THE LEGO MOVIE VIDEOGAME
People fear difference. Actually, let’s rephrase that. Ignorant
people fear difference.
While after many years trip-tropping
across this planet that somebody named ‘Earth’ has reinforced this
daily, we’ve always found solace in the fact that the world of LEGO
worships and inspires difference, specifically in the form of
promoting wild creativity. So, it was pretty bummertastical to find
out that the same “you must be worker bee” shit we put up with at
school is just as rampant where the studs are.
It’s all the
fault of President Business. He just wants Brickburg’s denizens to
adhere to the instructions. Don’t question the script, don’t think
outside the square, just build ’em how they should be and everything
will be Diamond Dogs. Erm, Hunky Dory.
Mercifully though, there are ‘master builders’. Those who can see a
bunch of LEGO bits, create new things way beyond the confines of
instructional scripts and fight the powers that be. Our hero, Emmet,
is one such master builder.
Well, he’s mistaken for one...
This is the basic basis for The LEGO Movie, and by
default this game that’s based on it. If you’ve not seen the former
(why?!), don’t play the latter, because spoilers. Big spoily
spoilers, bigger than Batman could crave for his Batmobile.
If you’re all movied up though, this is treatgasmic. The first
noticeable thing is that everything is aweso... erm, everything is
LEGO. Everything! None of this real stuff with added blocky bits
like every other LEGO game ever, this is the full blocky.
While similar, it’s more kiddie-skewed than other LEGO games – which
many of those conformist types mistakenly believe are exclusively
childish. It shares many, erm, idiosyncrasies, but it’s still
hyper-fun – and hyper-funny - and requires some creativity to
That, of course, is what LEGO is all about – and