Warner Brothers Interactive released a new Lego Dimensions trailer that featured veteran actor Christopher Lloyd in a throwback to his famed Back to the Future character, Doc Brown. Shot in a similar manner as the game’s debut trailer that featured actor/comedian Joel McHale, Lloyd jumps right back into arguably his most famed role.
While a nice little sight for fans of the Back to the Future franchise, I’m not quite sure what Warner Brothers is trying to achieve with Lego Dimensions. The Lego games have been an absolute success for them over the years but their entry into the Toys to Life fracas feels a little bit like throwing mud against the wall and seeing what sticks. They’ve already confirmed that Back to the Future will be touted along with The Lord of the Rings, DC Comics and The Lego Movie but throw in additional playsets and Lego Dimensions is beginning to sound like outright insanity. Additional playsets and figures continue to be leaked/announced after last month’s debut, including Jurassic World, Scooby Doo, The Wizard of Oz, The Simpsons, Doctor Who and Portal.
I am absolutely intrigued by the idea of so many different worlds being smashed together, but it remains to be seen if Traveller’s Tales can build a world that will do justice to the source material.