Classic Monsters Attack Lego Worlds

Way back in 2015, I did a post about Lego: Dimensions, Lego's entry into the "toys-to-life" genre of video gaming. Specifically, in light of the many licenses Lego applied to Dimensions (e.g., Back to the Future, Ghostbusters, Scooby-Doo, etc.), I wondered if this video game would get around to incorporating the classic movie monsters that were seen in the Monster Fighters and Pharaoh’s Quest lines of Lego kits. Fast-forward to last month when Lego announced its discontinuation of Dimensions, and it looks like no classic monsters will be added to this game during its run. Yet all is not lost, monster fans: Lego also announced recently that it would be adding a horror-themed DLC expansion pack called "Monster World" to its Lego Worlds video game. Better late than never, I suppose.

I've heard about Lego Worlds before, and it sounded like Lego's attempt to cash in on the popularity of Minecraft's open sandbox style of gaming. While I'm sure that this is still the case, it also looks like Lego Worlds will also be like Dimensions but without the toys-to-life component. In other words, unlike its predecessor, gamers can enjoy Lego Worlds without having to buy more Lego toys to unlock extra characters, items and locations within the game.

I watched the preview video for the Monster World DLC pack and it looks like a ton of ghoulish fun. In addition to classic monsters such as vampires, werewolves and mummies, I noticed nods to the monsters in films such as The Fly, It and Ringu. Now, if they could just transfer the Midway Arcade pack from Dimensions over to Lego Worlds ....

Lego's Fly Monster.


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