Hey guys! If you remember, back in 2010 – 2012 the online LEGO Universe game was an alternate universe, run by minifigures, with a soundtrack composed by Brian Tyler and additional music by John Harman and Richard Dekkard. Players from around the world built and fought against the Maelstrom and its minions. You played the role of a minifigure travelling around to different worlds. You would collect and earn gear to completing various goals.
The different worlds consisted of the pirate-themed Gnarled Forest, faction-oriented Nimbus Station, green and festive Avant Gardens, high-tech Nexus Tower, Maelstrom based Crux Prime, Ninjago’s world Ninjago Monastery and the ninja-based Forbidden Valley. Then, in order to travel between worlds, the player used custom-built rocket ships. There would be three racetracks found on these worlds and you could race other players, with custom-built race cars.
Then, on January 30, 2012 the servers were shut down permanently due to ‘unsatisfactory revenue’ from within the game’s target audience.
Check out the history of the game with YouTuber Subpixel:
LEGO has announced that they will be releasing a remastered soundtrack, to celebrate its 10th anniversary!
The soundtrack is accompanied by three episodes of the Bits N’ Bricks podcast looking back at the game’s development, with today’s episode focusing on conversations with composer Brian Tyler, producer Richard Dekkard, as well as a brief visit from the voice of LEGO Universe: Sir Patrick Stewart.
Tyler has composed soundtracks for some big movies like ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ and ‘Iron Man 3’. However, this LEGO Universe soundtrack was the first video game soundtrack he had composed.
Brian Tyler and Richard Dekkard have since joined back up to remaster the soundtrack that LEGO is releasing today, February 24th, 2021.
Were you a LEGO Universe player back in the day? Comment below!
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