Where is LEGO Worlds?

It’s been a while since we (LUN) have talked about LEGO worlds, and those of you with good memories would also remember that LEGO worlds was hoped to be launched in early 2016 (We are now ending 2016, it is almost past us.)

LEGO worlds was a game that, in concept, is very similar to what LU was going to be originally. And is certainly similar to a game named Minecraft.

(Please see previous Blog posts for more info. Search LEGO Worlds)

So, Where in the world is LEGO Worlds?  Good question :P.


  Well, Here’s their answer. . .

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“The original plan was to finish the “v1” by mid 2016. However, the experience we have had, has been so overwhelmingly positive that we have decided to continue through to 2017. No firm date just yet, but we’ll share more when we can.”

And in another News update:

LEGO Worlds will be leaving Early Access in February 2017


     So I guess you can expect it sometime early next year!
Finally the wait is over. Maybe soon we will get to play it… 😛
That’s all for this news update!
NENEN
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Great LEGO Videogame Moments

Soon the year is going to end, and for many of us Lego fans it reminds us of the end of LU. Instead of being sad, Let’s think about all the Great Moments we had playing both LU and Other Lego games.

I encourage you to share your Great Lego Videogame Moments in the Comments below. Let’s not end the year on a sad note.

First, the Writers of this blog will share some of ours (Me & Rioforce this time). Then in the Comments you guys can share yours! Everything from your Longest Survival in Advant Gardens (LU), to finishing an Online LEGO game. Other Examples would be the moments the contributing writers share.

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NENEN’s Moments:

I would like to share two (maybe three) different moments.

My First is a LEGO Island 2 moment.

A long time ago, when I was around 8, my father told me that he thought I was too old to play LEGO island 2 (because of the ‘suggested age’ on the box.) Me and my younger brother of course disagreed, and we challenged him to play it. Specifically the part where you have to fly an airplane and shoot bananas at the monkeys and get to the end before time runs out (We were stuck in that part.)

not my screenshot :(

not my screenshot 😦

Our father tried it, and failed. Several times I think (Not getting past). He exclaimed with surprise to us that, “This game is hard!” So much for me being too old!

My Second is the first time a played LU.

For multiple reasons, we never got to play in the Beta test of LEGO universe (even though we were accepted.) So we had to wait until it became Free-2-Play. When our parents let us install LU on the family computer. We were so happy! I went first, Made my character (UltraSpaceGadget) and played for a while… That was one great Sunday.

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RIOFORCE’s Moments:

Some of my favorite moments in a LEGO videogame occurred in LEGO Universe Beta. I was all into the out-of-bounds fascination that was going on at the time, even leading a group of players out of bounds to play. One of my favorite out-of-bounds areas was Nimbus Station. Getting out of bounds near the Forbidden Valley launchpad, I ventured around shark-infested landmasses and behind the Nexus Gate at Race Place. Wearing my cowboy hat and holding a key, I trolled in-bounds users saying that I was a GM and held the key to the Nexus Gate. Of course, I wasn’t, so I justified myself of the lie by making up my own acronym for “GM” that applied to me (I forget what it was, unfortunately). Ever since then I loved going Out of Bounds in LEGO Universe, both in Beta and free-to-play. I discovered quite a few holes in LEGO Universe in my time.

A hilarious event happened one day when a bunch of players and I were venturing out of bounds in the Avant Gardens spider cave. We were going around looking at the various cob webs and up at the “Spider Boss” and trading rare items. But immature as I was, I stuck to my “GM” acronym (which had something to do with my “club” of explorers of the unknown). This got me into trouble with the other users, for they were saying I was no GM, but I was insistent that I was. Before long, someone reported me to the mods. I received a big popup on my screen. “Please do not impersonate a GM,” it read. Interestingly enough, the mods didn’t even care that we were breaking the game, they just wanted to make sure that I wasn’t impersonating them!

That “run-in” with the mods made me realize I shouldn’t be impersonating moderators. However, it never stopped me from going out-of-bounds in LEGO Universe. In fact, I did it until the very day that the game closed its doors for good.

-rioforce

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Now it’s your Turn guys!

LEGO® Star Wars™: The Force Awakens™

The Newest in LEGO’s videogame franchise. LEGO® Star Wars™: The Force Awakens™  promises to be something more than the Previous games.

Here are some of the Features

http://www.lego.com/en-us/starwars/games/videogame :

 Relive the Blockbuster Action – Blast off into a new and improved LEGO Star Wars experience that takes fans deeper into the new film than any other game, retold through the clever and witty LEGO lens.

Exclusive New Story Levels – Experience untold adventures set before Star Wars: The Force Awakens through exclusive new story levels that takes place between Star Wars: Return of the Jedi and the new film.

Variety of Characters, Vehicles & Locations – Play as all of the heroic characters from the movie, including Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron, Han Solo, Chewbacca, C-3PO, and BB-8, as well as Kylo Ren, General Hux and Captain Phasma, while exploring iconic Star Wars locales, such as Jakku and Starkiller Base, and utilizing a multitude of vehicles along the way.

Build… and Rebuild – Through the enhanced “Multi-Builds” system, players must choose from multiple building options – to puzzle solve, or just for fun – all advancing the game in different ways.

Exciting New Blaster Battles – Use your surroundings as cover during intense Blaster Battles and drive back the relentless First Order.

Experience the Galaxy Like Never Before – Experience the thrill of high-speed, action-packed flight gameplay like never before, including arena-based battles and dogfights in space

More “I” in A.I. – Enemy fighters can now build using LEGO bricks to support their fellow Stormtroopers, calling in air support, reinforcements or heavy artillery – taking the fight to the Resistance with the power of LEGO!

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Personally, what I find most interesting is the ‘Build and Rebuild’ ; ‘New blaster battles’ ; and Better AI. (Arguably the only real new features :P)

When referring to the Blaster battles the Walmart Gamecenter magazine said that those battles take ideas from third-person shooters (Such as the use of Cover),  and these battles will feature more prominently compared to the Lightsaber battles of past games. The Enhanced A.I. help make these battles even more interesting.

The Build and Rebuild sounds like a really great idea (Allowing you to ‘Build’ multiple things using the same pile of bricks)

It will release around the 28th of June 2016. On PS4, PS3, PSVITA, Xbox ONE, Xbox 360, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, and PC

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(Also See http://videogames.lego.com/en-us/lsw-the-force-awakens/about )

ROBLOX Crossroads on LEGO Ideas.

Finally somebody woke up!

http://blog.roblox.com/2016/02/crossroads-imagined-in-the-world-of-lego/

https://ideas.lego.com/projects/77042

Actually This isn’t the Official LEGO ideas project Roblox was supposed to release a while back (See here). This is a Robloxian (Roblox user) who decided on his own to start a project, and Roblox simply backed him up by mentioning it on their blog.

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“ROBLOX user 4Sci has recreated one of the most iconic places in ROBLOX as an interactive building set, complete with LEGO Minifig versions of some familiar ROBLOX faces.” Roblox Blog post

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CM4Sci (Lego Username) joined the LEGO site 3 years ago and has attempted several projects throughout the time it was possible. This is the most successful with 444 supports at the time I published this article.

The model was built with LEGO Digital Designer and then rendered with Bluerender.

LEGO roblox crossroads

LEGO roblox crossroads2

Play features include:

  • Dual doors that can slide open by turning the knobs inside Thieves’ Den!
  • Catapult the ROBLOXian off the trampoline!
  • Knock the tree over with a hidden lever!
  • Use dynamite to explode Blackrock Castle and reveal the hidden chest with the Battle Sword inside!
  • Launch the Battle Bomb off the blue Tower!
  • Attack from the top of the Thieves’ Den tower!
  • Spawn your ROBLOXian on the white Spawn plates!

The model overall is a fun, giant playset full of fun features. ROBLOX is all about creativity, so, the model could be rebuilt into anything you imagineROBLOX Crossroads project

 

“Thank you for looking at my project, please check out my other submissions, and don’t forget to support! Let’s see LEGO ROBLOX happen! :)” CM4Sci (Bottom of project description)

Funcom releases financial update for LEGO Minifigures Online

As reported back in May, Funcom announced an update to their LEGO Minifigures Online game, changing it to a buy-to-play model in addition to other changes, including a “strong narrative” and an overall story.

Last Thursday, Funcom released a financial update on LMO.

Funcom N.V. (the “Company”) would like to provide an update regarding the launch of the LEGO Minifigures Online game and the financial situation of the Company.

LEGO Minifigures Online launched three weeks and three days ago and the Company has gathered enough information on the initial sales to provide an update. The game is currently not meeting internal revenue forecasts. This is mostly due to low sales on the PC platform.

Sales on the iOS platform have performed better, mainly due to the featuring in the Apple Store during the launch week, but as the price point of the game on this platform is lower, these additional sales are not enough to compensate for the low sales on PC for the time being.

The article went on to state that while traffic to the game’s website and app store listing increased after the game update earlier this month, the expected conversion rate has not been met, though the upcoming Halloween LEGO Minifigure series “may have an impact on the sales of the game.”

Funcom contributes the lower-than-expected sales to more limited exposure to “gaming press” and “in traditional gaming outlets” due to “among other possible factors, the fact that the game has been available since last year.”

The article also interestingly states that revenue from all of Funcom’s current games “are not expected to cover both operational expenses and the debt repayment obligations” and are working with their principle creditor “to resolve the situation in a timely manner.”


Personal observation and opinion here: it was only a matter of time before news like this came out. LMO has received much criticism and had large troubles since it’s launch in October 2014, from micro-transactions to boring gameplay and overall weak sales from the beginning. I, as well as many others, saw the buy-to-play transition as the nail-in-the-coffin for LMO, and with the undeniably massive success of LEGO® Worlds, I still feel it is only a matter of time before LMO, if not Funcom itself, is shutdown.

What is your reaction to this news? Surprised, excepted, indifferent? Let me know in the comments!

-le717

LEGO Jurassic World – Video Game Trailer

LEGO-Jurassic-World_Screenshot_3LEGO and TT Games has teamed up once again (this time with Universal Pictures) to make a new video game. Coming June 2015, LEGO Jurassic World will be found in a video game aisle near you. The game will be available for Playstation, XBox, WiiU, Nintendo 3DS, and Windows computers. Much like LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga, LEGO Jurassic World will cover all of the Jurassic Park movies, from 1993 to 2015.

You can watch the trailer here:

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