Lego Dimensions FAQ and complete character / level pack release date checklist

UPDATE: Since I posted this article I’ve written up a massive guide in which I review every Lego Dimensions year 1 character. That’ll be far more useful to you than this article (which is now out of date), so you can find it by clicking here.

lego_dimensions1Lego Dimensions is out on 29 September (or 27 September if you live in Americaland). I first reported on it, all full of wonder and excitement, back in April, and since then it’s become much clearer exactly what the game consists of and which separate figures are being released.

That said, Warner has been announcing each new figure and licence in such a bitty, piecemeal fashion that it’s been pretty hard to keep track of absolutely everything due for release.

That’s where yer old man Scullion comes in. Here’s a complete list of everything planned for release for Lego Dimensions to date: what you get in each pack, when it’s released and how much it costs.

First though, a brief recap of everything you need to know:

Lego Dimensions, then. What is it?

Long story short, it’s the 18th entry in Traveller’s Tales’ series of licensed Lego games, and looks set to be the best.

Its daft story is really an excuse to merge characters from umpteen different licenced franchises, bringing the likes of The Simpsons, Ghostbusters, Back To The Future, Doctor Who, Portal 2 and Jurassic World together.

A bit like Disney Infinity then?

Well, sort of. You see, Disney Infinity restricted gameplay to an extent: if you were playing through any of the game’s Playsets (i.e. Story modes), you could only use characters from that particular franchise. Try playing through the Monsters University one as Jack Skellington and you’d be told to get stuffed. Well, you’d just get an error message.

Lego Dimensions won’t have such restrictions: any character can be summoned in any level. If you’re playing through the Lord Of The Rings stage and fancy bringing Wonder Woman and Scooby Doo into the mix, there’s absolutely nothing stopping you.

But it’s just a big story mode with levels in it though? There’s no open-world bits?

No, there are also special Adventure Worlds that offer standalone areas to explore. If you’ve played more recent Lego games like The Lego Movie Video Game and Lego Jurassic World, they’re a bit like the hub sections in those games: large free-roaming areas with little missions and the like dotted around.

You unlock these Adventure Worlds by scanning a character from that particular franchise.

Gah. So I need to buy every single bloody character to unlock every stage?

Not necessarily. To unlock an Adventure World you just have to place any character from that franchise on the base. So, for example, if you want to play the Adventure World for The Simpsons you only really need to buy, say, Krusty the Clown. Buying Bart and scanning him won’t add anything else (other than the ability to play as Bart, obviously).

Right. What do you get with the Starter Pack?

Here’s everything you get:

• The Lego Toy Pad (the big portal thingy), which you obviously have to build yourself. Lego, innit.
• Three figures: Wyldstyle from The Lego Movie, Gandalf from The Lord Of The Rings and Batman from… um, Batman.
• The base game, which includes a Story mode with stages set in many of the licenced worlds. So you can play a Portal level, say, without needing to buy any Portal figures.
• The Batmobile, which you also have to build. Placing it on the base spawns a Batmobile in the game.
• Because of the three figures you get, you also obviously unlock the Adventure Worlds for The Lego Movie, DC Comics and The Lord Of The Rings.

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And how about the other packs?

Right then. Here’s where it gets a little bit complicated (and a big bit expensive).

All the additional stuff for Lego Dimensions comes in three different forms: Level Packs, Team Packs and Fun Packs. Here’s how they differ:

Level Packs (around £29.99) – Contain a brand new level based on a specific franchise, as well as a figure and two vehicles/gadgets from that franchise.
Team Packs (around £29.99) – Contain two figures from a specific franchise and two vehicles/gadgets from that franchise.
Fun Packs (around £14.99) – Contain one figure from a specific franchise and one vehicle or gadget from that franchise.

The initial batch of 37(!) packs will be released in five waves between September 2015 and May 2016, just so you aren’t blowing around £600 (yes, I know) all in one go.


Here’s the full list of every wave, what you get in each pack, and an Amazon link if you fancy buying anything. Buy them through Tired Old Hack and while it won’t cost you any extra, Amazon give me a few pence each time which helps go towards site fees like storage costs and that deliciously witty domain name.

Note: Not everything is listed on Amazon yet, so there will be some without links. I’ll add these once they’re listed for sale or pre-order.

WAVE 1

US – 27 September 2015
UK – 29 September 2015

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Lego Dimensions Starter Pack
Toy Pad, Lego Dimensions game, Wyldstyle, Batman, Gandalf, Batmobile
Amazon Xbox One – UK, US
Amazon PS4 – UK, US
Amazon Wii U – UK, US
Amazon Xbox 360 – UK, US
Amazon PS3 – UK, US

Level Pack - Back To The Future

Level Pack: Back To The Future
‘A Hill Valley Time Travel Adventure’ level, Marty McFly, DeLorean Time Machine, Hoverboard
Amazon – UK, USA


Level Pack - The Simpsons

Level Pack: The Simpsons
‘A Springfield Adventure’ level, Homer Simpson, Homer’s Car, Taunt-o-Vision
Amazon – UK, USA


Level Pack - Portal 2

Level Pack: Portal 2
‘A Portal 2 Adventure’ level, Chell, Companion Cube, Sentry Turret
Amazon – UK, USA


Team Pack - Jurassic World

Team Pack – Jurassic World
Owen Grady, Velociraptor, ACU, Gyrosphere
Amazon – UK, USA


Team Pack - Scooby Doo

Team Pack – Scooby Doo
Scooby Doo, Shaggy Rogers, Mystery Machine, Scooby Snack
Amazon – UK, USA


Fun Pack - Cyborg

Fun Pack – Cyborg (DC Comics)
Cyborg, Cyber-Guard
Amazon – UK, USA


Fun Pack - Wonder Woman

Fun Pack – Wonder Woman (DC Comics)
Wonder Woman, Invisible Jet
Amazon – UK, USA


Fun Pack - Cragger

Fun Pack – Cragger (Lego Chima)
Cragger, Swamp Skimmer
Amazon – UK, USA


Fun Pack - Eris

Fun Pack – Eris (Lego Chima)
Eris, Eagle Interceptor
Amazon – UK, USA


Fun Pack - Laval

Fun Pack – Laval (Lego Chima)
(Laval, Mighty Lion Rider)
Amazon – UK, USA


Fun Pack - Bad Cop

Fun Pack – Bad Cop (The Lego Movie)
Bad Cop, Police Car
Amazon – UK, USA


Fun Pack - Benny

Fun Pack – Benny (The Lego Movie)
Benny, Benny’s Spaceship
Amazon – UK, USA


Fun Pack - Emmet

Fun Pack – Emmet (The Lego Movie)
Emmet, Emmet’s Excavator
Amazon – UK, USA


Fun Pack - Jay

Fun Pack – Jay (Lego Ninjago)
Jay, Stormfighter
Amazon – UK, USA


Fun Pack - Nya

Fun Pack – Nya (Lego Ninjago)
Nya, Samurai Mech
Amazon – UK, USA


Fun Pack - Zane

Fun Pack – Zane (Lego Ninjago)
Zane, Ninjacopter
Amazon – UK, USA


Fun Pack - Legolas

Fun Pack – Legolas (The Lord Of The Rings)
Legolas, Arrow Launcher
Amazon – UK, USA


Fun Pack - Gimli

Fun Pack – Gimli (The Lord Of The Rings)
Gimli, Axe Chariot
Amazon – UK, USA


Fun Pack - Gollum

Fun Pack – Gollum (The Lord Of The Rings)
Gollum, Shelob the Great
Amazon – UK, USA


Fun Pack - Wicked Witch

Fun Pack – The Wicked Witch (The Wizard Of Oz)
The Wicked Witch, Winged Monkey
Amazon – UK, USA


WAVE 2

US – 3 November 2015
UK – 6 November 2015

Level Pack - Doctor Who

Level Pack – Doctor Who
‘An Adventure In Space And Time’ level, Twelfth Doctor, TARDIS, K-9
Amazon – UK, USA


Team Pack - Ninjago

Team Pack – Lego Ninjago
Kai, Cole, Blade Bike, Boulder Bomber
Amazon – UK, USA


Fun Pack - Unikitty

Fun Pack – Unikitty (The Lego Movie)
Unikitty, Cloud Cuckoo Car
Amazon – UK, USA


Fun Pack - Bart Simpson

Fun Pack – Bart Simpson (The Simpsons)
Bart Simpson, Gravity Sprinter
Amazon – UK, USA


Fun Pack - Krusty

Fun Pack – Krusty The Clown (The Simpsons)
Krusty The Clown, Clown Bike
Amazon – UK, USA


WAVE 3

US – 19 January 2016
UK – 22 January 2016

Level Pack - Ghostbusters

Level Pack – Ghostbusters
‘A Spook Central Adventure’ level, Peter Venkman, Ecto-1, Ghost Trap
Amazon – UK, USA


Team Pack - Joker & Harley

Team Pack – DC Comics
The Joker, Harley Quinn, The Joker’s Copter, Quinn-Mobile
Amazon – UK, USA


Fun Pack - Doc Brown

Fun Pack – Doc Brown (Back To The Future)
Doc Brown, Travelling Time Train
Amazon – UK, USA


Fun Pack - Cyberman & Dalek

Fun Pack – Cyberman (Doctor Who)
Cyberman, Dalek
Amazon – UK, USA


Fun Pack - Sensei Wu

Fun Pack – Sensei Wu (Lego Ninjago)
Sensei Wu, Flying White Dragon
Amazon – UK, USA


WAVE 4

US – 15 March 2016
UK – TBC

Level Pack - Midway Arcade

Level Pack – Midway Arcade
‘Over 20 Classic Arcade Games’, Gamer Kid, Arcade Machine, G-6155 Spy Hunter
Amazon – UK, USA


Fun Pack - Aquaman

Fun Pack – Aquaman (DC Comics)
Aquaman, Aqua Submarine
Amazon – UK, USA


Fun Pack - Superman

Fun Pack – Superman (DC Comics)
Superman, Hover Pod
Amazon – UK, USA


Fun Pack - Stay Puft

Fun Pack – Stay Puft (Ghostbusters)
Stay Puft, Terror Dog
Amazon – UK, USA


WAVE 5

US – 10 May 2016
UK – TBC

Fun Pack - Bane

Fun Pack – Bane (DC Comics)
Bane, Bane’s Drill Tank
Amazon – UK, USA


Fun Pack - Slimer

Fun Pack – Slimer (Ghostbusters)
Slimer, Slime Shooter
Amazon – UK, USA


Fun Pack - Lloyd

Fun Pack – Lloyd (Lego Ninjago)
Lloyd, Lloyd’s Golden Dragon
Amazon – UK, USA


And that’s it.

Jesus. So let’s say I just want to be able to play every level and every Adventure World, but don’t necessarily want to buy any more characters than I need to.

Then yer man Scullion is here to help again.

Here’s a shopping list for that very situation: this is how to access every level and Adventure World in the game by spending as little money as possible.

A warning though: it’ll still be expensive.

1) Starter Pack
2) Level Pack – Back To The Future
3) Level Pack – Portal 2
4) Level Pack – The Simpsons
5) Team Pack – Jurassic World
6) Team Pack – Scooby Doo
7) Fun Pack – Cragger OR Eris OR Laval
8) Fun Pack – Jay OR Nya OR Zane
9) Fun Pack – The Wicked Witch
10) Level Pack – Doctor Who
11) Level Pack – Ghostbusters
12) Level Pack – Midway Arcade

Boom. Sorted. And it’ll only cost you… um… £379.88.

Ach, that’s nothing. I’ll take two of each.

Really?

No. It’s mental. I’m not keen on dropping that much money without having some sort of indication of its quality.

Then keep your sights on Tired Old Hack for the foreseeable future. I’ve fallen a wee bit for the idea of Lego Dimensions and I plan to collect at least the items listed above, and maybe a few more of the figures too.

As I play through them I’ll be posting video and written reviews of each level pack and character pack so you can see for yourself exactly what you’re getting.

Basically, I’ll be bankrupting myself so you don’t have to.

You’re welcome.

21 thoughts on “Lego Dimensions FAQ and complete character / level pack release date checklist

  1. Really useful thanks. Want to play this with my son but it just seems a bit too expensive right now. Will wait for the inevitable price drops I think. We still have Disney Infinity 3.0 to get through first!

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  2. There are special abilities, such as dig or magic that many characters have and your list works for, however there are a few abilities, such as Uni-Kitty’s, where she is the only character that can break rainbow walls. You’ll have to add her to the list if you want to do “everything”

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  3. Another good bit to mention: as long as you have the access to said levels, you don’t actually NEED characters in your possession in order to actually DO everything. Most character specific tasks are accompanied by help markers that, once used, spawn purchase points capable of letting a player “hire-a-hero” for a short time (usually 30 seconds) in order to borrow their abilities. This can be taxing on your reserve of studs, however, as most “rentals” cost a minimum of 25,000-50,000 studs. Should you blow that 30 second window without accomplishing your goal, you’re simply out that initial “rental” fee.
    So, in short, you can get away with only buying the previously mentioned list of packs and still effectively “do everything.”

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    1. Only if you want to 100% the game. My list is only for people who want to see every level and Adventure World, in which case you don’t need Aquaman because Batman already unlocks the DC world.

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  4. Hi we bought the scooby team pack but we can’t get into the scooby level. It says “an update is reunited to access this content”
    What does this mean and how can we get into the level please

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  5. Hi we bought the scooby team pack but we can’t get into the scooby level. It says “an update is required to access this content”
    What does this mean and how can we get into the level please

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  6. Hi. I have purchased a few of the level packs. I have also purchased a memory stick for extra memory but I do not know how to activate the download queue. I have internet etc but still the download queue does not download. The saved games I had played before adding the memory stick will not let me add them to memory stick. Not great with this sort of technology but for being a kids game it is very complicated …. Can you help a demented mother

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  7. I have all the level packs and opened all the worlds but on my portal circle for picking the level you want to play there are 2 gaps in the outer circle like there should be other levels to enter (between the mysterious voyage of homer and Follow the lego brick Road) and (Mystery dimension and retro wreckage). Are they just blank or am I missing something?

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  8. Hey, I don’t see a-team on your ‘shopping list’. You’re missing out on some content this way right? Or maybe I don’t understand you correctly.

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