LEGO News New LEGO Minifigures Screenshots


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Back in February, we got our first look at Funcom's upcoming LEGO Minifigures MMO, but it wasn't much besides a couple of low-res screenshots. Funcom has now published several higher quality screenshots of the game in their 2012 report, with some interesting surprises:

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Wow.

One interesting thing to note is that those pirate shacks on the beach in the first screenshot

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If we are not seeing the revival of old LEGO games and lines lately, I don't know what else to call it. LEGO City Undercover is the new Island, and now this has shacks from LEGO Universe and the old monorail... The more of this MMO I see, the more I like it. I mean, those screenshots show off some gorgeous graphics! They picked a good toy line to base this game on, no question.

 

Fully playable alpha... impressive pace

 

This thing could be done sooner than expected, provided we don't see a revival of the old LEGO attitude of wanting the whole game redone last minute which seems to have haunted most of the legacy LEGO games. ;P

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Yeah, this really is looking like pre-TT LEGO Media meets LEGO Universe in visual style, and I'm also loving the constant theme/model cameos... But will the gameplay be any good? It sounds pretty fun from what's been described so far (fast-paced PvP battles, team challenges, lots of collectibles), but how well are they executing their gameplay ideas? I guess we'll have to wait on gameplay videos or the beta to see that.

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Looks great.

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If we are all going to play from the same pool of minifigures, can we atleast have an aesthetic modifier to establish some degree of individuality beyond a name? I'd settle for as little as a palate swap.

More revival of old stuff like LEGO Island: Mr. Super's Super 2 hat store with hat accessories, because life is not the same without a hatâ„¢

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hat store with hat accessories

"I sell hats and hat accessories!"

why did I reference that I don't even like that show or watch TV for that matter

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When Lego fans wrote all over the LMB that there was a new Lego Universe coming out and that Lego was secretly saving up money so they could create it by their own. Instead we now get LOC Laval's journey and a Minifigures one... I like how in this minifigures one that Lego are reusing elements from LU and putting it into this game... It is a shame that you cannot created your own character (because that would make this a rough LU game.

 

Looks good but I wish you could create your own minifigure but that would turn it into a second LU...  :wimp:

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Futuron, yes!

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Wow, this game is looking really good. You can count me in as a player (at least from the screenshots so far).

 

The graphics and environments are very nice, and I'm glad their villains and themes aren't based on the Minifigures. It looks like they've got the balance of LEGO and environmental elements pretty accurate, too.

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It is a shame that you cannot created your own character (because that would make this a rough LU game. Looks good but I wish you could create your own minifigure but that would turn it into a second LU... :wimp:

 

Who said they were not going to have customization? I have not heard that. This is only Alpha. While I'm sure they may be working on it already, it is still very crude and not near complete. Minifigs, blind-bag or not, call for customization. I'm almost sure there will be customization later on. How it will be implemented, who knows. But I would not be surprised to see a Roman DJ Chicken in a dress later on.

 

. I like how in this minifigures one that Lego are reusing elements from LU and putting it into this game

 

I doubt they would copy-pasta models from LEGO Universe. I'm sure they might have access to them, since LEGO owns them, but they most likely remodeled them to fit their game engine and make them fit the feel and graphics of the rest of the game.

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I'm interested in seeing what the gameplay is like. The problem with basing this on the LEGO Minifigures line is that none of the characters have any story (As far as I am aware). Which means you'll probably be seeing all sorts of random quests which may not be linked to any specific common cause.

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I'm interested in seeing what the gameplay is like. The problem with basing this on the LEGO Minifigures line is that none of the characters have any story (As far as I am aware). Which means you'll probably be seeing all sorts of random quests which may not be linked to any specific common cause.

They don't have any story with the different characters? Wow...seems kind of lazy to me but ok. It'll be interesting to see how they play it out. It would also be interesting if they implemented a barcode feature where you had to buy the actual minifigure to unlock him/her in game. Like they did in Lego city undercover.

Also did hear/see copy-pasta models?

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I'm not sure why you guys are wanting backstories for the characters, the entire point of the Minifigures line is to provide basic characters that can fit into any variation of their basic theme - even when their online bios give them some sort of backstory, it's very light and flexible. For example, the Evil Knight has worked for Basil the Bat Lord and Cedric the Bull. Seeing as these are the characters you'll be playing as, and the worlds are based on actual themes like Pirates, I'm not sure if the mission giver NPCs will even be from the Minifigures theme at all, they could be from the more standard themes for all we know. Even if they aren't, it doesn't mean Funcom won't be coming up with their own story to link everything together.

And no, LEGO City Undercover didn't do anything with barcodes and the Minifigures line and such... I honestly have no idea what you're referring to there. It has Minifigures characters, but they're unlocked like any other of the 290 characters in the game: By solving puzzles or completing activities and being awarded with their character token.

And no, the one model we've seen from LU so far isn't a direct re-use, the shading baked into the model is different and they've added a small lantern it seems. They are using the same design, though - I'm quite glad, LU had fantastic model designs and I'm glad to see at least some will be getting a new home.

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I'm looking forward to see more screenshots for this game. These really look awesome! I can't stop looking at it. 

More news to come on May 24. 

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I'm not sure why you guys are wanting backstories for the characters, the entire point of the Minifigures line is to provide basic characters that can fit into any variation of their basic theme - even when their online bios give them some sort of backstory, it's very light and flexible. For example, the Evil Knight has worked for Basil the Bat Lord and Cedric the Bull. Seeing as these are the characters you'll be playing as, and the worlds are based on actual themes like Pirates, I'm not sure if the mission giver NPCs will even be from the Minifigures theme at all, they could be from the more standard themes for all we know. Even if they aren't, it doesn't mean Funcom won't be coming up with their own story to link everything together.

 

With MMO's I kinda want a reason to 'exist'. Being thrown into a MMO without knowing why you are what you are or if you have a place in the world... is not very... captivating. It's just like: "I'm a minifig, I wear armor and kill stuff.... why am I playing this again?... Oh! Everyone! check out my hat collection!".

 

I guess kids don't really care about this though... and that is really who their target audience is.

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Being thrown into a MMO without knowing why you are what you are or if you have a place in the world...

'Where am I, and why am I a mermaid?'

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Dibs on cop!  :lol:

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With MMO's I kinda want a reason to 'exist'. Being thrown into a MMO without knowing why you are what you are or if you have a place in the world... is not very... captivating. It's just like: "I'm a minifig, I wear armor and kill stuff.... why am I playing this again?... Oh! Everyone! check out my hat collection!".

 

I guess kids don't really care about this though... and that is really who their target audience is.

In LEGO Universe, the sort of story kick-off wasn't really specific to any one character, it was just sort of a general background that also applied to nearly every other character in the game, even most NPCs: "I'm a minifigure from some other planet and/or time era in the LEGO universe, and our most ancient and important planet just got blown up by a living black hole, so thousands of minifigures from who-knows-where (including me) are flying to the remains of the planet to try to defeat this evil and eventually re-build it." Funcom hasn't really given any hints as to what the story of their game will be, but I imagine it will have some sort of overarching plot.
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It would also be interesting if they implemented a barcode feature where you had to buy the actual minifigure to unlock him/her in game. Like they did in Lego city undercover.

LEGO City Undercover didn't do anything with barcodes and the Minifigures line and such... I honestly have no idea what you're referring to there.

I think you mean like Glatorian Arena.

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*Tries to figure out if my post got deleted, or if I posted in a similar topic somewhere else*

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*Tries to figure out if my post got deleted, or if I posted in a similar topic somewhere else*

May 4th, 2013, on the LEGO Universe Wiki Blog with the exact same topic.

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