LEGO Minifigures Online Launches June 29 But Won't Be Free-To-Play Anymore

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor June 22, 2015
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It's not often you see a game go from free-to-play to not free-to-play -- or at least you don't see it from entire games, as opposed to special "subscribers-only" servers or whatnot. But that's the route Funcom is going with LEGO Minifigures Online, the currently F2P LEGO-inspired MMORPG, which has been in open beta for a while and will fully launch on June 29.

According to the game's FAQ, players who have spent any amount of money in the game's cash shop will receive the full, paid version of the game on the 29th, which will include a fully voiced guide and improved tutorial. The FAQ says that the price has not yet been set, but a press release for the game lists $29.99 as the price for PC, Mac, and Linux, and $4.99 for the Android and iOS versions.

I played a little bit of LMO and it was pleasing enough, though probably not aimed at my particular demographic. That makes it even stranger, it would seem, that Funcom would "un-free" a game meant for younger players. What do you think of the move?

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About the Author

Jason Winter
Jason Winter, News Editor
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

Discussion (10)

Hmm 7 years ago
Aaaaaaand....its gone!

FrostSpike 7 years ago
Looking at my crystal balls this is gona crash and burn Gj Funcom

unmarked 7 years ago
Didn't the last lego game crash and burn because of this payment option?

whatwhenwhy 7 years ago
What the hell kind of dog is that!

ron 7 years ago
this is funcom we are talking about , the same A-holes who think its ok to be b2p + p2p + have cash shop lol .
what did you expect seriously ?

nexthazard 7 years ago
they should keep it f2p and make micro transactions or this game will die

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-GG-TheSecondJoker 7 years ago
Better make it b2p rather than p2w or pay to survive some incredibly hard bosses.

Terranova667 7 years ago
Not sure why they would do that other than a cash grab maybe the game isn't doing so well.

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