LEGO Dimensions Cancellation FAQ

Disclaimer: Before you read this we want to make a quick statement. This info should as always be taken with a grain of salt. We’ve had the info verified by one inside source and two outside sources tied closely to the game as true and legitimate. You are still encouraged to make your own decisions. Just do so politely and with respect. The hate and anger that was spread throughout the community was totally unnecessary last week. We are a family with a unified love of LEGO Games. Let love and kindness win over hate and anger. 

It’s been an interesting week for us here at Bricks To Life, and we thought it would be a good thing to follow up on the big article we released last Wednesday. A big bucketload of apologies to the fans who got locked out of the site after we posted the article. We got so much traffic at once that our site crashed so hard it took over 36 hours to get it back up. Now, the whole site is on a much nicer server which should hold up against any other big news.

On a personal note, we want to reassure everyone that no one loves this game more than we do. The cancellation of Dimensions is not a good thing; it’s bad for our site, it’s bad for the community and it’s bad for the reputation of LEGO Games. We stand to gain nothing from sharing this info with you beyond getting the news out to the community we love and support. This game has been our passion for more than two years and has opened doors for us to expand into more and make a name for ourselves in the LEGO community. This news makes us incredibly sad. We completely understand why this news is so upsetting to so many people.

If you missed the original cancellation article, click here to read it!

LEGO Dimensions Cancellation FAQ

We’ve received a ton of feedback from the cancellation article and we wanted to address some of it, answer some of the bigger questions, and provide a little bit more information. Below we will list some of the questions in sort of an expanded FAQ format. If we don’t answer your pressing question or issue, please leave a comment or reach out to us on social media (see bottom of the article for links) and we will try to help.

Is the game really cancelled?

Yes, we called it in the previous article a “quiet cancellation,,” because it’s not officially been announced to the community or potentially even through the massive company that is LEGO. Right now, the team behind the game is slowly wrapping up production on the current Year and will then move onto other projects. Think of the cancellation applying to Year 3 and beyond, and not to anything that’s already been announced.

Why was the game cancelled?

A whole situation is certainly messy and probably deeper than we even have a proper understanding of. From our source the main reason was simply sales. The Toys To Life genre is just about dead and soon to be buried. The market is just not there for it anymore and unfortunately LEGO came into the game too late to get a proper footing in the over saturated shelf space.

Will we still get Beetlejuice, PPG, TTG, Goonies, LEGO City, etc.?


Absolutely! The cancellation we announced was referencing any content beyond Year 2. You are still going to get everything that TT Games has promised you’re getting. The good folks behind the game have been working hard on everything and making sure it’s all perfect!

When will we get the remaining packs?

From the information we received it looks like the remaining waves will be stretched out until at least September. The remaining packs will be broken into two more waves after Wave 8, one with Power Puff Girls & Beetlejuice, and the other will be Teen Titans & possibly a Surprise Pack.

How can we trust you have a legitimate source?

We’ve been working with a few friends of the site to deliver some of the info we have in a safe way that won’t get us into too much trouble. Check back in the following days for a little article as we look at some of the behind the scenes development of the game as a way to prove our source is legitimate and actually works closely with the game.

Who is your source? Can we see all the info you have?


The short answer is no. It’s important for us to keep the source anonymous to protect their job. We vetted them and their information as thoroughly as we could before sharing the story. The info was backed up by a second source. The documents we have are mostly confidential internal documents that we don’t feel comfortable fully sharing at this time. We are not Wikileaks and don’t intend to dump copious amounts of private documents or broadcast the identity of our source.

Did you see that LEGO tweet that said you were wrong?

Oh yeah, we saw the tweet. If you missed it, here’s a quick look:

It’s important here to remember two things:

  • The game isn’t publicly cancelled yet. So technically, the tweet is right.
  • Even if the game was cancelled internally, it would be in their best interest to maintain that it is not. Their goal is to sell as much as possible to the consumer who may be more inclined to abandon the brand if they know it’s done.

Notice how none of the outspoken team who usually loves talking about the game have now gone silent. Dimension’s official Twitter / Facebook / Instagram pages have not responded to any messages. The only accounts to respond are the official LEGO Group. This is a PR Guy who runs down a list of all the things that he can say, projects that are still going on, and then responds to the posts based on the info he has. The LEGO PR team is very much removed from the inner workings of TT Games.

The question you should be asking if you want to start tweeting is “What’s going on with Year 3? Should we still expect a trailer for the new content at E3?”

So you think an OFFICIAL tweet from LEGO isn’t proof you’re wrong?

Yes, that’s what we’re saying. In fact LEGO has a pretty interesting track record when it comes to delivering cancellation news to their fans.

We won’t even go into the subtle nuance of the tweets where they constantly state they have no idea whats going on with the game development team but can at the same time tweet that they know whats going on with the game development team.

Sometimes, it’s clear that the PR person running the official LEGO Twitter page isn’t always fully informed, like the time they reassured the fans that Mixels weren’t cancelled and new stuff was coming to the LEGO store, weeks after they officially announced Mixels were cancelled.


There was the time that the LEGO press team released a fun article celebrating the birthday of LEGO Universe (a popular MMO game from 2011) promising all sorts of awesome upgrades in the new year for LEGO Universe. Four days later it got cancelled.


Or the time LEGO cancelled the Bionicle reboot internally, tasking a few trusted fan community leaders to slowly prepare the fan communities that the toy line may not reach it’s planned third year, before the cancellation was officially announced. Sound familiar?

The press team and the development team aren’t always on the same page. Especially if they are two different companies responsible for two totally different sets of press.

LEGO Group PR =/= TT Games & WB Games PR

Can we (the community) save LEGO Dimensions?

Before you start creating online petitions or shouting at the TT Games team (and they’d be the wrong ones to yell at, so again, please don’t do that) the community already had their chance to save the game in the only way that matters: sales. Unfortunately beyond everyone going out and buying the packs in bulk to dramatically boost sales numbers, there is nothing anyone can do.

Will the game still be playable after it’s cancelled?


Of course! There is no reason why you couldn’t go on playing this game forever and enjoying the almost endless amount of content!

What were the IPs that were going to be included in Year 3?

We will share a nice list of the cancelled franchises later when things settle down from this and WB or TT Games makes some kind of formal announcement about the cancellation. The only reason we are holding back is the very slim chance that some of these properties may be used in new games or if some additional content is possibly added onto Year 2 or 3. We’ve mentioned in the original article that TT Games was still actively working on this.

Can you tell us what the next LEGO Games will be?

No. That’s not our story to tell. The team at TT Games is working hard on some very cool stuff that will make you all very happy we’re sure. Not to mention you can probably just figure out a few of them yourself using some common knowledge and previous examples.

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Daniel Becker

Written by: Daniel Becker

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  1. Alan C March 20, 2017 | Reply
    We got into Lego Dimesions because the starter pack was inexplicably on sale, and we loved it. But it boggles the mind how Lego could price the starter pack so high and expect sales to be high. The starter pack was the barrier to entry. That should be dirt cheap, and they could make money on all the character packs forever!
    • Daniel Becker
      Daniel Becker March 20, 2017 | Reply
      Yeah, I even would have taken them doing the minifigure blind bag approach and ditching the mostly useless vehicles for the fun packs.
    • Chip March 21, 2017 | Reply
      They did themselves in with the pricing. Even when I did get packs I looked forward to, content was stuck behind a pay-wall (got the A team pack, but can't unlock Face without BMO from a team pack...I bought the arcade pack year one, but couldn't get all the arcade games without owning every level pack). They went from making games that gave you hundreds are characters for a price of studs with a multiplier to making a game that price gouged at every turn. No wonder people only bought things on sale, why wouldn't you? They put year 1 in a dollar store and think that people won't just wait a year and save $10-$20? It was a poor business plan that unfortunately but rightfully failed.
  2. Bill Vanderwyngaard March 20, 2017 | Reply
    Really was hoping for Star Wars and Marvel. This Game blows away infinity and Skylanders. An off the wall question? Do u have any storage ideas? I just bought something from Joann fabrics, but it doesn't quite fit everything. Might go back for a container just for the Vehicles. Thanks!
    • Scott Aparo March 20, 2017 | Reply
      Bill, this my Dimensions storage
    • Mgoblue1997 March 21, 2017 | Reply
      Bill, I really like this: Each drawer will hold 3 minifigs easily. And the vehicles (3 to 4 in each drawer) I store in this: Akro-Mils 10124 24 Drawer Plastic Parts Storage Hardware and Craft Cabinet, 20-Inch x 16-Inch x 6.5-Inch, Black. Sometimes they go on sale for an even better price.
    • Amy March 26, 2017 | Reply
      This is the solution that I came up with...
  3. Brooke Lacey March 20, 2017 | Reply
    Bill, we use tackle boxes from walmart. The clear ones with little removable partitions if needed. On the news of Lego, I am seriously bummed. The way it is setup, Dimensions has endless ability to expand with characters and also adding in add-on content with the existing levels and worlds. I hope they take that into account at least and add on to them occasionally.
  4. TheRealProcyon March 20, 2017 | Reply
    What sets would I need to 100% the game with as little purchases needed? I got next to no money, only €50 a month, so how can I get 100% (without all characters)? I will buy the other characters at a later date ofcourse.
  5. Michael Guglietti March 20, 2017 | Reply
    Thanks for all your hard work Daniel. It's a sad end to a great game, but like everything making money rules. I'm NO where close to being done this game. Will you still have links to the level guides after?
  6. Mat March 20, 2017 | Reply
    It really sucks, but this was to be expected. The starter pack was too expensive like stated above. I was really hopping to see some StarWars packs and even ToyStory and Marvel ones :( Hopefully they add some to year 2
  7. Ruben March 20, 2017 | Reply
    I don't think the toys to life genre is dead, it's just miss used. The market has potential, they just have to find a way to make the needed toy more cheap, and therefore acessible to more users. Regarding the cancelation of LD, it's quite plausible. If I'm not mistaken they did the same tthing with lego the hobbit. The third movie never showed up, and no valid reason was given.
    • Jonathan March 20, 2017 | Reply
      The thing with LEGO Dimensions is they put a lot more value in to each character than other TTL genres and therefore the prices go higher. Sadly this meant it was less affordable.
      • Ruben March 20, 2017 | Reply
        But that's problem, and everybody failed right there, not just lego. The toys are simple too expensive. But in Usa, you got those 99 cents stores,wallmarts,etc, that have good deals. Here in Europe, it's more dificult.
  8. Jonathan March 20, 2017 | Reply
    What if it's all a publicity stunt? (he said with no hope but happiness that we might see a The LEGO Ninjago Movie Game)
  9. Cor March 20, 2017 | Reply
    The biggest problem with the TTL genre is retail. They've got to stock up on all those different packs, and they want to make money on it. The TTL games have huge turnovers, but not huge profits per se. All parties involved want to make money on it. The supply chain is a lot shorter when you're just selling downloads (or discs), instead of (big) starterpacks and numerous expansion packs.
  10. William Xoreo March 21, 2017 | Reply
    i am some what excepting of this... but i will be salty that we diden't get Godzilla (the monster from the Lego Batman Movie is not Godzilla but The Kraken from an old movie)
  11. Glowstix March 21, 2017 | Reply
    It boggles the mind where lego+tt will go next without LD. There's no bit trilogies out there and tbh I don't see the value in paying £40 plus for a 1 film game life SW force awakens. When I could have varied fun of 2/3 fun packs for the same price. They could have done endless levels redid their old stuff mixed in with the cult reboot had old and new people enjoying the game. And please note its not just the sales. The travesty that has been the programming. Losing game stats, random uploads and updates. Glitching etc TT haven't come out of this unscathed. A lot of my friends sadly wouldn't have carried in or will look at more games because of the nightmare it's been since year 2 came on board. But either way it's all just sad.
  12. Yetta March 21, 2017 | Reply
  13. David March 21, 2017 | Reply
    Am I the only one noticing the conflict of either the abuse of English language or a contradictable story? This I personally would love to know what the writer meant. Will there be a Year 3 or not? "Think of the cancellation applying to Year 3 and beyond, and not to anything that’s already been announced." "The cancellation we announced was referencing any content beyond Year 3"
  14. Robert March 21, 2017 | Reply
    I just scrolled down to the bottom of this page and I saw an ad saying "Lego dimensions deals, start saving!" Isn't this article about how sad we are that Lego is losing profits on Lego dimensions packs?
  15. John March 21, 2017 | Reply
    can we still buy packs after it is canceled?
  16. Drew March 22, 2017 | Reply
    " Ive not paid for a Dimensions pack or lego game for the last few years." has to go down as the funniest comment on a thread where we are talking about why the profits are down and they are canceling LD
  17. ADOLFO March 22, 2017 | Reply
    I got LD in christmass for my son and he loves it. It's so much fun, it can be expensive but got it really cheap on sale and at the moment I'm expanding it only with packs that are on sale. So far I've invested around 100$ for a lot of content and I will keep buying it. Hopefully they won't cancell Year 3 because people will continue to support the game since not everyone can affort to buy everything at once and most of the content will be bought at some point.
  18. Brickticks March 22, 2017 | Reply
    Hmph!!!! At least I won't have to put up with the Tt/WBGames terrible customer service!!! All they do is send generic responses to bug reports and never actually address the problem that clearly exists as a result of something on their end, instead prefering to claim the absurd faulty disk and bad download on the individual level as oppossed to the fact that the bug is clearly universal!!!! They really want to pin all their glitches and bugs on the players as oppossed to just preventing them in the first place!!! But hey, I'll bet Lego is right and LD is not cancelled, this "Dan" guy just clearly doesn't know that when he doesn't give names, he is to be assumec as his own lying source!!! Rockatoa, Brickticks out!
  19. David March 23, 2017 | Reply
    This may be true, we certainly do not have to like the outcome, but they are trying to be informative and forewarn us, that way we are not so depressed, outraged, shocked etc. I have received this email message today. To address the concerns for future waves, to our knowledge here at WB Games Support, LEGO Dimensions is still going strong with waves 8 and 9 being released in the oncoming months. We are not aware of any future plans regarding this title, however, we have not heard of any cancellations. We can submit feedback to our development team that you would like to have this rumor openly addressed.
  20. aidy March 26, 2017 | Reply
    as gutted as i am i have to say i think TT games needs to take some blame, i was buying packs on day one even ones i did not need for 100% but after countless 11gb updates that were as buggy as the one it was "fixing" so i gave up on on it as i'm sure others did. it was an amazing idea that was ruined. real shame
  21. Trailblazer101 March 27, 2017 | Reply
    I highly fought they will cancel such a very popular game. If they did, it would put tons of people without jobs! Also, TT Games and Arthur Parsons have already confirmed that they have a "Three Year Plane" and that the game will have content being added from now to early 2018. Year 3 is happening!
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    […] It’s looking more likely now that the two level slots in the game’s menus that were removed were done so because there won’t be any more Level Packs in Year 2 after the Goonies Level Pack in Wave 8. Powerpuff Girls was one of the sure-fire bets for a Level Pack amongst the last three franchises along with Teen Titans GO!, as Beetlejuice would be hard to translate into a LEGO level. This would coincide with what Dan from Bricks to Life has said following their report that LEGO Dimensions is being phased out. […]

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