LEGO is one of the most established names in children’s entertainment. However, other players have gained a lot of love in the sandbox and toys to life genres. LEGO is already fighting back with Dimensions for toys to life, and now it’s ready to take back what it lost to Minecraft with LEGO Worlds.
Launched over on Steam in Early Access, LEGO Worlds is planned to release sometime in 2016 depending on community feedback. So what it is? Well, according to the description:
LEGO® Worlds is a galaxy of procedurally-generated Worlds made entirely of LEGO bricks which you can freely manipulate and dynamically populate with LEGO models. Explore each World and unlock new discoveries: from cowboys and giraffes to vampires and polar bears, to steamrollers, race cars, and colossal digging machines! Use the multi-tool to shape environments and alter any World to your liking: raise the terrain to create vast mountain ranges, or enter the Brick-by-Brick editor to build anything you can imagine. Save your creations to build with them again. LEGO Worlds enables you to populate your Worlds with many weird and wonderful characters, creatures, models, and driveable vehicles, and then play out your own unique adventures. Probably not worth upsetting the Skeletons though…
While LEGO games have already done incredibly well and are guaranteed to keep on coming, this one could be the one that finally gets back to its roots. It’s not just about finding hidden areas and breaking down LEGO structures just to rebuild them in new ways – this game allows for terraforming, discovery and exploration, all within the various possibilities of LEGO. With so many toy sets available in the LEGO universe, there is room for a lot of customisation. Plus, in Early Access it only costs $15 – less than most of the LEGO sets I’ve ogled in real life. Here is the trailer that proves just how much it looks like Minecraft.
While I don’t think anything can truly replace Minecraft at this point, I think LEGO Worlds could certainly lure in a whole bunch of players. It looks adorable and I’d love to ride around a drilling machine to break all the things. At least I could finally make a LEGO Deathstar without spending a ridiculous amount of money.
Last Updated: June 2, 2015