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The old lego.com

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Avery Waikawa

I decided to check out the 2005 lego.com today using the wayback machine at http://archive.org/ . Here are some pictures:

 

http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Xtremestuntman1998/oldlegosite/lego.com_1.png

http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Xtremestuntman1998/oldlegosite/lego.com_2.png

http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Xtremestuntman1998/oldlegosite/lego.com_3.png

http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Xtremestuntman1998/oldlegosite/lego.com_4.png

http://www.brickshelf.com/gallery/Xtremestuntman1998/oldlegosite/lego.com_5.png

 

It was great to see classic minifigs around parts of the site even though this is the late 2005 layout. I think Lego used to acknowledge the existence of older themes more than they do today. What I liked about the old 2005 site was the layout, games/comics/movies, and the avatar customization (The new one is bland in my opinion).

 

I will upload some more pictures later. Unfortunately,  many of the games, images, and links are broken. I really wish Lego archived this stuff to keep it alive. Even the comic captions are broken! (In case you don't know or remember what that was, it was a contest where members could add a comic caption to two pictures each month. At the end of the month, the winners would be displayed and the new pictures would be uploaded.) You still can view the blank photos that were current at the time, but you can't view any of the previous winners.

 

Fortunately, some of the games have been restored by the BioMedia Project at http://biomediaproject.com/bmp/ . Not all the games are restored, though.

 

LINKS:

October 1996 site - http://web.archive.org/web/19961109092233/http://www.lego.com/

June 1997 site - http://web.archive.org/web/19970615085653/http://www.lego.com/

June 2000 site - http://web.archive.org/web/20000622015035/http://www.lego.com/

November 2002 site - http://web.archive.org/web/20021128122029/http://www.lego.com/

June 2003 site - http://web.archive.org/web/20030603200559/http://www.lego.com/eng/

November 2005 site - http://web.archive.org/web/20051107025715/http://www.lego.com/eng/Default.aspx

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RobExplorien

I don't think I've ever seen the website layout from before 2009 or so. I've seen pics of it in the older LEGO instruction manuals though. So, lego.com already existed back in 1996? I Always thought it wasn't online until somewhere in 1998.

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ProfessorBrickkeeper

I don't think I've ever seen the website layout from before 2009 or so. I've seen pics of it in the older LEGO instruction manuals though. So, lego.com already existed back in 1996? I Always thought it wasn't online until somewhere in 1998.

Yup, it's been online since the year of '96. I remember the first incarnation, with all of the animated .gif files and its cheesy "Surfer Club"

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jamesster

Why 2005 specifically? Why LEGO.com specifically? There's also the LEGO Media website, various developer websites, etc, available to browse through pretty much every year... The Intelligent Games website had some interesting Stunt Rally and Loco content.

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Cloudstrife987

Why 2005 specifically? Why LEGO.com specifically? There's also the LEGO Media website, various developer websites, etc, available to browse through pretty much every year... The Intelligent Games website had some interesting Stunt Rally and Loco content.

 

Can you give me some links to some of these websites you are mentioning?

I looked them up and didn't find anything.

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Avery Waikawa

Why 2005 specifically? Why LEGO.com specifically? There's also the LEGO Media website, various developer websites, etc, available to browse through pretty much every year... The Intelligent Games website had some interesting Stunt Rally and Loco content.

I just chose 2005 because that's how I remembered Lego.com. I am going to add links and pictures for even older versions later. As the other sites go. couldn't you just get to the Media site by clicking on a link that takes you there? Also, I don't know anything about developer sites or the IG games site.

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Avery Waikawa

Here is a somewhat restored version of the avatar creator that the old site used: http://scratch.mit.edu/projects/58659/ . Unfortunately, a lot of the head choices are missing. If anyone has released a better, complete version, I will replace the link.

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Yajmo

World builder was my favorite game but it was sadly removed and wont load correctly on the wayback archive. Kudos to biomedia though for the games they restored!

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Avery Waikawa

Does anyone know how to play the old games on lego.com with the wayback machine? I've done it before but now when I try they wont load up correctly.

The wayback machine can't play very many games because it can't run the scripts that the games use. If you go to the biomedia project, you can download restored versions of older webgames.

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aidenpons

If you remove the Dreamz or Beltz from those links you'll get to BMP's archive of every Lego game they've managed to scour off the internet. I believe that includes every online one Lego actually produced. They've also got the Bionicle games, but those are under a separate interface.

(This is probably common knowledge l405G.jpg)

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Mariner

THEY HAVE STORMRUNNER!

stormrunner.gif

...and after setting up XAMPP, I can't get past the loading screen in Firefox.

Edited by Mariner

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Jobalisk

Anyone have a copy of the old explorians: the space mystery game?

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dy_enforcer
On 7/9/2013 at 11:12 PM, jamesster said:

Why 2005 specifically? Why LEGO.com specifically? There's also the LEGO Media website, various developer websites, etc, available to browse through pretty much every year... The Intelligent Games website had some interesting Stunt Rally and Loco content.

I'm surprised no one has ever put a link for the lego media website so why not I put in here for nostalgia sake.

https://web.archive.org/web/20000816073402/http://www.legomedia.com/l2k/html/

 

I wanna tell my experience with this website. I looked at the lego website to play lego flash games when I came across the lego media page. I saw a minifig with an rr logo on his shirt. In my 10 year old eyes, he looks cool and confident. It makes me want to get that minifigure and play him but of course there is no minifig based on him at that time. This is where I knew Lego Racers. I read the summary of the game and it drew me in. The guy name Rocket Racer is the person wearing the RR shirt, it makes me want to play the game to beat him. I thought I could play it in the computer but I couldn't so I ask my parents for help and found out that I need to buy the game. My parents helped me install the demo so I can play LR. It took within a day to install because of course, internet is still young at that time. When I play the demo, there was only one race track. The build option is limited for up to 5min. and you cannot play you built car and driver as its a demo but regardless it was a difficult but an enjoyable experience. I played this multiple times every single day. I remember every single path the AI take and every power up I can use to take an advantage whether it be speeding through via warp or trolling other racers with a yellow brick:smug:. I love it so much that I ask my parents to buy me a game. I got the PS1 version first but that one was given to my cousin when we trade games. The version is uhh... yeah. >_> I don't wanna talk about it.

 

Anyways the rest is history, My parents bought the PC version. I played it, satisfied ;):thumbup:, I go to RRU, found a mod for more bricks, double satisfied :thumbupr::D:thumbup:

 

 

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