So with hype surrounding the release of the film, Lego have brought out a video game at the same time. It’s a clever idea and, since I’ve played a lot of Lego video games over the past 12 months (Lego Batman 2, Lego City Undercover, Lego Lord of the Rings, Lego Chima, Lego Marvel Superheroes), I couldn’t wait to see if it was as good as the others. A word of warning though to those families who haven’t yet seen the film, the story of the video game is based on the movie, so it’s full of plot spoilers!
The Lego Movie Videogame follows the story of Emmet, a construction worker that does what he’s told and follows instructions. He is subsequently identified as the savour of the Lego world, which is threatened by the evil plan of Lord Business. Relive the movie and see how Emmet brings together random characters to take on this evil tyrant, a journey which he is hopelessly under prepared for.
With 45 missions across 15 levels and over 90 characters to play with, including famous faces such as Batman, Superman, the Green Ninja and Gandalf, it’s certainly a game that is thoroughly entertaining and will appeal to kids of all ages. Fans will be pleased to hear that the game features the standard controls used throughout the Lego series. You still have to smash Lego objects to create new ones and only certain characters’ abilities can solve different puzzles. The game’s creators have also included the power of the ‘Master Builders’, which allows certain characters to see Lego bricks that can make virtually anything. There is also the power of the ‘Regular Builders’, who need to collect instruction manuals to build their creations.
I wish I could go into more detail about the story but that would be spoiling it for anyone who hasn’t yet seen the film at the cinema. The family and I were fortunate enough to have watched the movie before we got a chance to play the video game. If you love Lego games like our family does, then this is a great game not only to play but to relive the best moments of the film.