Lego Dimensions or Just give us your paycheck

See the release trailer here

Got an e-mail with the intention of hyping me up for Lego Dimensions, the building brick toy version of the ever popular Skylanders.
So i checked the prices.
And that pissed me a bit off.

Now, Lego sets are a miracle. In the 33 years i’ve spent on this planet, i never encountered a missing stone or a wobbly connection when building a Lego set. And Lego topped itself every time. When i got my first spaceship i could not imagine a better set, when i built the small prison set from the first Pirates wave i could not imagine a better set (monkeys, parrots and pirates!!), the same thing happened with the Space Police, Ice Planet, Underwater Exploration and every other subsequent release.
Now that i have to pay for this sets with my own money, i got a better understanding of what my parents meant when they told me they are dissatisfied after all the things they invested in me. The building experience and playtime is entertaining, but a decent sized Lego set costs more than a healthy meal.
And Lego Dimensions presents a new place you can send your paycheck to.

Work has to be compensated, but with the current economical realities that many people are experiencing, accompanied by the costs for the gaming system that the software runs on is a bit steep.
And i hope Lego isn’t run that way, but suits and people who started life on the green side are the people benefitting from those prices the most.



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