Update [Tue 16th Aug, 2022 14:00 BST]: Just as we expected, Thunderful has today announced that LEGO Bricktales will indeed be coming to the Switch in Q4 2022.
While we have no new information about the game itself just yet, we are pleased to know that this winter's brick-builder will gain a handheld home.
Here's an official summary of the game from Thunderful's press release:
In LEGO Bricktales, journey across 5 different LEGO themed biomes and use an intuitive new brick-by-brick building mechanic to solve puzzles and bring your solutions to life. From purely aesthetic creations, such as market stands and music boxes, up to functional physics-based puzzles like building cranes and gyrocopters, LEGO Bricktales offers a host of challenges and quests to test your imagination and building skills.
Through the deepest jungle, sun-drenched deserts, a bustling city corner, a towering medieval castle and tropical Caribbean islands, you’ll be treated to delightful environments packed full of secrets, challenges and fun characters.
In each diorama, there are LEGO Minifigures who need your help, as well as the opportunity to unlock new skills for your good deeds. While exploring these colorful environments, you will discover a variety of construction spots with their own sets of bricks - it’s up to you to figure out a unique build that will work. Whether you’re being asked to put on your designer hat and build a throne fit for a king or testing your engineering skills to build a bridge that will get a digger across a river, how you construct your builds and meet the challenges you’re being offered is up to you!
Check out our original story below for even more details on the game.
Original article [Thu 24th Mar, 2022 23:00 GMT]: As part of the Future Games Show, LEGO and Thunderful have announced LEGO Bricktales, a new puzzle game that tasks you with completing a series of objectives across 5 LEGO-themed diorama biomes - these include a deep jungle, a sun-drenched desert, a bustling city corner, a medieval castle, and tropical Caribbean islands.
In order to solve puzzles and help the LEGO minifigures, you'll be building potential solutions brick-by-brick to come up with the most efficient object possible - as demonstrated in the trailer above, this might not always work out!
Each puzzle will come with its own set of bricks to utilise, helping alleviate the difficulty for newcomers, but you'll be building everything from purely aesthetic creations to physics-based models like cranes and gyrocopters.
Dieter Schoeller, Vice-President of Publishing at Thunderful, had this to say about the announcement:
“After more than two years, it feels incredible to finally announce what we have been working on behind closed doors. We’re honored to have this opportunity to collaborate with the largest toy brand worldwide. With LEGO Bricktales, we’ve made it our mission to tap into what it is that makes LEGO play so special. Our intuitive brick-by-brick building mechanic allows players to engage with LEGO bricks in a video game the same way the toys have been inspiring people’s imagination and creativity for decades.”
At the time of writing, specific platforms have not yet been announced for LEGO Bricktales, but we're pretty confident that we'll see it come to the Switch.
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Lego Bricktales looks like it'll be a fun alternative to the usual style of LEGO game, similar to 2021's LEGO Builder's Journey, but will you be picking this one up if it comes to Switch? Let us know!
To be fair, I’ve always thought a cross between Lego and Besiege would work brilliantly. This definitely has promise.
Woah, sort of reminds me of when LEGO had hundreds of unlicensed sets. Which, coincidentally sort of passively taught me to research terraforming to make my dessert sets work with pirates.
Love this idea. Hope it has the right balance of content to price. Builder's Journey on the PC felt too pricy unless you really enjoyed the ray trace stuff, which was so nice. But, the game was a little short and not a lot of replay value. Hopefully this multiple solutions so my kids would want to play through a few times.
Yes. Yes I need this in my life please.
How has actually building the solutions with the depth of Lego never been done yet with a Lego game, this looks incredible.
@Daggot - It's a little shameful to know actual people who bought the game on its ray tracing aspect alone. And outright belittle it wherever it was ported that couldn't support ray tracing in its fullest form.
For a LEGO game...
@Paraka So, like a cake or an ice cream set? Where can I get those?
Yayyy more LEGO games that are original concepts!
about time devs realized Lego games should be about building stuff and not recreating movies.
This looks fantastic, the Lego game of my childhood dreams!
@Paraka i see youre a person of culture, im a bit of a lego connoisseur myself.
@Bl4ckb100d honestly either is awesome
This reminds me a bit of MySims Kingdom, but with legos.
You traveled around to different islands helping out the inhabitants by building different things.
Pirates don't like cake, there's your problem! 😊
I have every single Lego Dimensions set and I'm still sad they didn't do a season 3. So even though this is a completely different concept, I think I'll give it a try.
@Olmectron @Ooyah - You both had me so damn confused for a while.
It looks good. Kind of wonder why they haven't done this before in a way.
Wow, this game looks... absolutely amazing. Unironically one of the games I am now most excited for this year.
If I had one dollar for every Lego game on Nintendo Switch, I'm pretty sure I'd have enough money to order an extra large pizza for delivery and give the driver a reasonable tip.
Looks great, I am always a sucker for Lego games of any kind. I still want an awesome Lego Kart racer though. One where you could build your won kart and tracks out of bricks. Would be so much fun.
This looks like a modern day supped up lego creator. Which I am all for, back in the day that was my 3rd favorite lego game (being Lego Island 1 & Lego Racers on the PC)
A Lego game where you actually design and build with your virtual bricks sounds like fun to me!
It reminds me of one of my old favorite PS1 games I played a lot in Japan, call Panekit. You had total freedom to build structures and vehicles with your growing collection of little panels (essentially bricks) and move around the 3D environment. It was great fun at the time, building monstrosities that somehow could still function.
I really do want to believe that this'll be as good as it promises..
..but it's going to be stupidly linear, with barely any freedom in the solutions, isn't it..
In the helicopter clip, notice how it goes to "builder world" until you get the correct solution, and only then progresses any further..
That's got my "not a sandbox" hairs a-tingling..
Why haven't they just done a LEGO Worlds 2, letting you rotate pieces any way you want, and adding vehicle building/customisation?
How did i miss this? it's looks like a promising game, it might not be an open world, sandbox game. but, i'll still take it.
This is definitely one of the more promising-looking LEGO entries that I've seen in awhile. I will be keeping an eye on it.
@Shredderlovespizza happened once actually. There's a Lego racer on n64. No building tracks tho. But I had fun building several different custom cars. With jets and everything.
@Travisemo007 I remember that one. Would seem like a good time to make a new one.
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