In The New Lego Video Game, Doctor Who's Weeping Angels Are Scarier Than Ever

They are fast, faster than you could believe. Don’t turn your back. Don’t look away. And don’t. Even. Brick. Err, blink. Definitely don’t blink. Bricking is optional.

Warning: There’s minor spoilers for part of the Doctor Who section of Lego Dimensions below. If you plan on picking up the game and don’t want any surprises spoiled, turn back now!

The Weeping Angels are one of Steven Moffat’s best, scariest creations—but as they’ve shown up again and again over the years since “Blink” scared the living bejesus out of us in 2007, their scary nature has become blunted to the point that they barely even elicit a shudder. That is, until the Angels showed up in Lego Dimensions, a new game out this weekend that mashes together myriad Lego licenses like Scooby Doo, Lord of the Rings, Back to the Future, and yes, Doctor Who. Now they’re in brick form, and ready to scare the hell out of you again.


Our excellent friend Mike Fahey over at our sister site Kotaku already has his hands on the game, and while he’s rejoicing over the amazing Portal levels in it, he also provided us a video of part of the Doctor Who level where the game’s three main characters—Batman, Lord of the Rings’ Gandalf, and The Lego Movie’s Wildstyle—have to solve a puzzle to progress. The problem? Said puzzle is in a room that is swarming with Weeping Angels. Check it out below!

The Lego video games have always prided themselves on a certain level of detail when it comes to the franchises they use, but this is spectacular. The flickering lights, the Angels slowly making their way towards you wherever you go in the room—even when they grab you they drain some of your life out of you, represented by the swirling clock from Doctor Who’s current opening titles. Batman even gets the famous “Don’t Blink!” line! The best moment though you can see in the gif up top, when the Angels grab you on your final bit of life. AAAAAAAAAAAH!

Although you don’t see him in the video above, the Twelfth Doctor, voiced by Peter Capaldi, does play a role in the game’s story line, and will feature even more in a Doctor Who level pack that releases in November.

Lego Dimensions is out this Sunday, September 27th. Want to know more? Stay tuned to Kotaku tomorrow for a full, spoiler-free review of the game.


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Hi James, did you get a bunch of the sets to go with the main game for review?

I wanted to ask if the add-on sets ask you to download their levels or if they are just unlocked on the disc?

How big are the add-on areas and how much content do they contain?

I ask because here in the UK the sets are £15 (almost $25) and before I decide to take the plunge on this game with my 6 year old son, I want to know what I’m getting myself into.

I haven’t ever bought amiibo, Disney Infinity, Skylanders etc. because I feel they have no worth whereas we both love Lego so this could be something I could add to every few months if I feel it’s worth it.