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  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – Lego The Hobbit

    Players can dive back into the Lego version of Middle-earth with today's release of Lego The Hobbit, and this episode of Test Chamber shows you the opening of the game and illustrates some new mechanics. Join Lego fans Joe Juba (who wrote our review ) and Andrew Reiner as they smash bricks, collect... More
  • Blog Post: Lego Legends Of Chima Online Extends Its MMO Adventures To IOS

    The Lego Movie has been attracting a ton of attention – and rightfully so – but it’s hardly the first time the little plastic bricks have been entertaining kids on screens. Several of the company’s toy lines have been featured in popular children’s programming, including... More
  • Blog Post: How To Find Wonder Woman's Invisible Jet In The Lego Movie Videogame

    The Lego Movie Videogame holds a hilarious achievement/trophy that pushes players to locate and destroy Wonder Woman's invisible jet. Tracking down red and gold bricks is challenging as it is; finding something that cannot be seen is another story altogether. Thankfully, I just happened to stumble... More
  • Blog Post: Test Chamber – The Lego Movie Videogame

    Everything is awesome in the Lego world right now. The Lego Movie opened in theaters last Friday to stellar reviews and a huge box office take. This film also garnered an enjoyable video game adaptation, created by Traveller's Tales Fusion (of Lego City Undercover fame). Jeff Cork, Game Informer's... More
  • Blog Post: Creating The Best Lego Cutscenes

    Who would have thought that the mild-mannered Duncan Kinnaird was the director for some of the most entertaining cutscenes in all of gaming. Putting a bizarre, comedic twist on famous scenes or characters has always been a staple of the Lego series from TT Games, and Duncan has been steering the evolution... More
  • Blog Post: How To Get Paid For Playing With Legos

    Carl Greatrix and the rest of the model team at Traveller's Tales ensure that every Lego model in the games can be built by fans. Using official Lego pieces, they construct everything that you see in the game by hand or with digital recreations. It seems like a great job, but it's not without... More
  • Blog Post: Playing Spider-Man In Lego Marvel Super Heroes

    Choosing to branch out from the Marvel film universe and include the entire brand's cast of characters in Lego Marvel Super Heroes was a bold move for TT Games. Arguably the biggest question was what to do with a Lego version of Spider-Man. The team at Traveller's Tales decided to embrace the... More
  • Blog Post: Darth Maul to Deadpool: Designing Lego Characters

    Character artists Neil Crofts and Will Thompson spend their days staring into icy black eyes. Fortunately, those eyes belong to adorable Lego figures. Neil and Will have years of experience bringing figures to life, both through adapting the official Lego designs to work within the games and creating... More
  • Blog Post: Looking Back At TT Games’ Lego Legacy

    Talk to anyone at TT Games, and it’s impossible to overlook the enthusiasm they still carry for the Lego games. Rather than looking at each installment as yet another bullet point on a resume, the team approaches each game as a new challenge. While some critical elements have been there from the... More
  • Blog Post: Designing The Stark Tower Level in Lego Marvel Super Heroes

    With a healthy mix of action and puzzles, the Lego games have refined their level design with every new game. The wealth of characters in Lego Marvel Super Heroes gives the designers plenty of options when designing puzzles and obstacles for the player to overcome. While visiting Traveller's Tales... More
  • Blog Post: Afterwords: Lego The Lord Of The Rings

    Lego the Lord of the Rings is one of, if not the, best Lego games that TT Games has created so far. We spoke with the game's director, James McLoughlin, to find out about how the team approached the game's iconic characters, memorable battles like Helm's Deep, and a fantastic item called... More
  • Blog Post: Your Video Primer For Lego Marvel Super Heroes

    Intrigued by the idea of TT Games and Lego tackling the Marvel universe but are hungry for more information? We've got you covered. While visiting the Traveller's Tales studio for this month's cover story, game director Arthur Parsons and producer Phil Ring explained the high level challenges... More
  • Blog Post: Animating The Incredible Hulk In Lego Marvel Super Heroes

    Lego designed their version of the the Incredible Hulk when creating the sets for their Lego Marvel Super Heroes toy line, but now the development team at Traveller's Tales has to animate him. As the first of Lego's "big figs," the Hulk was a satisfying challenge for Paul Munro and... More
  • Blog Post: Ready, Player 2: Traveller's Tales And Co-Op

    If a game has split-screen co-op, chances are you’re going to hear comparisons from the dev team to Traveller’s Tales’ co-op heavy gameplay. Unless a producer or game director is working on a game where you move through the world looking down the iron sights, the Lego games are generally... More
  • Blog Post: How TT Games Began In A Galaxy Far Away

    Starting with Lego Star Wars in 2005, TT Games has created a juggernaut in gaming. While visiting the Traveller's Tales studio in Knutsford, England for the Lego Marvel Super Heroes cover story we took the opportunity to learn the full history of TT Games and the popular Lego games. Watch the video... More
  • Blog Post: See Lego Lord Of The Rings' Best Item In Action

    Even in Lego form, Aragorn seems grim and serious all the time. Maybe he just needs to let loose and dance a little! It turns out, that's something that can happen. I've been playing Lego Lord of the Rings for review, and in the post-game, I built this item called the Mithril Disco Phial. I figured... More
  • Blog Post: Lego Lord Of The Rings Video Preview - An Epic Beginning

    At some point you would think that TT Games would run out of fantastic franchises to adapt to their adorable Lego format, but Lego Lord of the Rings looks to be one of their most ambitious titles. Dropping the hub format from previous games and infusing RPG elements into the formula, executive producer... More
  • Blog Post: Spoiled! The Complete Cast Of LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars

    Hey Star Wars nerds, are you dying to learn the full roster of every unlockable Star Wars LEGO character in the latest game? Wait to longer, because Game Informer is here to spoil the surprise for you. We even have a secret code for you to unlock a character that which would otherwise be impossible to... More
  • Blog Post: LEGO Games We’d Like To See

    Today marks the release of LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 , the ninth LEGO title that Traveller’s Tales has developed since LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game came out in 2005. While some might complain about this glut of games, the rest of us couldn’t be happier. We grew up with the colorful toy... More
  • Blog Post: Games We Actually Want To Get Motion Controls

    We’re kind of mean to the very concept of motion controls around the Game Informer offices. Don’t get me wrong -- we give every game a fair a shot when it comes time to review, but years of disappointing games that implement motion controls half-heartedly have left us a little bitter toward... More
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