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20 Hidden Details In Lego Games

20 Hidden Details In Lego Games
VOICE OVER: Ty Richardson WRITTEN BY: Ty Richardson
The Lego video games hold a surprising amount of hidden details! For this list, we'll be looking at our favorite little nods and details sprinkled in these games. Our list of the hidden details in Lego games includes A Magical Boggart of Tricks from “Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4” (2010), As Seen On TV from “Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham” (2014), A Box From the Past from “Lego Dimensions” (2015), and more!

Welcome to MojoPlays, and today, we’re taking a looking over the 20 Hidden Details in Lego Games! The Lego games have so many fun little nods and details sprinkled in their games, and these were our absolute favorites. What do you think is the best aspect of the Lego games? Let us know down in the comments.

A Box From the Past

“Lego Dimensions” (2015)

The “Sonic the Hedgehog” Adventure pack was one of the best expansions “Lego Dimensions” had seen in its short lifetime. Why? For starters, it was a lovely homage to all things Sonic, but there was also a neat nod to SEGA fans in general. There are a few times in various cutscenes, levels, and parts of the world where you may find a Lego-fied SEGA Genesis console, the same console that the Blue Blur would debut on all the way back in 1991. How has there not been a real set of this yet?

Forever Immortal

“Lego Marvel” series (2013-17)

One of the coolest parts about Lego games is how they pay respects and accurately depict various characters in creative ways. Take characters with regenerative abilities, for example. In the “Lego Marvel” games, characters like Deadpool and Wolverine have health, yet never die like any other character. Instead, they turn into a skeleton and can still run, jump, and attack like nothing ever happened. You still lose studs, unfortunately, but this was a neat idea to implement for our seemingly immortal heroes and villains.

He Still Loves You

“Lego Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy” (2006)

The second “Lego Star Wars” game explored a charming concept that involved some characters having specific interactions with other characters. It’s a fun attention to detail that future Lego games would implement as we’ll see later on. Back to “Lego Star Wars II”, one of our favorite interactions is between Lando and Leia. Rather than attack Leia like any other character, Lando will kneel down and kiss her hand. It’s a cute inclusion that TT Games really didn’t have to throw in.

I Say Whip It!

“Lego Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures” (2007)

Indy got his own special interactions, too, specifically when it comes to a lover like Marion. Normally, Indy is using his whip to disarm and injure the bad guys or, you know, swing over chasms of spiked pitfalls and grab items from afar. What else can Indy use it for? Get your filthy mind out of the gutter because it’s not that. He can pull Marion closer and give a quick smooch! Nothing too big, but still something fun and cute that they really didn’t have to throw in there.

Well, Chimi My Changas

“Lego Marvel Super Heroes” (2013)

Throughout the first “Lego Marvel”, you’ll notice some appearances from two characters. We’ll get to one of them later, but Deadpool is the one we want to focus on for now. Whether it’s in a cutscene or somewhere in the background of the level, you’ll have many opportunities to spot the Merc With a Mouth goofing around somewhere. Just don’t expect him to do anything vulgar - these games are meant for kids, you know?

Ripped From the Reel

“Lego Dimensions” (2015)

There were just so many cool things about “Lego Dimensions” that we could probably do a whole video or two about it. But one of the funny details about the “Lego Movie” characters is how differently they’re animated compared to the rest of the cast. Emmett, Wyldstyle, Benny, Good Cop/Bad Cop, and even Batman are all animated with super stiff movements. It's a bit more of an accurate representation of Lego minifigs, or at least, how they move in real life unlike the free-moving limbs of the video game Lego minifigs.

America’s Sweetheart

“Lego Marvel Super Heroes” (2013)

“Lego Marvel Super Heroes” had so many neat ideas sprinkled in to properly characterize the heroes, villains, and even New York itself. For this one, you’ll have to make your way over to the South end of the map, all the way to the Statue of Liberty. Just hang around, admire the statue for a bit, and you’ll eventually be given a wink and a nod from Lady Liberty herself. Just a lovely little piece of New York placed to really bring the in-game version to life!

As Seen On TV

“Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham” (2014)

A couple of fun running gags they put in “Lego Batman 3” were the references to the 1960’s “Batman” television series starring Adam West. One of these gags can be found when browsing the character grid. If you leave the cursor idle while highlighted on a character, you might hear that character sing their own version of the classic “Batman” theme song, but with their own name thrown in. Not every character may sing their rendition, yet the few that do add a little more charm to the game!

The Fan Theory is…True?

“Lego The Incredibles” (2018)

Despite its shortcomings, “Lego The Incredibles” does have a few aspects that make it a joy to play. For us, that one bit that kept us going were all of those wonderful Pixar cameos. No, we aren’t talking about the Pixar builds you can find in the open world. There are plenty of opportunities to spot other characters and objects from other Pixar movies such as “Up”, “Toy Story”, and even some of the famed Pixar shorts from across the decades. Some of the playable characters even come with their own cute mechanics like Miguel playing his guitar or Bing Bong summoning his wagon.

Safe Travels, Doctor

“Lego Dimensions” (2015)

“Lego Dimensions” had a similar treat when it came to locations from other IPs. However, the only way to see these locations was if you had the TARDIS available for use. This would allow you to use the various TARDIS stations in the game and travel to other worlds based on “The Flintstones”, “The Jetsons”, or even alternate timelines and dimensions of other stories. The DeLorean has a similar function, requiring you to hit eighty-eight miles per hour in order to time-travel.

‘Nuff Said

“Lego Marvel” series (2013-17)

As we mentioned earlier, there are two characters that make frequent appearances in the “Lego Marvel” games: Deadpool (or Gwenpool, if you’re playing “Super Heroes 2”) and the man, the myth, the legend himself, Stan Lee. Yes, Stan the Man does serve as the Citizen in Peril collectible, but there are also various cutscenes where he’s sort of inserted into the story. One of our favorite moments is in the first game when Doctor Doom is detailing his plan involving various villains holding pieces of Cosmic Bricks. One of his cronies is supposedly Stan Lee…and yet we never got that brick from him in the first place.

A Magical Boggart of Tricks

“Lego Harry Potter: Years 1-4” (2010)

The “Lego Harry Potter” games hold all kinds of neat touches to bring Hogwarts to life. One such detail can be found in a particular chest that houses a Boggart. For those unfamiliar with “Harry Potter”, Boggarts are creatures that take the form of one’s worst fears. A chest in Hogwarts houses a Boggart, and when approached by most characters, it’ll take the form of Voldemort. But for Ron, it’ll become a spider. And for Tom Riddle? Well, it’s the boy wizard himself.

A Band of Silence

“Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga” (2007)

Now, this was a detail that was completely unnecessary, but we love it so, so much! Normally in a video game, when you go to the settings and turn off music, nothing happens. The game remains the same, just no music. However, part of what makes “Complete Saga” so special is that something does happen when you mute the music. Head over to the Cantina band after muting the music, and you’ll find the three of them are just sitting around and trying to figure out what to do with no music.

Their Hearts Will Go On

“Lego Dimensions” (2015)

Don’t worry - this is the last time we’re gushing about “Lego Dimensions”, but we absolutely loved this small detail put into the Ghostbusters world. Head on over to the sunken ship that lies just outside of the city. At the very front of the ship, you’ll see a skeleton holding another skeleton with red hair and its arms spread out. Yes, it is very much a nod to the 1997 film “Titanic”, and the same couple can be spotted when getting the ship to surface during the Ghostbuster story level.

Now, You’re In the Movies!

“Lego Jurassic World” (2015)

Just as “Lego Incredibles” did with Pixar movies, “Lego Jurassic World” pays a ton of respect to Steven Spielberg and his movies. Various cutscenes and levels hold references to Spielberg’s work. E.T. can be seen flying across the moon in one cutscene. A movie theater in “Jurassic World” will recreate the “JAWS 3D” bit from “Back to the Future: Part II”. Brody, Hooper, and Quint make cameos at the end of “Jurassic Park 2”. And for Spielberg? He can toss his countless Oscar awards as a projectile.

Back to the 70’s

“Lego Marvel’s Avengers” (2016)

Whereas Stan the Man took much of the spotlight in the first “Lego Marvel” game, he had to share the spotlight with another famous figure in Marvel fandom. Lou Ferrigno, who played the Hulk in the 1978 television series, got to appear in “Lego Marvel’s Avengers” as a security guard, which also references his cameo in the 2003 movie, “Hulk”. But the best part is when you play as him and transform him into the Hulk. There’s no grand transformation - just a bit of green spray paint!

Back Further to the 60’s

“Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham” (2014)

Let us go back a decade further to touch upon the corny “Batman” TV show one last time. To really bring the celebration of classic Bat-media to a close, “Lego Batman 3” featured a bonus level entirely themed around the 1960’s TV series. One segment sees Batman and Robin chasing the Joker with vehicles. If you look closely, though, you’ll notice the entire scene is done with the vehicles on a treadmill and a painted background looping behind them. It’s just like that shot movies and shows back in those days.

Keep It Out the Family

“Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga” (2008)

For the last entry on “Lego Star Wars”, we really had to touch upon this interesting detail. When playing as Vader, you gain the ability to force choke just about any character in the game…except for one. Have one player set to Vader and the other set to Padme, and you’ll notice that Vader cannot use his powers on her. Was this to signify his still-burning love for her? We’d like to believe so.

Ah, M.M.M.S.

“Lego Marvel Super Heroes” (2013)

Now, this one kind of threw us for a loop. If you stuck around during the credits for “Lego Marvel Super Heroes”, you’ll hear an old tune that served as the theme song to the first official Marvel fan club, the Merry Marvel Marching Society. A cute homage to Marvel Comics, but the most peculiar inclusion of this song is if you have the game installed on your PlayStation 5. When highlighted on the cross-media bar, the same song will begin playing on loop. Not exactly the kind of song we’d expect upon setting up the game, but still nostalgic for the older Marvel fans.

World Brick-1

“Lego City Undercover” (2013)

Chances are you know exactly what we’re talking about here. A big, big reason why most choose to play “Lego City Undercover” on Wii U and Switch is because those versions feature special Easter eggs and puzzles based on Super Mario. You can find a Wiggler above a train tunnel, use a Bob-omb as part of a puzzle, climb to the top of a flagpole, and even build Super Stars scattered across the map. We may never get an official Lego Mario video game, but this is definitely the next best thing!
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