LEGO MMO revealed

Written by Brett Thomas

March 6, 2007 | 08:32

Tags: #mmo #netdevil #star-wars

Companies: #lego

When it comes to odd couples, there are a few computer titles that really point out conflicting and unusual worlds that somehow combine to form something surreal, but wonderful. I'm thinking of titles like LEGO Star Wars. For those of you who haven't played it, go grab a copy or try it at a friend's house - though it may not be everyone's cup of tea, it sure is interesting. Unique, even.

It's that exact hybrid that NetDevil is looking to capitalise on with an upcoming LEGO MMO. Yes, that's right - a full MMO based on LEGO characters. Details on what the game will actually contain are sketchy at best, but it's being rumoured to be much like Second Life, only...well, with LEGO. Imagine a game where players each contribute to building an entire world out of LEGO bricks. Every one of you who was ever a kid just secretly wept with joy, didn't ya?

LEGO's spokeswoman Lisbeth Valther Pallesen had this to say about the announcement:

"As children around the world continue to spend more time online we are developing new and engaging ways for them to interact with our brand. The LEGO brand represents construction, creativity and problem solving -- values that compliment the MMOG market. By merging the online world of social interaction with physical play, the LEGO brand is providing new experiences for children, as well as fans. NetDevil's technological capability, openness to work with a large community, and their enthusiasm for the LEGO brand made them a natural partner."

So there you have it - a LEGO MMO. Is this a match made in heaven, or a disaster waiting for a release date? Let us know your thoughts in the forums.
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