I was a little worried that LEGO Dimension’s gadgets and vehicles would be one-time builds, toys you assemble once and then never touch again. As it turns out, every vehicle and gadget in the game has three different builds. Phew.
While I wouldn’t mind a game that treated LEGO minifigures like Skylanders, bringing them to life via a portal and being done with it, crafting a jet plane or time-traveling DeLorean and then never touching it again wastes half of the iconic toy’s functionality—yeah you can build, but you can also take apart and rebuild. For justice.
LEGO Dimensions’ vehicles and gadgets encourage rebuilding by giving each tiny set three configurations. You want Wonder Woman in a jet? Take apart the car and make one. Want to transform the Batmobile into a scorpion car? You’re nuts, but sure.
Hooray for toys we can actually play with instead of colorful statues.