LEGO is one of the most powerful and long-lasting toy brands in the world, maintaining its relevance decade after decade. The building blocks of creativity that the Danish company has been delivering since the 1930s have eventually found their way into the digital medium as far back at the 90s.

It wasn’t until the past decade or so that LEGO-based games have really hit their stride. We’re here to bring several noteworthy LEGO video games to your attention.

What is LEGO all about in the first place?

Before we move on to discussing the games themselves, it may be a good idea to establish a common ground.

The most popular product are the Lego System bricks, which come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, colours, and functions. Although simple in function, they can be used to create incredible constructions, even life-sized or bigger. Often they also come in themed sets, such as pirate ships, Medieval castles, or LEGO versions of popular movies, like Star Wars or Pirates of the Caribbean.There are also other lines of Lego, like Technic.

It replaces the Basic bricks with ones better for older audiences and for creating working mechanisms, like car models with working gears and hydraulic elements, for example. Or Duplo, which has large, rounded bricks, safer for small children. As for the games, they are almost universally based on the System line, reflecting its universal nature. That said, let’s talk games.

What is great about the LEGO games, is that most of them are available for split-screen mode. You can enjoy playing these amazing games with your friends or children, the latter will be especially interested in such entertainment as everyone knows that kids love LEGO. These games will help to introduce some of the best movies, books and comic book stories to your young ones and bring some nostalgia tear to more than one eye!

Lego Star Wars The Complete Saga 2009-11-12 Robosoft Technologies
The Lego Movie 2 Videogame 2019-02-26 Traveller's Tales
Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga 2022-04-05 Traveller's Tales
Lego Indiana Jones The Original Adventures 2008-06-03 Traveller's Tales
Lego Pirates Of The Caribbean 2011-05-24 Traveller's Tales
Lego Batman 2 Dc Super Heroes 2012-06-22 Traveller's Tales
Lego Batman 3 Beyond Gotham 2014-11-11 Traveller's Tales
Lego Batman 2008-09-29 Traveller's Tales
Lego Batman Trilogy 2014-11-11 Traveller's Tales
Lego City Undercover 2017-04-04 TT Fusion
Lego DC Super-Villains 2018-10-16 Traveller's Tales
Lego Harry Potter Years 1-4 2010-06-29 Traveller's Tales
Lego Harry Potter Years 1-7 2010-06-29 TT Games
Lego Harry Potter Years 5-7 2012-01-05 Traveller's Tales
Lego Indiana Jones 2 The Adventure Continues 2010-02-18 Traveller's Tales
Lego Jurassic World 2015-06-10 TT Games
Lego Lord Of The Rings 2012-11-27 Traveller's Tales
Lego Marvels Avengers 2016-01-26 Traveller's Tales
Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 2017-11-14 Traveller's Tales
Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2017-11-14 Traveller's Tales
Lego Star Wars III The Clone Wars 2011-03-22 Traveller's Tales
Lego Star Wars The Force Awakens Deluxe Edition 2016-06-27 Traveller's Tales
Lego The Hobbit 2014-04-10 Traveller's Tales
Lego The Incredibles 2018-06-15 TT Fusion
Lego Worlds 2017-03-07 Traveller's Tales
The Lego Movie Videogame 2014-04-17 TT Fusion
The Lego Ninjago Movie Video Game 2017-10-13 Traveller's Tales

Lego Brawls

Release year:2019
Developer:Red Games Co.
Original or licensed?Original

Yes, even the LEGO franchise has received the obligatory brawler game. How well does it fare against its competitors, such as Brawlhalla or Multiversus? Well, quite decently, we must say!

The game lets you create your own warrior minifigure using all sorts of parts. The possibilities are almost limitless here! The developers boast that there are over 77 trillion combinations possible. Once your hero is ready, you can head straight into the fight. There are many themes of maps available, ranging from LEGO’s own creation to those based on other franchises, such as Jurassic Park.

LEGO Brawls is a family-friendly game that anyone can play. With various modes to choose from and some major cross-platform play capabilities, this is a perfect title to pick up if you want to play with your kids and have a fun afternoon together.

Key features
  • You can create your own brawler minifigure using a multitude of parts available
  • Different game modes, including battle royale, free-for all and 4v4
  • The maps are based on a wide variety of LEGO themes
  • Cross-platform play is totally possible

LEGO Bricktales

Release year:2022
Developer:ClockStone Studios
Original or licensed?Licensed

Now here’s an interesting one. LEGO Bricktales is unlike any other game on this list: it’s an atmospheric puzzle affair with tons of charm.

Your in-game grandfather has summoned you to help him rebuild his dilapidated amusement park. So you embark on an epic journey with your robotic little buddy to solve all sorts of puzzles along the way and restore the park to its former glory. Construction mechanics are intuitive and the solutions clever, it’s definitely a lovely experience that captures the joy of building LEGO sets or just your own creations.

LEGO Bricktales also features the Sandbox mode where you can build all the stuff you can using the tools at your disposal. You can unlock more bricks along the way as you progress through the story. If you’re looking for a wonderfully relaxing, cute puzzle game, this one is a fantastic title to consider.

And if you’re itching for more, you can check out LEGO Builder’s Journey, a similar puzzle adventure. Its PC version uses Nvidia RTX, which makes the game look amazing.

Key features
  • You get to help rebuild your grandfather’s amusement park
  • Five different biome types to explore in the Story Mode
  • Varied puzzles to solve
  • You can even build your own stuff in the Sandbox Mode

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

Release year:2022
Developer:Traveller’s Tales
Original or licensed?Licensed

Ah, yes, the ultimate LEGO Star Wars experience. The Skywalker Saga combines all nine films into a one, huge game filled to the brim with excitement and hilarious adventures. Traveller’s Tales did it again!

The game takes some new features introduced in LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens, such as over-the-shoulder camera for characters using blasters or the game hub not being a single place, but instead a couple of various places that you can freely explore, and expands upon them, offering a fresh experience unlike the previous games in the series (although the gameplay is still familiar). Aside from forty-five levels set across all nine movies, there are short pre-levels before each story mission, and you can explore the hubs in-between the levels. Random encounters are also possible, but you can totally ignore them.

As usual, the game has a fantastic drop-in drop-out co-op mode. While you can’t play it online, you can use Steam’s Remote Play Together feature. All in all, it’s a fantastic game with fresh gameplay ideas. It’s a great remake of the previous games in the LEGO Star Wars series, so if you’re looking for more fun in more or less the same vein, look no further.

Key features
  • Forty-five levels and plenty of other locations that you can freely explore
  • 380 Star Wars characters to play as
  • Revamped combat mechanics
  • If you missed mumbled dialogues, you can turn the Mumble Mode on

LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed

Release year:2020
Genre:Turn-based strategy
Original or licensed?Licensed

If you adore LEGO minifigs, you’ll love this game. This zany turn-based strategy-meets-some-role-playing-elements is delightfully absurd and super fun to play, not to mention tons of nostalgia!

The game takes you to the city of Piptown where you can create a team of five minifigures and then embark on daring campaigns full of hilarious battles. You can also duke it out with other players on the arena. As you explore the game world, you unlock new characters and upgrade the existing ones. Of course, each minifigure boasts its own abilities and it is up to you to mix and match these units to build a well-performing team that can take on any challenge.

It’s a family-friendly title full of weirdness and good natured, tongue-in-cheek humor that’s a staple of pretty much all LEGO games. If you want something to help you relive childhood nostalgia, Heroes Unboxed is a perfect pick for that purpose.

Key features
  • Forty-five levels and plenty of other locations that you can freely explore
  • 380 Star Wars characters to play as
  • Revamped combat mechanics
  • If you missed mumbled dialogues, you can turn the Mumble Mode on

Lego Worlds

Release year:2017
Developer:Traveller's Tales
Original or licensed?Original

LEGO Worlds is as pure as a LEGO experience can get without the need to own a huge warehouse filled with bricks.

The game is a sandbox one, which means it’s content with giving you a world to explore, tools to play around with, and leaving you alone to your own devices.

It’s not out of place to liken this game to Minecraft, because it’s more or less that, only with less modability and actual Lego bricks instead of colourful cubes. LEGO Worlds allows you to build anything you normally could piece together in real life.

Key features
  • It’s playing with Legos, only without the risk of stepping on one
  • Extensive terraforming
  • Customizable player avatar appearance
  • Vehicles aiding in exploration

Lego The Force Awakens

Release year:2016
DeveloperTT Fusion
Original or licensed?Licensed

Star Wars and LEGO games appear inseparable. When The Force Awakens came to the cinemas it was only a matter of time before a corresponding video game was released.

The Force Awakens in LEGO form is divided into chapters, which use the movies’ scenes as the basis and expand on them, to make them more fun (and funny) to play through.

There are ten chapters, plus a prologue and an epilogue. It’s plenty of content to play through, even before you complete the levels with different characters to discover new secrets. Much like every other franchise-based LEGO game, it’s a great way for children too young to watch the film to experience the story.

Key features
  • A LEGO version of the seventh episode of Star Wars
  • Plenty of characters to play as
  • Fun for both adults and children
  • Fills the gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens

Lego Jurassic World

Release year:2015
DeveloperTT Fusion
Original or licensed?Licensed

The LEGO version of Jurassic World has a misleading title, since it actually covers the first four movies of the franchise.

So you’ll get to meet a LEGO Ian Malcolm endorsing going faster, and maybe you’ll even get to wreck the Spinosaurus, unlike the T. Rex in Jurassic Park 3.

One of the coolest features of the game is that, in addition to a huge gallery of playable human characters, there are playable dinos as well. You can therefore run about as a velociraptor, for example. If you love the whimsical survival horror atmosphere of Jurassic Park movies, you’re bound to enjoy this.

Key features
  • A video game adaptation of the four Jurassic Park movies
  • 100 playable characters to unlock
  • You can also play as dinosaurs
  • Jurassic Park suitable for small children

Lego City Undercover

Release year:2013
DeveloperTT Fusion
Original or licensed?Original

If you want to prepare your children for a future time spent with the Grand Theft Auto series, this is the way.

LEGO City Undercover is a family friendly introduction to virtual urban open-worlds and crime that’s inevitably going on in the back alleys.

The main character is a cop called Chase McCain who returns to LEGO City and has to deal with growing criminal and personal crises connected to his previous case. It’s surpisingly quite dense story-wise for a LEGO game.

Key features
  • Disguises grant Chase new abilities
  • A large city to explore
  • A LEGO take on the Grand Theft Auto series
  • Plenty of vehicles, too

Lego Harry Potter years 1-4, 5-7

Release year:2010 & 2011
DeveloperTraveller's Tales
Original or licensed?Licensed

The staying power of the Harry Potter series is undeniable. It’s been, and is going to be around for years to come, many a child’s point of entry into the fantasy genre.

It’s a perfect child-friendly franchise to be turned into a LEGO game. So it’s no wonder it’s been done.

Naturally, there are spells the characters can cast, accessible through the spell wheel once unlocked. There are also potions, which are as integral to the gameplay, just like spells. It has also aged better than the original Harry Potter games.

Key features
  • You can complete your Hogwarts education
  • Many spells and potions to unlock and use
  • Well-recreated Hogwarts school
  • These two have aged more gracefully than the original Harry Potter games

Lego Indiana Jones Original Adventures

Release year:2008
Developer:Traveller's Tales
Original or licensed?Licensed

There’s nothing like the pulpy exploits of an adventurous archaeologist, other than the excellent original soundtrack composed by John Williams.

This LEGO game tones down many of the gruesome and memorable scenes from the original Indiana Jones and makes them much funnier.

This time, the mission hub is the Barnett College where doctor Jones teaches between his adventures. There are over eighty different characters to play as, including Han Solo and Santa Claus. You can also create your own character in Free Play.

Key features
  • Plenty of playable characters to choose from
  • The original Indiana Jones movies in LEGO form
  • Lots of secrets to discover
  • Features the iconic soundtrack by John Williams

Lego Marvel Collection (Super Heroes, Avengers, Super Heroes 2)

Release year:2013, 2016, 2017
DeveloperTraveller's Tales
Original or licensed?Licensed

A bundle of three Marvel-themed LEGO games covers a large portion of the Marvel universe, both the comic book and cinematic one.

LEGO Marvel’s Avengers follows the first two Avengers movies in addition to several Phase Two titles. On the other hand, the Super Heroes line deals with more or less original storylines.

Between the three games, there’s a humongous number of playable characters and variants thereof. Many of them are lesser known due to not being featured in any notable cartoon or movie.

Key features
  • Hundreds of unique characters and their variants
  • Relive the MCU movies and embrace the comic book outlandishness
  • Unlock heroes and use their abilities to discover secrets
  • Explore famous MCU and comic book locations

Lego Batman Trilogy (~the Videogame, DC Super Heroes, Beyond Gotham)

Release year:2008, 2012, 2014
DeveloperTraveller's Tales
Original or licensed?Licensed

If you enjoyed the LEGO Batman movie, be prepared for more of the same (roughly).

It’s three games focused on the Caped Crusader and his exploits in the DC universe, with plenty of appearances from other more or less famous heroes and villains from comic books and movies.

There are dozens of characters to play as and plenty of iconic locations. As usual, it’s over-the-top like any other LEGO game. The third installment even takes the story to space, including Lantern Corps Planets.

Key features
  • All important characters are playable in here
  • Some of your niche favorites are in here as well
  • Play as the Brick Crusader
  • Original storylines

Lego Lord of the Rings

Release year:2013
DeveloperTraveller's Tales
Original or licensed?Licensed

A more toned down experience than many other Lego games, LEGO The Lord of the Rings is ALMOST as long as the full re-watch of all three parts of Peter Jackson’s movie adaptation in their extended version.

LEGO The Lord of the Rings will let you experience the entire journey from start to finish, albeit in a humorous, family-friendly manner, like other LEGO video games. A nice feature is that the characters can add new items and weaponry to their inventory, enhancing the typical LEGO gameplay with some role-playing elements.

Key features
  • Peter Jackson’s famous LotR adaptation turned into LEGO
  • There are some role-playing elements thrown in the mix as well
  • A massive world to explore in free roam
  • Crafting based on Mithril bricks and blueprints

Lego Star Wars The Complete Saga

Release year:2007
DeveloperTraveller's Tales
Original or licensed?Licensed

If you love Star Wars, you’ll love The Complete Saga, too.

It’s a recreation of the original saga (Episodes I – VI), infused with iconic LEGO humor

The Complete Saga is in fact a joint version of the previous two games (2005’s LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game and 2006’s LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy) with some graphical updates, new and redesigned levels and some other features. Naturally, there is The Skywalker Saga from 2022, but you can totally pick this one up as well, since it’s a different take on the iconic scenes from the movies.

Key features
  • Six episodes of Star Wars in a single package
  • Improved and expanded missions and locations
  • Well over a hundred playable characters with unique abilities
  • 36 story missions, plus bounty hunter and bonus missions

Brick by brick

This concludes our list of the most amazing LEGO games. Franchise adaptations and originals alike, they pack tons of family-friendly fun. There are many more Lego games out there to check out, but these are definitely the best.