LEGO Incredibles on the way? Not so much of a stretch

LEGO Incredibles

The success of the LEGO games and films as a vehicle for legitimately good family comedy continues to be one of geekdom’s most pleasantly inexplicable surprises. The LEGO Batman film had no right being so funny (or self-aware), and the LEGO Star Wars games even managed to make the prequel trilogy palatable.

As such, pairing Pixar’s knack for visual comedy and TT Games’ consistently solid game design seems a match made in heaven. Disney presumably agree, as the much-rumored LEGO Incredibles game seems just a little bit closer, thanks to a leak spotted at American retail-arcology chain Walmart. (Credit to LEGO blog The Brick Fan for that)

Everything about the leak makes sense, so there’s not too much reason to doubt it. While no date is mentioned, it feels like this is timed to coincide with the long-awaited Incredibles sequel hitting cinemas, and fills in a blank spot in the otherwise constant LEGO release schedule. As their previous forays into the Marvel and DC universes have proved, superheroic conflict is a deep and rich vein of material to mine for block-based action, thanks to violence always seeming so childishly comedic and quaint when it’s little plastic figures falling to pieces.

I do worry somewhat about how the art-style of the film (especially the wildly different character proportions) will transfer to the LEGO style, though. Just from the peek at the leaked ad, Mr Incredible looks more like a regular action figure with a LEGO head attached, while Elastigirl looks like someone just stretched out the legs and arms while keeping the rest of the model intact. Others feel like a more natural fit, but it’s definitely stretching, if you’ll pardon the reused pun.

As far as we know, TT (formerly Travelers Tales) Games are behind this one, and it’ll be published under the Warner Bros’ brand as part of their new overarching LEGO Games label. We don’t have a firm date for the game, but I’d be surprised if it missed the marketing blitz of the film’s June 14th release by more than a few weeks in either direction.

Of course, this isn’t a 100% set-in-stone sourced rumour quite yet – the picture, while convincing, has no outside context and could be doctored – but it would seem a bit daft for anyone to even go to such lengths for something so mundane, but stranger things have happened. So, take it with a little pinch of terrible plastic salt that hurts if you step on it, but if you want to ask me? A summer release does feel likely.

7 Comments

  1. IcyBee says:

    Traveller’s Tales, not TellTale, surely?

    • Dominic Tarason says:

      Derp, brain-fart. One of those annoying short-circuits between brain and hands.

      • haldolium says:

        I would rather demand one of them to change their name to avoid this common conflict.

  2. edna says:

    These leaks. Do you think they do them on purpose to build intrigue and interest? I always wonder about that.

    • Dominic Tarason says:

      Some, I expect are intentional. Others are just because nerds are a chatty, enthusiastic bunch who can’t keep a secret to save their lives. Either way, it’s hard to keep a game under lock and key for any significant length of time, but I believe it is possible – see Frog Fractions 2 actually having been out for days/weeks before anyone even cottoned on to it.

  3. Quickly says:

    Even Lego can’t constrain Daddy Incredible’s super buffness.

  4. Someoldguy says:

    thebrickfan.com reports that the ad is appearing on the back of Incredibles 2 Junior lego sets appearing in Walmart, so that would be official advertising.

    I know my little one will be delighted to get some Incredibles Lego action. He enjoyed the Dimensions version a lot. Gives me a good excuse too. We’ve battled our way, separately and together, through Lego Hobbit, LotR and various others. If it’s as expansive and open as Lego City Undercover it’ll be great.