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Doctor Who, The Simpsons, and Portal Coming to LEGO Dimensions

New sets confirmed for LEGO Dimensions

In the past few years, it seems that every company has been looking to take advantage of video games that use toys. What started with Skylanders has evolved to include Disney Infinity and Nintendo's amiibo.

Since last year, Infinity has added the Marvel characters to its lineup, and next year will see the addition of Star Wars characters.  Also new this year will be LEGO Dimensions, a new game that appears to use LEGO sets as the toys instead of just plastic figures.

While there is still some curiosity of what properties Dimensions will take advantage of, it has been confirmed that it will at least include a few famous characters.

The new game will see everyone's favorite time-traveling hero, Doctor Who, making an appearance.

The new game will see everyone's favorite time-traveling hero, Doctor Who, making an appearance.  This will most likely draw the attention of some gamers who usually pass on the toy-driven games.  Given the popularity of the new Doctor Who series, this is a great addition for a new game. It might also help that Disney XD (a channel run by Disney aimed at boys in their early teen years) has recently started airing old episodes of Doctor Who, which means one of the key demographics for these types of games is being introduced to this material.


Another IP that will see an appearance in LEGO Dimensions is Jurassic World.  For most, this is probably not too surprising, considering that another LEGO game based on the film is due out this summer. Two of the more interesting properties, though, are The Simpsons and Portal

Considering that it has been some time since a decent Simpsons game was released, this addition probably will bring in at least a few people...

Everyone knows The Simpsons as one of the longest-running television shows of all time. However, the show is also known for containing themes that might be catered more towards adults than children. Similar to the Doctor Who sets, this is probably an attempt to attract a crowd that usually passes on these types of games.  Considering that it has been some time since a decent Simpsons game was released, this addition probably will bring in at least a few people based on that fact alone.

The last set to talk about is Portal. What makes the Portal set unique is the fact that it's the only one based on an already established video game.  While the other sets mentioned come from TV shows or films, Portal is the only video game property. It will be interesting to see how the set is included in the final game.

While LEGO Dimensions is not set to release until the fall, there is plenty of information that can make someone excited. With E3 around the corner, there will probably be even more announcements, and given the direction that the game is going, it seems that this will not be just another toy-driven game. This game seems to be aiming for all audiences of all ages, hoping that at least one of the sets available will interest them.

So, what sets are you most excited for with LEGO Dimensions, or are you tired of all the toy-based games on the market today? Let us know in the comments below.

Published May. 11th 2015

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