More Dimensions Team and Fun packs announced

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Seven more Dimensions packs have been announced, including Superman, Aquaman and Doc Brown.

This takes the number of known Dimensions sets to 37: 24 fun packs, 4 level packs, 4 team packs and five starter sets for different platforms.

According to BrickFanatics, who first posted this news, "additional well-known brands and expansion packs joining the adventure for 2015 and 2016 will be announced in the coming months."

One thing is already for sure, anyone who wants them all is going to have to fork out an absolute fortune!

56 comments on this article

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By in United Kingdom,

LEGO are really hoping for some money this time around. None of the fan community would know the last time they put this much into a video game. And 37+ sets are a good deal more than most themes this year - and this is a NEW theme. The question is: Who would have enough money for sets and then all of these packs?

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By in United Kingdom,

I do like the Doc's new hair piece. Could make a great William Hartnell.

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By in United Kingdom,

Doc Brown has a new hair piece, so that will be a necessary purchase for sure. It appears TLC are putting a lot behind this, so I will watch with great interest to see how the game is received.

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By in Belgium,

Am I the only one wondering why they're not doing this on PC?

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By in United States,

LEGO better be putting a lot into these, they aren't cheap. If you want everything it's going to cost like $3000 for a video game.

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By in Australia,

There is a LOT of marketing dollars going into this from both LEGO and WB. Hopefully for everyones sake the game is actually enjoyable to play and not just a minifigure factory.

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By in Germany,

The Doc Brown hair piece looks like the same piece as the Doctor's.

I do hope they do a release video showing the Dimensions box being found by Peter Capaldi/The Doctor outside the TARDIS...

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By in United States,

I really wonder how the technology works. Each character is basically a standard minifigure and then they have their own individual base. Makes me think that each one can be used in the game with just the base. But then there are the vehicles whose bases look to all be just a translucent blue color with no distinguishing marks. So, how are those used in the game? And can you reconfigure the vehicle? I wonder if there will be some sort of scanning feature that uses a 3D camera to determine what you've built.

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By in United States,

I can't wait for this game!

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By in United States,

Part of me wants to buy some of these guys (Especially the new Doc Brown), and resell the bases, so I hope there's an RFID or something in the base rather than something in the Minifigs.

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By in Germany,

I very much doubt you can take the minifig off its base. It will be one piece. Probably even the torso will not be removable. I am very skeptical about these - if they are only usable within the game context, like the Skythingies, they are worthless for Lego users/collectors. And then they will end up like them, too - huge discounts within a couple of months, low price on the secondary market.

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By in United States,

Looks like some new faces for some existing minifigures, like on Superman and it looks like for Aquaman too (although I can't really see that clearly). And I thought I was only going to be buying the Portal 2 pack

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By in United Kingdom,

@Mickitat: Actually, it's been previously confirmed by lego that the figures are fully removable from their bases and can be used as normal minifigs.

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By in United Kingdom,

Nooo! Why the hell did they make Doc Brown exclusive! That's another £20 out my wallet :/

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By in United States,

@Mickitat It has already been confirmed that the figure ARE removable. The NFC chip is in the base, so really all you need is the base to play the game. As for the vehicles. I'm not sure we even know if these will be used in the game or if they are just for being an additional play feature.

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By in United Kingdom,

In the trailer (The new one featuring Christopher Lloyd) You see Sauron in Minifig form (in game) I really want a Sauron Minifig IRL, hope they release a pack for him!!!

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By in United Kingdom,

The way I understood it was that the figure (or rather it's base) unlocks that character in the game. I imagine you then use the character in game to unlock the vehicle and instructions to build it both in game and real life. (I think it's been confirmed that the set instructions are only for building the figure). Would make sense and give you a reason to play the game.

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By in Canada,

Welp that does it, I'm not eating for the next year.

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By in Germany,

Really? Oh, wow. That's great for Lego collectors. For video gamers, too, the market will probably be flooded with bases, then..

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By in United States,

I'm going to go broke if they don't have a black Friday sale.

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By in United Kingdom,

hopefully there will be some nice discounts on these sets. A few have some very desirable items in them but generally are very overpriced.

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By in United States,

Wow, these are all amazing. Kudos to the licensing and design teams.

It's funny how many rejected Ideas projects are represented here: Wizard of Oz, Portal, the Back to the Future III train, etc. I hope they're not too expensive, because a popular minifig and great little minibuild are really the perfect impulse buy,

I suspect that even if interest in the Dimensions game is not strong at first, demand will be more than made up by the casual LEGO fan who just wants these sets.

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By in Australia,

@Mickitat I think we can finally put to bed the question about removing the minifigs from the bases. The actual video with Doc Brown clearly shows separate elements as he builds the set.

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By in United States,

Or we could just all look at the instructions posted last week that showed the mini figures build. Don't over think things LEGO fans! :)

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By in United States,

Target.com has the Back to the Future level pack for pre-order at $30 and the Kai & Cole team pack for $25. And a few fun packs for $15.

This is a little pricier than I pictured. I figured $20/$15/$10.

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By in Germany,

They are killing my anticipation. At first I was like "Ok, this is gonna be expensive but I'm gonna get them all". Now it seems they announce new packs on a weekly basis when the game won't be out until holiday season and I'm starting to think I will just pass on it. It's too much packs for collecting (you can buy Lego sets for that money), it's too expensive for collecting, gameplay looks to be like any other Lego game.

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By in United States,

Love Doc Brown's hair piece, and I can't wait for the sets to come out (particularly Dr Who, so Doc Brown can debate time travel / time stream theories with the Doctor. )

Now if only they would release the BTTF time train at a larger scale..

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By in United States,

Glad I am not going for this.

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By in United States,


Starter pack- $100
24 fun packs- $15 each = $360
4 level packs- $25 each = $100
4 team packs- $30 each = $120

$680 for a complete collection, plus tax, if you get it all at MSRP. Even half that price is absurd for one video game and a few dozen figures and builds.

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By in United States,

So this game has introduced two new hairpieces (12th Doctor, Doc Brown), and a new hoverboard, sonic screwdriver, and portal gun. I appreciate that.

I've heard complaints about no PC release, but think about the gimmick. PCs are not equipped with toys-to-life hardware, and an accessory to allow it would just raise the price even further.

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By in Poland,

I like these little constructions which are additions to minifigs. It would be very nice sets - without these game accesories.

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By in Canada,

Great Scott! How did I miss that new trailer with Christopher Lloyd? And these reveals. I think I can safely ignore most Theme sets and just pick up this game from here on out to wind up with all the awesome characters I've always wanted, without the cumbersome and space consuming collection of bricks that all the sets come with. Sure they can be fun sets, but this is a price conscientious Minifigure collector's dream.

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By in Canada,

@8BrickMario Every copy of the game comes with the hardware. Nintendo systems have NFC scanners, but only Nintendo games have used them so far.

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By in United States,

Holy cow, I would be more excited about an exclusive Sauron minifig that I already am about the Portal pack. Please Lego, we need a Sauron figure!

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By in United States,

Anyone else notice the Light bley Apollo studs in the Bane one? The Classic Space fans will be partying tonight!

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By in United States,

^Yep, was about to post that myself.

Oh man... the two-figure level packs are $30?! That's highway robbery. I'm also disappointed to see that Harley STILL has that bloody Castle hat, and that most of these figures have been available in cheapish sets since 2013. Seriously, aside from anyone with the game, who would spend $20 for that Superman figure and minibuild when for $25, you can get an entire awesome set with him?

I think as a money machine, this is going to work great, though. I question some design choices (Aquaman's fish thing, Harley's truck... why did they put out the gold ninja again?) but these are going to sell really well. Now let's get some female figures in these, because the only ones that spring to mind are Chell, Wyldstyle, and Harley Quinn and enforcing the 'female figure exclusive to huge set' rule here would look poorly on LEGO.

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By in Australia,

Oh man, Sauron, the Balrog AND an Oliphant, not fair Lego Dimensions!! Why could they have just not made these instead of all those lacklustre Laketown sets? I need an Oliphant!!!!

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By in United States,

^I'm glad to see a Wonder Woman figure in the lineup. Would kind of prefer it to be the New 52-style costume, but still.

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By in United States,

So the figs apparently come off the base... I wonder if there will be some kind of hidden sensor in the fig to match up with its base. I can't imagine you can just pop off the fig and use the base to play the game, or put a different fig in just to let the base know something's present.

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By in Australia,

Dammit LEGO! I'm not made of money! You silver-tongues knaves know all of my weak spots by now don't you? I am a sucker for mini-builds, I am a sucker for collectables... And LEGO is a sucker of my bank account.

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By in United States,

I think people are really over thinking this whole thing.

The mini figure is a regular mini figure, the base does all the work, I don't understand why that is so hard to follow.

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By in United States,

I think most people know they're mini-figs. It's the base that leaves some curiosity. Sure we know the base does all the work. But will it still work without a minifig plugged in? Does this mean you can stick a toothbrush in the base and it will still be Batman on the screen?

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By in United Kingdom,

Yes. It really is that simple. What's on top of the sensor will have no impact on what is in the game.

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By in Taiwan,

> additional well-known brands and expansion packs joining the adventure
Great, with most local LEGO themes ABSENT. That sounds really fun, huh?

> Oliphant, not fair Lego Dimensions
Unless you're just interested in miniature buildable animals, I'd like to see that happen in regular sets first.
The miniature train.... I hope that Mr. togami can get through it along with most of us.

With DW sets coming, the hairpiece deal is just same like Shaggy's one. Dr Brown might be abit abscure. Hope that it's a sign for some regular sets. But it could be noted that this hairpiece had a similiar non-physical appearance for Henrik Kowalski from City Undercover (uh, reminds me of poor Chase again).

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By in United Kingdom,

Disney, Nintendo, LEGO - all working nicely together.
Man at GAME store explained the links and suggested other titles that would be arriving soon on games consoles.
New NINTENDO console soon due to poor performance of Wii U, plus fact that many 'shooting' titles and sports games did not appear on Wii U, contributing further to its poor performance in the market place.
He also mentioned the LEGO Dimensions (and Skylander coming out on tablets soon) and pointed out that their store would soon look like a toyshop more than a console games shop due to the waves of figure/portal related products being released.
All a complete waste of money, IMHO!
Nibbos

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By in United States,

The bases are all unique- notice the custom printing on each characters'. That's how you know which base is whose if you don't use the figures.

^ Disney has absolutely nothing to do with this game, since it's a Warner Bros. product, and in direct competition to Disney Infinity. Because of that, they're not participating, and we won't see Star Wars, Disney, or Marvel characters.

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By in Taiwan,

> Nintendo, LEGO - all working nicely together
Uh let's forget K'NEX first, we've seen LEGO do games in Nintendo consoles but almost EVERY toy company does that too (remember Disney Infinity WiiU?), so we're not going to see all companies cooperate together. Before that, the absence of Undercover, the previous WiiU game theme was more the issue in this case.

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By in United States,

I'll feel really stupid buying a $15-20 minifigure if there isn't some aftermarket for the bases, because I have no interest in the game. I'd be a lot happier to know if sets with some currently exclusive figures or parts (Chell, BTTF hoverboard) were available in a proper set.

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By in Taiwan,

@DanRSL
Well yeah. I accept exclusive minifigures, but the real problem is that LEGO Ideas refused to do regular sets based on these licenses firstly, and the game seems to be unrespectful to all voters.

Hope that this would reflect some regular sets after this game so that the licenses wouldn't be wasted. Also, it could be nice if the exlucisve figures belong to the existed themes and the characters didn't appear in the regular waves, like Eowyn, Eowyn and Eowyn.... :p

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By in Netherlands,

when it was introduced, I was not picking any of them, since there were no new minifigs. Another Gandalf, Wyldstyle and Gimli. So I would have only picked the new Unikitty. Now that more were announced I'll probably get a few of them.... :)

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By in United States,

There are a few figures that would be neat to have, but mostly small builds that would be fun to have. Granted, most can be built with your own pieces probably. It shouldn't be too hard to reverse engineer a lot of them.

As for ROI of bases, I'm sure I'd try to sell them just like anyone else, but I don't see a lot of people paying too much for just the base when you can get the whole set for 15 (or more depending on style of set). Granted, 15 for one figure isn't my cup of tea either, but if it is cool enough and exclusive, I'd be willing. I don't see the figures going for that cheap on their own since you have to pay 15 minimum just to get the set.

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By in United States,

@Sethro3 If indeed there will never be a Portal set, I'd get the Chell pack without much regret. But if one does come out afterward without warning, I'd be pretty upset.

Some little bit of reassurance or confirmation from TLG would be very appreciated.

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By in United States,

So here are your options; spend $20 per figure, and much more for the game itself, probably $100+, or buy a regular Lego videogame, get 20-60 characters, no or very few add ons, all for $40. Which too choose? The answer is obviously the latter. Hope its as big a bust as Lego Universe, or in other markets something like Zune, anyone remember Zune? Probably not :P

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By in Taiwan,

I don't think it's another magnet story, but it should be that only correspondent characters can use their own bases (which means playable characters can't exchange bases, or sadly, non-Dimension-listed minifigures can't "join" this game by using these bases). I'd expect that the base technology could be more common and cheap so that they can be applied to normal regular sets rather than making them expensive and additional packs. I like Ninjago characters, but it doesn't worth that price comparing with those exclusive licenses.

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By in United States,

Pre-ordering is not normally something that happens with LEGO sets, but since it's a common thing with video games, then this is probably why you can pre-order these SIX MONTHS in advance.

Does anybody think these will sell out and hence the need to pre-order? Why not wait until they are available on the lego store and at least get some VIP points.

DC Superheroes, Lord of the Rings, Chima.... these are themes that I'm not normally interested in despite my love for the minifigures. But damn, they slap the same figures onto a special stand and sell them individually, I'm all ready to collect the whole lot. [whimper]

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