Start creating games with virtual LEGOⓇ bricks in our new LEGO Microgame

In the latest addition to our Microgames series, we’re putting digital LEGO® elements in the hands of new users to get them quickly building, customizing, and sharing their first 3D game in less than an hour.

We believe the world is a better place with more creators in it. This mission requires making game development more accessible and lowering obstacles for new users. It’s also why we built the Unity Microgames series — to help them successfully start creating in Unity and, in the process, have fun modding within a community of users all making their first games.

If you ever loved building with LEGO® bricks, this Microgame is the perfect place to start a new creative journey and make your first game — it’s free and there’s no coding experience required. Built in partnership with LEGO Games, this global release follows an open beta period and marks the first time the LEGO Group’s System in Play and LEGO Minifigures have come to the Unity Editor.

Simple in-Editor tutorials allow new users to follow a guided path that moves quickly from opening your first project to publishing and sharing your first 3D game in less than an hour. You’ll understand how everything clicks together while going at your own pace, making your own creative decisions and personalizing your experience along the way. Here are just a few ways you can have fun:

Snap together LEGO Behaviour Bricks with embedded gameplay actions that make it easy to construct the interactive LEGO world you want, brick by virtual brick. Select and play with your favorite LEGO minifigure character among four created by LEGO Games (exclusively for this Microgame!). Personalize your game with different Creative Mods plus Add-On themes you can download from the Unity Asset Store to make your game truly unique. Share your playable web-based game with friends, and get inspired by discovering and playing games from other creators on our Unity Play website.  New Users: On a laptop or personal computer, visit our dedicated LEGO Microgame page and click Get started at the top. Current Users: Make sure you have Unity 2019.4 LTS → open the Unity Hub (v2.4.2 or later) → select the Learn tab → pick LEGO Microgame

See how to set up Unity, then make, play, and share your first game.

Keep personalizing your game with Creative Mods and Add-Ons

Combining famous LEGO elements with Unity’s extensibility and workflows made the LEGO Microgame a perfect vehicle to demonstrate how virtual bricks connect like the real ones. By simulating this physical-to-virtual world LEGO creation, we’re giving new users a relatable, authentic experience right out of the box, with an ever-expanding list of ways to integrate additional features into your games. 

As shown below, there are many Creative Mods and Asset Store Add-Ons to choose from, with more to come.

Nine ways to Mod up your game

On our Unity Learn | LEGO Microgame page, you can find nine cool ways to update and personalize your game while learning Unity basics. Creative Mod options include choosing your own minifigure, building your own custom enemy, creating a locked area to hide loot and more! 

If you REALLY want to supercharge your game experience (especially AFOLs, Adult Fans of LEGO), we worked with LEGO

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