Over the next two months Marvel has both a movie and a LEGO game being released. Obviously at some point there were going to find a way to sell em both to you at the same time. And that time is now. Thus, this poster, reminding you simultaneously that “Oh, boy, there’s a new Thor movie coming!” And “Oh boy, there’s a LEGO Marvel game coming!” Well played, guys. That’s some Jack Donaghy level cross promotion. Well done indeed.
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I have tried to watch Ninjago several times. I find it grating and nearly unbearable. It’s mostly the speaking. Luckily, someone has taken that out and just had two lego ninja fight each other. That’s much better.
We all knew damn well the moment they announced Dragon’s Crown statues that they weren’t going to be happy until they’d rendered the Sorceress’s ridiculous proportions in three dimensions. And that day has come. Here’s what that looks like. It’s about as terrifying as you’d expect. And that’s even before you notice the skeleton, which doesn’t seem to serve any real purpose, until you realize he’s probably just keeping her upright, and countering the balancing issues that certainly plague her every moment.
You can pre-order the statue here, assuming, you know, that you’re not afraid that just clicking that link will put you on some sort of unfortunate watch list.
I think the rest of my posts today are going to be game trailer related, so I’d thought I’d give you something else first: Lightsabers! Les Mis! Both together at last. Not that either need help making each other awesome, but both together is great. It’s like the first guy that made a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for the first time. People knew they were great on their own, but BAM! Better sandwich. I guesss what I’m trying to say is that Lightsaber Les Miserables is like a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.
Despite the fantastic failure that was LEGO Universe, Funcom has decided that they are going to find a way to make people play with LEGO online, damn it. To that effect, LEGO Minifigures Online, a game that improves on LEGO Universe by… looking pretty much exactly the same. Brilliant. Once again you play a little minifig as you run around, blow stuff up, build stuff out of the wreckage of that stuff, then blow that new stuff up again. You’ll probably also fight some random LEGO monsters or maybe get sent of some quests to kill x number of monsters, or get hired to blow up some monsters’ stuff, which requires fighting some monsters. And then, umm… just do that for fifty levels.
I just don’t think it’s going to work that well, guys. As much as we love LEGO, it’s really an individual thing. I don’t even like playing CO-OP, cause those are my blocks to kersplode! Share the world with thousands of other players, all of whom are also kersploding blocks? Blocks which, due to the nature of online gaming, are just going to get better? Yuck, no.
Plus, you know, not a lot of people care for unlicensed LEGO sets anymore. A quick visit would confirm that they’re all pretty much based on an already existing franchise. Making a giant MMO based on the least popular LEGO franchise seems odd. Least you could have done was add some Ninjago. Or that new one, with the Lion-O guy? That’s probably a better move.
Finally, LEGO games give us the one piece that has been missing from these games historically: an elderly fame whoring comic writer who is turned into a LEGO version of himself that is somehow able to access all the powers that he imbued his creations with.
He’s almost certainly gonna be a post game unlock, or he’ll make the game way too easy. But if you’ve been just aching to play a game as Stan Lee, but found his appearance in that one Spider-Man just way too lacking in LEGO-ness, here’s the way to go.
Yeah, it’s Assassin’s Creed, and it looks awesome, and extra piratey this time. But the fact that they still haven’t created one you can launch without a wrist flick is mighty disappointing. I could overlook any other issue with the thing, but the most exciting bit of the blade is that “wrist flick and then there’s a blade” feature. No matter how accurate you make it otherwise the fact that I have to reach over and click it is a bummer.
And as long as we’re complaining, why isn’t there a legitimate replica yet? Maybe without the blade, that would probably had dangerously towards “selling a concealed weapon.” But even if you were to replace the blade with a realistic looking foam you could probably create a fairly accurate replica made out of metal, and with the wrist flick-y feature everyone wants. The stupid Portal Guns sold out almost immediately. There’s probably a decent market for these things. Make it happen, Ubisoft.
Not just Adventure Time characters in Lego, they remade the entire sweeping intro out of Legos. It moved a little slower because using Lego models for every frame takes a bunch of time. So I understand it was easier to just extend the shots a little. Plus, that’s a lot of detail they put in for basically a second of footage. Adventure Time!
Who wants this? I want this. Guess what? You can actually buy this. Yup, it made it passed whatever board decides which Lego sets they mass produce and this one made it. I just need to figure out how quickly I should buy it because I don’t know how quickly these sorts of things sell. A portion of the sales also goes to charity if that helps persuade you. It helps me.