I got my first Lego Dimensions stuff last Christmas. I started off with the Starter Pack and by the end of the Christmas holidays I also had the Unikitty fun pack, the Doctor Who level pack – some excellent use of my Christmas money!
Fast forward 11 months later and my collection has expanded a fair bit. We’ve bought the odd pack through special offers, but I also got a fair bit for my birthday back in July (they make perfect 31st birthday presents, in case you’re wondering!).
I’ve been mostly concentrating on getting enough of the Year 1 characters to access every adventure world, and have every ability – and combination of abilities – needed to complete the Year 1 games to 100%.
You see, I’ve got a bit of a problem. When it comes to games like this, I’m a completionist. We have half a dozen or so other Lego video games and I have got 100% in almost all of them (darn Pirates of the Caribbean, I missed out because of a glitch). Being a completionist and owning Lego Dimensions is not a great mix – it requires a fair few sets to get all the abilities and areas to get 100% and just as I was getting close to having enough to complete everything, Year 2 came out and the in game world expanded even more. Of course, this does mean I have hours of play ahead of me to enjoy. Hours, and hours, and hours. I love it!
Having this many Lego Dimensions sets does mean that you need to have some decent storage for your figures. You have to be able to access them from where you play, so you can swap as needed, and you also have to have the toy pad within reach as you play. Add in a three year old and a five year old, and you need a decent storage system.
I made a breakthrough recently – I now use a perspex nail varnish rack! It’s perfect for storing the smaller vehicles and all my minifigures. My Toy Pad sits on a cardboard tray I made which slots perfectly into a shelf in our entertainment unit, and then that just slides out and goes onto the sofa alongside the plastic rack. My larger vehicles fit onto the cardboard alongside the pad. To prevent the kids from tripping over the wire, we have a string loop attached halfway down which hooks onto our ceiling light to make an arch over the rug where the kids play. Our PS4 is above our TV so this works perfectly.
I’ve treated myself to some new sets in the autumn sales with some of my earnings – and also have Supergirl and Green Arrow, which we got at Brick Live. Supergirl came from Smyths toys, who had the starter packs at a special price of £29.99 – we bought it, took her out and sold it for just over £30 on eBay! She is a really fun character to play with as she has so many adventures.
I’m looking forward to seeing what sets I get under the Christmas tree! I’ll get Georgie playing alongside me soon too, she had a go at Brick Live and enjoyed it. At the moment both girls love to move the characters on, off and around on the Toy Pad for me, and watch me play – making helpful suggestions, of course!