Boys Play LEGO Dimensions Ghostbusters Story Pack (Wave 6 & 7) Harry Potter, BA, Supergirl, Gremlins

We spend 10 minutes with the Lego Dimensions Ghostbusters Story Pack at Gamescom. Rather than play it myself I got the boys playing while I talked to James Burton, a producer on the game.

We played through the Ghostbusters Story Pack and the following characters:
– Ethan Hunt
– Abby Yates
– Harry Potter
– Voldemort
– Finn
– Gizmo
– Stripe
– Supergirl

We also take the chance during the video to turn the heads round to see their alternate expressions in the physical minifigure.

Hire-a-Hero is discussed again. The feature where you can try out the previous wave’s figures for some in game stud currency.

Lego Dimensions Complete Wave 7 – Gameplay, Minifigure, Ability Brickdown

We take a close look at what each of the Lego Dimension Wave 7 packs actually offer in terms of value, abilities, Lego Minifigures and Adventure Worlds.

– Sonic 71244
– Gremlins 71256
– E.T. Extra Terrestrial 71258
– Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 71253
– Adventure Time 71285

Official blurb:
“Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today at San Diego Comic-Con revealed details around six highly collectable expansion packs for LEGO Dimensions, the LEGO toy and videogame hybrid, that will be available in the Wave 7 product release on November 18, 2016. Led by the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Story Pack and the Sonic The Hedgehog Level Pack, the new packs broaden the selection of the world’s most popular entertainment brands allowing players to customize their experience by mixing and matching favorite characters and universes with full compatibility. LEGO minifigures included in all of the wave 6-9 expansion packs will come with special, golden Toy Tags which unlock a Battle Arena within the Adventure World of the corresponding entertainment brand. All-new Battle Arenas will offer first-to-LEGO videogames competitive split-screen local gameplay for up to four players. Each Battle Arena has four gameplay modes and comes with its own traps, special powers and interactive environments that make every battle arena unique.”

Lego Dimensions Wave 6 Retail Packaging – With Battle Arenas and Adventure Worlds

We have a look at the packaging for the Lego Dimensions Wave 6 minigifures.

#71242 – Based on the new film, this brand new type of Lego Dimensions pack contains six levels of game content, the Abby Yates Ghostbuster character, the new Ecto-1 vehicle and a Lego Gateway build for Zhu’s Chinese Restaurant. This pack will also unlock a new Ghostbusters Adventure World and exclusive Battle Arena.

2. Adventure Time Level Pack – #71245 – Based on the hit cartoon series, play as Finn in a Land of Ooo themed level, drive the Jakemobile and ride on the Ancient War Elephant. This pack will also unlock the Adventure Time Adventure World and Pillow World Battle Area.

3. Adventure Time Team Pack – #71246 – Add Jake and Lumpy to your collection, with their Slurp Access, Grapple Swing and Shape Shift abilities. Take the Lumpy Car for a spin or have BMO give you a lift. This pack will also unlock the Adventure Time Adventure World and Pillow World Battle Area.

4. Harry Potter Team Pack – #71247 – Based on the Harry Potter film series, play as Harry in a new Harry Potter Adventure World making use of his magical abilities to cast Leviosa, Stupify and Expelliarmus to fight of the Death Eaters or play as Voldemort to access Dark Arts spells and enter the Battle Arena.

5. Mission Impossible Level Pack – #71428 – IMF Agent Ethan Hunt arrives in Lego form complete with a brand new Lego Dimensions level. Infiltrate your way through the American Embassy, CIA Headquarters as you attempt to track down the villain who framed you for the theft of highly classified materials from IMF. Ethan can use his Camera Spectacles for the perfect disguise, and wear the Magno Gloves to sneak your way up walls. This pack also unlocks an exclusive Mission: Impossible Adventure World and Battle Arena.

6. A-Team Fun Pack – #71251 – Dur de de dur, de de durr! B.A. Baracus from the A-Team smashes his way into Lego Dimensions with his Super Strength and Fix-It abilities, bringing the A-Team Van with him! Rebuild the van into the Fool Smasher and enter the A-Team Adventure World and Battle Arena

Lego Dimensions Wave 6 – Unboxed, Packaging, Gameplay

We have a look at the minifigures, packaging and game-play for Wave 6 of the Lego Dimensions video game.

1. Ghostbusters Story Pack – #71242 – Based on the new film, this brand new type of Lego Dimensions pack contains six levels of game content, the Abby Yates Ghostbuster character, the new Ecto-1 vehicle and a Lego Gateway build for Zhu’s Chinese Restaurant. This pack will also unlock a new Ghostbusters Adventure World and exclusive Battle Arena.

2. Adventure Time Level Pack – #71245 – Based on the hit cartoon series, play as Finn in a Land of Ooo themed level, drive the Jakemobile and ride on the Ancient War Elephant. This pack will also unlock the Adventure Time Adventure World and Pillow World Battle Area.

3. Adventure Time Team Pack – #71246 – Add Jake and Lumpy to your collection, with their Slurp Access, Grapple Swing and Shape Shift abilities. Take the Lumpy Car for a spin or have BMO give you a lift. This pack will also unlock the Adventure Time Adventure World and Pillow World Battle Area.

4. Harry Potter Team Pack – #71247 – Based on the Harry Potter film series, play as Harry in a new Harry Potter Adventure World making use of his magical abilities to cast Leviosa, Stupify and Expelliarmus to fight of the Death Eaters or play as Voldemort to access Dark Arts spells and enter the Battle Arena.

5. Mission Impossible Level Pack – #71428 – IMF Agent Ethan Hunt arrives in Lego form complete with a brand new Lego Dimensions level. Infiltrate your way through the American Embassy, CIA Headquarters as you attempt to track down the villain who framed you for the theft of highly classified materials from IMF. Ethan can use his Camera Spectacles for the perfect disguise, and wear the Magno Gloves to sneak your way up walls. This pack also unlocks an exclusive Mission: Impossible Adventure World and Battle Arena.

6. A-Team Fun Pack – #71251 – Dur de de dur, de de durr! B.A. Baracus from the A-Team smashes his way into Lego Dimensions with his Super Strength and Fix-It abilities, bringing the A-Team Van with him! Rebuild the van into the Fool Smasher and enter the A-Team Adventure World and Battle Arena

Lego Dimensions Wave 6 (and Wave 7, 8 9 details)

16 new franchises coming to Lego Dimension including Harry Potter and Adventure Time along with a new four player co-operative battle mode.

We take a look at what’s new in this Wave 6, 7,8 and 9 Lego Dimensions trailer.

Wave 6 brings Adventure Time, Mission Impossible, The A-Team and Harry Potter. Subsequent waves brings expansion packs for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, The LEGO Batman Movie, The Goonies, Sonic The Hedgehog, Teen Titans Go!, LEGO City Undercover, Knight Rider, The Powerpuff Girls, Gremlins, Beetlejuice and E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial.

“We’ve built upon the existing LEGO DIMENSIONS Starter Pack to expand the gameplay possibilities with entirely new LEGO® experiences that can’t be found anywhere else,” said Tom Stone, Managing Director, TT Games. “We can now provide players with even more customization and mash-up opportunities, and all are compatible with the existing game and packs. Battle Arenas also introduce a fun new way for friends and family to join the action together and battle as favorite characters, which is an exciting innovation for LEGO videogames.”

Lego Dimensions (Wave 6) – Harry Potter, Adventure Time, Story Pack Retail Image Analysis

As we eagerly await the official announcement of what comes next for Lego Dimensions (Wave 6) in 2016, we got an early look at some of the packs we can expect courtesy of Amazon:

1. Ghostbusters Story Pack – #71242 – Based on the new film, this brand new type of Lego Dimensions pack contains six levels of game content, the Abby Yates Ghostbuster character, the new Ecto-1 vehicle and a Lego Gateway build for Zhu’s Chinese Restaurant. This pack will also unlock a new Ghostbusters Adventure World and exclusive Battle Arena.

2. Adventure Time Level Pack – #71245 – Based on the hit cartoon series, play as Finn in a Land of Ooo themed level, drive the Jakemobile and ride on the Ancient War Elephant. This pack will also unlock the Adventure Time Adventure World and Pillow World Battle Area.

3. Adventure Time Team Pack – #71246 – Add Jake and Lumpy to your collection, with their Slurp Access, Grapple Swing and Shape Shift abilities. Take the Lumpy Car for a spin or have BMO give you a lift. This pack will also unlock the Adventure Time Adventure World and Pillow World Battle Area.

4. Harry Potter Team Pack – #71247 – Based on the Harry Potter film series, play as Harry in a new Harry Potter Adventure World making use of his magical abilities to cast Leviosa, Stupify and Expelliarmus to fight of the Death Eaters or play as Voldemort to access Dark Arts spells and enter the Battle Arena.

5. Mission Impossible Level Pack – #71428 – IMF Agent Ethan Hunt arrives in Lego form complete with a brand new Lego Dimensions level. Infiltrate your way through the American Embassy, CIA Headquarters as you attempt to track down the villain who framed you for the theft of highly classified materials from IMF. Ethan can use his Camera Spectacles for the perfect disguise, and wear the Magno Gloves to sneak your way up walls. This pack also unlocks an exclusive Mission: Impossible Adventure World and Battle Arena.

6. A-Team Fun Pack – #71251 – Dur de de dur, de de durr! B.A. Baracus from the A-Team smashes his way into Lego Dimensions with his Super Strength and Fix-It abilities, bringing the A-Team Van with him! Rebuild the van into the Fool Smasher and enter the A-Team Adventure World and Battle Arena

No sign of the Gremlins or Goonies as yet!

Osmo Coding – New “Lego of Programming”

We talk to Pramod Sharma, CEO of Osmo.

“It’s very similar to building with Lego. Try to make the language of coding to be the most natural form that kids can easily grasp.”

“Osmo is creating a new medium for children to learn, explore and grow. The journey involves building a strong business and amazing content.”

“We are going to launch quite a few new games the rest of this year and we are growing. We have an international team, France, Canada, US this helps us to build things that are language and culture agnostic.”

I talk to Pramod Sharma the CEO of Osmo to hear about his new game, Osmo Coding.

The game is for children 5-12 years old and can be used with the existing Osmo game system. The game pairs Osmo’s first character, Awbie, with the company’s Reflective AI technology to unleash coding from a digital environment and put computer science in children’s hands.

The game taps the knowledge and experience of Osmo’s team of former Google software engineers who were responsible for writing more than 10 million lines of code for products like Google Search, Docs and Chrome. The physical design of the coding blocks in Osmo Coding is the work of a 23-year-old, female industrial engineer who might just be the youngest person to ever launch a physical product in the Apple Retail Stores.

This uses the same technology as other Osmo titles. The reflective AI technology allows an iPad to “see” objects in front of it, so children can play in the real world while still benefiting from the power of technology.

Osmo Coding uses crafted blocks that snap together in front of an iPad and are interpreted as instructions that guide AwbieTM on a journey to finding yummy strawberries in her magical world.

Previous Osmo games include Words, Newton Tangram, Masterpiece and Numbers, which reinvigorated spelling, physics spatial reasoning, drawing and math, respectively. The company’s dedication to creating educational, elegant and fun activities that bridge physical and digital worlds made it one of Time Magazine’s 25 Best Inventions of 2014 and it continues to be a favorite of teachers, parents and kids alike.

Lego Dimensions Wave 5 – Complete Minifigure Collection (w/ Disney Infinity Cancellation Thoughts)

We received and unboxed Wave 5 Lego Dimensions expansions from Warner.

This includes:
– DC Comics Bane Fun Pack brings Bane to Lego Dimensions for the first time with a solid round of abilities: Hazard Protection, Big Transform and Super Stealth. He also has a 3-in-1 Drill Driver that can be rebuilt as the Dig ‘n Drill and Drill ‘n Blast for additional upgrades.

– The Ghostbusters Fun Pack grants access to Slimer and his Boomerang, Sonar Smash, Flying, Dive, Hazard Clean, Illumination, Mini Access and Hazard Protection abilities. The pack also includes the Slime Shooter that can be rebuilt into the Slime Exploder or Slime Streamer.

– Ninjago Fun Pack brings us Lloyd and his Spinjitzu, Illumination, Acrobat, Laser Deflector and Stealth abilities. The include Golden Dragon can also be rebuilt into a Sword Projector Dragon or Mega Flight Dragon for further powers.