Lego Legacy:Heroes Unboxed
Cover art for Lego Legacy: Heroes Unboxed
Developer(s)Gameloft
Publisher(s)The Lego Group
Platform(s)Google Play
Apple App Store
Microsoft Store
Release27 February 2020
Genre(s)Turn-based strategy
Mode(s)Single-player

Lego Legacy: Heroes Unboxed is a Lego themed strategic battle role-playing game published by The Lego Group and developed by Gameloft Toronto. It was released on Apple's App Store, Google Play and Microsoft Store as a free downloadable game. The game centres on a fictional location named Piptown, which serves as the central game hub for accessing the various challenges, campaigns, events, shop, guilds and arena. It was designed for players of all ages and aimed to bring to life 40 years of minifigure history, while also featuring classic Lego sets from the past.[1] Although it is free to play, there are some shortcuts that can be made with in-game purchases.

Gameplay

Lego Legacy: Heroes Unboxed is a turn-based strategic battle role-playing game, which incorporates characters from the Lego range of collectible minifigures. The characters are described as Piptown residents. The game allows the player to create a team of five minifigure characters, which are used to battle in campaigns, events and against other players in the arena.

Players progress through the game by travelling through maps and completing battles against other teams of non-player characters. Minifigure characters can be unlocked along the way, by looting campaigns and finding character tiles. Characters can also be levelled up and improved by unlocking new abilities and gear. Several characters can only be unlocked during special events or by purchasing tiles from the game shop.

Each minifigure has its own unique set of abilities and is designed to perform as part of a team. Players therefore have the ability to customise their team using a choice of minifigure characters to optimise their battle performance.

The game also involves unlocking and building Lego sets, which can enhance the abilities of certain characters.[2] The sets were designed to be accurate representations of classic Lego sets. Each set includes the original box art and can be built digitally by the player to recreate the construction of the real-life set. Like the minifigure characters, the sets are unlocked by looting and finding tiles and can be levelled up to unlock abilities, with some sets only becoming available during special events.

The arena offers players the opportunity to battle against other players, in order to test their team’s performance and rise up the ranks of the leaderboard.[3]

Minifigures

The collection of playable minifigure characters is based on recognisable Lego minifigures that have been released throughout Lego history either as part of Lego construction sets, as collectible minifigures or as part of one of the Lego themes. Minifigures are grouped into different types and include classic space, pirates, town and city, castle, collectibles, Ninjago and Ghostbusters.[4][5]

Development and release

In order to recreate the Lego minifigures and sets in digital form with great accuracy, Gameloft Toronto spent time studying the full range of Lego minifigures with the Lego archive team in Billund, Denmark. The range of minifigures involved in the study included every minifigure released, from the first minifigure created in 1978. The purpose was to reintroduce the nostalgia of Lego minifigures and sets that players may have experienced in their youth, whilst also celebrating the multiple generations of minifigures of past and present.[6]

The game was developed and released by Gameloft on 27 February 2020.[7]

References

  1. ^ "Lego Legacy: Heroes Unboxed announced". Brickset. 25 May 2019. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  2. ^ Berthelson, Brandy (5 March 2020). "Lego Legacy Heroes Unboxed: A SuperParent First Look". SuperParent. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  3. ^ Jones, Elton (2 March 2020). "5 LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed Tips & Tricks You Need to Know". Heavy. Retrieved 11 November 2020.
  4. ^ Huw (18 July 2019). "See which sets and minifigs are in Lego Legacy: Heroes Unboxed". Brickset. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  5. ^ Meredith, Joe (25 July 2020). "How to unlock the Ghostbusters in LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed". Pocketgamer. Retrieved 14 November 2020.
  6. ^ "LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed mobile game is out today bringing more than 50 iconic LEGO characters to your smartphone". The Brothers Brick. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  7. ^ "LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed arrives early". Brick Fanatics. 26 February 2020. Retrieved 11 November 2020.