Lego Dimensions E3 2016 Recap!

So much awesome new info came out of 2016’s E3 about Year 2 of Lego Dimensions. New packs, new gameplay modes, and tons of new characters will greet Dimensions fans as they jump into the second year of releases.

To recap all the news we will look at the new characters, new pack types and new gameplay modes! This is just a very quick overview, we will get into the nitty gritty of the details with separate posts! Make sure you check back soon!

New Characters

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16 new franchises have been added to the already impressive line up of Lego Dimensions. These include classic video games like Sonic to cult classic films like The Goonies. Here is a quick list of all the new characters confirmed by the team in streams or through official announcements:

  • Abby Yates (Ghostbusters)
  • Harry Potter
  • Voldemort
  • Newt
  • Ethan Hunt
  • Finn The Human
  • Jake The Dog
  • Lumpy Space Princess
  • Marceline
  • Gizmo
  • Spike
  • Sloth
  • Beast Boy
  • Raven
  • ET
  • B.A. Baracus (A-Team)
  • Chase (Lego City Underground)
  • Beetlejuice
  • Batman – (Lego Batman Movie)
  • Green Arrow

Here are some of the promo images of the characters listed above!

We also finally saw the official release of Green Arrow! He was a free gift to anyone who sat through the presentation presented by the Dimensions crew. (If you want him, he’s going for about $75 on ebay BUT Dimensions did promise to make sure there are plenty of opportunities to grab him in the future.)

We are currently giving one of the packs away (more giveaways soon!) head over to twitter to enter!

New Packs

From the beginning the team behind Lego Dimensions have said the starter pack would be good for a minimum of 3 years. There have been a lot of questions about how they were going to make that work, and they’ve addressed that with the announcement of new Story Packs.


These packs will include a new portal dressing, character, vehicle and six full levels of fun to play through and explore. These Story Packs will retail for approximately $49.99.

It’s already been teased through various live stream appearances that we will get a story pack for Ghostbusters (2016), Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them & Lego Batman Movie.

A super exciting note for all the other packs is an overall price reduction (which hasn’t been reflected by any of the sites where you can currently pre-order the new packs).

New Game Modes

Battle Arenas are a big new addition to the year 2 Lego Dimensions release. Any character with a yellow base can unlock a battle arena for their franchise. This means we’ll see at a minimum 17 battle arenas!

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The gameplay mode can be up to four players of local co-op and features all different types of battles. From all out brawling to specific objective & task completion, the new Battle Arenas are sure to offer a ton of additional gameplay to an overall well rounded game.

Make sure to check back soon for more detailed updates about release dates, new packs, and more!

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