LEGO® Bits N’ Bricks

By The LEGO Group

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Description

An official LEGO® Games podcast dedicated to digging out and exploring some of the many fascinating stories and lessons learned from a quarter century of game development. The podcast will feature the most memorable games and, importantly, some of those dedicated developers who helped bring them to life.

Episode Date
LEGO® Builder’s Journey
01:11:38
In this episode of Bits N’ Bricks, journalist Brian Crecente and documentarian Ethan Vincent trace the inception of LEGO® Builder’s Journey and how its unusual development led to the creation of spin-off studio Light Brick Studio, which was funded by LEGO Ventures.
Jan 13, 2021
Unity
53:19
In this episode of Bits N’ Bricks, journalist Brian Crecente and documentarian Ethan Vincent trace the evolution of the LEGO Group’s work to empower fans’ efforts in the digital arena from the decades-ago release of LEGO® Digital Designer to the recent unveiling of the Unity LEGO Microgame creation system.
Jan 06, 2021
LEGO® Island
55:33
In this episode of Bits N’ Bricks, journalist Brian Crecente and documentarian Ethan Vincent explore the creation, context, and impact of LEGO Island. Published in 1997, the open-world computer game may not have been the first LEGO® video game, but it was possibly the most impactful.
Dec 30, 2020
Holiday Special
33:04
In this special holiday episode of Bits N’ Bricks, journalist Brian Crecente and documentarian Ethan Vincent have a spoiler-filled chat with Ken Cunningham about his work directing this year’s LEGO® Star Wars Holiday Special. The three discuss the evolution of LEGO movies and how LEGO video games have helped to shape the way the bricks and minifigures are perceived and given voice in movies.
Dec 23, 2020
Fluid Play
59:48
In this episode of Bits N’ Bricks, documentarian Ethan Vincent and journalist Brian Crecente explore the birth and evolution of the LEGO Group’s efforts to cohesively combine physical and digital play. The two trace the company’s efforts from the never-released smart toy DUPLO® Circus based on the LEGO® KidPad technology platform, through to the work in one reality creations like Life of George and Fusion, to finally the release of fluid play concepts Hidden Side and LEGO® Super Mario.
Dec 16, 2020
Minecraft
01:00:20
In this episode of Bits N’ Bricks, journalist Brian Crecente and documentarian Ethan Vincent unearth new details about never-before publicly discussed LEGO® brick themed Minecraft game: Brickcraft. The episode dives into the details of the early relationship between the LEGO Group and Mojang, why the game was eventually scuttled, and the LEGO Group’s early efforts in trying to create an open world sandbox game made of LEGO bricks.
Dec 09, 2020
Introduction
10:36
Get to know the Bits N’ Bricks podcast with this introduction by journalist Brian Crecente and documentarian Ethan Vincent.
Nov 26, 2020