Well, maybe not EVERYTHING but we’re going to try and break this down for you and give you as much information as possible to make it as easy to understand. The game launches this Sunday September 27, 2015 with four different product lines. Which ones do you need? How much is it all going to cost? Are there any exclusives? Our aim with this article is to answer all of those questions.


The first thing we should talk about is exclusives. As far as I know, there is one retailer-exclusive and that is 71215 Ninjago Jay and that one belongs to Toys’R’Us. He is priced at $16.99. Toys’R’Us is also getting a limited time exclusive in 71222 Chima Laval. They have it until Wave 2 is released on November 3, 2015. After that date, that fun pack will be available at all major retailers carrying LEGO Dimensions.

Where To Buy

All of the links in this article point to Amazon with a few exceptions. Amazon has a LEGO Dimensions store and, not gonna lie, they are our preferred affiliate partner. If you’re still shopping around, there are a few deals to be had on launch day:

Toys’R’Us will be open at 8:00am this Sunday for the launch and is offering a $10 gift card with the purchase of any Starter Pack. They are also offering another $10 gift card with a Level, Team, and/or Fun Pack purchase of $35 or more. Be aware that their Fun Packs are priced at $16.99, Level Packs at $31.99, and Team Packs at $25.99. I would definitely recommend getting a price match at the Guest Services counter.

Best Buy has a Gamer’s Club that is probably the best deal in town right now, especially if you plan on getting a lot of the packs. The Gamer’s Club has two membership levels, it’s the “Unlocked” level you want to pay attention to. It’s $30 per year, but with that you automatically get 20% off all of the Dimensions sets. Combine it with a My Best Buy rewards membership and you could be netting some serious savings. Purchasing one Starter Pack and two Team Packs will already pay for the membership cost. After that, you can get 20% off all of the Fun Packs, Level Packs, and Team Packs to your heart’s content. The only hiccup in signing up is that the membership requires in-store activation. But once you get passed that, you’re golden.

As far as I know, Target and Walmart do not have any special deals going on, but that may change when their weekly flyer comes out on Sunday.

The Starter Pack

Like the name implies, this is the one thing you’ll absolutely need to start playing the game. The LEGO Dimensions starter pack consists of three minifigures: Batman from DC Comics, Wyldstyle from The LEGO Movie, and Gandalf from The Lord of the Rings. You also get a mini Batmobile as your starter vehicle that can be built and rebuilt into three different models. And finally, you also get the Toy Pad and bricks to build the portal gateway. The Toy Pad is what brings your LEGO vehicles and models into the game. You get access to three levels right off the bat based on the minifigs you get in the Starter Pack.

There’s a Starter Pack for every current major home console system: Wii U, Playstation 4, Playstation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360. Handheld gamers and PC Master Race need not apply.

The starter pack is $99.99 and are available September 27, 2015.

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Level Packs

On the surface, Level Packs seem like a terrible investment and if you’re not playing the game they are! But there’s a lot of unique stuff in these packs that you won’t be able to get anywhere else that it almost makes it worth it. Almost. Level packs come with one minifigure, two mini builds, and unlocks a new level in the game. Now the interesting things is, that the copy says the following: “There are in total 14 Adventure Worlds that can be unlocked to add even more gameplay, and each world can be unlocked with any LEGO Dimensions minifigure belonging to that brand.” So perhaps you don’t have to pony up $30 bucks to unlock Hill Valley. Maybe you just need to get the Doc Brown Fun Pack to unlock Hill Valley? The Fun Pack is half the price but then again you don’t get that sweet Hoverboard, so, dilemmas abound!

Also, chat room user Ikkad contributed the following: “Any character (be it from level, team, or fun packs) can unlock an open world based on their franchise. Level Packs characters will also unlock one story-type level set in their franchise, separate from those Adventure Worlds. ie. Bart and Homer can both unlock Springfield, but only Homer can unlock the level based on The Mysterious Voyage of Homer.”

Only three Level Packs are available at launch: 71201 Back To The Future, 71202 The Simpsons, and 71203 Portal 2.

All Level Packs are $29.99. * denotes unique minifigure.

71201 Back To The Future
71201 Back To The Future
Minifigure: Marty McFly
Mini builds: DeLorean Time Machine, Hoverboard
Pieces: 94
Unlockable level: A Hill Valley Time Travel Adventure
Available: at launch, September 27, 2015

71202 The Simpsons
71202 The Simpsons
Minifigure: Homer
Mini builds: Homer’s Car, Taunt-o-Vision
Pieces: 98
Unlockable level: A Springfield Adventure
Available: at launch, September 27, 2015

71203 Portal 2
71203 Portal 2
Minifigure: Chell*
Mini builds: Sentry Turret, Companion Cube
Pieces: 85
Unlockable level: A Portal 2 Adventure (why they didn’t call it “An Aperture Laboratories Experiment” is beyond me)
Available: at launch, September 27, 2015

71204 Doctor Who
71204 Dr. Who
Minifigure: The Doctor*
Mini builds: TARDIS, K-9
Pieces: 83
Unlockable level: An Adventure in Space and Time
Available: November 3, 2015

71228 Ghostbusters
71228 Ghostbusters
Minifigure: Peter Venkman*
Mini builds: Ecto-1, Ghost Trap
Pieces: 115
Unlockable level: A Spook Central Adventure
Available: January 19, 2016

71235 Midway Arcade
Minifigure: Gamer Kid*
Mini builds: Arcade Machine, G-6155 Spy Hunter
Pieces: ?
Unlockable level: Over 20 Classic Arcade Games
Available: March 15, 2016

Team Packs

Team Packs seem like a way better value than Level Packs for the non-gamer. Team packs consist of two mini builds and two minifigures as opposed to the two mini builds and one minifigure you get with a Level Pack. There are four team packs available right at the start and we’ve broken it down for you. Minifigures with an asterisk (*) are unique to this set.

Only two level packs are available at launch: 71205 Jurassic World and 71206 Scooby-Doo.

All Level Packs are $24.99. * denotes unique minifigure.

JW Team
71205 Jurassic World
Minifigures: Owen, ACU
Mini builds: Velocirapter, Gyrosphere
Pieces: 103
Available: at launch, September 27, 2015

SD Team
71206 Scooby-Doo
Minifigures: Scooby-Doo, Shaggy
Mini builds: Scooby Snack, Mystery Machine
Pieces: 81
Available: at launch, September 27, 2015

Ninja Team
71207 Ninjago
Minifigures: Cole, Kai
Mini builds: Boulder Bomber, Blade Bike
Pieces: 97
Available: November 3, 2015

DC Team
71229 DC Comics
Minifigures: Joker, Harley
Mini builds: The Joker Chopper, Quinn-mobile
Pieces: 92
Available: January 19, 2016

Fun Packs

This is where they get their money. Fun Packs consist of one minifigure and one mini build. At $14.99 a pop, you are still paying a premium if you’re not playing the game as well. There are 25 Fun Packs in all, with each one being a playable character and a vehicle you can ride around in inside the game.

Only 15 Fun Packs are available at launch.

All Level Packs are $14.99. * denotes unique minifigure.

  • 71209
    71209 DC Comics Wonder Woman
    Minifigure: Wonder Woman
    Mini build: Invisible Jet
    Pieces: 41
    Available: at launch, September 27, 2015
  • 71210
    71210 DC Comics Cyborg
    Minifigure: Cyborg
    Mini build: Cyber-Guard
    Pieces: 50
    Available: at launch, September 27, 2015
  • 71212 LEGO Movie Emmet
    71212 LEGO Movie Emmet
    Minifigure: Emmet
    Mini Build: Emmet’s Excavator
    Pieces: 55
    Available: at launch, September 27, 2015
  • 71213 LEGO Movie Bad Cop
    71213 LEGO Movie Bad Cop
    Minifigure: Bad Cop
    Mini Build: Police Car
    Pieces: 62
    Available: at launch, September 27, 2015
  • 71214 LEGO Movie Benny
    71214 LEGO Movie Benny
    Minifigure: Benny
    Mini Build: Benny’s Spaceship
    Pieces: 46
    Available: at launch, September 27, 2015
  • 71215 Ninjago Jay
    71215 Ninjago Jay
    Minifigure: Jay
    Mini Build: Storm Fighter
    Pieces: 48
    Exclusive: Toys’R’Us
    Available: at launch, September 27, 2015
  • 71216 Ninjago Nya
    71216 Ninjago Nya
    Minifigure: Nya
    Mini Build: Samurai Mech
    Pieces: 59
    Available: at launch, September 27, 2015
  • 71217 Ninjago Zane
    71217 Ninjago Zane
    Minifigure: Zane
    Mini Build: NinjaCopter
    Pieces: 45
    Available: at launch, September 27, 2015
  • 71218 Lord of The Rings Gollum
    71218 Lord of The Rings Gollum
    Minifigure: Gollum
    Mini Build: Shelob the Great
    Pieces: 39
    Available: at launch, September 27, 2015
  • 71219 Lord of The Rings Legolas
    71219 Lord of The Rings Legolas
    Minifigure: Legolas
    Mini Build: Arrow Launcher
    Pieces: 36
    Available: at launch, September 27, 2015
  • 71220 Lord of The Rings Gimli
    71220 Lord of The Rings Gimli
    Minifigure: Gimli
    Mini Build: Axe Chariot
    Pieces: 56
    Available: at launch, September 27, 2015
  • 71222 Chima Laval
    71222 Chima Laval
    Minifigure: Laval
    Mini Build: Mighty Lion Rider
    Pieces: 57
    Exclusive: Toys’R’Us until November 3, 2015
    Available: at launch, September 27th, 2105
  • 71223 Chima Cragger
    71223 Chima Cragger
    Minifigure: Cragger
    Mini Build: Swamp Skimmer
    Pieces: 45
    Available: at launch, September 27, 2015
  • 71232 Chima Eris
    71232 Chima Eris
    Minifigure: Eris
    Mini Build: Eagle Interceptor
    Pieces: 59
    Available: at launch, September 27, 2015
  • 71221 The Wizard of Oz Wicked Witch
    71221 The Wizard of Oz Wicked Witch
    Minifigure: Wicked Witch*
    Mini Build: Winged Monkey
    Pieces: 38
    Available: at launch, September 27, 2015
  • 71211
    71211 The Simpsons Bart
    Minifigure: Bart
    Mini build: Gravity Sprinter
    Pieces: 34
    Available: November 3, 2015
  • 71231 LEGO Movie Unikitty
    71231 LEGO Movie Unikitty
    Minfigure: Unikitty*
    Mini Build: Cloud Cuckoo Car
    Pieces: 57
    Available: November 3, 2015
  • 71227 The Simpsons Krusty
    71227 The Simpsons Krusty
    Minfigure: Krusty
    Mini Build:
    Pieces: 38
    Available: November 3, 2015
  • 71230 Back To The Future Doc Brown Fun Pack
    71230 Back To The Future Doc Brown
    Minfigure: Doc Brown*
    Mini Build: Traveling Time Train
    Pieces: 69
    Available: January 19, 2016
  • 71238 Doctor Who Cyberman
    71238 Doctor Who Cyberman
    Minfigure: Cyberman*
    Mini Build: Dalek
    Pieces: 40
    Available: January 19, 2016
  • 71234 Ninjago Sensei Wu
    71234 Ninjago Sensei Wu
    Minfigure: Sensei Wu
    Mini Build: Flying White Dragon
    Pieces: 58
    Available: January 19, 2016
  • 71237 DC Aquaman
    71237 DC Comics Aquaman
    Minfigure: Aquaman
    Mini Build: Aqua Watercraft
    Pieces: 43
    Available: March 31, 2016
  • 71236 DC Superman
    71236 DC Comics Superman
    Minfigure: Superman
    Mini Build: Hover pod
    Pieces: 48
    Available: March 31, 2016
  • 71233 Ghostbusters Stay Puft
    71233 Ghostbusters Stay Puft
    Minfigure: Stay Puft*
    Mini Build: Terror Dog
    Pieces: 65
    Available: March 31, 2016
  • 71240 DC Bane
    71240 DC Comics Bane
    Minfigure: Bane
    Mini Build: Drill Driver
    Pieces: 52
    Available: May 31, 2016
  • 71241 Ghostbusters Slimer
    71241 Ghostbusters Slimer
    Minfigure: Slimer*
    Mini Build: Slime Shooter
    Pieces: 33
    Available: May 31, 2016
  • 71239 Ninjago Lloyd
    71239 Ninjago Lloyd
    Minfigure: Lloyd
    Mini Build: Lloyd’s Golden Dragon
    Pieces: 56
    Available: May 31, 2016


Just to get started with the game you’re looking at $99.99 MSRP for the Starter Pack. That’s the bare minimum you’ll need to enjoy the game. You get three minifigures and a mini Batmobile and the all important Toy Pad portal. After that, each Level Pack beyond the starter set will set you back $29.99 per level and with it you get an additional character, two more vehicles, and a whole new level to sink your time into. Thankfully, the Team Packs and Fun Packs are purely optional. But if you can’t handle playing the Scooby-Doo level with Batman, then you’re looking at $24.99 for the Team Pack. Fun Packs, as in it’s fun to throw away more money, are $14.99 each and there are 15 to choose from at launch. If you’re the type to get them all, your grand total for launch day before any taxes or shipping is a whopping $464.79. Best Buy’s Gamer’s Club Unlocked is looking pretty good right about now, eh?