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LEGO Universe

A massively multiplayer online game developed by NetDevil.

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LEGOriffic fun for all! :D

  • Oct 26, 2010
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+4

You know, there's something just flat wonderful about Lego. Back when I was a kid I couldn't have enough of them! As an adult, I had a wonderful Lego city that included a lighthouse, police department, pizzaria, roads, landscaping and even, in one corner of it, some old West sets that I made to look like a movie was being filmed. Good times, good times.

I don't own much in the way of Lego now. I have one small minifigure of a traveler and that's about it. But on the other hand I have and enjoy "Lego Batman" and was fortunate enough to participate in the beta testing for this fine game, "Lego Universe."

LU is a MMORPG. Like any of the sort, such as "World of Warcraft", you make a character and run around doing quests while accumulating treasure. Unlike any others I've seen, you get to have your own bit of land and you can use that to build your own Lego paradise! In practice it's not as simple to do as you might like, but once you get used to using the building tools, it's very fun.

The game itself is easy, but not overly so. There's plenty of in-game help and tools and unlike many other games, they're actually useful. There's also a lovely design aesthetic to the game, and some serious chuckles at some of the elements and cut scenes.

Now bear in mind this is a game directed primarily at children. As such, you'll run into a lot more restrictions than normal, which even carries over into your name. You create a default name at first using approved words (my first character? Dazzling Garlic Toad). You can submit a name of your own, but it's subject to approval by the game makers.

That said, though, it's still a very fun and enjoyable game and one that I'd highly recommend for kids or just anyone who is into Lego!

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January 03, 2012
Interesting game !
 
November 13, 2010
wonder if we can make a LEGO out of this site? LOL! nice review!
 
November 08, 2010
Haha, this sounds cute! Dazzling Garlic Toad :P I love Legos and video games, so I'll have to check it out. Thanks for sharing!
 
October 26, 2010
My grandson loves Lego. I was not aware of this game. Might just be something he would enjoy. Thanks.
 
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review by . November 01, 2010
   You know, there's something just flat wonderful about Lego. Back when I was a kid I couldn't have enough of them! As an adult, I had a wonderful Lego city that included a lighthouse, police department, pizzaria, roads, landscaping and even, in one corner of it, some old West sets that I made to look like a movie was being filmed. Good times, good times.      I don't own much in the way of Lego now. I have one small minifigure of a traveler and that's …
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Lego Universe is a massively multiplayer online game developed by NetDevil. The game was released on October 26, 2010, with an early opening (October 8, 2010) for LEGO "Founders", which consisted of users who Pre-ordered the game. It is globally distributed by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Its release was delayed from original estimates of 2009, late November 2008, and mid-2008. It will initially be available in English and German, with three different servers available at launch.
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