The San Diego Comic Con 2016 schedules are out and surprisingly, there aren’t that many LEGO panels this year as compared to last year. I scanned the schedules and I’ve only found there are three and they are all on Sunday.
The first panel revolves around LEGO Dimensions and the new content that will be coming out in a few months.
The second one is for LEGO Ninjago and it will be discussing the latest season and also talk about the development of the sets as well as some new stories for Ninjago.
The final panel is for LEGO Nexo Knights and they will discuss the characters and the development of the TV series as well as the product design process of the sets.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, and The LEGO Group offer Comic-Con attendees a new glimpse inside the ever-expanding realm of LEGO Dimensions. Be among the first to see a new trailer, new characters, and game features in this unparalleled mash-up game experience. Featuring key members of the TT Games development team and voice acting talent. All attendees will receive a limited-edition LEGO Green Arrow minifigure! LEGO Dimensions is now available for PlayStation4 and PlayStation3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and the Wii U system.
Sunday July 24, 2016 11:15am – 12:15pm
LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu
Tommy Andreasen (showrunner), Kevin and Dan Hageman (writers, Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu), join Simon Lucas (design lead), Christopher Stamp (designer), and Nelson Lamonica (property lead) discuss the latest season of the Cartoon Network TV series, offer a behind-the-scenes look at the development of the toys, and talk about new stories in the Ninjago universe. Vincent Tong (voice actor) will discuss his role as the voice of Kai, the Red Ninja. Moderated by Brian Bowler (marketing director).
Sunday July 24, 2016 1:00pm – 2:00pm
LEGO Nexo Knights: Behind the Scenes
Get a look at the newest property from The LEGO Goup: Nexo Knights! Tommy Andreasen (showrunner) and Mark Hoffeimeir (writer) discuss the characters and the development of the TV series seen on Cartoon Network. Samuel Johnson (senior designer) and Mark Stafford (senior designer) talk about the product design process and Melissa Pickering (design manager) talks about creating a digital experience that bridges the digital and the physical. Vincent Tong (voice actor) joins the panel to talk about bringing the character of Jestro to life on screen. Moderated by Brian Bowler (marketing director).
Sunday July 24, 2016 2:45pm – 3:45pm
The LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Video Game was just recently released and we here at The Brick Fan have partnered up with Kinguin to do a giveaway for the game. Actually this is for three copies of the PC version of the game so if you want to get in on the action, head on over to Kinguin to enter.
The giveaway will run until July 10 and the winner will be announced on July 11. Kinguin will be suppling the codes so you’ll have to contact them at [email protected] to claim your prize.
Good luck to everyone that enters and May the Force Be With You!
Earlier today, Mark Warburton from TT Games shared some images of the Sonic the Hedgehog minifigure that will coming out for year two of LEGO Dimensions. As we know by know Sonic the Hedgehog will be one of the new licensed properties that will be coming to the popular toys-to-life genre along with a slew of other characters.
As you can see, the Sonic LEGO minifigure is pretty true to the character with the new molded head piece. He is also shown holding a life preserver piece instead of the One Ring piece as shown at the end of the trailer but this could be just a placeholder. We’ll have to wait and see when the images of the expansion pack are released.
Thanks to everyone who emailed this in from NeoGAF while I was at work.
The LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens Video Game will be releasing in just two short days and there are some new character vignettes that have been shown off including Kylo Ren and Rey.
If you didn’t know yet, there are two versions of the game, the regular edition and the Deluxe Edition. The best version for your money is the Deluxe as it includes the Season Pass for the game which includes a number of Level and Character Packs. Also included is the exclusive Finn (FN-2187) minifigure.
There are a few retailers that will be having different exclusives when the game comes out so here’s a list of what deals are included with who.
20% off physical pre-order and newly released games
Jabba’s Palace Character Pack
The Empire Strikes Back Character Pack
Kylo Ren’s Command Shuttle (30279) polybag
20% off if you’re part of the Gamer’s Club
First Order Star Destroyer (30277) polybag
In the past few days, TT Games has been releasing images and videos as well as content of some of the upcoming IPs that will be included in year 2 of LEGO Dimensions at E3 2016. In yesterday’s livestream at E3 2016, they showed off some more of images.
If you didn’t see the official announcement last week, there are 16 new IPs that will be coming to LEGO Dimensions including: Adventure Time, Mission: Impossible, The A-Team, Ghostbusters, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, The LEGO Batman Movie, Harry Potter, The Goonies, Sonic The Hedgehog, Teen Titans Go!, LEGO City Undercover, Knight Rider, The Powerpuff Girls, Gremlins, Beetlejuice, and E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.
Like with the previous year, the expansion packs will be coming in a number of waves starting in September, November, January, and March.
One of the main things the’ve highlighted is the new Battle Arenas feature which is a competitive gameplay that consists of up to four players. All of the the upcoming and previous characters will be able to be used in the Battle Arenas which themselves have four game modes including Capture the Flag.
News about the year 2 content of LEGO Dimensions will continue coming out this summer as we head towards the release in September. I wouldn’t be totally surprised if TT Games makes an appearance at San Diego Comic Con next month with more reveals so stay tuned for that.
E3 2016 is still going on and TT Games is still promoting the new wave of LEGO Dimensions content. In today’s interview with IGN, Arthur Parsons has revealed that there will be a couple more Story Packs that will be coming in the the future including Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them as well as The LEGO Batman Movie.
We knew there was going to be a Fantastic Beasts pack but it’s cool that it’s a Story Pack to play out the upcoming movie. The LEGO Batman Movie Story Pack was really interesting because I would’ve thought that it might be a standalone game but being part of LEGO Dimensions is neat.
Further along in the interview, Arthur also mentioned that in the Goonies pack, you can play as all the Goonies as well as Sloth. Check out the full 9-minute IGN interview below.
Earlier today over on Twitch, Arthur Parsons and James Mcloughlin from TT Games showed of some of the gameplay of the LEGO Dimensions Ghostbusters Story Pack (71242). The pack tells the story of the upcoming Ghostbusters movie but you can also see other franchises mixed in with it. In the demo, you can also see some other characters being used like Jake from the Adventure Time Team Pack (71206) and Stripe from a future Gremlins pack. Check out the video in the link above.
Things just got spookier in LEGO Dimensions with the all-new Ghostbusters Story Pack! Relive the film and help Abby Yates and her team of Ghostbusters save the world from the mysterious and evil ghost, Rowen, across 6 action-packed levels of gameplay. Equip Abby with her Proton Blaster to activate her Charge Transfer ability to move electricity between conduits, and use her Intelligence Access ability for puzzle-solving. Ride around in the Ecto 1, then rebuild it into the Ectozer and The Perfecto for super-charged power. Customize the LEGO Toy Pad with the Zhu’s Chinese Restaurant gateway build, and unlock a brand new Ghostbusters Adventure World and exclusive Battle Arena.
-Things just got spookier in LEGO Dimensions with the all-new Ghostbusters Story Pack!
-Relive the film and help Abby Yates and her team of Ghostbusters save the world from the mysterious and evil ghost, Rowen, across 6 action-packed levels of gameplay.
-Customize the LEGO Toy Pad with the Zhu’s Chinese Restaurant gateway build, and unlock a brand new Ghostbusters Adventure World and exclusive Battle Arena.