Lego Dimensions
Lego Dimensions PS4 Box Cover
PlayStation 4 cover art
Developer(s) Traveller's Tales
Publisher(s) Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
  • Anna Bailey
  • Toby Jennings
  • Jon Burton
  • Dewi Roberts
  • Steve Harding
  • Chris Stanforth
  • Alistair Crowe
  • Ben Klages
  • Jeremy Pardon
  • Leon Warren
  • Paul Munro
  • Jon Burton
  • Graham Goring
  • James McLoughlin
Composer(s) Ian Livingstone
Release date(s)
  • NA 27 September 2015
  • AU 28 September 2015
  • EU 29 September 2015
Genre(s) Action-adventure
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Lego Dimensions is a Lego-themed action-adventure video game developed by Traveller's Tales and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Xbox One and Xbox 360. It follows the toys-to-life format, in that the player has Lego figures and a toy pad which can be played within the game itself where it features characters and environments from over 30 different franchises.[1] The Starter Pack, containing the game, the USB toy pad, and three minifigures, was released in September 2015, and has been expanded with additional level packs and characters. The final wave of products was released in September 2017, with the cancellation of the line being announced the following month.[2]


Lego Dimensions features the same style of gameplay as the previous Lego video games developed by Traveller's Tales, in which up to two players control Lego minifigures based on various represented franchises. Players progress through linear levels, using their characters' abilities to solve puzzles, defeat enemies, and attempt to reach the level's end. Characters are entered into the game by placing their respective minifigures onto a USB toy pad, with each character possessing unique abilities that can be used to solve puzzles or reach hidden areas. Using a character from a certain franchise will also unlock that franchise's Adventure World, an open-world area for players to explore and complete in-game objectives. The Starter Pack includes the toy pad and the game's 14-level main story campaign, which revolves around Batman, Gandalf, and Wyldstyle, while additional levels are made available by purchasing Level Packs and Story Packs. In addition to the minifigures, players can also build models of vehicles, such as the Batmobile, TARDIS, Mystery Machine, or DeLorean, and put them into the game for characters to drive. Completing objectives in the levels and adventure worlds will reward players with gold bricks, which can be used to upgrade vehicles and give them new abilities. Each adventure world also contains a red brick for players to retrieve; these will unlock special bonuses, such as visual modifiers for characters or extra assistance at finding collectible items. Unlike series such as Skylanders, Disney Infinity, and Amiibo, the minifigures, vehicles, and the USB toy pad are all made from real Lego pieces and can be freely built and customized. All minifigures and vehicles can be used in any available level, though specific figures must be present to initially enter those levels or worlds. An additional feature called "Hire a Hero" was added shortly after the game's launch; this feature allows players to pay in-game currency to temporarily summon characters they do not own in order to complete an otherwise-inaccessible puzzle. The game's second year of content also introduced competitive multiplayer in the form of the Battle Arenas, allowing up to four players to compete in modes such as Capture the Flag. Gold bricks can be used to purchase new power-ups for the Battle Arenas. Certain packs also include exclusive features; for example, the Midway Arcade level pack unlocks playable emulations of over 20 Midway arcade titles, while the Teen Titans Go! packs unlock an exclusive Lego-themed episode of the series that can be viewed in-game.[3][4]


Arriving on the planet Foundation Prime in the center of the Lego Multiverse, Lord Vortech (Gary Oldman) and his robot minion X-PO (Joel McHale) seek the twelve Foundation Elements, the cornerstones of time and space itself, in a bid to merge all the universes into one under his control. These elements, such as the ruby slippers, the One Ring, and kryptonite, were scattered across the dimensions long ago, but gathered together at Foundation Prime's palace can unlock the power to control the multiverse. When X-PO voices his doubts of Vortech's evil plan (as it is too dangerous to harness the Elements safely), he decides that he no longer needs X-PO and banishes him to the planet Vorton. Unfortunately, Vortech's own body cannot handle too many more dimension jumps, forcing him to open vortexes to different worlds and recruit local villains to help him search for the Elements while imprisoning heroes pulled through the vortexes. These actions damage the boundaries between worlds, causing them to merge and characters to be displaced.

When Robin (Scott Menville), Frodo (Elijah Wood), and MetalBeard (Nick Offerman) are pulled into the vortexes, each unknowingly in possession of one of the Elements, Batman (Troy Baker), Gandalf (Tom Kane), and Wyldstyle (Elizabeth Banks) all jump in after them. The three get pulled into the same vortex and appear on Vorton, where the vortex generator they came out of explodes, prompting them to rebuild it. Aided by X-PO, the three use the generator to travel through the multiverse and search for the Foundation Elements and the five missing Keystones that power the generator, hoping to find their missing friends and stop Vortech's plan from succeeding. Along their journey, they meet and assist the various heroes of the dimensions they visit, such as Dorothy Gale (Laura Bailey), Homer Simpson (Dan Castellaneta), and Dr. Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd) while fighting numerous villains, including Vortech himself in 1885 Hill Valley and a haunted circus. However, Vortech eventually realizes that X-PO is helping them. The heroes travel to Foundation Prime to find their friends and fight Vortech, but it turns out to be a diversion, allowing the villains to ambush X-PO and retrieve the trio's Foundation Elements in their absence. With all twelve elements collected, Vortech unlocks the foundation of the multiverse, a green Lego building plate, and is imbued with near-unlimited power. He merges Frodo, MetalBeard, Robin and a piece of himself into a giant robot mutant known as the Tri, and sends it to wreak havoc on the trio's worlds. Fearing that a failure could lead to a transformation into a similar mutant, the villans bail out on Vortech.

The three heroes free their friends from inside the Tri and destroy the Vortech piece, causing the Tri to implode. After the Tri's defeat, Batman realizes that they will need all the help they can get to defeat Vortech, leading them to recruit the Doctor (Peter Capaldi), Mystery Inc., the Ghostbusters, the space ship Defender, and GLaDOS (Ellen McLain) to their cause. While the Doctor, GLaDOS, and X-PO work on a plan to seal Vortech in a rift loop, the heroes head to Foundation Prime, fighting Vortech along the way. With their allies' help, they are able to destroy the Lego plate, which causes Foundation Prime's palace to collapse and infuriates Vortech. He grows to an enormous size and attacks the trio, but the Doctor is able to manipulate the portal technology and sucks all of them into a rift loop. Using a special device he, GLaDOS, and X-PO designed, the heroes are able to seal Vortech in an endless rift prison for all eternity, saving the dimensions.

In a post-credits scene, an unknown figure finds a piece of Vortech's giant body in the remains of Foundation Prime's palace. He picks it up and instantly becomes corrupted, yelling in pain as he converts into a Vorton being. Vortech's laughter is heard as the scene fades out, suggesting that the figure has been transformed into another Vortech.


The game features characters and worlds from thirty different franchises, consisting of:[5]

The game also features character and setting cameos from other franchises, including the Space Odyssey series, CW's The Flash, The Flintstones, The Jetsons, and Red Dwarf.[6] Unlike other toys-to-life series such as Skylanders and Disney Infinity, Lego Dimensions allows all figures to be compatible with the existing title, rather than releasing a sequel.[7][8] On October 18, 2017, following a series of cancellation rumors, Warner Bros. officially announced that they would not be producing any additional figures for Lego Dimensions.[2][9][10]


In addition to the game's starter pack, Lego Dimensions has a wide range of packs available, split into four categories: story packs, level packs, team packs, and fun packs. Packs from the game's second year (Wave 6-9) also unlock Adventure World Battle Arenas, competitive four-person multiplayer areas themed after each figure's respective franchise.[11]

Pack name Contents Release date
Lego Dimensions Starter Pack Lego Dimensions video game 27 September 2015 (North America)
28 September 2015 (Australia)
29 September 2015 (Europe)
1 October 2015 (Germany)
2 October 2015 (Finland)
9 September 2016 (Italy)
Lego Toy Pad
Lego Gateway
Batman (from DC Comics)
Gandalf (from The Lord of the Rings)
Wyldstyle (from The Lego Movie)

Story packsEdit

Story packs add six new levels to the game based on the represented franchise; these levels retell the story of their respective film, with characters from other franchises making occasional appearances. The packs also include one or two characters, a vehicle or gadget, and a new gateway design for the toy pad. Story packs each also unlock a new keystone for the portal, providing additional abilities.

Franchise Pack set number Pack name Contents Wave Release date
Ghostbusters 71242 Ghostbusters Story Pack Abby Yates[lower-alpha 1] Wave 6 27 September 2016
Zhu's Chinese Restaurant
Six additional Ghostbusters levels
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 71253 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Story Pack Newt Scamander[lower-alpha 2] Wave 7 18 November 2016
Six additional Fantastic Beasts levels
The Lego Batman Movie 71264 The Lego Batman Movie Story Pack Robin Wave 7.5[12] 10 February 2017[13]
Bat Computer
Six additional The Lego Batman Movie levels

Level packsEdit

Level packs contain a character with two items, which are either vehicles or gadgets, along with a new level to play in, based on the represented character's franchise.

Franchise Pack set number Pack name Contents Wave Release date
Back to the Future 71201 Back to the Future Level Pack Marty McFly Wave 1, Launch 27 September 2015
DeLorean Time Machine
Back to the Future
Portal 2[14] 71203 Portal 2 Level Pack Chell
Companion Cube
Sentry Turret
Aperture Science
The Simpsons[14] 71202 The Simpsons Level Pack Homer
Homer's Car
The Mysterious Voyage of Homer
Doctor Who[14] 71204 Doctor Who Level Pack Twelfth Doctor[lower-alpha 3] Wave 2[16] 3 November 2015[17]
The Dalek Extermination of Earth
Ghostbusters 71228 Ghostbusters Level Pack Peter Venkman[lower-alpha 4] Wave 3 19 January 2016
Ghost Trap
Midway Arcade[16] 71235 Midway Arcade Level Pack Gamer Kid[19] Wave 4 15 March 2016
Arcade Machine
G-6155 Spy Hunter
Retro Wreckage[19]
Adventure Time 71245 Adventure Time Level Pack Finn the Human[lower-alpha 5] Wave 6 27 September 2016
Ancient War Elephant
A Book and a Bad Guy
Mission: Impossible 71248 Mission: Impossible Level Pack Ethan Hunt
IMF Scrambler
IMF Sport Car
Mission: Impossible
Sonic the Hedgehog 71244 Sonic the Hedgehog Level Pack Sonic the Hedgehog Wave 7 18 November 2016
Sonic Speedster
The Tornado
Sonic Dimensions
The Goonies 71267 The Goonies Level Pack Sloth[lower-alpha 6] Wave 8 9 May 2017
One-Eyed Willy's Pirate Ship
Skeleton Organ
The Goonies

Team packsEdit

Team packs are similar to Fun packs except they contain two characters and a combination of two vehicles or gadgets, one for each character.

Franchise Pack set number Pack name Contents Wave Release date
Jurassic World[14] 71205 Jurassic World Team Pack Owen Wave 1, Launch 27 September 2015
ACU Trooper
Scooby-Doo[14] 71206 Scooby-Doo Team Pack Scooby-Doo
Mystery Machine
Scooby Snack
Lego Ninjago 71207 Lego Ninjago Team Pack Kai Wave 2 3 November 2015
Blade Bike
Boulder Bomber
DC Comics[20] 71229 DC Comics Team Pack The Joker Wave 3 19 January 2016
Harley Quinn
The Joker's Chopper
Adventure Time 71246 Adventure Time Team Pack Jake the Dog Wave 6 27 September 2016
Lumpy Space Princess
Lumpy Car
Harry Potter 71247 Harry Potter Team Pack Harry Potter
Lord Voldemort
Enchanted Car
Hogwarts Express
Gremlins 71256 Gremlins Team Pack Gizmo Wave 7 18 November 2016
R.C. Racer
Flash 'n' Finish
The Powerpuff Girls 71346 The Powerpuff Girls Team Pack Blossom Wave 9 12 September 2017
PPG Smartphone
Teen Titans Go! 71255 Teen Titans Go! Team Pack Beast Boy
Spellbook of Azarath

Fun packsEdit

Fun packs each contain a character from a certain franchise and a gadget or vehicle to play with.

Franchise Pack set number Pack name Contents Wave Release date
The Lord of the Rings 71218 Gollum Fun Pack Gollum Wave 1, Launch 27 September 2015[21][22]
Shelob the Great
71219 Legolas Fun Pack Legolas
Arrow Launcher
71220 Gimli Fun Pack Gimli
Axe Chariot
The Wizard of Oz 71221 Wicked Witch Fun Pack Wicked Witch
Winged Monkey
Lego Legends of Chima[14] 71222 Laval Fun Pack Laval Wave 1, Launch§
Wave 2
27 September 2015§
3 November 2015
Mighty Lion Rider
71223 Cragger Fun Pack Cragger Wave 1, Launch 27 September 2015
Swamp Skimmer
71232 Eris Fun Pack Eris
Eagle Interceptor
The Lego Movie 71212 Emmet Fun Pack Emmet
Emmet's Excavator
71213 Bad Cop Fun Pack Bad Cop
Police Car
71214 Benny Fun Pack Benny
Benny's Spaceship
71231 Unikitty Fun Pack Unikitty Wave 2 3 November 2015
Cloud Cuckoo Car
Lego Ninjago 71215 Jay Fun Pack Jay Wave 1, Launch§
Wave 2
27 September 2015§
3 November 2015
Storm Fighter
71216 Nya Fun Pack Nya Wave 1, Launch 27 September 2015
Samurai Mech
71217 Zane Fun Pack Zane
71234 Sensei Wu Fun Pack Sensei Wu Wave 3 19 January 2016[23]
Flying White Dragon
71239 Lloyd Fun Pack Lloyd Wave 5 10 May 2016[24]
Lloyd's Golden Dragon
DC Comics 71209 Wonder Woman Fun Pack Wonder Woman Wave 1, Launch 27 September 2015
Invisible Jet
71210 Cyborg Fun Pack Cyborg
71236 Superman Fun Pack Superman Wave 4 15 March 2016[25]
Hover Pod
71237 Aquaman Fun Pack Aquaman
Aqua Watercraft
71240 Bane Fun Pack Bane Wave 5 10 May 2016
Drill Driver
The Simpsons[14] 71211 Bart Simpson Fun Pack Bart Wave 2 3 November 2015
Gravity Sprinter
71227 Krusty the Clown Fun Pack Krusty
Clown Bike
Back to the Future[20] 71230 Doc Brown Fun Pack Doc Brown Wave 3 19 January 2016[17][26]
Traveling Time Train
Doctor Who[14] 71238 Cyberman Fun Pack Cyberman
Ghostbusters 71233 Stay Puft Fun Pack Stay Puft Wave 4 15 March 2016
Terror Dog
71241 Slimer Fun Pack Slimer Wave 5 10 May 2016
Slime Shooter
The A-Team 71251 A-Team Fun Pack B. A. Baracus[lower-alpha 7] Wave 6 27 September 2016
B.A.'s Van
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 71257 Tina Fun Pack Tina Goldstein[lower-alpha 8] Wave 7 18 November 2016
Swooping Evil
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 71258 E.T. Fun Pack E.T.
Phone Home
Adventure Time 71285 Marceline Fun Pack Marceline the Vampire Queen Wave 7§
Wave 7.5[12]
18 November 2016§
10 February 2017
Lunatic Amp
Knight Rider 71286 Knight Rider Fun Pack Michael Knight Wave 7.5[12] 10 February 2017
21 March 2017
The Lego Batman Movie 71344 Excalibur Batman Fun Pack Excalibur Batman Wave 7.5[12] 10 February 2017
21 March 2017[27]
Bionic Steed
Lego City 71266 Lego City Fun Pack Chase McCain Wave 8 9 May 2017
Police Helicopter
Harry Potter 71348 Hermione Granger Fun Pack Hermione Granger
Beetlejuice 71349 Beetlejuice Fun Pack Betelgeuse Wave 9 12 September 2017
Saturn's Sandworm
The Powerpuff Girls 71343 Buttercup Fun Pack Buttercup
Mega Blast Bot
Teen Titans Go! 71287 Starfire Fun Pack Starfire
Titan Robot

 : Everywhere in all other countries and Toys "R" Us stores in U.S. only.
^† : Everywhere in all other countries and GameStop stores in U.S. only.
^‡ : Everywhere in all other countries and Target stores in U.S. only.


Polybags are limited-edition releases of a single character figure, distributed only at events and via special offers.

Franchise Pack set number Pack name Release
DC Comics 71342 Green Arrow Distributed via 2016 promotional events, Black Friday retail offers[28][29]
71340 Supergirl PlayStation 4 Starter Pack bundle (timed exclusive)[30]


Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
Metacritic (PS4) 80/100 [31]
(XONE) 80/100 [32]
(Wii U) 80/100 [33]
Review scores
Publication Score
Game Informer 8.75/10 [34]
GameSpot 8/10 [35]

Lego Dimensions received generally positive reviews before release, earning a score of 80% on Metacritic.[31] IGN awarded it a score of 7.7 out of 10, saying "Lego Dimensions' great characters and fun references consistently left me with a big dumb grin on my face."[36] GameSpot awarded it a score of 8.0, saying "In any game within the toys-to-life genre, there's sometimes an unspoken question: is this also a great toy or just a great game? In Lego Dimensions' case, the answer is easy: it's both." They also praised the open world sections of the game, stating that "While they don't feature the same level of intricacy the main game provides, they do add several more hours each to the overall experience."[35] Polygon awarded it 8 out of 10, saying "Where the game's innovative designs push forward what it means to blend toys and games into a single experience, the writing and both companies' willingness to dig deep into their vaults, pull the whole game together."[37]


In the UK and Ireland, Lego Dimensions landed at number 2 on the sales charts in its first week. Sales had surpassed in comparison to first week sales of other 2015 toys-to-life game competitors Skylanders: Superchargers and Disney Infinity 3.0.[38]


List of awards and nominations
Award Category Result Ref.
The Game Awards 2015 Best Family Game Nominated [39]
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Game Won [40]


  1. Upon completing the included levels, players can use the Abby Yates figure to also control the other three Ghostbusters (Erin Gilbert, Jillian Holtzmann and Patty Tolan) in the game.
  2. Upon completing the included levels, players can use the Newt Scamander figure to also control Jacob Kowalski in the game.
  3. All other incarnations of The Doctor (including the War Doctor) are also playable. When players die they will regenerate, cycling from the First Doctor through to the Twelfth. Peter Capaldi has recorded new dialogue for the character of the Twelfth Doctor, while the other twelve Doctors feature the voices of their respective actors via archive audio taken from the TV series. The interior of the TARDIS also change accordingly (e.g., the First Doctor's console room is displayed in monochrome to match the black & white 1960s era).[15]
  4. Upon completing the included level, players can use the Peter Venkman figure to also control the other three Ghostbusters (Ray Stantz, Egon Spengler, and Winston Zeddemore) in the game.[18]
  5. Upon completing a specific objective in the Adventure Time world, players can use the Finn figure to also control Fern the Human in the game.
  6. Upon completing the included level, players can use the Sloth figure to also control the other seven Goonies (Andy, Brand, Chunk, Data, Mikey, Mouth, and Stef) in the game.
  7. Upon completing certain in-game tasks, players can use the B. A. Baracus figure to also control the other three A-Team members (John "Hannibal" Smith, Templeton Peck, Howling Mad Murdock) in the game.
  8. Upon completing the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them story pack, players can use the Tina Goldstein figure to also control Queenie Goldstein in the game.


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  38. Robertson, Andy (5 October 2015). "'LEGO Dimensions' Outsells 'Skylanders Superchargers' and 'Disney Infinity 3.0' In Launch Week". Forbes. Retrieved 4 November 2015. 
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