Today, nearly a year after the game first launched in October 2010, Lego Universe finally offers an unlimited free-trial version through its F2P Zone. The free version has limited options, and a $10 per month membership fee is required to gain full game access. More details from the official release follow.
“LEGO® Universe, the MMO game, is now welcoming new players to traverse the LEGO brick-building digital universe with its newly introduced Free to Play Zone. Fans will be able to enjoy the game for free for as long as they like, with the option to upgrade to a membership account at any time (for $10 USD per month) and receive full game access.
The LEGO Universe free-to-play experience offers a selection of game content, including two adventure zones and one player property area for building your own virtual LEGO models as well as access to thousands of other players’ Properties. Paying members will have access to all areas in the full game, along with membership benefits such as competitions and community events. In addition to the 15+ robust adventure zones and instances as well as 5+ property worlds currently in-game, access to new expansions, like major Ninjago content coming later this year, will require players to register for full membership.
Here’s a list of all the cool stuff Free to Play players can do in LEGO Universe:
- Custom build one LEGO hero
- Interact with in-game friends
- Collect up to 10,000 coins
- Earn Universe Score to level up
- Play through The Venture Explorer
- Play through Avant Gardens
- Join the Nexus Force
- Sample Faction Gear
- Play the Survival mini-game
- Claim the Avant Gardens Block Yard Property
- Fight the Spider Queen
- Place LEGO models you have collected
- Build LEGO models of your own
- Bring LEGO models to life
- Visit thousands of other players’ Properties
More about full membership benefits:
If you haven’t played LEGO Universe yet, now is the time! Not only can you play for free, but the game is now easier to access; available via free digital download only. Log in today and see just how far your creativity can go to save Imagination in LEGO Universe. Read more about the Free to Play Zone, and answer the call at: http://universe.lego.com/en-us/freetoplay /freetoplay.aspx“