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Post by lindavz on Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:52 am

Your First Look at LEGO Universe
Keane Ng posted on 20 Aug 2009 04:28
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Apparently a virtual LEGO-themed online world is full of ninjas, pirates and rocketships. Who knew LEGOs could be so dangerous?

Choking on a LEGO piece is one of those phobias that you (or at least I) will never get over, but as it turns out, in a world where everything is made out of a block that a small child could swallow, the most hazardous thing is not choking on a piece of plastic. It's dealing with the evil ninjas and pirates who populate this world.

That's the impression I'm getting from these first screenshots of NetDevil's long-in-the-works LEGO Universe MMOG, which will debut in 2010 after numerous delays from its planned 2008 launch.

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As you can see, in addition to the pirates and the ninjas, LEGO Universe boasts other things. The character creation screen lets you customize your "minifig" with looks and accessories collectible in the game. Apparently whoever took these screens decided to go for the "If Goku Were a Bum" / rock star hairdo for their character, but hey, I'm not gonna judge.

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And since LEGOs are made for building things, LEGO Universe will appropriately feature building in some sort of fashion. Here you see a character managing some disgruntled construction workers making "an epic monument" that may or may not feature custom-designed rocket launchers.

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"It wouldn't be LEGO Universe without building, and the game will feature several ways to use the iconic LEGO brick, from simple, gameplay oriented building challenges to complex creative designs," a press release declared.

Sounds like all the fun of LEGO without the constant threat of choking on tiny plastic blocks. Everybody wins!

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lindavz wrote:NetDevil today released the first screenshots of its upcoming cooperative MMO LEGO Universe.



The shots show off some of the ninja, pirate and space-themed LEGO sets players will encounter in the online game. They also provide a look at the character customization.
The title promises "several ways to use the iconic LEGO brick, from simple, gameplay oriented building challenges to complex creative designs." At the same time, the LEGO Group says that "safety is priority number one," and the company is currently "exploring many solutions for maximizing children's online safety."

LEGO Universe is scheduled for a 2010 release on PC.



http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/60089

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lindavz wrote:First look at the LEGO MMO

It’s featured in an adventure videogame, a racing game, and a chess game. It even has a music game coming soon. Next on the list for the all-conquering child’s toy LEGO? An MMO.

Enter LEGO Universe. In a genre dominated by the murky browns and steely grays of fantasy and futuristic settings, the first ever LEGO-based MMO is a gaudy-but-welcome assault on the eyeballs. It should reel the kids in nicely, with the LEGO Group perfectly aware that “safety is priority number one.” The company says it is “exploring many solutions for maximizing children’s online safety.”

So yes, it’s an MMO for teh kiddehs, but I won’t lie: these adorable screens featuring some of the ninja, pirate and space-themed LEGO sets pierced my +10 Cuteness Resistance Armor. Check out Shacknews for a bunch more in higher resolutions.

[Via Shacknews]

http://www.inquisitr.com/33928/first-look-at-lego-mmo/


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Re: Your First Look at LEGO Universe

Post by Jdg50legomaster on Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:47 am

AWESOME! That looks great! I can't wait for it!

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Post by Mark on Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:02 am

Ninjas. Awesome.

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Post by fatemaster72is¥® on Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:09 am

GREAT!Awesome!
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Post by || REC0N || on Thu Aug 20, 2009 8:29 am

Wow! LU looks so cool! I can't wait to play it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by Brandiboy101 on Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:50 am

Awsome pics! Very Happy
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Re: Your First Look at LEGO Universe

Post by Guest on Thu Aug 20, 2009 2:37 pm

That's awesome! It's spectacular!
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Post by ₮H€MAN44217∞ on Thu Aug 20, 2009 2:38 pm

Cool pics. Can't wait for it.
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Post by Iconox on Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:00 pm

Conichi wa Ninjas. Watashiwa Iconox san. Looks good to me!
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Re: Your First Look at LEGO Universe

Post by MsRowdyRedhead on Thu Aug 20, 2009 6:03 pm

More pics here:
http://www.shacknews.com/screenshots.x?gallery=12642&game_id=7878&id=139412#img139413
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Post by Guest on Thu Aug 20, 2009 6:32 pm

Those are some great pics, MsRR!
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Post by ₮H€MAN44217∞ on Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:12 pm

Those are great pics MSRR! Can't wait for it to come out!
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