Posted on September 5, 2010, Mark Burnham PAX 2010: LEGO Universe Video Interview
When the first LEGO Universe trailer came out at CES this year, you may have been slightly misled about the game‘s direction. The trailer looked dark, action-packed, adult, but in the world of LEGOs. Personally, I was picturing the LEGOs answer to Age of Conan, or something.
After seeing a demonstration of LEGO Universe at PAX today, and shooting a video interview with producer Brian Johnson, I can tell you the game is most definitely not “dark” at all. LEGO Universe is a light MMO for people of all ages, in which you create your own LEGO structures, share them with friends, go on quests, gather new equipment, and generally enjoy using your imagination and building stuff brick-by-brick.
Even though it wasn’t quite what I was expecting, it looks like a blast. Especially “brick mode,” which will let you build structures granularly, with any real-life LEGO piece, from the ground up. Anything you can imagine with LEGOs, you can build in LEGO Universe.
Check out our interview below, in which Johnson walks through a whole bunch of features in the game.