be produced. I heard rumors that he was going to come out, and was so excited.

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admin October 26, 2017 at 2:58 PM

Everyone is disappointed about this… and yes, it supposed to have come out already. I don’t know why he was canceled, as it could have given a great boost to sales.

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waverider October 26, 2017 at 9:56 AM

Well, Dimensions had a great run, but all good things must come to an end. The starter packs had really high prices at the beginning, which I think got a lot of people stay away from the game. The addon packs were also expensive and you had to hunt for them to get better prices. It was just a very expensive system to commit to. Do you know how long the game will be suppported?

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admin October 26, 2017 at 2:58 PM

I read that TT Games is pretty good keeping their games running for a couple of years after they are canceled, so we could probably expect something in a similar time frame.

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Laurie Garland October 26, 2017 at 4:01 PM

If it was not for Lego Dimensions there would be no Sonic, ET, Mr-T, Power Puff Girls, Back to the Future, Beetle Juice, Goonies Sloth, Mission Impossible Ethan Hunt, Fantastic Beast, Gremlins, Knight Rider, Portals character, So even when the game is gone we at least have the Lego Figurines, in time these Lego characters if never released again will probably be super rate ever rarer than the ones were store exclusives 😉

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Håkan October 26, 2017 at 5:45 PM

One analysis I’ve heard is that there were too few people who were interested in both the Lego parts and the games to be willing to pay a premium, so many sold off the part of the package they weren’t interested in to finance the buy…

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admin October 28, 2017 at 11:00 AM

Yes, I heard that too.

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admin October 28, 2017 at 10:59 AM

Yes, that’s very true!

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jjava October 28, 2017 at 6:14 AM

I pick them up when they go on sale for the minifigs. I don’t actually have the dimension system. And honestly, it doesn’t interest me.

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admin October 28, 2017 at 11:04 AM

Yeah, a lot of LEGO fans do this. The fact that he game is not available on PC or Mac, made it less attractive to a lot of people. Plus, not all LEGO fans are into gaming.

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