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PSA: LEGO Universe shutters today

There’re just a few precious hours left to play LEGO Universe before the short-lived MMO closes down forever today.

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Lego Universe headlines

  • LEGO Universe shutting down on January 31

    LEGO Group has announced its to close down its LEGO Universe MMO on January 31 to the lack of players. According to the firm it was a “very difficult decision to make”, but the game didn’t draw in enough members to “keep the game open.” As a thank you, all current, paying subscribers as of […]

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  • LEGO Universe celebrates F2P trial with dramatic trailer

    If you don’t already take building blocks very seriously, this new Lego Universe trailer will probably change that.

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  • Tuesday Shorts - Minecraft grass, Lady Gaga, LOTRO update, more

    It’s Tuesday morning in your time zone, which means it’s cocktail hour in mine. Enjoy these shorts while I slip off to the pub.

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  • Lego Group accquires Lego Universe MMO and its developers

    Gazillion Entertainment president David BreviK has told Joystiq that The Lego Group has acquired the MMO Lego Universe along with most of the NetDevil developers who part of the project.

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  • LEGO announces LEGO Battles: Ninjago for DS, new Ninjago area for LEGO Universe

    To coincide with the release of its new Ninjago product line, the LEGO Group, Warner Brothers, and Traveller’s Tales has announced a DS game called LEGO Battles: Ninjago.

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  • LEGO Universe E3 trailer is very cute

    NetDevil has released the E3 trailer for LEGO Universe, and it’s posted below.

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  • LEGO Universe subscription plan revealed

    The subscription plan for LEGO Universe has been revealed on the MMO’s official website, and the pricing seems to be about the norm.

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  • Beta applications now being accepted for LEGO Universe

    Those who fancy trying their hand at battling the dark forces of Maelstrom in LEGO Universe, can now sign up for Beta testing of the MMO. Who knows, you may get a key.

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  • NetDevil releases debut trailer for LEGO Universe

    NetDevil has released a trailer for LEGO Universe, which was shown to the public for the first time during CES this week, and it looks extremely fun.

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  • LEGO Universe to be shown publicly for the first time at CES

    LEGO Universe will be shown in public for the first time this Thursday at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas. According to Massively, there will be hands-on demos, a debut trailer and beta sign ups for the MMO, which is slated for launch during the second half of this year.

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  • Weekly MMO news round-up: Chinese gender-bending, Aion changes, Star Trek, AoC

    This was a rather large week in MMOs as far as news went, and not all of it was Halloween related. Past the break you will hear all about how Ultima Online is still going strong, get familiarized with the new patch for Aion, read up on Cryptic’s Blood Moon event via a dev chat, […]

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  • Weekly MMO news round-up, August 29: Turbine suing Atari, The Green Lantern, LEGO subscription model

    Loads of stuff happened this week in MMO land, and some of it is posted for you after the break. Should you choose to click on through, you will find why Turine is suing Atari, get caught up on The Green Lantern and DC Universe’s Beta status, hear about new goodies coming to EQII, lament […]

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  • NetDevil feels LEGO Universe will bridge the generation gap

    NetDevil has revealed that its upcoming MMO, LEGO Universe, could bridge the generation gap between parents and their children. “I talk a lot about the visual divide between generations, and I feel it quite acutely between, say my mother and my son,” the game’s creative director, Ryan Seabury, told Eurogamer. “His grandmother I can’t drag […]

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  • Lego Universe MMO delayed because it will overshadow other products

    Lego Universe has been delayed, and will not be released this year as expected. Lego is also unsure if the MMO will arrive in 2010. “Within the company we have made a strategic decision within LEGO to make a delay of LEGO Universe. It will not be coming out in 2009,” said business development bossman, […]

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  • More IPs may enter Lego MMO, but not at "first launch"

    Talking to Massively, Lego Universe project lead Mark Hansen has said that other IPs such as Indiana and Star Wars may be included in the MMO, although if anything is to happen it’ll be as an addition to the launch game. “I think that IPs would be great to see in the game,” he said. […]

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  • First Lego Universe trailer released

    Kotaku’s carrying the first trailer of NetDevil’s upcoming Lego Universe, the MMO based on everyone’s favourite Scandinavian toy brick. There’s not much to go on in there aside from some on-screen art, but you do get to see what’s going on with the game’s development team, which is better than nothing. No date as yet. […]

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  • Lego Universe will use bricks as in-game currency, may come to console

    According to this Reuters article, upcoming MMO Lego Universe will use Lego bricks themselves as in-game currency and may head to consoles after an initial PC launch. “The more a child plays, they collect more coins and more bricks. The more you play, the more you get to build things,” said project head Mark William […]

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  • Lego MMO will "bring that dream alive"

    Developer Netdevil’s director of business development, Mark Hansen, has said that the core driving factor behind Lego getting into the MMO space with Lego Universe is to “bring alive” children’s Lego fantasies. That and making a metric truckload of money, obviously. “What’s really unique now is that the technology is at a level where we […]

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  • Lego Universe MMO: first images and new details

    Wired just posted the first bits of concept art for the Lego Universe MMO, currently in development and slated for release in 2009. According to Mark Hansen, Lego’s biz dev boss, the NetDevil-developed game is best described as “Lego Star Wars multiplied by a million.” Small, then. Aparently you’re going to be able to make […]

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