Like everyone left behind (in the non-Kirk Cameron sense, I mean), I watch all of the news coming out of San Diego this weekend with a mixture of being excited by the announcements and possessing the vindictive hope that everyone who did get to go gets herpes of the eyes or something. This bit of wonderful that came out on Thursday definitely falls into the former end of that spectrum:
I've known for a while there was going to be a Doctor Who component of the Lego Dimensions toy box game thanks to this post over on Brick Fan (which also shows off the Portal 2 level pack), but I was planning on only picking up the level pack itself (along with a few others) for the pieces. I've typically looked at toy box games the same way I look at collectible card games and pay-to-play MMORPGs... I don't like games I have to keep buying in order to continue playing.
This trailer changes all that, though. I've been saying for years that a Doctor Who game in the style of the TT Games Lego series would be my idea video game, but it never seemed like it could be a reality since Lego never had the Doctor Who license. Even when Lego announced that Doctor Who projects could be submitted for Ideas projects and one got rushed through, it never seemed like a possibility. And yeah, a full Lego Doctor Who game may still never happen. But with Lego Dimensions, you get the possibility of a Lego game where the Doctor, Batman, Doc Brown, Gandalf, Wildstyle, Scooby Doo, and whomever else can team up to fight Daleks with Portal guns.
Fine, Lego and TT Games. You've got me. I'm in. Be silent and accept my funding, or whatever it is the kids on the internet say these days.
The best part of this, though - at least in my eyes - is that the trailer shows official Lego versions of all 13 canonical Doctors (sorry, Peter Cushing fans). We're still not 100% sure what's going to be in that Lego Ideas Doctor Who set due out in November (at least as I type this... that seems the sort of thing they're bound to announce this weekend), but the Doctor included in that is likely to be Peter Capaldi's 12th Doctor rather than any of the others. But even if we don't get 1 through 11 and the War Doctor, the designs are now out there so you have to imagine that some bootLego minifig maker like Sheng Yuan will make them
if Lego doesn't themselves (and yes, bootlegging is wrong and what not, but if Lego isn't going to make all these extra characters they design for games, oh well). I've wanted Lego Doctors so much I made my own, for crying out loud.
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