LEGO Dimensions have officially announced the next expansion of the incredibly popular toy and video game hybrid in fantastic fashion.
Phase 2 of LEGO Dimensions sees LEGO doubling down on pop culture with the introduction of a whole slew of characters, worlds and settings. The E3 teaser above gives us all a taste of what we can expect from now till next Summer (Winter in Australia) next year.
Fans can expect the following additions to the LEGO Dimensions universe:
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
- Adventure Time
- Mission: Impossible
- Harry Potter
- Adventure Time
- The A-Team
Additional Expansion Packs (unsure if they’re Story, Level, Team or Fun Packs)
- LEGO Batman Movie
- The Goonies
- Sonic The Hedgehog
- Teen Titans Go!
- LEGO City Undercover (?)
- Knight Rider
- The Powerpuff Girls (!!!)
- E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
The teaser trailer is packed with plenty of references to some of these exciting new properties and licenses. In case you missed them or can’t watch videos, here are some screenshots. Some early product photos were also leaked early on Amazon Mexico. Hat tip to The Brothers Brick for the news and photos.
Ethan Hunt from Mission Impossible
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial
Lord Voldemort & Harry Potter
Sonic The Hedgehog
Newt Scamander from Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them
BA Barracus from The A-Team
Sloth from Goonies
Beast Boy from Teen Titans Go!
Gizmo from Gremlins
Game & Pack Information:
All expansion packs provide players with continued compatibility to use everything from waves 1-9 interchangeably, anywhere throughout the game. And no new starter pack is required, as all new packs will simply enhance the LEGO® Dimensions™ Starter Pack game and work with the existing LEGO® Toy Pad.
All-new Battle Arenas will offer first-to-LEGO® videogames competitive split-screen local gameplay for up to four players. LEGO® minifigures included in the wave 6 through 9 expansion packs will come with special, golden Toy Tags (the NFC bases) which unlock a Battle Arena within the Free Play Adventure World of the corresponding entertainment brand. Each Battle Arena has four different gameplay modes and comes with its own traps, special powers and interactive environments that make every battle arena unique.
The Ghostbusters Story Pack, based on the upcoming film, will provide a complete movie-based gameplay experience with six puzzle-packed levels and new LEGO® Gateway bricks that allow players to build Zhu’s Chinese Restaurant atop the LEGO® Toy Pad.
It will also come with a buildable Abby Yates LEGO® minifigure with Proton Blaster and 3-in-1 buildable Ecto-1 which can be rebuilt into the Ectozer and The PerfEcto. The pack unlocks “Rip,” a new Toy Pad mode allowing players to tear open an alternate universe. In this mirror world, players have the ability to solve puzzles and affect objects and other items in the primary universe. And like all gold-tag minifigures purchased, Abby Yates provides access to a new themed Adventure World with its own unique Battle Arena.
The Ghostbusters Story Pack is just the first of this new exciting pack type, with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, based on the highly anticipated theatrical release, still to come later this year. The LEGO®DIMENSIONS™ packs will be the exclusive construction toy offering this holiday for the exciting expansion of J.K Rowling’s Wizarding World.
Personally, I am incredibly excited about LEGO Dimensions Phase 2. I love that LEGO have invested a lot more into a ton of 80s pop culture icons such as Mr T from The A-Team, Ethan Hunt from Mission Impossible, Gremlins, Goonies and even ET.
Most of all, I’m definitely excited about the Adventure Time Team and Level Packs. Being able to own minifigure versions of Finn the Human, Jake the Dog, BMO AND Lumpy Space Princess (oh my glob) is a dream come true for me as I was a huge fan of the cartoons.
Sonic the Hedgehog is also an exciting prospect, given his importance to video game history. It’ll definitely be an insanely fun and iconic LEGO minifigure to own.
I have to say. LEGO and TT Games have really upped their game with LEGO Dimensions Phase 2. It looks like they’re firmly using this product line to appeal to pop culture enthusiasts, and with such a wide swath of characters from Cartoon Network’s finest all the way to 80s television staples, there seems to be something for everyone.
Not shown in the E3 teaser video but mentioned in the press release are the Powerpuff Girls, Beetlejuice and Knight Rider which will probably be saved for a bigger reveal. The Powerpuff Girls is right up my alley and will most likely be a Day 1 purchase for me. I can’t wait to see what the minifigs look like.
In my reviews of LEGO Dimensions packs, I often complain about the price but I know I’ll be suckered in to buying most of these when they come out. Adventure Time is definitely a Day 1 purchase for me and I can’t wait to get my hands on them.
Stay tuned for more solid release dates, which I believe we’ll get closer to E3.
So there you have it, an amazing tease into LEGO Dimensions Phase 2. Let me know your thoughts in the comments and which ones you’re excited for the most!