Wave 8 Expansions Previewed for LEGO Dimensions

By Kelly Packard,
LEGO Dimensions continues to churn out content into 2017. With "The LEGO Batman Movie Story Pack" releasing this Friday, it's time to start looking further ahead. The developers have previewed what Wave 8 will bring to the blocky, toy-collecting game. W.B. has introduced us to three upcoming packs that will be out in May, featuring The Goonies, Harry Potter and LEGO CITY Undercover.

Like the previous sets, in addition to the collectible figurines, the Wave 8 packs will include a golden Toy Tag to unlock its corresponding Adventure World and a new Battle Arena.

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"The Goonies Level Pack" features a level where players will help Sloth and Chunk escape from the Fratelli hideout. After that, they'll resume their search for One Eyed Willy's treasure. Sloth's Super Smash ability can break through walls and Chunk can be seen doing his legendary Truffle Shuffle. Sloth will be the figurine included with the pack. There is also some variety and rebuilding thanks to One-Eyed Willy's pirate ship:

The rebuildable One-Eyed Willy’s Pirate Ship will sail on water and can also be built into the Fanged Fortune and the Inferno Cannon; while the rebuildable Skeleton Organ has Sonar Smash abilities and can also be built into the Skeleton Jukebox and Skele-Turkey for added game play capabilities.

Hermione Granger will be the mini figure and the focus of the "Harry Potter Fun Pack." She'll cast spells players will recognize like "Lumos" to provide light and "Wingardium Leviosa" to lift objects. The Adventure World will take players to famous Harry Potter locales including Hogwarts, Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley. Hagrid's pet Buckbeak the Hippogriff can be used as transport and also rebuilt into two other animals:

Players can build the 3-in-1 rideable Buckbeak the Hippogriff and use its Stomp Attack to smash Silver LEGO® bricks, then rebuild it into the Giant Owl and the Fierce Falcon for additional in-game abilities

The third expansion revealed will take players to LEGO City in the "LEGO City Fun Pack." The mini figure will be Chase McCain, the star of the LEGO City Undercover game. Just like in Undercover, Chase can change his profession to provide different abilities, like a miner that break bricks and a firefighter that uses a water cannon. The vehicle of choice will be Chase's police helicopter:

Additionally, Chase’s 3-in-1 Police Helicopter can be built to fire off bolts, then rebuild it into the Police Hovercraft and Police Plane for additional in-game abilities.
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Additionally, one more villain players will come across in this Friday's "The LEGO Batman Movie Story Pack" has been revealed on the official LEGO Dimensions Twitter account.

And, if you follow LEGO Dimensions' "Meet the Hero" series on YouTube, the latest episode is up. This one features Sonic the Hedgehog introducing Knight Rider:

The three Wave 8 packs — "The Goonies Level Pack," the "Harry Potter Fun Pack" and the "LEGO City Fun Pack" — will release on Friday, May 12th. "The LEGO Batman Movie Story Pack" is out this Friday, February 10th, corresponding with the LEGO Batman film's launch into theaters.
Kelly Packard
Written by Kelly Packard
In a few descriptors: college student, longtime gamer, writer and junk food enthusiast. I contribute to TrueAchievements as a news writer and reviewer. Usually, you can find me knee-deep in a multiplayer game while ignoring my growing backlog or on one forum or another discussing all things gaming.