LEGO Announces Layoffs

LEGOLEGO said it would lay off 8 percent of its staff and revamp its business after reporting fiscal results for the first half ending June 30, 2017. Revenue for the period declined 5 percent, compared with the first half of 2016. The layoffs would impact approximately 1,400 positions, the majority before the end of 2017. Currently the LEGO Group employs approximately 18,200 people.

Performance across market regions was mixed. In established markets such as the U.S. and in parts of Europe revenue declined, while in some growing markets, such as China, revenue grew by double digits.

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, The Lego Group Launch Lego Worlds for Nintendo Switch

LEGOWorldsLEGO Worlds—a galaxy of imaginative worlds made of digital LEGO bricks where players can explore, discover and create together—is now available for Nintendo Switch. The physical version includes two bonus packs of premium DLC: the Classic Space and the upcoming Monsters. The digital version includes the base game with the DLC available for sale separately on the eShop. Both premium DLC packs will be available on all other platforms. [Read more...]

The LEGO Group Reveals Global Licensing and Merchandising Program for The LEGO Ninjago Movie

legoninjagoThe LEGO Group and Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) revealed the licensing and merchandising program for The LEGO Ninjago Movie, including apparel, accessories, costumes, toys, publishing, stationery, party goods, and more.  [Read more...]

First Themed Content Pack for Lego Worlds is Now Available

LEGOWorldsContentPackSpaceWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, and The Lego Group‘s first downloadable themed content pack for Lego Worlds is now available. [Read more...]

The Lego Ninjago Movie Video Game to be Released Same Day as Film

Name_year_Original_CMYK_LThe Lego Ninjago Movie Video Game, which will bring players into the world of the upcoming animated film The Lego Ninjago Movie, will be available for PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, and The Lego Group on Sept. 22.

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Lego Group to Release 15 New Building Sets Based on The Lego Ninjago Movie

LegoNinjagoMovieA collection of 15 building sets and series of collectible Lego Minifigures based on The Lego Ninjago Movie will hit the shelves in August.

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Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 Set for November Release

LeoMarvelSuperHeroesWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, The Lego Group, and Marvel Entertainment announced LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2, an all-new adventure and sequel to Lego Marvel Super Heroes. The game brings together Marvel superheroes and super villains from different eras and realities and transports players into a battle across a myriad of Marvel locations ripped from time and space into the open hub world of Chronopolis. Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 will be available on Nov. 14 for PlayStation4, Xbox One, and PC. The game will be also released for Nintendo Switch this holiday.

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WBIE, TT Games, and The Lego Group Launch Lego Worlds

LegoWorldsLaunchLego Worlds, a galaxy of imaginative worlds made of digital Lego bricks where players can explore, discover and create together, is now available for PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and STEAM. Developed by TT Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Lego Worlds will be available for Nintendo Switch later this year.

In Lego Worlds, players embark on a creative adventure to become a Master Builder and uncover hidden treasures in environments, where worlds come to life with a variety of vehicles and creatures—from gingerbread men riding elephants to cavewomen scaring polar bears, to swamp police helicopters, hot air balloons and arctic snow scooters.

Gamers can embark on a quest to become a Master Builder by helping other Lego characters along the way, such as finding a sword for an Egyptian Queen, protecting a fisherman from a giant troll invasion, or building a home for a cyclops. Kids can build environments and creations in any ways they can imagine, either by building brick by brick, placing down enormous prebuilt LEGO structures, or by using tools that let them paint and shape the landscape. Lego Worlds’ online multiplayer functionality allows players to explore each other’s worlds together and engage in cooperative and competitive play experiences that players can build themselves.

A Lego Agents pack, featuring new characters, vehicles, weapons and more from the Agents range of play materials, will be available exclusively on PlayStation 4 for a limited time.

Disguise to Launch The Lego Batman Movie Costumes

Disguise Inc., the Halloween costume division of Jakks Pacific Inc., will create kids’ Halloween costumes and everyday dress-up based on Lego Batman and Lego Batgirl characters from the feature film The Lego Batman Movie, opening Feb. 10. [Read more...]

Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens Launches

LegoStarWarsWarner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games, The Lego Group, and Lucasfilm launched Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Developed by TT Games and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, the video game is available now for the PlayStation4, PlayStation3, PlayStation Vita, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS family of systems, Windows PC, Mac, and on the App Store for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. [Read more...]