If you’re feeling a sense of deja vu, there’s a reason for that. The LEGO Group teamed up with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment less than two years ago to develop and release LEGO Universe, a massively multiplayer online game centered around the LEGO universe. In the previous MMO, the player would control their own minifigure. After a poor reception, the servers were permanently shut down on January 30th, 2012.
I guess the LEGO Group thinks Funcom is a better fit, which is why their retreading the same basic idea just five months after the failure of the last attempt. Hopefully there’s more to this new game that will distinguish it from its predecessor.