So the digital ink is barely dry on our story about how Lego Minecraft-style game could never possibly exist and it turns out that TT Games has just revealed exactly that in the shape of Lego Worlds.
Available today on Early Access on Steam - surprise! - Lego Worlds gives you a "a galaxy of procedurally-generated worlds made entirely of Lego bricks which you can freely manipulate and dynamically populate with Lego models. Explore each world and unlock new discoveries: from cowboys and giraffes to vampires and polar bears, to steamrollers, race cars, and colossal digging machines!"
The world is apparently your oyster when it comes to the Danish plastic bricks and you can use a multi-tool to "shape environments and alter any World to your liking: raise the terrain to create vast mountain ranges, or enter the Brick-by-Brick editor to build anything you can imagine.
“LEGO Worlds embodies the physical, LEGO brick-building fun that consumers have enjoyed for decades, on a digital platform that delivers an entirely new type of experience with the beloved bricks,” said Tom Stone, TT Games managing director. “From the brick-by-brick editor, to discovering an expansive range of items, characters and creatures to populate your worlds – the creative possibilities are endless.”
Given that Lego is the original world building franchise, this has been expected for some time and an Early Access build on PC is a clever way to release and keep updating. Fans of real world Lego who buy certain sets will also get exclusive access to in game sets. There's a ridiculous amount of potential here. Add in the upcoming Lego Dimensions and Lego Jurassic World and 2015 is clearly the year of the brick. Lego Worlds is out now on Steam and priced at £11.99. Check out the trailer below in all its blocky glory. Everything just might be awesome, you know.
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