The LEGO Movie Pre-Order Avalable

Pre-Order for The LEGO Movie is now open on many shopping websites like Walmart and Amazon. According to Amazon.com, The LEGO Movie will be released on June 17, 2014. There are many ways to purchase The LEGO Movie: there is a DVD, Blu-Ray, and an “Everything is Awesome” edition which includes an exclusive Virtuvius minifigure, 3D blu-ray, and bonus content.

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The LEGO Movie is Rated PG (Mild Action and Rude Humor)

 

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ReBrick “Name That Ship” Competition

Yar! Get yer pirate hat on and tighten yer wooden leg and come over to ReBrick to help name a brand spankin’ new Pirate Ship! This ship is to be released next year! If yer over 16 years old, ye can submit up to 5 name suggestions and some LEGO employees will choose only one winner! Yar! And this contest only lasts until Sunday the 13th of April! Be sure to be original and come up with a name from yer own skull and crossbones and not take it from someone else, especially someone who owns a copyright!

Ye be an honest pirate and read the entire rules below!

http://rebrick.lego.com/en-US/BottomMenu/Blog/pirate-ship.aspx

 

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The best piratey name will win a signed copy of the new pirate ship and will be a land lubber no more! Many will enter, only one Pirate will win. Yar har har!

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LEGO Minifigures Online at GDC 2014

Last week, Funcom displayed LEGO Minifigures Online to the public at GDC 2014. Among other things, this demo featured the new Pirate World and a revamped GUI. You can check out some of the pictures and videos:

http://www.ign.com/videos/2014/03/27/5-unique-moments-in-lego-minifigures-online

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LEGO Minifigures Online – February 2014 Report

On February 28th, Funcom released their Q4 2013 report. This report enclosed new details of LEGO Minifigures Online, which is currently in closed beta. Here are images from the report:

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Here is the text-version of the report. I have put key points in bold text that you might want to notice.

  • The development of the game is on schedule for Open Beta in summer 2014
  • The team working on the game met all major deliveries during 4Q12, the first closed beta being the most important
  • The Feedback from testers was good on game play, fun factor and visuals
  • Feedback on usability, including user interface and how you interact with it was mixed, and the team has acted to address these issues in 1Q14. A revised user interface will be available in the next Closed Beta phase
  • Focus for 1Q14 is to address the issues reported in the first closed beta phase and initiate a new round of closed beta inviting a few more to participate in testing the game
  • In addition the team continued to deliver a significant amount of features and content  during 4Q13
  • Tablet version of the game  will be available in 2014
  • The current strategy is to launch this game as a “free to play” game in open beta summer 2014
  • What defines a game in the ”Free to play” space is the free entrance to the game where you can play the whole game, or parts of it, for free
  • The Company will for LEGO® Minifigures Online utilize a mix of business mechanics that is known for the ”Free to play” space. This can include different kinds of microtransactions, membership benefits, up-sale packs or a mix of this. The Company will for LEGO® Minifigures Online continuously evaluate different business mechanics and change according to market needs
  • Typically a game in the ”Free to play” space will start soft with focused marketing in limited markets while constantly tweaking and even changing game and business mechanics for months and years after commercial launch
  • Revenues will typically follow the same trend, starting soft for then to be grown constantly as the game evolves over months and years
  • The Company strongly advise investors to seek more information about the game industry in general and the ”Free to play” space in terms of revenue expectations in particular

If you’ll notice, the game is going to be free (at least some of it) with microtransactions. Microtransactions are where people use real money to pay to access more of the game. Also, there will be an open beta in 2014.

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LEGO Cuusoo – Doctor Who and Big Bang Theory Projects Reach 10,000

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Just less than a month ago LEGO announced that Doctor Who projects would be again accepted on Cuusoo. Many fan-made projects started popping up shortly afterward, and one has already reached 10,000 supporters and is now under LEGO’s review.

There is a poll for what mini figures will be included in the set, which you can find in the link below. The possible minifigures in the set (if it is to pass LEGO’s review) are Rose Tyler, Jack Harkness, Doctor Donna Noble, Amy Pond, River Song, Clara Oswald, 4th Doctor – Tom Baker, 9th Doctor – Christopher Eccleston, 10th Doctor – David Tennant, 11th Doctor – Matt Smith, 12th Doctor – Peter Capaldi, Cyberman, and a Weeping Angel. For the official information, visit http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/16291.

The project would also include the Tardis and the Tardis command console.

If this project were to become an official set, I think we could look forward to some interesting hair pieces and mini figure accessories, such as the sonic screwdriver. If you’re interested in voting for the mini figures you want included in the set, visit the project page on Cuusoo!


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Another Cuusoo project has reached the 10,000 supporter mark, and again is based off a popular TV series. This time, we have the Big Bang Theory. This set includes the show’s main characters – Howard, Bernadette, Amy, Sheldon with Green Lantern, Leonard, Penny and Rajesh, and the main build is Sheldon’s living room. The concept project by Alatariel includes lots of fun scientific looking elements and details. This project hit the review stage in just under a month after being posted like the Doctor Who project. Check out this project on Cuusoo by clicking the following link – http://lego.cuusoo.com/ideas/view/58456

The first deadline for reviewing projects is May 5th. So far, The Big Bang Theory, Doctor Who, LEGO Birds, and the Modular Apple Store are all in line for the next spot as an official LEGO set. Tell us what project you want made into a set!

The LEGO Movie Videogame Demo

The official demo of The LEGO Movie Videogame has been released on LEGO.com. You can download the demo here:

http://videogames.lego.com/en-us/lego-movie/demo-download

There is a Demo available for Windows PC and XBox One.

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Here’s the official Game overview from LEGO.com.

Game overview

Transform the ordinary into the extraordinary and experience the ultimate LEGO building experience in the all new The LEGO® Movie Videogame. Step into the world of Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average citizen who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. Players guide him as he is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared. 

Game features

Enjoy a delightful and surprising mix of over 90 characters as seen from the film including Batman, Superman, the Green Ninja, Gandalf and more in 15 exciting levels.

Smash more bricks in a fascinating environment made of LEGO bricks.

Collect and use LEGO instruction pages to build in a new way.

Journey through fantastical worlds like Flatbush Gulch, Cloud Cuckoo Land and more!

Harness the awesome power of the Master Builders to virtually build extraordinary LEGO creations.

Enjoy a brand new animation style as seen in the film that simulates the movement of actual LEGO toy sets.

Play with friends and family using easy drop-in/drop-out co-op play that features dynamic split screen (Available on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3, Wii U and PC).

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