LEGO Dimensions Asks What Would Scooby Doo?

By Mark Delaney, 2 years ago
The biggest mash-up event in the history of building blocks is now a little over a month away. LEGO Dimensions is taking a page from recent physical-digital hybrid games and giving gamers the chance to dive head first with select playsets into a virtual world on Xbox. We've seen previews for several properties already, like Doctor Who and Ghostbusters. Today we highlight a property we knew was coming, but with added attention: the world's foremost crimefighting canine, Scooby-Doo.

Out of the box, the game will feature a Scooby-Doo focused mission for the included characters to complete. For fans of the idea Dimensions is selling that want to go beyond the Batman/Wyldstyle/Gandalf starter set, you'll be happy to know a Mystery Inc. gang playset will be available at launch that features the oft-frightened duo of Scooby and Shaggy, as well as their hippie van, the Mystery Machine, and a Scooby Snack. Either character unlocks the Scooby-Doo adventure world and the vehicle and Scooby Snack can both be rebuilt into several other models the game will recognize.

The game allows players to introduce up to seven characters at once at any given time using the physical Toy Pad and spawning them into the game. What this means is Scooby and Shaggy might have to split their big sandwiches with Homer Simpson and the raptors of Jurassic World. Here's the first look at life as a LEGO detective dog.

LEGO Dimensions releases on Xbox One and Xbox 360 next month, September 29th.
Mark Delaney
Written by Mark Delaney
Mark is a Boston native now living in Portland, Oregon. He's the Editorial Manager on TA, loves story-first games, and is one of three voices on the TA Playlist podcast. Outside of games he likes biking, sci-fi, the NFL, and spending time with his fiancée and son. He almost never writes in the third person.