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With developer Traveller’s Tales’ LEGO-infused versions of popular licensed properties such as Star Wars and Indiana Jones usually both selling and playing better than more serious games based on the same IPs, and LEGO Batman about to swoop into stores and then invariably up the charts, it’s reasonable to expect that we haven’t seen the last of hot properties being given the blocky treatment. Traveller’s Tales’ deftness with bricks may just have set them up for life, having already hoovered mega-cash into their coffers from games behemoths LucasArts and Warner Interactive.
Now, suggesting possible future releases given a studly LEGO makeover isn’t new for games sites, however it’s usually come down to just picking a big movie franchise and bashing out a few words about it. Not here, however, no sirree Robert – we’re no slack-arsed molls, we’ve decided to give it a tad more thought!
Firstly, we ventured down – then did a U-turn and ran away from – the bad pun route, even though Men in Block, Block Hawk Down, The Block Dahlia, Block Rain and Duplo Indemnity all have some merit as potential games, as would kiddie faves such as Block Beauty and The Block Stallion. We even considered how sweet a ‘bloxploitation’ genre could be, with prospective titles like The Block Godfather, Block Fist and Block Samurai, all starring a stud-encrusted Fred Williamson or Jim Kelly. But then we thought we probably should take things a little more seriously; instead of looking outside the industry for future fodder, why not look within it?
Freaks, geeks and norms that popped by accidentally, we present you with what we believe are some of the best of the classic gaming IPs that are just ripe for a LEGO infusion. Oh, please note the use of the word ‘little’ in the preceding paragraph…
Grand Theft Auto: LEGOland
LEGO Need for Speed
LEGO Street Fighter
LEGO John Madden NFL
LEGO Space Invaders
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