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Lego Worlds looks like Minecraft with virtual bricks

During last week's deluge of Computex news, I somehow missed that Lego is developing a PC game that looks very similar to Minecraft. Lego Worlds is billed as a "fully open-world, creativity-driven game." It offers procedurally generated worlds filled with virtual bricks, beasts, and building options galore. Check out the trailer:

In an interesting twist, Lego Worlds is already available as part of Steam's Early Access program, and it seems to be off to a promising start, with 89% positive reviews. The current version has terraforming and building tools, rideable creatures and vehicles, and a full day-to-night cycle, among other features. It's a single-player affair for now, but planned features include an online multiplayer mode, additional environments, more minifig options, and lots of pre-built content.

Eager builders can get their feet wet with the early version of Lego Worlds for only $14.99. The price will go up when the full version is released.  A release candidate is scheduled for early 2016, while the final version will probably follow later in the year.

0 responses to “Lego Worlds looks like Minecraft with virtual bricks

  1. I still don’t know why we don’t call “GTA clones” Lego Island clones

  2. There were many times that [i<]Minecraft[/i<] ran...poorly on my machines. I remember having the game crash simply by walking too far away in a single session. But with iteration, things got better. I expect the same thing to happen with [i<]LEGO Worlds[/i<] between now and the expected "full release" in 2016.

  3. Completely missing at least part of what made minecraft successful – it can run on pretty much anything.

  4. Oh well guess I won’t be getting it than.

    So how’s that beach?? All cleaned up?? 😉

  5. Let’s hope it doesn’t get dongled!

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  6. Sounds cool. So long as it doesn’t displace kids from building stuff with REAL Legos.

    Cranky ol’, 40-something, crotchety Gen X guy:
    “When I was a kid, we used to take notes during class…using a pencil….and we used this stuff called paper….bound up in a spiral notebook. And other loose paper, that was in the TRAPPER KEEPER…you know, to KEEP the TRAPS”

    And last I checked, we already lived in an open world. Though I guess Richard Stallman might debate that.

  7. apparently, actually it runs like a dog. fps are terrible across the board. so, yes.