June 29, 2015
|Delisting:||June 06, 2016 - Removed from Sale
September 30, 2016 - Server Shutdown
LEGO Minifigures Online homepage [Archive]
On May 2nd, 2016 a post was published on the playminifigures.com homepage announcing that LEGO Minifigures Online would be shut down on September 30th, 2016. The announcement read:
“It is with a heavy heart that we announce that LEGO Minifigures Online will be closing on September 30th, 2016.
We know that many of you are still enjoying your adventures in the game, and this has been a difficult decision for us to make but unfortunately, the time has come to retire LEGO Minifigures Online. Starting June 6th, 2016, new players will be unable to join the game and the in-game chat will be disabled. Existing players will still be able to play up until September 30th, 2016.
It is never easy saying goodbye to friends, but we will forever be thankful for the time we have spent together with you – the community – adventuring through the worlds of LEGO Minifigures Online.
From all of the LMO team: thank you for taking time to explore the game with us, helping us improve it, and for being such a great community.”
The game was originally announced as a free-to-play title and was available as such through June 28th, 2015. On June 29th it was “fully released” as a for-pay title at $29.99 on PC and $4.99 on Android and iOS. Despite changing to a direct-profit model, the game allegedly did not meet Funcom’s expected revenue and either Funcom or The LEGO Group made the call to shut it down.
About the Game
“Play now to meet the Minifigures! Collect them all and bring them with you on grand adventures in LEGO Minifigures Online – an epic online game where you get to explore colorful locations such as Pirate World, Space World, Medieval World and Dino World!
Join together with thousands of other players in this free-to-play online game and battle your way through monstrous enemies as you develop your Minifigures’ unique and powerful abilities. Smash, build and collect – thousands of exciting adventures are just a brick away in LEGO Minifigures Online!“
- Explore many wondrous worlds of LEGO each teeming with life, detail and awesome adventure! From lush islands held by swashbuckling pirates to alien worlds where the Galaxy Patrol must battle dangers such as an alien and mercenary invasion!
- Find, collect and play with almost one hundred different minifigures! The Ice Skater, the Chicken Suit Guy, the Roller Derby Girl, The Policeman and many, many more; millions of LEGO fans all over the world have held them in their hands and now they can step into their shoes as they explore the world of LEGO Minifigures Online!
- Interact with the environment around you and use it to your advantage! Smash an enemy turret and re-build it to work for you, destroy a wall to discover a hidden passage and even build machines to help you take down the big bosses! Smashing stuff definitely feels good, but as all LEGO fans will know, building something feels even better!
- Play together with thousands of other players from all over the world! Face the adventure together and take on challening epic dungeons such as The Dragon Halls or Treasure Island!
- Discover unique abilities with each minifigure! Take control of the rocked-out DJ and literally drop your beats on unsuspecting enemies, or assume the role of the Aztec Warrior and go to battle making sure no one is spared your mighty spear! Maybe the Plumber is your guy? Sure; unclog those baddies and make a mess of them!
- Gather experience and level up minifigures by smashing your way through enemies, rocks and LEGO bricks! Customize your playstyle by collecting special bricks and put them together in unique shapes to upgrade abilities such as defense or creativity!
- Since 1975, LEGO has made more than 3600 different minifigures available and Funcom will continuously keep adding more and more of these for players to collect in-game! Funcom and LEGO are working closely together to blend the physical world of LEGO with the digital one; for instance players who purchase bags containing real minifigure will immediately be able to jump into the game and play with their virtual counterparts!
- Take on quests such as searching for buried treasure in the pirate world, retrieving the king’s crown in the Medieval World, and even helping Zeus himself in the Mythology World!