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Everything you need to know about Lego Dimensions

by Smyths Toys

What is LEGO Dimensions?

LEGO Dimensions is LEGO’s foray into the Toys-To-Life  category of the gaming world. Collect and build your LEGO Dimensions minifigures, vehicles and portal (using the LEGO bricks provided in the starter pack) and connect it to your console. Transport your vehicles and minifigures straight into your LEGO Dimensions video game using the portal and watch them come to life! Amazing, right? And that’s before we even get to the gadgets (yep, there are gadgets to collect, build and use!)

With LEGO Dimensions it all starts with the portal. Inside the LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack  you’ll find a LEGO Toy Pad that plugs right into your console. When you insert the game disc you will start to see some on-screen instructions that show you how to build your 250+ piece LEGO portal set. This sits right on top of the Toy Pad and transforms it into your own gateway to the LEGO Multiverse!


Next, you need to build your minifigures. These are pretty straight forward to build and sit on top of little discs so they can stand easily on the Toy Pad. Placing these minifigures onto the Toy Pad/portal transports them into the game and lets you explore the LEGO Worlds as those characters.
You can also build LEGO vehicles and gadgets or tools that you can place on the portal and use in the game too! Each character, vehicle and gadget has its own powers that you can use to battle through missions, levels and minigames for hours of brick-based fun.
LEGO has cleverly included lots of licensed characters and worlds so you can expand your experience with minifigures like Homer Simpson or Marty McFly as well as vehicles like the DeLorean or a Velociraptor from Jurassic World (who doesn’t want to ride a velociraptor?). Plus there are handy LEGO gadgets like Homer’s TV and the Ghostbusters Ghost Trap for you to use. You can put together any combination of character, vehicle and gadget you like to fight the bad guys and save the world. Everything about this sounds amazing!

Is that Batman in the Scooby Doo Mystery Machine?…Yes! Because that’s just how LEGO Dimensions works
Incredibly you’re not even restricted to using only one figure, gadget or vehicle at a time. You can use up to 7 (yep, SEVEN!) characters, gadgets and vehicles in the game at once. Plus, each vehicle can be configured in 3 different ways. The best part, though? ANY character can interact with ANY vehicle and ANY gadget—let your imagination run wild! Take that, enemies!
Now, here’s the tricky part: how do you choose just 7 items from the huge array available?
Well, that depends on the mission at hand. Some characters, gadgets and vehicles are better suited to completing certain missions than others. It’s your job as the master of your new inventory of awesomeness to select the right tools for the job and battle your way through each level to save the LEGO Multiverse.
‘Save the LEGO Multiverse?’ You ask yourself. Yep! It’s in danger and here’s why:
The Storyline

So, the LEGO Multiverse is where all your favourite LEGO characters live in their own little LEGO worlds. There’s the DC Comics World, Lord of The Rings World, LEGO Ninjago World and so on. They all have their own collections of good guys, bad guys, gadgets and more to play with.

However, at the centre of this Multiverse sits an ancient planet inhabited by the evil Lord Vortech and Lord Vortech has a predictably evil plan to take over the LEGO Multiverse

Yep, seems pretty evil to me!
See, this ancient planet isn’t any ordinary planet. It’s built upon the Foundational Elements and it is said that he who controls the Foundational Elements controls the whole Multiverse. See where Lord Vortech is going here? (*evil laugh*).
As part of his plan to control the Multiverse, Vortech begins to summon characters from all over the LEGO worlds–some have agreed to help, others have rebelled–but when a mysterious vortex appears in multiple LEGO worlds characters from different parts of the Multiverse are swept away. Bravely, Batman, Gandalf and Wyldstyle jump into the Vortex after their friends in an effort to save them and so begins their epic journey through space and time to save the Multiverse itself!

If you have to be saved by someone, why not these three?
Quickly, the trio realise that all is not as it seems when LEGO worlds collide and mix; unexpected characters meet and boundaries are broken. Homer Simpson driving a DeLorean Time Machine, Gandalf fighting alongside Wonder Woman, Ghostbusters working with The Doctor from Doctor Who; it’s all possible as you battle through the levels on a mind-bending quest of epic proportions. Can you and your army of the greatest LEGO heroes defeat Lord Vortech in time? Of course you can! So what are you waiting for?!
About The Game

This is what you get in the Lego Dimensions Starter Pack. Looks good, right?

So, here’s everything else you need to know about LEGO Dimensions:
Age Range

• LEGO Dimensions is suitable for ages 7+ but there really is no limit here. This game is perfect for any LEGO fan!


Any minifigures, gadgets and vehicles from any expansion packs are compatible with every platform.

The LEGO Toy Pad and the videogame found in the initial starter pack will offer continued compatibility with future expansion packs for years to come.

Like any LEGO building set, LEGO Dimensions is a system of play that offers continued compatibility. Everything bought today or expanded upon tomorrow will continue to work
Starter Packs are available on the following platforms:

Play alone or with a friend. Players can let their imagination guide their solo journey or have a friend join the adventure with co-operative drop-in/drop-out play.

What’s in the LEGO Dimensions Starter Pack box?

All LEGO Dimensions Starter Packs come with:

1 LEGO Dimensions Video Game

1 LEGO Toy Pad to connect to your console
1 LEGO Portal Set (Bricks to build your portal with)
3 LEGO Minifigures (Batman, Gandalf and Wyldstyle)
1 LEGO Vehicle (Batmobile)
Expansion Packs

There are three types of expansion packs available
Fun Packs contain: 
One Character
One Gadget or Vehicle
Team Packs contain:
Two Minifigures
One Gadget
One Vehicle
Level Packs contain:
One Brand New Game Level
One Minifigure
One Gadget
One Vehicle
Expansion packs are available for the following LEGO Worlds:
  • Back to the Future
  • DC Comics
  • Doctor Who
  • Ghostbusters
  • Jurassic World
  • Lego Chima
  • Lego Ninjago
  • Portal 2
  • Scooby-Doo
  • The LEGO Movie
  • The Lord of The Rings
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • And more to come…
Customer Reviews
Overall our customers have given Lego Dimensions an amazing 4.8 stars out of 5 across all platforms!
That includes a 4.8/5 rating for product quality and a 4.4/5 rating for value.
Below is a selection of top reviews. Visit our Lego Dimensions category to see more.
Great Lego Game
I bought this for our boys and that love it, loads of levels to enjoy and plenty of characters to keep them interested.
Brilliant Game
Bought as a present for my LEGO-mad son and he finds it so exciting, especially when you have to build the LEGO before play
Fantastic LEGO Dimensions
I purchased this for my grandson. He was so excited and he couldn’t wait to build it and start using it. He loves it. Best buy ever for him


Bought this for my 10 year old son. He really loves it!! Loved building the portal and then loves the mixture of characters and the lands they play in