One memory for any kid lucky enough to grow up within the last 50 years is being able to go home after school, go to your room and dump out your box of Lego pieces. To be able to build anything, to come up with any story was a vital part of many of our own childhoods. As we grew and video games took over we got to see many of our favorite franchises get the Lego makeover, from Star Wars to Lord of the Rings, we could experience these stories as if we were 10 years old again. The question you ask yourself is; “what about those random stories?” The one where the astronauts go to the Wild West or the one where the police officer rides on a pirate ship with a mummy and robot. All your what if questions are answered in Lego Worlds.
In Lego Worlds, you are a master builder. You have the skill to build anything your heart desires from the brick pieces you find around you. The only problem is your ship crashes on a mysterious and unknown world. Beaten and bruised, you must collect gold Lego bricks to repair your ship and fly to new worlds. This is done by assisting various Lego figures on each world with different tasks they need accomplishing. This can be as simple as bringing them specific Lego pieces or items or build them a brand new house. Meet their goals and the gold brick is yours. These missions will also net you new blueprints for builds you can access at any point once collected.
Each world is randomly generated, giving variously sized worlds based on some of the most popular Lego sets. Some I have seen include pirates, cowboys, space, bayou, candy land and fantasy, to name a few.
From the start you are equipped with your master builder gun which let’s you collect new pieces, build from one’s you collect, paint, copy existing Lego structures and even reshape the terrain you are standing on. The game feels like an open world Lego game, and it is something we have wanted for ages, the only problem is how repetitive this one feels.
Each world may be unique but the missions you receive from the different people cycle through only afew different possibilities. While that isn’t terrible, it can take away from the immersion or the game and turn it into a tediously grindy collection game. This is where the open world sandbox mode comes into play. This is literally a do what ever you want mode using items you find on the different worlds you explore.
What you can build in Lego Worlds is only limited by your imagination, and how much of the game you have progressed through. The mechanics used to actually build seem clunky at first but once you get the hang of all the different options it becomes much easier.
Lego Worlds is a strong attempt to recreate the sensation and joy you got from dumping out your Legos and building till your fingers bled. While some points needed polishing, the game itself is a fun time for all ages. But the one thing everyone will love is not having to step on a stray piece during cleanup.