LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack - Nintendo Wii U

  • Publisher: WB Games
  • SKU: 6550149
  • Release Date: 09/27/2015
ESRB Rating: Everyone 10+
Cartoon violence, Crude humor
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Overview

What's Included


  • LEGO Dimensions game
  • LEGO Toy Pad
  • LEGO Gateway bricks
  • Batman, Gandalf and Wyldstyle LEGO minifigures
  • LEGO Batmobile vehicle

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (364 out of 374)

Product Details


  • Developer: Telltale Games
  • Publisher: WB Games
  • Platform: Nintendo Wii U
  • Genre: Action and Adventure
  • Release Date: 09/27/2015

Synopsis


At the center of the LEGO Multiverse lies an ancient planet that is inhabited by the evil mastermind, Lord Vortech. It is believed that the person who controls the Foundational Elements on which this planet is built will control all of the Multiverse. Vowing to become that ruler, Lord Vortech determines that by summoning characters from a variety of LEGO worlds, he'll be able to find the building blocks of the LEGO civilization. One day, a mysterious and powerful vortex appears in a variety of LEGO worlds, and different characters from DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings, The LEGO Movie and more are swept away. Noticing their friends are being taken, Batman, Gandalf and Wyldstyle jump into the vortex on a journey they never imagined. Now, realizing Lord Vortech's intentions, the three intrepid heroes must venture through space and time to save their friends and all of LEGO humanity.

Team up with the Caped Crusader, Gandalf the Great and Wyldstyle from The LEGO Movie to vanquish Lord Vortech and save LEGO humanity from annihilation in LEGO Dimensions. This Starter Pack delivers everything you need to begin your buildable adventure, including a copy of the game, LEGO Toy Pad, bricks to construct the LEGO Gateway, three minifigures and the LEGO Batmobile vehicle. Let your creativity and imagination guide you on your adventure, as you'll team up with unlikely allies from a variety of worlds, including DC Comics, The Lord of the Rings, The LEGO Movie, LEGO Ninjago, Back to the Future and more, to thwart your enemies. Use a combination of up to seven minifigures, vehicles and gadgets by dropping them on the LEGO Toy Pad to bring them into the universe. Let your imagination run wild in a solo journey, or team up with a buddy for cooperative drop-in/-out gameplay. Grab your blocks and flex your creative muscles — all of LEGO civilization is depending on you.

Features


Starter Pack includes LEGO Dimensions video game, LEGO Toy Pad, bricks to build the LEGO Gateway, Batman, Gandalf and Wyldstyle LEGO minifigures and LEGO Batmobile vehicle

Join three epic heroes from different franchises — Batman, Gandalf and Wyldstyle — as they jump into the newly formed vortex to save their friends and all of LEGO humanity from the evil Lord Vortech

Let creativity guide you on your adventure, as you team up with unlikely allies to vanquish your foes

Bring in your favorite minifigures from different worlds and use each one's vehicles and gadgets like never before — let LEGO Bad Cop drive the Delorean Time Machine, team up LEGO Ninjago Masters of Spinjitsu with Wonder Woman and more

Drop a combination of up to seven minifigures, vehicles and gadgets on the LEGO Toy Pad to bring them into the game for an exciting, action-packed adventure

Grow your LEGO Dimensions experience with expansion packs that offer additional levels, teams, minifigures, gadgets and vehicles (expansion packs sold separately)

Team up with a buddy with cooperative, drop-in/-out gameplay or let your imagination guide your solo journey



Overall customer rating

4.7
98%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Very expensive and buggy game that still charms

    Posted
    TheRealRuffy
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    The concept of taking various licensed LEGO properties and throwing them together is great. Some of the properties, like Portal and Doctor Who, have been treated with evident love by the game designers. The controls are less convoluted than some recent LEGO games (LEGO The Hobbit was especially overloaded). But for all the fun in the idea, there's some big negatives. First of all, there's the cost. The entry cost is $99, and that just lets you play part of the game. If you want to get all of the gold bricks and other extras, you're going to need to by expansion sets—and a lot of them. In previous LEGO games, you unlocked characters by finding character tokens; in Dimensions, you unlock characters by buying real-world packs with real money. Even if you don't want to collect all the characters, but you just want to access all the hidden areas, Dimensions will cost you several hundred dollars. Many things are hidden behind things that require one specific expansion character to unlock. While the various packs aren't priced particularly high compared to non-game LEGO building sets with similar parts counts, the fact that you will need so many sets just to get 100% on the basic storyline means that this game requires a substantial financial investment. The game's story mode is short compared to recent LEGO games, although the "adventure worlds" make up for that somewhat. Likewise, the "level packs" that add new story levels are very brief. As for the controls, TT has traded complex menus on-screen for the toy pad. In many places, you need to use the pad and your characters as controls, moving them to different slots on the pad. That adds a new kind of control complexity. You can't just sit down and play the game; you need to have your toy pad within reach. It needs to be on a non-metallic surface, away from any sources of RF interference. It needs to be within reach of your console; it uses a long USB cord to connect. It needs to be on a relatively level, stable surface. And you'll need to have room nearby for your collection of characters and vehicles so you can swap them in and out. The need to constantly shift attention to the toy pad draws you out of the game, especially when you find you need to remove characters from play to make room to swap others from section to section. Like the Wii U's second-screen, it's an idea that sounds good in the abstract but isn't very fun in reality. (At least in the 1.02 patch, some character abilities can be activated with a button press instead of requiring toy pad movement.) The game also suffers from TT Games' long-standing LEGO game-engine bugs. After a decade of LEGO games, TT still hasn't fixed problems like characters getting stuck in places with no way out, or the game occasionally locking up for no apparent reason. (The Doctor Who level pack has a nasty bug where having the artifact-detector red brick enabled causes the game to crash reliably on multiple platforms, making the level unplayable until you disable the brick.) It also adds some new glitches, such as places where your character can fall through the world and die in the offstage area that you should never see... and then respawn offstage right above where you died, creating an infinite loop of falling, dying (and losing studs), and respawning that you can't escape without quitting the game (and losing progress). For a game that will cost several hundred dollars to complete, there's no excuse for not delivering a stable game without ancient bugs. It can be done—the Wii U-only LEGO City Undercover was virtually free of the typical TT Games LEGO bugs—but it wasn't done for Dimensions. If the game were free of these long-standing bugs—heck, if it were even free of bugs that should have been caught with minimal pre-release playtesting—it would be a four-star game. As it is, only the charm of the writing and the concept keep it from being a two-star game. The various properties in Dimensions receive varying amounts of care. For example, the starter set characters all have fairly extensive dialogue from the original actors. The Doctor Who, Portal, and LEGO Movie characters also receive extensive voice acting from the original actors, including minor characters. The Lord of the Rings characters receive the same over-used movie sound bites as the standalone games, which are sometimes even appropriate to the situation. The Ghostbusters levels available so far seem to rely exclusively on movie sound clips. The Simpsons properties are missing dialogue for many of the characters. If you have a lot of disposable income and a high tolerance for replaying levels due to game-ending glitches, LEGO Dimensions has a lot of fun in the way it lampoons its subjects and mashes them together. If spending $300 to $800 to play a buggy LEGO game doesn't appeal to you, you might want to skip it and just watch gameplay clips on YouTube.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Same lego game formula, with a few twists

    Posted
    FilFil
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    A lot of people would say Lego games tend to have the same stale game-play. Though this may be true, I may be lucky in that I don't play too many Lego games. I enjoy the game-play; though simple, it seems that there is plenty to explore and many secrets to find in each area that you visit. The game comes with Legos that you assemble, and actually use; re-positioning them on the scanner in order to solve puzzles/win fights, which should be a big difference from other Lego games. The writing and dialog though is probably my favorite part. As a 28 year old, I was not expecting to love the banter between heroes/ villains, witty jokes and comments, etc. If you are a parent who may be forced to play this game with your kids, you might be able to appreciate the writing, while the kids jump around. All in all a worthy buy for me, with the possible exception of all the expansion packs. Though you can play and finish the game with everything in the starter set, there are areas that you won't be able to explore and certain things you can't do without buying additional Lego pack for the game. Keep that in mind when looking at the total cost of the game. I've been trying to buy them when I can get a deal on the sets as best I can.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really fun, especially if you buy expansions.

    Posted
    TheSim
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    I've never played one of these "toybox" games before, so I wasn't sure what I was getting into with Lego Dimensions, but my wife and I have been extremely happy with the game. The combination of the Lego video game gameplay that we already liked with the fun of building actual Lego figures/objects to unlock them has been really cool. The main story is fun, with the great writing and physical comedy that's a hallmark of the Lego video games series. It is simple enough to play with kids without being boring for adults. Swapping characters in and out to unlock special areas is fun too. I highly recommend getting some expansion packs when you get the main game. Gandalf, Batman, and Wyldstyle are nice (as is the Batmobile), but we got the Wonder Woman and Ghostbusters packs to go along with the game and it added all new layers of fun when we started using that content with the main game. I am really interested in getting even more expansion packs, and the new ones they've announced for this Fall have us really excited as well. If you like the Lego games and you can afford the markup on these, I highly recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This game is like crack

    Posted
    Bailie
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    I went through skylanders for a couple hundred bucks. This game was is no different, except instead of figures that are not pose-able, you get legos. I enjoy the heck out of the lego sets. Lego games have always been pretty good as just mindless smash stuff fun. All the levels are kind of a fun hunt for the hidden gold bricks too. Lego games are also the perfect girlfriend game if your gf doesn't play video games. Death doesn't matter, except you lose a few points. The nice thing they have done in this game is that you don't have to buy all the mini figures. It gives you the option to "rent" them for 30 seconds. But you will probably want to buy a few. And after that moment you will probably be hooked, and need more and more. I think I have about 40 characters now. The other nice thing about this game vs skylanders is, they just keep adding on, instead of starting over. Characters don't level, but you can upgrade the vehicles to different builds.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun Game, But the Extras Are a Waste of Money

    Posted
    Garrett
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    Like pretty much all Lego games, Lego Dimensions is very fun. It is especially delightful to do things like drive the Batmobile around Middle Earth with Bart Simpson behind the wheel. At the same time, if you want to get the full experience with this game, by which I mean the ability to play as characters beyond the 3 who come with the game (Batman, Gandfalf, and Wyld Style), you have to go buy physical toys and bring them into the game. Sure, it's fun to play as the Doctor or a Ghostbuster in worlds very different from their own, but is it worth $15-30 every time you want to use a new character? No. It's especially not worth it when you consider than in previous Lego games (and subsequent Lego games, for that matter, with the latest Star Wars that just came out), one need only acquire new characters with the studs you collect throughout the game, certainly not by spending hundreds, and perhaps thousands of dollars, to buy additional toys.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    legos for every one

    Posted
    Anyhgfh
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    I love the Lego games and this one has all the elements of the others, but is certainly more expansive with the levels and open world play. The one draw back is the ongoing expense. I would HATE to add up what it has cost (and I am not done yet) to completely play this game. Most areas you can complete with a minimal number of characters (there are buying guides and character skill guides if you search), BUT there are some things that are not taken into consideration, such as the fact that there are areas where you need a combination of character skills to acquire a specific goal. For example, you may have purchased a character who can use CHI and a character who can go under water, but until you get into the game and actually play do you figure out you need the one character who can do both

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Fantastic Lego Game That Mixes Together All

    Posted
    Erik
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    The WiiU has something that the other versions don't! You can play on the game pad as a second screen during the multiplayer so there is not split screen. If you are playing one player, you can also use it to select which character you play as which is very helpful when you have 3-7 characters loaded up and the X button forces you to scroll through them all to get to the one you want. The game is fun for all family members, in fact there are 4 save spots so everyone can play their own story. There are lots of character packs to purchase an even more coming out in the future. I don't plan to run out and buy everyone just yet, I'm going through the story mode and doing as much as I can with what I already have and then I'll slowly start adding in the other fun packs.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    One Player Game

    Posted
    bpem
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    I was shooting for games all the kids could play at once to prevent arguing. Not so with this game...one at a time. Doesn't work so well with my kids. Not only that, it's a little advanced for the younger ones. Pretty neat game though. The oldest was able to put the Lego set together with no difficulties...part of the fun as well. The game requires involvement with the Lego set quite a bit which is interesting...fun to watch the kids scramble to change the figures around.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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