LEGO Universe MMO Coming Along Nicely

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More details have emerged about LEGO Universe, the upcoming massively multiplayer game. I’m not sure how I feel about the organic backgrounds—I was hoping the entire world would be LEGO—but I could see how it would become tedious if everything were made of elements.

Two good bits of news, however: you will be able to create models of your own in game, which is wonderful news. (There had been some questions about how a kid-friendly game would protect itself from the inevitable legion of outsized LEGO phalluses—well, still are questions, I guess, but presumably developer NetDevil has figured out a happy medium. And even cooler, LEGO will allow you to “print” real-life versions of the LEGO models created in game. You make it online, they’ll send you the bricks you need to make it at home. (For a price, of course.)

LEGO already offers a similar system with a virtual design tool, but I hope adding this feature to Universe will expand its capabilities and brick library—as well as drop the price of custom set ordering.

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8 Responses to LEGO Universe MMO Coming Along Nicely

  1. Anonymous says:

    I have always felt i didn’t really have the time to really get into any MMORPG, but i could definitely make time for this.

  2. noen says:

    LDraw

    LDrawâ„¢ is an open standard for LEGO CAD programs that allow the user to create virtual LEGO models and scenes. You can use it to document models you have physically built, create building instructions just like LEGO, render 3D photo realistic images of your virtual models and even make animations. The possibilities are endless. Unlike real LEGO bricks where you are limited by the number of parts and colors, in LDraw nothing is impossible.

    It’s fun.

  3. thailand_Adviser says:

    Well, I always brought many Lego stuff for my kids. But always loosing the Ha.

  4. semiotix says:

    There had been some questions about how a kid-friendly game would protect itself from the inevitable legion of outsized LEGO phalluses

    I’m still wondering how to protect myself, in the real world, from legions of giant LEGO phalluses. It’s kind of a long story.

  5. Joffrey says:

    Do you know that there’s also a Hello Kitty MMORPG ?
    http://www.geekandhype.com/2008/02/14/hello-kitty-online-le-mmorpg-arrive/

    It’s a weird idea too. :p

  6. Dillenger69 says:

    I had no idea this was in the works.
    This beats ANY upcoming MMO hands down if they can do it well.

    1. do quests to earn bricks or tokens to buy bricks
    2. design and create your own cool toys in game
    3. fab cool toys from game for purchase
    4. profit!

    I could see myself spending hours trying to finish that quest for that one piece I need for my robot/car/spaceship … then spending hours crafting it … then spending the cash to have it shipped to me for real.

    I’m 40 and I still love legos (and I love a good MMO, so this could be dangerous)

  7. malex says:

    OMG STACKS

  8. han says:

    They ought to figure out a way to insert sensors in the bricks so that you could build something in the real world and have it automatically appear in the virtual world. They’d get my money for sure.

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