Lego Dimensions trailer tells you all about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

The newest Harry Potter spin-off merges with Lego's blocky world.

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Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment rolled out a new trailer for Lego Dimensions that introduces the story of the Harry Potter-themed Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Story Pack.

"In the latest Story Pack for LEGO Dimensions, the cast of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them make their debut as LEGO characters and critters," according to a press release sent to Shacknews. "Players can experience memorable scenes from the film firsthand in LEGO Dimensions, set in a magical 1920’s New York, or take the Fantastic Beasts folks into other entertainment universes."

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    December 8, 2016 4:25 PM

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      December 8, 2016 6:23 PM

      Starting to get LEGO Dimensions and LEGO World confused in my head. They're totally different, but since I keep expecting World to start doing themed sets, I just assume one of the licensed IPs is going to be when they announce the first one for LEGO World.

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      December 9, 2016 12:37 AM

      I bought Dimensions on black friday (70% off or something) but i was surprised by the lack of female/girl characters., am i missing something? It would be so cool if they added some lego Friends..

      anyway, can we play all characters with every "play set", unlike Disney Inifinity?

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        December 9, 2016 2:29 AM

        Year Two is looking to have a bit better ratio of female to male characters, though still a bit shy. Thus far announced there's somewhere around 10-12 female minifigs to 16+ male.

        But that is a big improvement as Year One had only 8 female characters compared to 30+ male.

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          December 9, 2016 2:35 AM

          I just bought witched witch and Tina Goldstein, would have bought wonderwoman but that would require Amazon prime.. So stupid

          I think it's awesome that every character can be used anywhere in the game, and just one figure opens up the corresponding adventure world.

          But imho it's still a limited selection, but it will do and keep costs down ☺️

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            December 9, 2016 2:59 AM

            Was Wonder Woman a Prime only Deal during Black Friday? :\

            While a pricier as it is a "Level Pack", I can recommend the Portal 2 Pack both because it's Portal Lego (why I picked it up long before I got the game) but also because the content is pretty neat.

            It's way easier than actual Portal/Portal 2 (which makes sense given the mixed age audience) but it's still a fun "What-if" quasi-sequel. The whole gang is back together, writers and voice actors.

            The only real downside is that Chell is mute so outside of the levels themselves, where the talkative Portal characters exist, there's no dialog with the other characters.

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              December 9, 2016 3:02 AM

              I actually bought the portal pack ☺️ but that was for the boy since he loved portal 1 & 2

              Wonder woman is prime only on the German Amazon, the other free shipping reseller doesn't ship to Denmark.

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                December 9, 2016 6:46 AM

                Wonder Woman is in a Fun Pack in North America (as low as $6.50CDN), I think SuperGirl is a PS Exclusive here still though.

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        December 9, 2016 2:37 AM

        And to your question, yes all characters and items/vehicles/accessories in Lego Dimensions are cross compatible, even across years, so all year one and year two things can be mixed together without concern.

        Though you need specific characters to unlock their specific content, but once opened you can use anyone and anything in there.

        Many of the characters/etc will have amusing interactions written specifically for the pairing as well. For instance there's amusing rivalries with The Doctor and Doc Brown, even the DeLorean and TARDIS damage one another.

        The only think that isn't cross compatible is the XBO base station as I guess MS still has weird requirements with accessories, but supposedly the WiiU and PS4 can swap everything but the game disc.

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      December 9, 2016 6:49 AM

      For anyone on the fence, the game is a ton of fun. It plays like the other LEGO games, but the physical lego and the base add another layer of interactivity. The stuff, while pricey, goes on sale almost bi-weekly, I got my starter kit on sale for $50 CDN.