Leaked images of the new Lego Dimensions range have led to speculation that Doctor Who could feature in the game as part of the first wave releases of figures.
Lego Dimensions is and action-adventure video game developed by Traveller’s Tales and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Wii U, Xbox One, and Xbox 360.
The game follows multiple characters from various Lego sets after a masked villain is breaking into multiple worlds. It follows the same format as both Activision’s Skylanders franchise, Disney Infinity and Nintendo’s Miibo, where the player has Lego figures and a portal which can be played within the game itself.
The leaked X-Box One images, inadvertently released by retailer Walmart, show pictures of the entire range of characters on top of the box which will be released in four waves, the first of which will include the The Lord of the Rings, DC Comics and Wizard of Oz franchises. Analysis of the images released however also reveal releases for Portal, The Simpsons and according to Family Gamer TV, Scooby Doo, Jurassic World and our very own Doctor Who.
If Family Gamer TV is correct, Doctor Who‘s appearance in the game would be the second Doctor Who/Lego crossover this year alongside the impending Lego Ideas set as designed by Andrew Clark.
The set, which features a range of Doctors, companions and monsters received the 10,000 votes required on the Lego Ideas website for the company to consider it for production. However fans will have to wait till later in the year to see what exactly will be produced with the new set.
Emma Owen, UK spokesperson for Lego Ideas, said:
“We’re extremely excited to announce that a Doctor Who and a WALL-E set will be released as our next Lego Ideas fan based sets, congratulations to the designers Andrew Clark and [WALL-E] Angus MacLane! After receiving over 10,000 votes from the online community and having gone through rigorous toy testing from our expert panel, these awesome sets are on track to be on shelves later this year. The final set designs, pricing and availability are being worked out as we speak, so watch this space for the final details!”
Lego Dimensions releases on PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii U on September 29th and the Doctor Who Lego Ideas Set will also be available later this year.