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LEGO Batman Builds Up The Lego Dimensions Collection Today

Posted on February 10, 2017 by Les Major

LEGO Batman Movie Story Pack

To coincide with the release of The LEGO Batman Movie hitting theaters today, fans can pick up the LEGO Batman Movie story pack for LEGO Dimensions! We absolutely loved the Fantastic Beasts story pack and if the previous content is any indication, this additional content is just getting better and better!

The LEGO Batman Movie story pack comes with a physical Batgirl and Robin minifig. You know, that cute lovable dorky Robin from the trailers? Not just that but you also get a Batcomputer setup to build for the LEGO Dimensions Portal as well! So it’s a replacement portal like the previous story packs included. Also included is a new 3 in 1 vehicle, the Batwing! It can also be rebuilt into The Black Thunder and the Bat-Tank.

Also like the previous packs you receive six all new levels AND an adventure world to explore. Plus of course there is a battle arena unlocked as well for multiplayer.

Released as well today was the Knight Rider LEGO set! It’s just a fun pack, but so was the A-Team set which contained an immersive adventure world is just full of content and references to the TV show. One of my favorites, the Gremlins team pack was also a wonderful experience from the classic movie to explore the adventure world of. So you can bet Knight Rider is going to be a trip you’ll want to buckle up for.


Goonies, Lego City, And Hermione Join LEGO Dimensions Soon

Posted on February 2, 2017 by Les Major

Lego Dimensions Goonies

Even more action is coming to the wonder world of LEGO Dimensions! At least two all new sets are on the way for May 9th and those include Goonies and Lego City. The coolest news about these releases? Of course it’s the adventure worlds! We love those and it’s great to see even more characters that will unlock fresh new adventure worlds to explore. Hermione is also getting her own figure that comes with Buckbeak! You know, Hagrid’s hippogriff friend from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of the Azkaban.

Check out the details straight from WB below along with the set images.

The Goonies Level Pack includes a complete level of The Goonies gameplay where players can help Sloth and Chunk escape the Fratelli hideout and join the rest of the Goonies on their search for One Eyed Willy’s treasure. Players can use Sloth’s Super Strength to smash through walls or play as Chunk and use his infamous Truffle Shuffle. The rebuildable One-Eyed Willy’s Pirate Ship will sail on water and can also be built into the Fanged Fortune and the Inferno Cannon; while the rebuildable Skeleton Organ has Sonar Smash abilities and can also be built into the Skeleton Jukebox and Skele-Turkey for added game play capabilities. Sloth provides access to a new The Goonies Battle Arena, and also the Adventure World where players can explore Mikey’s House, Inferno Cove and the Goon Docks. Once the level is complete, players will be able to replay through the game and other levels as any of the seven other Goonies characters to solve additional puzzles and access more collectibles in their journey through the LEGO multiverse.

Players can extend their wizarding adventures in LEGO Dimensions with the Harry Potter Fun Pack which includes a Hermione Granger LEGO minifigure. She can cast magical spells such as Wingardium Leviosa to levitate objects and Lumos to light up dark places. She also allows players to unlock the Harry Potter Battle Arena for a competitive match, along with the Adventure World where they can explore locations in Hogwarts, Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley. Players can build the 3-in-1 rideable Buckbeak the Hippogriff and use its Stomp Attack to smash Silver LEGO bricks, then rebuild it into the Giant Owl and the Fierce Falcon for additional in-game abilities.

Players can help stop crime in the LEGO Dimensions multiverse with the LEGO City Fun Pack featuring a Chase McCain LEGO minifigure. Chase can become a Miner to break Silver LEGO bricks or a Fireman to use his Water Beam to put out fires. Gamers can use his LEGO City Detective Scanner to track down bad guys and change his disguise to unlock more abilities. In the LEGO City Adventure World, there are new areas to explore like Blackwell’s moon base and the LEGO City Police Department. Players can also compete with up to three of their friends in the LEGO City Battle Arena. Additionally, Chase’s 3-in-1 Police Helicopter can be built to fire off bolts, then rebuild it into the Police Hovercraft and Police Plane for additional in-game abilities.

Lego Dimensions Lego City

Lego Dimensions Hermione


Fantastic Beasts Coming To Lego Dimensions This Month

Posted on November 10, 2016 by Les Major

Lego Fantastic Beasts Trailer

Releasing the same day as movie theaters bring viewers back into the Wizarding world that started in Harry Potter, Lego Dimensions is also getting swept up in the expanded universe adventure! The Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them Story Pack will be available on November 18th. Story Packs are a new addition to this years Lego Dimensions line up. The first featured the 2016 Ghostbusters in a new six level adventure based on the movie. Fantastic Beasts follows suit with six levels based on the new movie, a free roam adventure world to explore, and a themed battle arena. These larger packs also include a replacement for the games portal build. So not only do you get a bunch of in game stuff to explore, you get a bunch of Lego to build a new back onto your Lego Dimensions portal!

Lego Fantastic Beasts Gateway

Along with a Newt Scamander figure, you also get a creature multi build which can be turned into a Niffler, a Sinister Scorpion, or a Vicious Vulture. As with all multi build goodies, these do actually save to the figures base. So when you rebuild the creature figure, you can then place them on the games portal to save that builds data.

Fantastic Beasts Figures

Personally I love when WB has releases like this. I remember long ago when Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King was released in theaters. After we’d watched the movie, I was able to surprise my wife with the video game out in the car. It’s fantastic having simultaneous releases like this.

Last night we were actually treated to a Fantastic Beasts event in downtown Toronto! As guests of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment we were able to check out some of the outfits from the movie on display and even play some multiplayer action in the battle arena this pack unlocks! We will have full coverage coming up soon on the event itself.

Lego Fantastic Beasts Story Pack

In the meantime, check out this Meet That Hero video featuring Gandalf introducing us to Fantastic Beasts!


Lego Dimensions Gremlins Trailer Featuring Marceline

Posted on November 10, 2016 by Les Major

Marceline and Gizmo

Keeping fun and enjoyable, Lego Dimensions is rolling out even more content later this month! Already the likes of A-Team, Mission Impossible, Ghostbusters (2016), and even Harry Potter have joined the cross franchise ranks. Of course the best of all of this content is the ability to unlock adventure worlds which are typically big free roam stages that allow you to quest around a big Lego level based on that franchise. Unlocking them is really simplistic and even cost effective as well. All you need is any character from a specific Franchise to unlock that adventure world. So even if you don’t want to play the Adventure Time story level, you can just get Marceline and pop into the Adventure Time Adventure World.

On the 18th of November, Lego Dimensions adds the Gremlins team pack to the lineup. Team packs are the mid range sets that come with two vehicles and two characters. They don’t unlock a level, but they do unlock an Adventure World. New to this years expansions is also Battle Arenas. We actually played a bit of the Battle Arena for Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them in downtown Toronto last night at a wonderful event for the movie, but we’ll have more about that later.

Gremlins Team Pack

Marceline the Vampire Queen is also joining the cast, of course with her axe guitar. She is a Toys R Us timed exclusive, available there also on the 18th. Marceline will be in a fun pack that features her and an additional three build figure.

Marceline Fun Pack

Till these awesome new sets are released, enjoy their Meet That Hero trailer!


Warner Bros. LEGO Star Wars TFA Event Was Amazing!

Posted on June 28, 2016 by Les Major

Last Monday was nothing short of amazing! As part of a small group of media we were able to visit an exclusive event at The Rogers Center in downtown Toronto. That’s right, the exact field the Toronto Blue Jays play at became a fantastic spectacle to highlight Traveller’s Tales upcoming new LEGO Star Wars release. We entered to the familiar John Williams score, making our way up into the TD Comfort Clubhouse to enjoy an all star treatment while being some of the first in Canada to play the new game.Read More


LEGO Star Wars TFA Kylo Ren Character Spotlight

Posted on June 21, 2016 by Les Major

With only one week until launch we now have a character spotlight focused on everyone’s favorite new Dark Side apprentice, Kylo Ren! He is still an apprentice, right? Anyway, you can check out the action below and be sure to tune in later for Darkain Arts Gamers coverage of the LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens event at Toronto’s Roger’s Centre last night!

Remember, LEGO The Force Awakens releases on June 28th! Next Tuesday you can learn more about the storyline around the new Star Wars movies!


New BB-8 Trailer For Lego Star Wars The Force Awakens

Posted on June 2, 2016 by Les Major

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment released a new trailer today for the upcoming June 28th release of Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This character profile highlights BB-8 in a short but sweet video. While the game in general seems to be a retelling of thew hit movie, there has been mention of additional story content as well. It seems the game will bridge the gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens with some backstory to the new cast.

That aside, here is a look at the new BB-8 trailer:


I’ve Dreamed Of Lego Jurassic Park… And Now It’s Real!

Posted on January 29, 2015 by Les Major

Set to be released this June along with the upcoming Jurassic World movie, Warner Bros. and TT Games have revealed the game is in the works. There aren’t many more details at this time, but really, this news is just awesome! The Lego games franchise has been a fantastic experience. In this release, we’ll get all three original Jurassic Park movies, and the new movie Jurassic World as well! Alan Grant minifig action! Jeff Goldblum in Lego form!

I love the movies, all three! Of course I’m looking forward to Jurassic World as well and this game will be fantastic package to really celebrate the franchise.


LEGO The Hobbit Officially Announced

Posted on November 25, 2013 by Joshua Rust

Traveller’s Tales, creator of the fantastic LEGO games, has announced today a new LEGO game based off a popular book series that you may have heard of…LEGO The Hobbit. While some may see these as kids games, I’ll have to give TT credit because the last few games (LEGO Batman 2, LEGO Marvel, LEGO Lord of the Rings), have been exceptionally fun – yes, even for a “kids game”.

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Lego City Undercover | Review

Posted on April 21, 2013 by Les Major

Lego City Undercover is two things, and does both very well. It is an all new Lego adventure in the theme and concept of your favourite titles to date, improving on that design. The game is also possibly the first youth friendly Grand Theft Auto inspired title. It really ends up feeling like you’re getting two games in one with all this content. It took me over 24 hours to get through the story, and I still have side objectives around the city to complete.

Undercover focuses on Chase McCain, a police officer just returning to Lego City after years away. In true GTA fashion, this brings you into the world not knowing how it has changed, either. So you’re exploring along with your character. There is very little I took issue with in Lego City Undercover; I really did love the game. It begins with a broadcast from a radio station, and this is quite a tease since the game itself includes no radio stations. So much otherwise reflects GTA wonderfully. The music in Undercover is great, but for those big action scenes that called for it, they could have faded out the radio stations and got back to the original soundtrack.Read More


LEGO City Undercover Released and New Launch Trailer

Posted on March 19, 2013 by Les Major

The Wii U title that everyone has been waiting for is finally available! Gamers take on the role of undercover detective Chase McCain as he pursues criminal mastermind Rex Fury. Combining the stud collecting adventure of previous LEGO titles and the open world concept we’ve seen developing and improving through games like LEGO Lord of the Rings.

Developed by Traveller’s Tales for Nintendo, LEGO City Undercover swaps multiple characters for outfits Chase can disguise himself with to gain access to new areas with their unique abilities. The game has focused areas like previous LEGO titles in which the missions take place, but there is a city out there to explore as well.Read More


LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Video Shows Stark Tower

Posted on January 27, 2013 by Joshua Rust

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes was just announced a few weeks ago through the Game Informer. It was such a big announcement that it even got cover honors on the magazine. I can’t explain how truly excited I was when I heard that this game was official. I figured that since WB owned Traveller’s Tales (Warner Bros. owns DC – just in case you didn’t know) that we would never see the likes of a Marvel Comics LEGO game ever. But thankfully the stars aligned and it was a dream come true.

But enough of my rambling, on to the video documentary that is narrated by assistant director Steve Sharples. He takes you on a tour of the Stark Tower in LEGO Marvel Super Heroes that details  the tower’s design, creation and gameplay. It also goes into Iron Man’s different suits and how Hulk, Thor and Captain America will work together by combining their powers to solve puzzles.Read More


LEGO City’s Latest Trailer Gives A Glimpse At The Open World

Posted on January 23, 2013 by Les Major

Many saw LEGO City as an open world family friendly GTA like game when it was first announced. Oddly enough I can’t help but think of similarities as I watch this latest trailer that gives a look at some of the games transportation. LEGO games have come a long way in a short time from LEGO Batman 2 having loose open world controls, to LEGO Lord of the Rings getting the formula down much better. Now it seems we’ll have much more to explore in this latest Wii U title.Read More


LEGO Marvel Super Heroes Announced For Autumn

Posted on January 8, 2013 by Broken Joysticks

I’ve lost count of the numerous LEGO games that have been made. Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter and Batman are just a few of the different LEGO games. Add Marvel to the list as Warner Bros. Interactive, TT Games, LEGO and Marvel Entertainment today confirmed the Autumn release of LEGO Marvel Super Heroes across all platforms (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, PC, Vita and 3DS).Read More


Lego Lord Of The Rings Demo Now Available

Posted on December 2, 2012 by Les Major

It’s been a few weeks since the games release, but now you can adventure into Helm’s Deep to get a feel for Travelers Tales take on the battle. This seems like a great starting point since the Lord of the Rings movies did have great epic battles. It looks like the Lego game counterpart pulls that off quite well. There are some fun new mechanics here that keep up the big moments, such as riding on horseback.

Like Lego Batman 2, Lego LOTR has voice overs for the characters but still sticks with lots of comical movements to tell the story. At first I was put off by the idea of the characters talking. However with more complex storylines or those a player may be unfamiliar with or might have forgotten elements from, the voice overs are a plus.

The demo is out now on PC here, and on Xbox Live and PSN. Read on for the launch trailer.Read More


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