Publisher Thunderful and developer ClockStone Studio have announced LEGO Bricktales, a new adventure game themed around dioramas, creative puzzles, and brick-by-brick LEGO play. Platforms and a release date were not announced in the press release, but a Steam page is live.
Here is an overview of the game, via Thunderful:
In LEGO Bricktales, discover an innovative brick-by-brick building mechanic to design puzzle solutions from your own imagination. See your creations brought to life in a beautiful LEGO world where every problem has a constructive resolution.
Embark on an epic adventure across a world of beautiful LEGO diorama biomes crafted brick by brick as you search for inspiration to help your grandfather reinvigorate his rundown amusement park with your little robot buddy in tow. Your journey will take you to the deepest jungle, sun-drenched deserts, a bustling city corner, a towering medieval castle, and tropical Caribbean islands. Help the minifigures of these worlds by solving puzzles and unlock new skills throughout the story to further explore these worlds and uncover the many secrets and mysteries they contain.
From purely aesthetic creations, such as a market stand or music box, up to functional physics-based puzzles like building a crane or gyrocopter – each diorama offers a variety of construction spots with the freedom of intuitive brick-by-brick building. In each spot you are given a set of bricks and it’s up to you to figure out a unique build that will work. On top of specific puzzles and quests, there are additional builds in the amusement park so you can customize the rides to make them your own!
Your grandfather, a genius inventor, has called you for help! His beloved amusement park is about to close as the mayor is threatening to shut everything down and seize the land if the necessary repairs aren’t made to bring it up to code. With the help of your powerful little robot buddy, you can restore it using a mysterious device based on alien technology. As a source of power, the device needs happiness crystals, which you can harvest by making people happy and solving their problems. With the aid of a portal, travel to different locations all around the world to help people and collect their happiness crystals. Strap in for the ultimate building adventure and save your grandfather’s amusement park!
- Test Your Skills with Varied Puzzles – Different types of puzzles will test your building skills. Use your engineering brain in functional physics-based puzzles to build a bridge for a digger to get across a river, put your designer hat on to build a stunning new throne for the King, or customize the rides in the amusement park.
- Master Your Builds in Sandbox Mode – Unlock the Sandbox Mode upon completing a construction spot, then you go back in and improve your build with a huge selection of additional bricks from different themes.
- Heaps of Items to Collect and Unlock – Find collectables in the different dioramas and use them to buy cool new items for your wardrobe or new brick color sets for the sandbox mode.
- Build Your Unique Character – Create your own minifigure character from a huge selection of parts and unlock more options inspired by the worlds you visit as you progress through the story.
“After more than two years, it feels incredible to finally announce what we have been working on behind closed doors,” said Thunderful vice president of publishing Dieter Schoeller in a press release. “We’re honored to have this opportunity to collaborate with the largest toy brand worldwide. With LEGO Bricktales, we’ve made it our mission to tap into what it is that makes LEGO play so special. Our intuitive brick-by-brick building mechanic allows players to engage with LEGO bricks in a video game the same way the toys have been inspiring people’s imagination and creativity for decades.”
ClockStone Studio game designer Tri Do Dinh added, “Everyone loves LEGO Bricks, and we are no exception, so we couldn’t be happier to get the chance to work on a LEGO video game. We hope you enjoy this first look at LEGO Bricktales and will have a great time diving into the game’s story, sandbox mode, unlockable abilities, and much more!”
LEGO Group head of LEGO Games Kate Bryant said, “The game encourages players to use their imagination and creativity to unlock new skills that can help them progress to new levels. This new digital experience is rooted in the creative, playful joy that comes from building and problem-solving using LEGO bricks.”
Watch the announcement trailer below. View the first screenshots at the gallery.