In December 2020, LEGO celebrates 25 years since the release of its first game – LEGO Fun to Build – in 1995. To mark the occasion the company has also revealed some interesting information about two and a half decades of videogames.
Of particular note is the top five selling games from all those years. According to a press release we received these are the five best sellers, albeit in no particular order.
- LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
- LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4
- LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
- LEGO Batman: The Video Game
- LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
Aside from having no sales numbers, it should be noted that the Harry Potter and Star Wars titles above are actually compilations, so while this may be the top five, there’s many more games within.
Speaking of LEGO states that it has developed more than 80 games over the 25 years which, combined, have sold more than 200 million copies.
The most popular of these are, of course, made by Traveller’s Tales. This developer is responsible for all of the five games mentioned above as well as countless others. While there’s been a slew of web and mobile games made by other companies Traveller’s Tales really is synonymous with LEGO games at this point.
On top of these insights into sales and the history of these games the company will also be hosting a special podcast series called Bits N’ Bricks that will explore the history of LEGO games.
We can’t talk about LEGO titles without mentioning the upcoming fan title game Bionicle: Quest for Mata Nui. Since the reveal of the game and our interview with its creator, Quest for Mata Nui has received the go ahead from LEGO to continue, so there’s no worry about it being snuffed out by legal action.
This is the usual fate of fan games so we’re happy to see the big company and fans agreeing here, especially as the beloved Bionicle licence has been unused for some time now.