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Breaking News: Announcing LEGO Dimensions

Lego Dimensions

HOLY F. This September, LEGO jumps into the physical toys-into-video game world (a la Skylanders and Disney Infinity) with LEGO Dimensions.

Start a new piggy bank to save up lots of coinage for the LEGO Dimensions game and the many LEGO Dimensions character figures! I can already picture Frodo, Marty McFly and Emmet going on, dare I say, awesome, time-bending adventures together. Back to the Awesome Future of Middle Earth!

Watch the LEGO Dimensions announcement video:

Now here’s the press release:

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, and The Lego Group will launch Lego Dimensions, which merges physical Lego brick building with interactive console game play. Scheduled for release on September 27, the game will fuse a number of fan-favorite Lego universes together, including DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings, The Lego Movie, The Wizard of Oz, Lego Ninjago, Back to the Future, and more.

For the first time in any Lego video game, characters from iconic entertainment franchises can join forces and battle in worlds outside of their own. In addition to the game, the Lego Dimensions Starter Pack will include the Lego Toy Pad, which allows players to transport special Lego minifigures and other Lego objects into the game; bricks to build the Lego Gateway; and three Lego Minifigures, including Lego Batman from DC Comics, Lego Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings, and Wyldstyle from The Lego Movie; plus the Lego Batmobile.

“When kids play with Lego bricks, they build beyond the singular brands, intermixing all of their favorite characters and universes, and we have come up with a way for players to experience that in games,” said Jon Burton, Founder and Creative Director, TT Games. “Now for the first time in a video game, Lego fans can play in the virtual world and in the real world—combining everything without restrictions. Imagine putting Lego Gollum from The Lord of the Rings behind the wheel of the Lego Delorean in New Ninjago City—the creative play is endless.”

Lego Dimensions will allow gamers to customize their experience with additional Level Packs, Team Packs, and Fun Packs that provide new buildable characters, vehicles, gadgets, mission-based levels, and in-game abilities. All expansion packs provide gamers with the opportunity to use everything interchangeably, anywhere throughout the game.

The packs available this year will include the Back to the Future Level Pack with a Lego Marty McFly minifigure; two DC Comics Fun Packs with Wonder Woman and Cyborg minifigures; four The Lego Movie Fun Packs with Emmet, Bad Cop, Benny, and Unikitty; and more.

Additional packs to round out this year’s assortment will be announced in the months leading up to launch, and released regularly into next year.

Lego Dimensions will be available for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and the Wii U systems.

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