Lego Dimensions

Lego Dimensions is an inventive, delightful and hilarious take on "toys to life", but deep pockets are needed to appreciate it fully.

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Lego Dimensions' Fantastic Beasts updated with the film's proper ending

Lego Dimensions' Fantastic Beasts updated with the film's proper ending

Warner says it didn't want the game to spoil the film.

Lego Dimensions' Fantastic Beasts expansion has now been patched to include the film's full ending.

The story pack originally launched with a slightly different story cut in place - one that did not include the appearance of a particular actor.

(If you are yet to watch the film and want to stay unspoiled, look away now.)

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Lego Dimensions' Supergirl will be exclusive to PS4

Lego Dimensions' Supergirl will be exclusive to PS4

And requires buying the spendy Starter Pack.

Earlier this year it was leaked that fan-favourite DC character Supergirl would be coming to Lego Dimensions. But now there's a hitch: she'll be exclusive to the game's PS4 edition.

Equally bothersome, you'll only be able to acquire her by buying the game's next Starter Pack due in September - which will no doubt be rather expensive as it contains the core game, toy pad, and three basic figurines to get you started.

In short, if you already own the game you'll have to buy it again should you want to play as Kara Zor-El.

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FeatureLego Dimensions' second year secrets revealed

New hub! More TARDIS! Everyone can play as Green Arrow!

We already know about the huge number of new franchises headed to Lego Dimensions for its second year. We already know which will arrive first, when the game returns for its second season this September.

Lego Dimensions' Fantastic Beasts expansion leaked

Lego Dimension's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them expansion has been spotted, thanks to the new Argos catalogue.

We knew a Lego Dimensions tie-in for the upcoming Harry Potter spin-off was on the way, but not what it would contain.

Now we know - you'll get a Newt Scamander minifigure, Niffler animal and a fresh Lego desktop theme for your portal based upon MACUSA - the Magical Congress of the United States of America, aka the US version of the Ministry of Magic.

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Supergirl spotted for Lego Dimensions

She'll fly off the shelves.

Lego Dimensions is nearing the end of its successful first year - just one small release of figures is left, next month - but we may already have a glimpse at what's coming next.

There's a scene in the film Hook where Peter Pan and the Lost Boys sit down for a glorious feast, pungent vapour wafting from pots and pans piled high on a table before them. The lids come off and the children stuff their big satisfied mouths, but Pan, the adult, stays still. He's forgotten how to use his imagination: he can't see the food. He no longer sees the magic.

Lego Dimensions review

As both a parent and a gamer, I'm torn by Lego Dimensions.

It's an often wonderful game, one of the best in TT Games long-running series, and one that moves the familiar template forwards in clever and exciting ways. It's ingeniously written and structured too, juggling over a dozen character franchises with a confidence that masks the challenge of getting everything from Ghostbusters to Portal working together in a single story. It's also arguably the first game to truly deliver on the "toys to life" promise first made by Skylanders in 2011.

Lego Dimensions

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Gamescom is a beautiful, hot, noisy mess of a show and an utter delight to visit. Sadly, not everyone can go - and this year, that includes me. But thankfully, we packed Chris Bratt off to tour the show with a camera in hand to capture just what attending the world's biggest gaming show is like.

I mean, of course. It's so obvious when you think about it, but it still manages to give me a teeny thrill when it's said out loud. "Yeah, you saw the Riddler riding on a Balrog, but the development team were like 'Oh, we've got Gollum as well, so who would win in a riddle fight between Gollum and the Riddler? Why don't we put that in the game?'" Well why not indeed, though I'm still undecided over the outcome of that particular showdown.

Christopher Lloyd stars in new Lego Dimensions trailer

Just in case you were worried that there wouldn't be enough additional toy packs released for Lego Dimensions, WB Games has announced even more add-ons - and released a trailer in which Christopher Lloyd reprises his role as Dr Emmett Brown from Back to the Future.

Doc Brown is one of the newly announced Fun Packs, which contain a minifigure and related vehicle. In his case, that's the steam train from Back to the Future Part 3. The iconic DeLorean is already included with the Back to the Future Level Pack, you see, along with Marty McFly and his hoverboard.

Other Fun Packs announced today include two from Ninjago, featuring Sensei Wu and Lloyd, and three from DC Comics, featuring Superman, Aquaman and Bane. There'll also be a DC Comics Team Pack containing Joker and Harley Quinn.

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Lego Dimensions' Portal 2 and Doctor Who expansions confirmed

Lego Dimensions' Portal 2 and Doctor Who expansions confirmed

Plus: The Simpsons! Jurassic World! Scooby-Doo!

Lego has published official images of its Portal 2, Doctor Who and The Simpsons level packs for the upcoming Lego Dimensions.

We already had word of a Back to the Future expansion, and the Portal tie-in had been rumoured, but official artwork has now popped up on (thanks, Brickset).

The Portal 2 pack features protagonist Chell and her portal gun, plus a turret and laser block.

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