LEGO debuted its latest video game, “LEGO Dimensions,” on September 27th.
The toy-to-life game, which allows you to play simultaneously with characters from Batman, “Jurassic World,” “The Lord of the Rings,” and more, is going to be a must-have on children’s holiday wish lists.
While it’s undeniably fun, parents are going to have to dig deep for this one.
A starter pack for the video game, which comes with three characters, costs $US100.
While you can beat the game with the characters provided, there are plenty of locked items and areas you can’t complete without other characters.
20 additional expansion packs, ranging in price from $US14.99 – $US29.99, were released at launch. Another 17 will trickle out in the coming months in several waves.
In addition to the starter pack, if you were to purchase everything right now, there’s $US464.79 worth of “LEGO Dimensions” content available in stores. If you buy everything from now until next May, that will bring you to a grand total of $US789.62 before tax.
Here’s everything you’d have to buy to get the most out of “LEGO Dimensions.”
When you purchase the $100 'LEGO Dimensions' starter pack, you begin with three characters: Batman, Wyldstyle ('The LEGO Movie'), and Gandalf ('The Lord of the Rings').
While you can beat the game with the characters provided, there are plenty of locked items and areas you can't complete without other characters.
The expansion packs are broken into level packs ($US29.99), which come with a character, vehicle, gadget, and a new game level; team packs ($US24.99), which come with two characters, a vehicle, and gadget; and fun packs ($US14.99), which come with a character and vehicle or gadget.
The set will come with Chell, a companion cube, and a Sentry Turret. It will unlock the 'Aperture Science' level. If you're going to get a level pack, this is a good one to have handy, since Chell's the only character allowing you to create portals so far.
The 'Jurassic World' team pack let's you play as Chris Pratt's dino trainer, Owen, and one of his velociraptors.
The Wicked Witch comes with one of her blue winged monkeys and allows you to harness several abilities the main three characters can't like blowing up silver LEGOs and using mind control.
Tech Insider was told this one was expected to be popular with collectors.
If you're going to get any expansion pack, this is the one. This will be the first time 'Doctor Who' characters will be released in LEGO form. The BBC worked closely with developer Tt Games to make sure every detail of the character was perfect for fans.
In addition to a LEGO version of the 12th doctor, voiced by Peter Capaldi, fans will also be able to play as every incarnation of the Doctor.
You'll have to wait until right before the release of 'Batman v Superman' in theatres to get your hands on Superman.
Three sets are currently set for release May 10, 2016 in wave five. Lloyd will round out the Ninjago series.
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