LEGO Universe Just Died a Sudden, Peaceful Death

Illustration for article titled emLEGO Universe/em Just Died a Sudden, Peaceful Death

The second this story went live, at midnight EST, January 30, the lights went out on LEGO Universe, a massively-multiplayer game that should have been amazing, but in the end, was far from it.

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With Minecraft doing everything people wanted from a LEGO game, and this LEGO game doing little to capitalise on why people like LEGO in the first place, it never struck a nerve with the market, and a move last year to a free-to-play model was too little and too late.

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Rest in Peace, LEGO Universe. May the LEGO game that follows you actually remember why it is people love LEGO in the first place.

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DISCUSSION

The art of fucking up.

The Lego games have always sold and reviewed well. Minecraft has changed into a cultural phenomenon to an extent.

How does one go about fucking up a Lego MMO? Someone's head is gonna roll for this!