Good news for LEGO Dimensions fans!

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There has been some discussion over the last couple of days about the absence of instruction booklets in the LEGO Dimensions Fun, Team and Level Packs, with the instructions instead being found within the game. This obviously poses a problem if you only want to build the models rather than play the full game.

Luckily LegoHPnut has drawn our attention to the official LEGO Dimensions Twitter feed, where they state that instructions will be available online shortly for everyone to view.

LEGO Dimensions is available now in North America and will be released tomorrow in the majority of other markets.

23 comments on this article

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By in United States,

Perfect, as I have no intention of ever playing the game! But I intend to buy a few sets from each wave.

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By in United Kingdom,

although the models look buildable without the instructions from the photos....

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By in United Kingdom,

If you're just buying for the minifigs and models, it's an awfully expensive way of buying LEGO.

Unless maybe there was an after-market for selling on the ID Pucks at a discount to people who actually play the game...

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By in United States,

This whole concept of paying for a video game character is just a corporate cash cow. Good on Lego for the millions they'll make but they'll get nothing from me on this one.

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By in United Kingdom,

^ I agree, although I might help them out picking up I or two just for the figures as long as they go on sale, but I won't like doing it.

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By in Canada,

Hah! This means little to me, as I will be playing the game as it is intended (besides it being outrageous to pay $15 for a minifig).

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By in Australia,

Surely if these people are such serious fans that they buy overpriced game sets just for the bricks, they'd be able to assemble these tiny sets without the instructions.

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By in United States,

For the things that instructions are actually needed for, great! I would buy some of those by themselves, some of the fun packs especially.

For the things that are easy to reverse-engineer, I appreciate the gesture. And I can now also build them all in LDD, so yay...

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By in United Kingdom,

Shouldn't this article just be titled 'Good news for LEGO fans!' as Lego Dimensions fans will be playing the game?

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By in Australia,

Yeah, they're out in Australia right now. I was in K-Mart and Big-W today and I saw the sets being unpacked and the stands being assembled. EB has them too.

The minifigs are cool (and will only get cooler. Man, once the Doctor gets released ...), but as everybody expected, it's going to be a hideously-expensive exercise. I just can't bring myself to spend $20 on a minifig. If I had money to burn, maybe, I don't know. But I think I'll be passing on all of this.

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By in United States,

My daughter bought the Portal 2 Level Pack and resorted to using a YouTube video to guide her through building the set. She's currently at college and does not have access to the Lego Dimensions game which we did buy, but is at home.

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By in United Kingdom,

Curious that the character ID Pucks are printed with a unique pattern, but the accessory item bases aren't. I wonder if they actually do anything, or if they're just generic 'Accessory A' and 'Accessory B' identifiers, such that they're always the same in each pack; only the lead character is unique?

Also, how flexible is it with characters? If, for example, Doctor Who is a 'level pack', can you still use the character in other levels, or bring other characters into his level? And what about the accessories? Do they work only with the lead character, or only in the relevant level?

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By in United Kingdom,

@Joefish the vehicle ID tags I think are all the same, it is programmed by the dimension portal base and when you build the vehicle you then program the ID tag through the game so that it knows which vehicle variant it is.

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By in United Kingdom,

Ah right, thanks, and presumably the idents to program the vehicle / accessory pucks will be made available by presenting the main character from the relevant pack..?

That also, superficially, suggests that the accessory pucks may be programmable - but in reality I suspect they're just sequential ID numbers, and your game profile associates each one with a particular accessory when you tell it what you've built. In other words, if you put one of yours on someone else's portal, it wouldn't recognise it. So the only trade value would be in the main character's puck - the others are just generic spares.

To answer my other question, I see from reviews that you can use the characters in other environments. It's just that some characters, the ones that come in level packs (for twice the price) unlock a game level and an open-world area themed on them as well.

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By in United States,

@Joefish: It seems likely to me that the actual vehicle tags are programmable. That's how it is in other "toys-to-life" games like Skylanders, which let you level a character up on your game and then bring it over to a friend's game. That's one of the things the NFC technology used by toys-to-life games has in its favor that can't be achieved with paid DLC.

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By in United States,

The vehicle/accessory tags are not unique to the vehicle/accessory, but the grip of the bricks between the base and the 2x2 round is surprisingly very, very tight and strong. Same with the figures.

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By in United States,

Dimensions are available on now Lego.com/shop in the US. They have the building instructions up also.

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By in United States,

I might buy a few figs from a reseller or on clearance. I won't be paying retail, as I don't plan to play the game.

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By in United Kingdom,

@Aanchir - I guess so. You could do it by sharing data over the internet, which would be cheaper in terms of tech, but would need a permanent central server to administrate.

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By in Poland,

Fear to say what it will be expensive.

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By in United States,

Am I the only one who thinks all these chibi vehicles would make for an awesome soapbox derby race?

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