Finally, there are other NPCs of LEGO minifigures that are walking around. Some are friendly, so when you walk up to them, they turn, wave at you, and are added to your character inventory. Others are a little more hostile, like mummies, skeletons, and cave people, which you will have to attack in order to get them added. Be careful though, skeletons are a little nasty, and their mates will come and get you!
So, after figuring it out, I went exploring. If you’re overly destructive like me, you’ll rack up some studs pretty quickly. Anything I found, I tried to destroy! There’s loads in this game, and for a game with so far no real mission, it’s quite exciting, as each world is different, with different characters and buildings. So far I’ve only seen a Sphinx and a few pyramids (some of which are filled with skeletons and goodies, others are just solid), a nice looking barn with some hay, a Chinese temple, and a large hollow boulder. Inside are some of the standard chests, but there’s also a big, brick-built chest, with some decent loot in it. So far I’ve picked up a cutlass, gun, dynamite, sword, fish and banana. The fish and banana are just throwable and don’t do anything, but throw the dynamite and stuff goes boom! Very good fun. I did recently stumble upon a steam roller that lays down road (1×1 grey tiles) over anything as long as it isn’t too steep. That’s a good one to have!
I’m really impressed with the whole setup. Yes, there are lots of things that need ironing out – better camera options, selection options, more to do, more to interact with, multiplayer, I could go on, but for an alpha start, it’s pretty great!
It’s only available on PC through Steam Early Access, but get on it. Things will definitely improve! It’s extremely popular on Steam, so be with the crowd, and don’t miss out. It really is the game LEGO should have made ages ago – let’s not talk about LEGO Universe, shall we? It will be very interesting to see where LEGO and the developers at TT Games take it, particularly with LEGO’s already strong relationship with Mojang in the Minecraft sets. Only time will tell! Back to riding my dragon…