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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