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I understand most people are well-aware about this series (especially those of you on the RRU Discord), but for the sake of future reference/preservation, here's a topic dedicated to the official LEGO Games "Bits N' Bricks" podcast.

[Side-note to any avid listeners of the podcast: feel free to correct me if I get any information about this podcast incorrect. I'll try to fix any errors post-haste]

 

 

 

[ The full playlist of the "Bits N' Bricks" podcast, hosted on the official LEGO Gaming Youtube channel ]

 

 

What IS the Bits N' Bricks podcast? /:|

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For those of you out of the loop, "Bits N' Bricks" is an officially produced online podcast series from The LEGO Group in celebration of the 25th anniversary of LEGO video games (not just one specific game in question, but in celebration of LEGO's entire history of games, dating all the way back to "LEGO Fun to Build" on the Sega Pico, released in December of 1995).

 

The series is hosted by Brian Crecente and Ethan Vincent, and the series covers the personal stories behind a broad range of events, projects and media from The LEGO Group over the past 25 years: from the development history and impact of specific titles, to The LEGO Group's various partnerships with gaming franchises and other companies (such as Unity), and even some of The LEGO Group's in-house R&D experiments that never saw the light of day (or, in the case of Strategic Project Unit Darwin, experiments that we never heard the full story of until now).

 

 

If you're interested in TLG's foray into games, their history and their successes and failures in adapting to the modern age, I highly recommend you take a listen to the series. It is very insightful and, honestly, it's wonderful to hear some of these topics from The LEGO Group's perspective for once (it's nice to know that even folks within TLG have regrets about the company's past actions).

 

 

 

 

Bits N' Bricks - Season 2

Spoiler

 

Originally, Bits N' Bricks was intended to be a one-off series, however the success of the podcast has lead The LEGO Group to commission further seasons of the podcast (lasting up till December of this year, rounding up the year-long celebration of the 25th anniversary of LEGO's game history). This means the series has a chance to delve into topics that were left out/never covered, as well as covering topics that were frequently requested by fans.

 

Admittedly, Season 2 started out with a bit of a lull - for fans of LEGO's Classic gaming endeavours, at the very least - but it's been picking up a bit recently (with the previous episode - at time of writing - discussing the development of LEGO LOCO) and media press regarding the release of season 2 imply that the series may tackle other classic titles from LEGO's game library, so if the next episode seems a bit boring/drab, give it some time... there's bound to be some insightful/fascinating episodes coming down the line!

 

 

 

 

Full Episode List 

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SERIES INTRODUCTION

00 - "Introduction"

[YOUTUBE LINK]

 

 


SEASON 1

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01 - "Minecraft" [Discussing the game and Mojang's scrapped LEGO game project]

[YOUTUBE LINK]

 

02 - "Fluid Play"

[YOUTUBE LINK]

 

03 - (LEGO Star Wars) "Holiday Special"

[YOUTUBE LINK]

 

04 - "LEGO Island"

[YOUTUBE LINK]

 

05 - "Unity"

[YOUTUBE LINK]

 

06 - "LEGO Builder's Journey"

[YOUTUBE LINK]

 

07 - "LEGO Friends" [Discussion about the 1999 CD-ROM game]

[YOUTUBE LINK]

 

08 - "LEGO Minifigures" [Discussion about the design work behind modern LEGO minifigures]

[YOUTUBE LINK]

 

09 - "TT Games"

[YOUTUBE LINK]

 

10 - "LEGO Sonic Mania" [Discussion about the then-approved/announced Sonic Mania LEGO IDEAS project]

[YOUTUBE LINK]

 

11 - "LEGO Universe: Birth of an Idea" [Part 1 covering LU's history - discussing predevelopment/development]

[YOUTUBE LINK]

 

12 - "LEGO Universe Soundtrack" [LU 2-parter interim]

[YOUTUBE LINK]

 

13 - "LEGO Universe: Death of a Dream" [Part 2 covering LU's history - discussing LEGO Universe's release and it's unfortunate closure]

[YOUTUBE LINK]

 

14 - "LEGO VIDIYO"

[YOUTUBE LINK]

 

15 - "LEGO Overwatch" [Discussion about the LEGO Overwatch product line]

[YOUTUBE LINK]

 

16 - (Strategic Project Unit) "Darwin"

[YOUTUBE LINK]

 

17 - "LEGO Video Games and Digital Play"

[YOUTUBE LINK]

 

18 - "A Fabled History"

[YOUTUBE LINK]

 

19 - "To Be Continued" [Season 1 finale]

[YOUTUBE LINK]

 

 

 

 

SEASON 1-2 INTERIM

20 - "May the 4th Be With You" [LEGO Star Wars Special]

[YOUTUBE LINK]

 

 

 

SEASON 2

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21 - "Birth of a LEGO Brawls-er" [Creation of the Apple Arcade exclusive "LEGO Brawls"]

[YOUTUBE LINK]

 

22 - "LEGO Marvel and the Missing Spider-Stan Song"

[YOUTUBE LINK]

 

23 - "LEGO Loco: The LEGO Group's take on SimCity"

[YOUTUBE LINK]

 

24 - "Inside LEGO City Undercover: From Segway to Zombie Hordes"

[YOUTUBE LINK]

 

25 - "Myth, Maori, and a Brain Tumor: The BIONICLE Saga"

[YOUTUBE LINK]

 

26 - "Rocket Racers, Veronica Voltage, and the Legend of LEGO Racers"

[YOUTUBE LINK]

 

27 - "Roblox Meets Minecraft in China's LEGO Cube"

[YOUTUBE LINK]

 

28 - "The Fans, Devs, and Remake of RTS Classic LEGO Rock Raiders"

[YOUTUBE LINK]

 

 

 

SEASON 3

Spoiler

 

29 - "Junkbot: The Lovable LEGO Garbage Game"

[YOUTUBE LINK]

 

30 - "The Legacy of LEGO Legacy: Heros Unboxed"

[YOUTUBE LINK]

 

31 - "Prototype, Playtest, Repeat: Inside Light Brick Studio"

[YOUTUBE LINK]

 

32 - "The Life (and Legacy) of George"

[YOUTUBE LINK]

 

33 - COMING NEXT WEEK (15th of September)

 

 

Episodes of the "Bits N' Bricks" podcast release every Wednesday, at roughly 12 noon [GMT].

The series is available on:

Apple Podcast

Spotify

Stitcher

Youtube

Google Podcast

- ...and RSS

Full transcripts of every episode are available on LEGO's website.

 

 

More information about the series, as well as info on the 25th anniversary of LEGO video games, can be found on LEGO's website here: https://www.lego.com/en-gb/legogames-25

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aidenpons

In continuing with the theme of future preservation etc (even though it is quietly sitting there in the OP already - good job @Ben24x7 for quietly keeping it up to date), I thought it'd be worth mentioning that Rock Raiders got its own entire episode!

 

 

Included is an interview with Karl White (that'd be the same dev as in this topic) which didn't unfortunately contain too many extra new insights into development, and an interview with our very own Cirevam (who runs the forum) and Baraklava (developing Manic Miners)! It's very neat stuff for Lego to acknowledge the classic games and this forum to such an extent.

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