A couple of days ago, we reported on an interesting argument over at LEGO Dimensions that could lead to the possible inclusion of Supergirl and Green Arrow in the roster of its DC Superhero characters. Accordingly, an unknown hacker was able crack into the game’s system and discovered some pretty interesting finds. By gaining access to LEGO Dimensions’ specific codes, he was able to unlock the minifigure characters of Supergirl and Green Arrow which led to speculations ranging from a discontinued LEGO Dimensions character set, or on a very clever take on how to modify the LEGO Dimension’s core game.
In either case, the last piece of evidence that seems to validate these claims was found in LEGO’s very own Replacement Parts service. As it turns out, specific minifig parts of Supergirl are made available on the site if you type in 71170 – the LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack code for Playstation 3. The following are the minifigure parts that were thought to belong to Supergirl. The prints on these parts are pretty much obvious.
Now another piece of ‘evidence’ surfaced on the internet via Bricks to Life, and this time, an actual gameplay video involving Supergirl and Green Arrow can be seen which further strengthen the notion of another Wave coming anytime soon. The YouTube video was uploaded by a certain Lego Vid just two days ago. Watch the video below:
As seen on the video (around 1:24 mark), Supergirl is capable of firing off a destructive laser eye blast, coupled with a powerful dash that mows down baddies and other structures. Green Arrow on the other hand can fire his arrows in rapid succession and even has a special triple arrow attack which can hit multiple enemies at the same time.
Hot from the reveal of his first video, Lego Vid posted another one just yesterday which shows a rather interesting ability that Supergirl has. Watch this:
UPDATE (April 7, 2016): Due to an alleged copyright infringement complaint from Warner Bros. Entertainment, YouTube has decided to remove the video below as of yesterday. We will not be surprised if Lego Vid’s other video will be taken down as well. We’ll leave you to speculate on the reasons behind this move from Warner Bros.
The video shows Supergirl in her Red Lantern rendition, together with LEGO Ninjago’s Lloyd and other characters from the first video. There were no other details given in the video other than the fact that Supergirl’s gameplay is very much the same as that of Superman, while Green Arrow have similar abilities as that of Legolas.
So far, these series of revelations may actually point out that LEGO could have actually considered the inclusion of these superheroes in the roster of LEGO Dimension characters. We just have to wait and see if LEGO will surprise with another ‘Surprise Wave’ in the works, or even perhaps a prelude to a Series 2 in the near future.
A few weeks ago, the LEGO Reddit community was set ablaze because of a post by a certain Reddit user (whose account was eventually deleted) claiming that he has found a way to crack inside LEGO Dimensions by messing around with the set’s toy pads and a little bit of NFC know-how. What he discovered opened a Pandora’s box of questions and speculations about LEGO’s hit toys-to-life games. Groove Bricks offered a great summary of what has been discussed recently within the LEGO Dimensions community regarding these discoveries.
According to our unnamed ‘game hacker’, he allegedly discovered the in-game images of Supergirl and Green Arrow tucked away in some part of the game. He says he found a way to access the specific codes that allowed him to unlock the minifigures’ characters.
Truth be told, this is not the first time a post like this surfaced over the Internet. Reddit user Ohnoto said it succinctly:
This isn’t the first post with someone stating they have at minimum “reverse-engineered” the game to discover some upcoming unannounced characters.
I don’t need any validity or proof, personally. We have spoiler tags for a reason, for posts like this.I can’t stress enough to everyone to take any and all “spoilers” with a grain of salt. These could be upcoming characters, or these could have been cancelled characters originally meant to be in series 1, or files used from Lego Batman were used to save on coding and has these characters remaining in the data files.
Ultimately, we just don’t know until Series 2 is officially announced.
Those creating the game spend a lot of time making a game that will be enjoyable. Personally, I would not spoil anything, but wait until those creating the game want to reveal it, on their own time and when they are ready.
Another compelling argument in favor of the existence of Supergirl and Green Arrow in LEGO Dimensions came from Reddit user RamperRamps. According to his post, his discovery did not involve any fancy hacking or modification. He was just trying to look for some replacement parts for his LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack 71170 for PlayStation 3 over at LEGO’s Replacement Parts service. When he typed the set’s code 71170, he found some pieces which have not been released yet in any LEGO Dimensions set, particularly these ones:
Though the cape can easily be argued to belong to Superman as well, as of this writing, LEGO’s replacement service lists No. 768 and No. 2941 as ‘out of stock’, including another piece which is described as ‘Wig w/ Long Ponytail (Element #4578853)’. Here’s a closer look at these pieces respectively.
It doesn’t take rocket science to figure out that these torso, legs, and wig can potentially be that of Supergirl. A quick look at our LEGO Dimensions database will show that these elements are not included in any existing LEGO Dimensions minifigure.
The question now remains: why are these replacement parts included in LEGO’s system for the LEGO Dimensions Starter Set? Can it mean that we might see a LEGO Dimensions Supergirl minifigure anytime soon? Or was this just a part of an original plan that unfortunately did not come to pass? What do you think? Share us your thoughts in the comments section below.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment came up with this cool DC Superhero mashup video to celebrate the theatrical release of Batman VS Superman: Dawn of Justice. The trailer includes the LEGO DC Superheroes and Super Villains as seen in the hit toys-to-life game, LEGO Dimensions. Watch this.
With LEGO Dimensions Wave 4 characters at the helm, the video highlights some of the cool superhero (and villain) tandems that you can only see in LEGO Dimensions. You might see them at odds on the big screen, but Superman and Batman set their differences aside by joining together to defeat the evil Lord Vortech. Joining them are Kai and Stay Puft (aka Marshmallow Man), with Gamer Kid and Aquaman not far behind. The possibilities are endless when you combine these heroes with the rest of the characters from The Lego Movie, Lord of the Rings, Ghostbusters, LEGO Ninjago, The Simpsons, and a whole lot more.
The LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack comes with a Batman minifigure together with his 3-in-1 rebuildable Batmobile, Gandalf from the Lord of the Rings, and Wyldstyle from the LEGO Movie. Players can expand their DC Superhero collection in LEGO Dimensions with Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and Cyborg Fun Packs, and the Joker and Harley Quinn Team Pack. Each pack comes with a LEGO rebuildable vehicle.
Wave 4 offers a level pack with Gamer Kid’s Midway Arcade. By building Gamer Kid’s Spy Hunter vehicle and Arcade Machine unlocks a host of retro arcade games from Midway. These are Seven Twenty, Badlands, Blasteroids, Championship Sprint, Defender, Defender II, Gauntlet, Gauntlet II, KLAX, Joust, Joust 2, Marble Madness, Paperboy, Rampage, Road Blasters, Robron, Spyhunter, SuperSprint, Timber, Toobin, Cyberball, Vindicators and Xybots. If you are totally perplexed about these titles, go ask your mom or dad and you might be surprised to know that they might have been title holders of the prestigious ATHS, aka ‘All-Time High Score’.
Gamer Kid himself comes with a pretty cool array of abilities that can be unlocked during the course of the game. These are Stealth, Laser, Speed, Invulnerability, and Super Strength. His G-6155 Spy Hunter has two buildable modes: Interdiver and Aerial Spyhunter form. The seemingly robotic Arcade Machine also has plenty of surprises underneath. Depending on the level, it may transform either to an 8-bit shooter and Pixilator Pod with more abilities to be unlocked in each rebuild.
Wave 4 also has a DC Superman Fun Pack that offers a Superman minifig together with his Hover Pod vehicle. It’s kind of interesting, if not puzzling to consider the choice of having Superman bundled with a vehicle since he might not really need any flying machine anyways. Well, it’s just me thinking. Superman, as you may have guessed, comes with a powerhouse of abilities: Flying (isn’t that obvious?), Dive, Invulnerability, Laser Deflector, Freeze Breath, X-Ray Vision, and Super Strength. His Hover Pod can be rebuilt either as a Krypton Striker or Super Stealth Pod.
Now, the DC Comics Aquaman Fun Pack is quite an interesting lot. When you unlock Aquaman’s playable character and his Aqua Watercraft vehicle in the game, you are allowed access to certain indispensable abilities such as Atlantis, Growth, Hazard Cleaner and Dive. His Aqua Watercraft can transform into the Seven Seas Speeder and Trident of Fire for further unlocks.
Lastly, we have the Ghostbusters Stay Puft Fun Pack, featuring our scary, but cute ghost villain the Marshmallow Man with the iconic Terror Dog from the 80’s film. Marshmallow Man has Hazard Protection, Big Transform and Super Strength abilities while the Terror Dog can be rebuilt as the Terror Dog Destroyer and Soaring Terror Dog.
Watch this nifty video from FamilyGamerTVfor more info on Wave 4 characters.
Lego Dimensions offers a unique play experience that you’ll never find in other games that belong to the toys-to-life genre. Though we have seen a proliferation of LEGO based console games for the past years, LEGO is not content of having our thumbs doing all the movement. Thus the LEGO Dimensions were conceived, mashing up your favorite coop video game with real-world brick building activities.
Like any standard LEGO set, LEGO Dimensions comes in several bricks and other elements that are used to build the interactive LEGO Gateway on top of its Toy Pad. But if you’re the type that goes beyond the bricks and LEGO guides, then like any Master Builder, you have the leeway to have some more creative fun. LEGO recognizes this and explicitly encouraged the community to flex their creative muscles in building their own customized gateways.
Brickstolife highlights the coolest custom-built Gateways that fans shared with the LEGO Dimensions community. Let’s take a look at some of them.
Be sure to check the rest of Brickstolife’s gallery for more pictures of these awesome builds. Have you done something awesome with your LEGO Dimensions Gateway build? Let us know in the comments section!
Prior to the official launch of LEGO Dimensions last September 27, the highly successful toys-to-life genre from LEGO, gave fans an awesome teaser of a checklist via its Facebook page. As it seems, LEGO has already thought everything well ahead with all the waves of its Dimensions Packs having specific release dates. Now that Waves 1 to 3 is already out, everyone seems to be very eager to place their pre-order for Waves 4 and 5.
The DC Aquaman Fun Pack comes with the Aquaman figure along with his Trident and Aqua Watercraft vehicle. In the game, his abilities include diving and swimming deep under water, summoning water elements and other sea creatures using his Atlantis ability; and like Krusty the Clown, he has the ability to grow plants and fill Spray Fill Switches to solve specific puzzles. This fun pack comes in 43 pieces and retails at $7.49 on Amazon.
The DC Superman Fun pack comes in 48 pieces and sees our Kryptonian hero riding in his Hover Pod (though we really think that he doesn’t need a ride to fly around). First appearing in LEGO Dimensions, the Hover Pod has never been seen before in any comics or DC related products. In LEGO Dimensions, Superman can be seen flying around Metropolis in Painting the Town Black, when he saw Batman, Gandalf, and Wyldstyle briefly, before being sucked into the vortex, and is possibly held prisoner by Lord Vortech. This fun pack also retails at $7.49 via Amazon.
For those who grew up along with the ghost fighting antics of Peter Venkman and the rest of his Ghost Busters team, one iconic character (other than Slimer perhaps) will always pop into mind: the puffy, Stay Puft, Marshmallow Man. With 65 pieces to work with, the Ghostbusters Stay Puft Fun Pack gives you the chance to build Marshmallow Man and the Terror Dog. This fun pack also retails at $7.49 via Amazon.
The Midway Arcade Level Pack grants you access to the world of retro gaming as you help the Gamer Kid, with his Arcade Machine and G-6155 Spy Hunter, in his mission to bring back all of the characters in Midway Arcade and bring order once again in the gaming world. Some of the classic arcade games included in this level pack are Robotron 2084, Joust, Gauntlet, Sprint, Rampage, and Spy Hunter. The Midway Arcade Level Pack comes in 96 pieces and retails online at $29.99 via Amazon.
You may notice that based on the original Facebook post by LEGO Dimensions, Wave 5’s initial release date was slated for May 10. However, Amazon listed and will officially release this last wave by May 31- almost a month delayed from the pre-announced schedule. Wave 5 marks the end of support for the current LEGO Dimensions including the Slimer Fun Pack (71241), the Ninjago Lloyd Fun Pack (71239), and DC Bane Fun Pack (71240).
The Ninjago Lloyd Fun Pack sees the katana wielding ninja in his full golden armor together a mini version of his Golden Dragon. Lloyd appears in the ‘Elements of Surprise’ level together with Kai, Cole, Jay and Sensei Wu. The Lloyd Fun Pack comes in 56 pieces and retails at Amazon for $8.49.
The last figure worthy of mention here is the DC Bane Fun Pack, featuring of course the fearsome and formidable Bane with his Drill Driver. He is first in LEGO Dimensions in chase scene against Batman and Robin in Gotham City in the Prologue, shooting out crystal shards of Kryptonite. Suddenly, a portal appeared sucking up Robin while Batman jumped in saving his sidekick. We see Bane laughing at the demise of the Dynamic Duo. This fun pack retails at $8.49 via Amazon and comes in 52 pieces.
Though we may have seen the end of the line for LEGO Dimensions, we’re pretty sure that Traveller’s Tales and Warner Bros. Interactive still have something great under their sleeves. We still yet to see if a sequel is in the works, or there is another hidden level waiting to be revealed in the game. We’ll keep a close watch, and until then let’s play on!
Warner Bros. Interactive released the above trailer today along with this press release:
For the first time in any LEGO videogame, characters and vehicles from some of the biggest entertainment brands in the universe converge in LEGO® Dimensions™. In a new short trailer illustrating the game’s crazy, possible mash-ups, Dr. Venkman from Ghostbusters™, Doc Brown from Back to the Future™, and The Doctor from the long running British science fiction television series Doctor Who, unexpectedly come together.
Fans can play through individual levels based on these popular properties in the game’s main story. Players can also explore one distinct, freeplay Adventure World for each of these entertainment properties with any LEGO Dimensions minifigure belonging to that brand. Each Adventure World provides players access to additional gameplay content and exploration throughout some of the most iconic locations from each brand’s universe.
Ghostbusters fans who want to spookify their LEGO Dimensions experience beyond the Ghostbusters level in the LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack can add the Ghostbusters Level Pack featuring “A Spook Central Adventure!” a mission-based Ghostbusters level where players must fight Gozer and save New York City. The pack comes with a buildable Peter Venkman LEGO minifigure and Proton Pack, Ecto-1 and Ghost Trap – all playable in the game. Players can replay through the game and other levels to trap ghosts and access more collectibles in their journey to save the LEGO multiverse.
Players who want to head back to the future in an epic LEGO Dimensions adventure, can add the Back to the Future Level Pack which unlocks the exclusive “A Hill Valley Time Travel Adventure” level. The pack comes with a buildable Marty McFly LEGO minifigure, DeLorean Time Machine which can travel through time and access areas, plus a Hoverboard. Players can also expand their LEGO Dimensions gameplay with the Back to the Future Doc Brown Fun Pack, featuring a buildable Doc Brown minifigure and rebuildable Traveling Time Train.
Fans who want more of the Whoniverse beyond the Doctor Who level in the LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack can purchase the Doctor Who Level Pack which includes “The Dalek Extermination of Earth,” an additional mission-based Doctor Who level, along with a 12th Doctor LEGO minifigure, TARDIS that can travel across time and space, and K-9 – all playable in the game. Gamers can play as any of the twelve doctors. When the 12th Doctor is defeated in the level, he returns as the 1st Doctor and then regenerates back up to the 12th Doctor again. The interior of the TARDIS will reflect the corresponding Doctor the player embodies or can be manually selected. There’s even a jukebox inside where players can choose among different versions of the Doctor Who theme music. Players can further upgrade their LEGO Dimensions gameplay with the Doctor Who Cyberman Fun Pack, featuring a buildable Cyberman minifigure and rebuildable Dalek.
There are a bunch of LEGO Dimensions Packs50% off on Amazon! These are really great deals, but it also makes me wonder what the future plans are for LEGO Dimensions. Some of the packs 50% off, were just released a few days ago. Further, we have not heard much about future releases other than the ones we have known for awhile.