Is LEGO Dimensions coming to an end?

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LEGO Dimensions has been running since September of 2015 and has introduced a range of unlikely characters and brands in that time. However, the future of the video game appears uncertain and Bricks to Life is reporting that it may be brought to a swift end as staff at TT Games shift their focus to new projects.

This story has received considerable attention over the last couple of days and appears to verify a similar suggestion made by the consistently well-informed Just2Good towards the end of February.

It waits to be seen whether these rumours will be borne out during the next few months and we will certainly keep you informed.

75 comments on this article

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By in Germany,

I would not be surprised. The game is good, but not as good as a lot of other Lego games (I have almost all Dimension sets and most other Lego games). The sets are pretty expensive, the quality of the content varies not only a lot but rather to the extreme. All sets can be found at reduced price even right after release. There are some great minifigs, though.

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By in United Kingdom,

there is only so much scope to these sorts of games

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By in United Kingdom,

Before anyone spouts any nonsense saying 'they wont end it because at one point someone involved said they planned for three years or four years' - the simple fact is that plans change. I've seen so many people saying that a theme or series wont be cancelled because someone has re-assured fans.

Re-assurance in these cases means very little, because the idea companies have is that you need to be assured that the theme will have longevity otherwise you wont buy into it. Would you watch the first part of an adaptation of a book if there were no plans to do the second? Companies and those involved with projects will tell you what you want to hear - that the theme is doing well, that it's going to continue.

In actuality Lego Dimensions was limited from its conception, the intial story was told via the main game when it should have been a collective story told via collecting the figures - or at least one figure from each wave.

They needed more motivation to get the figures, because Lego fans were simply getting the licensed characters that interested them personally - most kids were unaware of the 80's products and Lego Dimensions was primarily kid orientated in its games, puzzles and dialogue so obscure characters would'nt interest them as much. As such a majority of characters became shelfwarmers.

There were so many reasons why Lego Dimensions was never going to work long-term, at best it would have had its three year run, but because of the licensed themes there were no doubt costs involved or royalties to pay - so it would not be cost effective without some sort of subscription.

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By in United Kingdom,

On the bright side hopefully we'll see discounts similar to that of Disney Infinity in shops at the moment

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By in {Unknown country},

Too bad, if it is true. I think it is similar problem with board games, too many sets in a short period of time.

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By in Poland,

It was so obvious. Games that brings toys for life are done, like Disney Infinity - my personal favourite.

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By in United Kingdom,

Long before Lego Dimensions was announced, I had thought it would have been nice to have a single LEGO game platform that you could mix and match franchises in as the games were released, so that the Hobbit films could have extended LOTR or all the Harry Potter content could co-exist in one game, but beyond that mixing franchises so that you could use the common game mechanics across licenses. When LEGO Dimensions happened, I thought my dreams had come true, and to an extent they have with the story packs, but the library characters - which I think is one of the key attractions of these games - was limited by the introduction of the toys-to-life concept, and while I love that it has meant niche franchises that couldn't be full games are now available in LEGO form I don't think it could go on expanding forever. I wonder if another factor is that it can't really work with Nintendo Switch?

I would have liked to find out more about their 3-4 year plan and know if those plans have gone or just evolved into standalone games.

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By in United States,

Glad the St Patrick's day slumber has receded and publishing new articles had restarted.

On topic - it was always going to be difficult to keep coming up with new characters. Although I thought when it came out Lego said three years had been mapped out.

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By in China,

It's expected.If you wanna get to full game you'll have to spend $300 at least which is not realistic to most families.Besides,the game isn't available in many countries so it's already clear that there's no future of this game.

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By in United States,

I just don't want all of the fun minifigs to end!!

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By in United States,

I mean, they are also just plain running out of packs. The only things left to go are the Power Puff Girls, Teen Titans GO!, and Beetlejuice. Plus the ending of Story Mode has a sequel hook to it.

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By in United States,

I would have loved to get into this if they had released it for the PC.

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By in Turkey,

I'd be really sad if they cancel Dimensions. After Infinity, I really expected Disney franchises to come to the Dimensions world. It would be awesome. But if they cancel it, I'm really happy with the game and sets I've got. Sonic, Fantastic Beasts, Chell... They are invaluable to me.

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By in United States,

I am not surprised to hear this. TT games had no problem shutting down the Hobbit series before it was over. (Still bitter!)

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By in United States,

Well, it was a good run and we knew it was ending one day or the other. But it's sad that we haven't gotten Sauron or the main villian of the game yet.

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By in United States,

I am a BIG video game player, and AFOl. I hate Dimensions because it doesn't flow well at all. Objectives in the game aren't clear, switching minifigures becomes tiresome and annoying, completing side quests becomes impossible, and expensive. There should have been a way to buy all the characters virtually (not just rent for a mission) and you could switch them in the game, and not in real life. I have gotten tired and put this game to the side to try LEGO Worlds.

On a positive note, the minifigures that came out of this are exceptional (Sonic, Metal Knight Batman, among others)

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By in United States,

That would really stink!! I was hoping for the rumored Sauron fun pack to actually become a set.

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By in Canada,

I haven't played the game, but of course own some sets. I'm surprised to learn that the whole story was told through just the basic pack. I would have thought the packs (or Waves) would have added more to the overall story line; thus the term expansion pack.

Lego seemed to focus on the 80s (of which I'm a child of) but what about the 90s. We could have had a Gargoyles pack, perhaps a Fresh Prince and Jazzy Jeff team pack...and most important of all a Matrix story arc!!

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By in Australia,

It's lifespan was originally stated when it was released - it might have been 3 years (can't quite remember). Even though we got on the bandwagon a bit late the timeframe was still worthwhile, so we went for it.

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By in United States,

It's hard to say if it will come to an end. The game seemed like it was fun, and I think it was one of the better Lego games, even though I never played it. I love the idea of Lego dimensions. The fact that characters from all the Lego themes can work together is fantastic, and should be well enforced, not just in the video game.

I personally feel that I do and don't want the game to end. I wouldn't want the game to end because it has introduced so many new minifigures and themes, and I'd love to see more. I really want more Harry Potter characters to be made, and I definitely want a Jacob from fantastic beasts.

But at the same time, if it ends, I probably wouldn't mind. Mostly because the sets would be really cheap. The year one sets are sold at 5 below for 3-5 US dollars, which is only 30% of their value. I really want to get a bunch of licensed characters at a very cheap price, and I'm sure the sets will cost next to nothing if the theme ends though.

But here's the real talk:

Lego Dimensions was the first time that Lego tried to give a Lego take on a "pop culture" idea. It was basically the Lego version of Disney infinity or Skylanders. Look at the brickheads, they are a Lego version of funko pop culture figurines. If the brickheads line turns out anything like dimensions, there will be a Brickset article at this time next year labeled "Is Lego Brickheads Coming to an End?"

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By in Norway,

I understand why Dimensions might come to an end. I love the minifigures, but i don't want to buy any Dimensions sets because they're so expensive (although I might buy them online in a few years). they have been on sale for about 6 months now, but they're still too expensive for me. especially since I never bought the game.

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By in United States,

Personally I think the major issues is that the game just does not run as well as it should. There's many bugs, frame-rate drops, etc . . .

I own the game and was really looking forwards to playing some of the content, but I stopped purchasing packs because of the frame rate drops made multiplayer less enjoyable than singleplayer. Also on the Facebook page I commonly see people posting comments about bugs that have ruined the game for them. If the game was solid and ran like a dream the positive word of mouth would be far better and it would have gotten a lot more attention.

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By in United States,

I lost interest in swapping my figures. it became too painful for me to care. parts were falling off of vehicles as well and it just became a mess

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By in United States,

I cannot remember the last time I played Dimensions, but I do own a lot of it and I fundamentally find it to be a fun game.

What really killed it for me however was the execution of Year 2, and its horrid tendency to erase data. For me, the failure of Dimensions is all placed on the gaming side and not the physical brick side. Simply having to constantly wait for hours and hours to download update after update, and even hours of downloading updates for lowly fun packs, killed it. I remember first getting Dimensions, dumping out all of the pieces, and then sitting around for the entire day while my game station downloaded junk. It just really kills the mood when you know the new product you just bought and hold in your hands won't be "ready" until after nightfall.

So for me, I personally would be ok with it ending...after they release the PowerPuff Girl figures that is...but I've already made the commitment to myself that I won't be buying anymore of the packs (except the aforementioned of course). I'm just not willing to shell out any more cash on something that wastes hours of my future and deletes hours of my past.

All that said, I think we should keep things in perspective--Dimensions gave us tons of great things--Doctor Who, Portal 2, Adventure Time--things that most likely would never have become Lego products without such an concept-inclusive gaming system.

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By in United States,

Toys to Life is falling harder than my grades. And btw, I went from an A in math one day to an F the next.

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By in United Kingdom,

I'm not surprised.
All the packs were far too expensive RRP to start with, and very few games can last longer than 2 years in the attention of current gamers.
Something newer and "better" always comes along.

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By in United States,

Around Christmas, I ordered off Amazon, the E.T., Gremlins, and Tina Goldstein sets at half off. I did not receive any of them. The orders were all cancelled. Amazon said they could not get them. Lego may have reduced their production run.

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By in Germany,

I am totally with you @rbarnacle concerning the quality of gameplay. Especially the point about the objectives not being clear. I actually managed to simply get stuck a few times. Nothing compared to the likes of "Lego City undercover".

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By in Poland,

I don't care about Dimensions, but I'm glad to have this minifigures from the 80's (Gremlins, E.T., etc.). However, I don't like that I have to pay an arm and a leg for them. So I hope that if they will cancel Dimensions, they will do some 80's themed series in another form (maybe with more bricks, not just minifigures).

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By in United States,

They had better not end it before I get a Ninjago Movie story pack!

I have an 8 yr old and many first year sets were perfect for him, but year 2 has been rediculous, he has never heard of any of these 80's shows and movies.

Maybe I'm crazy but I think they'd be much better off concentrating on LEGO themes like classic space, bionicle / hero factory, elves / friends, etc. Looking forward to TTG and Lego city undercover, but please don't let that be it!

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By in United States,

It's sad to see Dimensions come to an end, although it is expected. As Tim Lydy said it is a pain to buy a product and then have to wait hours until you can use it. My daughter was so excited when I bought the main set, and then so dissapointed when we found out we couldn't actually play it until the next day (it took about 16 hours to download). The same goes for the Expansion Packs (about 2-4 hours to download). The packs are initially overpriced, and thus stagnate on store shelves until the price is cut at least by 50%, which creates a dissinsentive to buy right away (that's not a good sales approach). The game play is fun but is hindered by the constant swapping of characters on the console, which quickly becomes tiresome and pieces break off in the heat of the action. On the positive side of Dimensions though I'm definately going to miss the minifigures, how else would I have gotten minifigure versions of my favorite characters from my 1980's youth? I hope the last wave goes out with a bang and am really looking forward to Teen Titans, (and finally get a Raven and cheaper way to get Beast Boy and Starfire), Beetlejuice, Power Puff Girls, and Goonies packs.

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By in Hungary,

According to an inside source Dimensions is considered a failure as far as TLG is concerned. Since most of TLG's projects are planned years in advance the development might have already been halted yet we still see the already developed and planned stuff rolling out in new waves, and the oldest fun packs are sold for 1 USD a piece in the US and the prices are also very low on BL aswell.
There are quite a few similar stuff that also kinda failed are on the market (Disney Infinity, Skylanders etc) so the only reason I personally bought some packs were the exclusive minifigures. My kids love Disney Infinity and Skylanders but could not give a flying freesbie about Dimensions... at they are the major target group... go figure. :)

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By in United States,

It would be a real shame to see Dimensions go away. However, the gameplay and lack of improvements in it really hurt long-term interest for my oldest son. He goes back again and again to LCU or the Marvel games by TT. Our Dimensions set is slowly growing dust. The figures (and a few machines) have been awesome to see and get. NO doubt that has been a big hit with AFOLs. But the heavy 1980s emphasis of products makes it feel out of touch for my child's generation. I will be a bit sad to see it go (and we will play ours at some point again in the future) but I'm not surprised that it will be gone. Neat idea that apparently is dated now. Couple that with less than stellar gameplay and it comes as no surprise.

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By in United States,

:(

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By in United Kingdom,

I haven't bought any sets since the Batman Movie game pack - had to wait nearly two days before I could download the level from the PlayStation store - frustrated children would be a massive understatement :-D

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By in United States,

I'm surprised it has lasted this long.

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By in United States,

Well, I've heard that Time Warner doesn't have anything budgeted for Dimensions past the end of this year, so I'd say it's dead. I'd also note that the more recent waves seem to have been made in much smaller quantities than earlier waves - presumably reflecting the fact that the original waves have been discounted so heavily and some of the newer ones are based on more obscure (to kids, anyway) licences.

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By in United States,

Honestly, I'm glad. While there were convenient things about the toys-to-life gimmick, there were equal frustrations in terms of Toy Tag organization in the play space and constant switching of characters and vehicles. Like all TT games, the gameplay is repetitive fast, and doesn't really have anything that fun beyond roaming the worlds and messing around. The writing and references to the classic franchises are great, but those can be enjoyed via gameplay videos if one wishes. If/when it ends, it'll mean I won't have to keep panicking about keeping up with the game.

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By in Netherlands,

There seems to be much consensus that the game was mediocre at best but that AFOLs loved the packs, particularly for the minifigs. I own almost all of them and still have many to open, let alone play. So still have years of enjoyment ahead of me at my pace. So fine if they stop, then I can relax on keeping track and save some dough. Somehow this has been a very cheap LEGO year for me so far, a bit of a trend breech.

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By in Canada,

Goodness, it would appear that everyone can't wait for this to be proven true. I'm sad to see such a hostile reaction to a game that allowed for so much innovation and IP content that we never would have seen from LEGO.

And while I'm sure that the obscure 80's franchises for some KFOLs may have hindered the game experience, it seems to me that a lot more people are annoyed with the massive download times. I have to ask, are you all on some kind of data plan or something? While it has taken a good number of hours to download the content, and I can't count how many times I got slapped with a time-out error during the initial update patch data downloads due to the sheer amount of content coming in, it has never taken me longer than 8 hours or so to get through all the downloads.

If anything the secondary downloads took less than 3 hours tops to get the necessary content for the Year 2 stuff once the main download completed. I can't fathom how it takes 16 or more hours to download stuff for games. I also haven't experienced any save data erasing like some folks complain. But that's just my experience.

I would hope that we continue to see Dimensions for the full three year plan, I would love to see more material to explore aside from just a handful of Adventure Worlds with the last bit of releases. That being said, if LEGO does not continue Dimensions as a TTL Game going forward I would hope to see the IPs continue in a small Dimensions based theme for a year or two to get all of the physical Minifigures in sets from all the fun IPs and some interesting builds/models based on the franchises within. I'd love to get Gateway Packs that don't necessarily need new content, but present some different Gateways to build and use based on other IPs... Who wouldn't want cosmetic changes of that sort, especially if they were 20$ sets.

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By in United States,

was hoping it would last long enough for them to somehow get a deal to include Marvel, Disney & Star Wars

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By in United Kingdom,

I would expect they are doing the numbers, looking at the size of the player base and just realise the economics aren't working. It's clear that people are happy to pay for new content - the DLC market is worth billions - but maybe the fact it was tied into a physical product is the issue and they just couldn't make enough money from the toys.

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By in United States,

And of course, some are selling even lower, as in at the 99 cents stores at the forum in the US.

All I can say is that, if this ends, does the last holdout with amiibo last any longer lol....

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By in Brazil,

They should keep these small collectable sets though.

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By in Greece,

Dear TLG, let the virtual gaming to Bethesda and please focus on the REAL brick! Oh, and publishing a new castle line, never hurts...

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By in United States,

Even if it is true, it's been a good run. By the time they wrap up, it will have been a solid two years with a lot of content and some unique minifigures. I'm not feeling shortchanged by this news, it's been a pretty fun experiment while it lasted. Buggy at times, but fun.

Toys-to-life doesn't seem to be a sustainable gaming model, too steep a money commitment. Dimensions had the advantage of being existing LEGO toys that had appeal even to non-players, and that still wasn't enough to keep it going.

Maybe some miscalculation on the plethora of 80s themes in Year 2. I'm genuinely happy for the AFOLs who got their Mr. Ts and Michael Knights, but there's limited appeal there to multiple generations of fans which may have hurt the game's popularity a bit.

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By in United Kingdom,

Although I actually enjoy most of the gameplay (Sonic grinds my gears), I still see hindrances coming for all audiences, some of which were always going to be there, and some which shouldn't have been present at all:

Committed gamers (like myself)
Although I'm going to stand up for Dimensions and say that pretty much ALL the level and story packs for Year 2 have been really fun, it's true that a lot of the game is a bit of a grind if you want to find all the collectibles. The 'Adventure Worlds' can get a little boring, depending on which you're in.

However, to me the very biggest problems for gamers are twofold - not only the apocalyptic data loss when you update the game (which I had to fix using a Cloud save file), but the stupid way Warner have handled Supergirl - how do I get her without spending a fortune? I can't hire her for in game currency like other characters, yet one or two collectibles REQUIRE her abilities!

Some of the people complaining about downloads should note that all games require constant updates nowadays so the DLC download and update times shouldn't be a surprise.

People with a passing interest
All the items are very expensive if you don't want to commit to the game. The exclusivity of a lot of franchise minifigures is tempting enough for people to make some purchases, but these are likely to be on Bricklink or at discount only.

Kids - who I assume were originally the target audience
They may have liked the idea of characters from DC comics, The Lego Movie, Ninjago, perhaps The Simpsons and Doctor Who. However, many franchises, not only from year 2 - are likely to have alienated them. I don't imagine many 7 year olds were familiar with The Lord of The Rings, Ghostbusters (before the female reboot) and Midway Arcade. I'd say Beetlejuice was a very obscure choice.

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By in United States,

Ooh, I was quite convinced Dimensions was getting canceled, especially after Bionicle's almost identical demise, but then I saw the Tweet that @SpaceCadet01 linked: https://twitter.com/LEGO_Group/status/842415795326062592
The Tweet says,
"@orangediamond77 Thank you for reaching out. LEGO Dimensions is not getting cancelled. We will let you know if things change :)" [edited for emoji]
Pretty convincing, huh? Although, I'm sure this could be twisted to support the other side of the argument (i.e. It's not OFFICIALLY getting canceled YET, or the social media team was unaware of the business decision, though I'd think they'd check on something like that). As for me, I will remain hopeful. I don't own any systems the game is on, but I have enjoyed seeing what has come out of it, and plan to buy some sets for minifigs/parts. I would mostly just like to see more and different IPs in LEGO style.

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By in United States,

To be honest, I'll be okay if it ends. I own the game and a number of packs, and the game keeps glitching making it unable to play. At least the current packs will go on sale further.

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By in Canada,

^^ they still have production waves yet. I think this announcement just means that after a few more packs coming out, there will be no more Dimensions sets (year 3) and to not expect new sets after the summer.

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When announced, it was originally a 3 year deal. I hope for year three, but if it doesn't happen, it doesn't happen, whatever. Wait and see!

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By in United Kingdom,

The Supergirl exclusivity, with its specific powers, effectively killed the game for me, along with the data implosions in the Year Two rollout. How do I explain to my kids that we can't get the last collectable, because, a) Dad is not flogging out 25 quid for one minifig, and b) because Dad is not going to whizz through the game again after the game save data gets corrupted for the umpteenth time. The US seems to have had more discounts on these figures than we have seen in the UK, not seen a fun pack below 10 pounds...!

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By in United States,

People are buying the sets for the figures, not the game itself. There's probably been more purchases on Mr. T than all the adventure time mess put together. That's not a statistic, by the way.

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By in United Kingdom,

@LuvKernow They're all below £10.00 on amazon right now and have been since around christmas I think. Most of them went below £6.00 at christmas.

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By in United Kingdom,

The twitter post from Lego adds no new information. We know it hasn't been cancelled. We also know that when it is cancelled, there'll be a statement.

The rumours suggest it's on the verge of getting cancelled which this response didn't deny but perhaps confirmed with it's "we'll let you know" caveat.

Anyway, aside from a little humour, the game sucks. The minifigures are great though.

I wonder why TLG consider this game to be a failure though. I've never understood the pricing of this game. It seemed like they priced the game to compete with other toys to life. I can see how Skylanders and Disney Infinity had huge costs they had to cover, all the toys were brand new. Lego on the other hand already have the manufacturing covered. The only new stuff were a few head sculpts and some printing. We get new sculpts and printing in the custom minifigure series and they only carry a price of £2.50. Even licensed minifigure themes only carry a £3.00 price tag. So were is the £14.99 price coming from? A few bricks and an NFC tag? Don't forget we already paid for the game to be made when we bought the starter pack. If Lego wasn't making crazy profit from this pricing then who was?

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By in United States,

About a dozen different different Fun Packs showed up in the Sacramento California area "99 cent only" stores. Yep, $1 for a Fun Pack. I stocked up on Gollum for the Shelob pieces.

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By in United States,

About a dozen different different Fun Packs showed up in the Sacramento California area "99 cent only" stores. Yep, $1 for a Fun Pack. I stocked up on Gollum for the Shelob pieces.

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By in United States,

About a dozen different different Fun Packs showed up in the Sacramento California area "99 cent only" stores. Yep, $1 for a Fun Pack. I stocked up on Gollum for the Shelob pieces.

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By in United States,

About a dozen different different Fun Packs showed up in the Sacramento California area "99 cent only" stores. Yep, $1 for a Fun Pack. I stocked up on Gollum for the Shelob pieces.

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By in United States,

About a dozen different different Fun Packs showed up in the Sacramento California area "99 cent only" stores. Yep, $1 for a Fun Pack. I stocked up on Gollum for the Shelob pieces.

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By in United States,

This could very well be true, but I would largely see "yes, but no", because LD has a few months to go, at least one full wave IIRC, and things could still change within that window.

I would hope if they made a push with Disney, Marvel, and SW characters for Year 3 or Year 4, they could extend the lifespan quite a bit.

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By in United Kingdom,

@Greendude, the point I was trying to make was we don't get the bargain bin prices of $0.99...

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By in United Kingdom,

@LuvKernow

That's because in the UK Lego never makes it to clearance, it's always bought either at full retail or with minor sales. If you shop wiser though, Lego can always be had for a minimum of 30% off at some point. The new minecraft sets aren't even listed on the amazon comparison tool and already they can be had for about 25% off. If the public refuses to buy product, that's when poundland, home bargains, b&m etc get to buy up unwanted stock...but Lego simply is never unwanted in the UK.

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By in Australia,

Just give me Beetlejuice, then it can end. I've been blessed with ATeam, E.T, Knightrider, Gremlins, Ghostbusters, and BTTF minifigs so I thank Dimensions for that. Such an awful game otherwise. Full of glitches.

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By in Canada,

I was still hoping for "My Dinner with Andre" minifigs. Guess I'll be out of luck now...

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By in United States,

I'm really sad to see Dimensions go, if it wasn't for the game, I wouldn't have gotten many of the pop culture icons like Ghostbusters, BTTF, and Simpsons. Same thing with characters like Sonic and Chell. I never would've expected such a thing as this. I also got closer with my friends because they like the franchises in it but never liked LEGO until I convinced them to get Dimensions. It's been a good run. Thank you LEGO and Tt Games.

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By in Netherlands,

The game has glitches for sure but still some levels were awesome, I guess ideally it would keep on going but I also glad it will be stopping so I can control my expenses,

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By in Netherlands,

The original game is great. I don't know about the story packs, but from what i've read, it's buggy. I've had a couple of freezes on the main story too (on Wii U), now that i think about it. Only game to ever crash my Wii U.

Oh well, had a lot of fun with it anyway, and liked the minifigs a lot. A cheap way for me to get the Simpsons, Scooby Doo, Gremlins, Slimer and Sonic. My son cared most about the Ninjago, LEGO Movie and Chima characters/figs. Which i think is a pretty good sign that they made a mistake with the second year IP's.

Yes, AFOLS will buy those figs without even playing the game, but it's kids that make their parents buy more than they were planning on.

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By in United States,

Yes, I say that it will. Lego has been seen doing a bad job with updating their games after a while. First it was Lego Universe, then it was Chima Online, THEN it was Lego Minifigures Online, so I wouldn't be surprised if this game was next.

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By in Germany,

I bought the Dimensions PS3 Starter Box a while back for 60% off, plus a few fun packs for about 5 to 6 Euro each, but have yet to even open one of them. I didn't really buy them to play the game but for the Minifigs and pieces/minibuilds. Even though I own a PS3, I have never ever played a game on it. I got it for free when buying our last TV set, and only use it to watch BluRay discs. If dimensions ends, I won't feel a loss, since I never really cared much for it anyway.
I will get me a few more fun packs on the next round of sales though, like E.T., Knight Rider, A-Team and a few others, but again only for the Minifigs and pieces/minibuilds.

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By in United States,

Never played it--but I did buy a couple of the sets. Where else can you get an authentic Mr. T minifig??

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By in United States,

I wonder what this means for the Teen Titans Go! packs that were planned, but have yet to be seen. In May we're going get the Goonies level pack, Chase McCain fun pack and Hermione Granger fun pack - are those going to be the last sets released?

I like to have stuff displayed, so if I can get them cheap, I may grab a two more starter packs so I can have all four of the Story Pack builds on display.

When Dimensions is formally announced as being over, will the database here on Brickset be cleaned up? For example, in 2016 there are still entries for those "Connectable" packs that were never released (were these ever even seen/teased?) - would those continue to stay in the database or be purged?

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By in United States,

Full assortment is still available at TRU.

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By in United States,

The major issue is two years is about it for that sort of thing for most major retail merchants. They are looking for the next big thing. Even the granddaddy Skylanders is taking a year off. The toy to game market got over saturated. And really is ultimately only destined to last for its console generation. None of these games really upgrade platforms well. And certainly not cheaply. Just jumping a console generation almost doubles the cost of the console itself. Many just move on to new games.

Finally remember that the decision to keep or end Dimensions is not entirely Lego's. Dimensions is co-owned and produced with WB. If they decide the Toys to Games market is soft, much like Disney did, it's over.

The one thing that works in its favor is by all accounts LEGO Dimensions appears to operate with lower production costs and higher margins than its three main competitors. It largely leverages existing tooling and does not need constant new sculpts and molds the way the others do. It's mainly just unique printing and rfid bases. With an occasional head. The underlying tech is the biggest cost. And that tech is quickly going obscolete.

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I really hope this rumor isn't true. I love this game.

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