LEGO Dimensions, the hole in our pockets

lego dimensions starter packLEGO Dimensions released this week, and probably the biggest question on everyone’s mind is ‘how much will this all cost me?’. It looks like an amazing collection of toys to collect, but at this time of the year, it also looks like a weighty sum of money would need to be invested in order to have a good experience.

The LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack will set you back €130, which includes the LEGO Dimensions videogame, the LEGO Toy Pad, bricks to build the LEGO Gateway, 3 LEGO minifigures (Batman, Gandalf, and Wyldstyle) and the LEGO Batmobile vehicle. Just about enough to get you started. Of course though, you’ll want more. The various sets are all too appealing to overlook and ignore.

The LEGO Dimensions Level Pack: The Simpsons comes for €40, and includes Springfield, Homer Simpson, his car and his tv… It obviously includes new missions as well, and like with all additional packs, can be used anywhere in the LEGO Dimensions game.

Then there’s the Jurassic World set, which includes Owen, a Velociraptor, an ACU park soldier and the gyrosphere for €40, the Back to the Future pack, which includes Marty McFly, the DeLorean and the hover board as well as Hill Valley as a new world. The Scooby Doo pack for the same price includes Scooby Doo, Shaggy, Scooby snacks and the Mystery Machine, but no new world. €40.

dimensions portalContinuing on, we have the Portal pack which contains a new world, Chell, a Sentry Turret and a Companion Cube for €40, various Ninjago player pack, although €20, and the LEGO Movie pack for €20 as well. Wizard of Oz, DC Comics and Lord of the Rings packs also exist, as well as Ghostbusters and Dr Who.

In terms of game worlds, the full selection so far includes Hill Valley from Back to the Future, Springfield from the Simpsons, Aperture Science from Portal, Dr Who’s adventure through space and time, Ghostbuster’s New York (?), and Midway Arcade’s various locations.

There’s a three year plan in place as well, with new content planned until at least 2018.

“We have a three year plan at the moment and we’ve got no intention of stopping there,” associate producer Mark Warburton told Eurogamer during an interview conducted at EGX.

Lego Dimensions“We’ve created the technology to the degree that we’re happy it meets our needs for the future. We’ve created the toy pad so that it shouldn’t need to be updated. And we can just create new level and character packs to keep expanding that.”

So, we know where it all starts, with the Starter Pack, but where does it end, for the packs, and for your wallet?

Here, you can see the full list of available LEGO Dimensions sets, from Smyth’s toys.

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