The next big thing that LEGO has been working on is LEGO Fusion which was first announced last week. The idea of it is to combine traditional building with a virtual experience. I’ve recently found out that LEGO has also released a minisite for the new theme. LEGO Fusion will be available this August and September for $34.99 each at LEGO Brand Stores and Toy R Us as well as online on the respective sites.
On the page, you can see all four sets that will be included in the initial wave of LEGO Fusion: Town Master (21204), Battle Towers (21205), Create & Race (21206), and Resort Designer (21208). There are also videos for each of the sets demonstrating some examples of the builds as well as how the build is transferred to the virtual world and the different gameplay you can enjoy.
Town Master (21204)
In this simulation game, players create and rule their own LEGO town, first by building it with LEGO bricks, then by capturing it and importing it to the game. Children build everything from houses to a pizzeria, fire station and bike shop while completing errands and missions like catching robbers, fighting fires and skateboarding. To keep the minifigure citizens happy, players solve problems through physical building and earn points to gain access to more structures, and even run additional towns.
Battle Towers (21205)
Players build a tower and defend it against attack so they can rule the kingdom. First, players design the Battle Towers with real LEGO pieces, then capture them and import them to the game. Next, players choose tower defenders like wizards and archers and battle against evil warriors, skeleton armies, and more. If a tower is damaged in battle, players can repair the damage with a timed build with the game’s real LEGO bricks.
Create & Race (21206)
In this racing game, players get behind the wheel and virtually drive the cars that they create with real LEGO bricks. Once a custom vehicle is digitally designed, physically built, and imported to the game, it can be optimized for success in racing, demolition or stunts. Players learn that every brick shape and color on the vehicle matters for performance. Three themed courses offer endless challenges unlocked by physical LEGO builds, and children can even ghost race against friends to top the leaderboard.
Resort Designer (21208)
Players help the LEGO Friends design new vacation houses, shops and activities for Ambersands Beach. After building 2-D facades, capturing them and importing them to the game, players can design the interiors of 3-D digital structures, such as an aquarium, surf shop and beach houses. Children can unlock new levels and build more resorts by completing missions like rescuing dolphins, riding horses, surfing and other resort activities.