LEGO Dimensions has been one of my favorite games. It has unfortunately been cancelled ahead of its original window, and thus we are going to miss out on a number of character packs and adventure worlds. No statement has been released as to why the game was cancelled, and the only thing we can presume is poor sales. With Dimensions cut short ahead of schedule, I wanted to take a look at a number of character packs that could have been great additions to the game. Some are brand new, while others were briefly featured at the hands of the Doctor Who TARDIS.
I own nearly every pack and have enjoyed countless hours of fun playing the game both alone and with my children. When it was first announced back in April 2015, Tt Games and Warner Bros said they had a three year plan for the franchise. It stood out immediately with its tag phrase of “Break the Rules” and allowing up to seven playable characters on your plate at once. Up to that point, Skylanders only allowed one, while Disney Infinity allowed two. In the first two years of availability, LEGO Dimensions has a total of 89 purchasable characters. This number increases to well over 100 when you take into account that some characters, like Sloth from Goonies, can transform into multiple characters from the franchise. These characters come in 63 separate packs and feature exactly 30 adventure worlds. This is an amazing amount of content, but there is always room for more.
Take a look at the ten franchises I wanted most in LEGO Dimensions, and unfortunately will never get to see. Let us know what you think below.
I know there are already separate LEGO games for the franchise, but there is so much possibility going for a Dimensions world that Indiana Jones would make a great fit. Think about it. You could have an adventure world where Raiders of the Lost Ark, Temple of Doom and Last Crusade all merge together. The classic LEGO humor could even be injected to make fun of the Crystal Skull, because we don’t talk about that movie. The Fun Pack could come with Indy and his hat and whip, while his vehicle could be the minecart from Raiders.
The amount of variety in the adventure world would surely be a sight to see.
Yeah, I know that Assassin’s Creed doesn’t exactly have that “Kids LEGO” type of feeling, but how cool would it be to see in that form? I would like a Story Pack for this, not just a Fun Pack. We could rebuild the character plate so that the background was the Animus, and our characters could travel to different periods in time. The Back to the Future World allowed all three years to be playable, so why not Assassin’s Creed. You know the folks over at LEGO would make it hysterical and have the assassin pull out a banana or something when confronting an enemy. I could even see them crashing into a bird while doing a leap of faith.
I know I’d have fun with it. What about you?
This would honestly be my favorite set. I grew up on Looney Tunes cartoons, and I think Bugs Bunny in LEGO form may very well be one of the funniest things I’ll ever see. Daffy Duck could transform into Duck Dodgers or even the Green Loontern from LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. Bugs Bunny could easily be able to dig under ground and track items as well. Just think how funny it would be to see Bugs’ classic sarcasm on display in LEGO form while he goes back and forth with Daffy.
Out of all the Looney Tunes, Tazmanian Devil is my favorite. Throw him in the mix with Elmer Fudd, Yosemite Sam and the rest of the gang and you’ll be cooking with gas. Regardless of age, Looney Tunes is one of those franchises that never gets old – like Sesame Street.
The movie was just ok, let’s be honest. It was more hype than quality, but somehow James Cameron has managed to get three more sequels on the table. Although not for another couple of years, it would be a good time to start taking advantage of the marketing. Ubisoft is already developing an Avatar game, so why not jump into LEGO form? Pandora would be a sight to see, and you know the Fun Pack vehicle would be one of those Mechs they walk around in. We could fly on those giant birds, jump through the trees and more.
It would have to be only a Fun Pack though, as there aren’t too many separate characters to choose from. You may be able to squeeze out a Team Pack with a blue avatar character and one human, but that would be the max you could go realistically. Regardless of how big a fan you are of the films, Avatar makes money and that’s all that counts. With the new movies coming out, it’s an easy grab for LEGO.
I have to admit, I really like the Ben 10 cartoon. The shows on Cartoon Network are getting games, and both Teen Titans Go! and Power Puff Girls are in LEGO Dimensions already. A standalone Ben 10 game has been announced already with a November release, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a bit more.
It would be one of the easiest packs LEGO ever had to make. The Ben Tennyson Fun Pack is all you need. He can transform into ten separate creatures, and each one has their own ability. You could probably get every brick in each adventure world without ever having to switch characters as a result. I could see them having a lot of fun with the character dialogue as well, especially the sarcastic responses from LEGO Batman.
The Flash show on the CW is on fire right now. It’s incredibly popular, and season four is premiering in just over two weeks. Star Labs was a hidden area in year 2 of LEGO Dimensions that we could access from the Fantastic Beasts world using the TARDIS. It was very well put together, and even saw LEGO Flash running on Cisco’s custom treadmill. The rest of the Justice League already has their own mini-fig. Only The Flash is missing. It would be a great time to add him, especially considering The Justice League film is releasing and season four of the TV show is premiering.
We could run back in time, further into the future and face unlimited amounts of DC Comics villains. The Flash is my favorite DC superhero along with Superman, and I’d love to see what they can do with the world.
This is an easy one to include. The most recent movie didn’t make as much money as Lionsgate would have hoped, but it got good reviews among hardcore and casual fans alike. They could release a bunch of Fun Packs for it, or go the way of the A-Team and have one Ranger transform into the rest as Mr. T did.
I would go with a Level Pack on this one. Power Rangers has 24 seasons in the books and has plenty of options to choose from. Personally, I’d go with the Mighty Morphin’ timeline to see the original Rangers battle Rita. We could start out with five, then continue to see Tommy as the Green and White Ranger as we move on. The adventure world has near unlimited options, and the Megazord transformation in LEGO form would be pretty cool to see.
The classic 80’s cartoon has a cult following, and a movie reboot is in the works. I would love to have a real Sword of Omen replica, but I’ll take a miniature LEGO one for Dimensions. This is another pack where you could have one character become the franchise. Lion-O and the Sword of Omen would have to be a Fun Pack, and he could transform into Cheetara, Tigra and Panthro if they decide not to make separate packs.
Story wise, they would obviously fight Mumm-Ra and have loads of quests available in the adventure world. You don’t need sight beyond sight to see how much fun a Thundercats pack would be in LEGO Dimensions.
He-Man and the Masters of the Universe
I loved He-Man as a kid. It was only on TV for three seasons in the mid-80’s, but has kept such a core following this entire time. There was even a crossover comic series between He-Man and Thundercats that released this year, so there is past precedent in seeing the worlds interact. We would be able to see Prince Adam of Eternia transform into He-Man, as well as Cringer become Battle Cat. That would be an easy Fun Pack to make, as Battle Cat would serve as He-Man’s “vehicle”, and Skeletor could be included in a second pack. The adventure world would see Castle Greyskull along with a number of He-Man allies and enemies.
Ram Man, Merman and more could all be quest givers too. You could have a Level Pack for this, but I think just the Fun Packs and adventure world work best.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
I lost count on how long I’ve been kicking and screaming for a TMNT game. It’s been too long, that’s all I know. There are countless LEGO sets from the TMNT franchise, but no game has been released. Year after year we see two LEGO games released and yet, still no TMNT.
This would have to be a Level Pack as well. Make it so we get one Turtle and a Pizza as his item, and add in Splinter as the second character for the pack. I’d go with Leonardo as the Turtle (since he’s the best) and have him transform into the other three. Additional Fun Packs could see characters like Casey Jones, Shredder, Bebop and Rocksteady if they choose.
The Level Pack would let us go through an entire storyline, whether it be TV or recent film, and have one of the most diverse adventure worlds to date. We could go to space, down in the sewers, Shredder’s lair, Krang ship, etc. There are so many places in the TMNT franchise that the adventure world would feel packed full no matter which ones they choose to include.
It doesn’t look like we will be getting a LEGO TMNT game anytime soon, which is unfortunate because it’s my most desired one by far. Beggars can’t be choosers though, and I’ll take a LEGO Dimensions world as soon as I can get it.
Of course, these are only my top ten. There are so many possible additions we could include that it could go into the hundreds. That being said, what are your sets you most wanted to see in LEGO Dimensions?