* AdaptationDisplacement:
** ''Harry Potter'' and ''Lord of the Rings''/''The Hobbit'' are based more on the movies than the original books; though since these are the Cliffs Notes versions of the plots anyway, the difference is rarely noticeable.
** There's a bit of this in ''Marvel Super Heroes'', too. The characters from the Franchise/MarvelCinematicUniverse are based off of those designs while the XMen seem to be based on the 90's cartoon show, and thus the Jim Lee designs. (Except Wolverine and Storm, who have their ''Astonishing'' looks). Beyond that, the game takes a PragmaticAdaptation approach, mixing and matching various portrayals into a new whole--including one level featuring the both the comic and movie versions of the Mandarin (the Asian one and [[spoiler:Aldrich Killian]]).
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* AnticlimaxBoss:
** Voldemort is ridiculously easy for the FinalBoss of ''Harry Potter: Years 1 - 4''.
** In ''LEGO Indiana Jones'', the final bosses of their respective movies had "Hit and Run" or "Escape" strategies, so the fights were just running around hitting the boss. The sequel looks to remedy this though with the encounters mentioned on the page, by changing up the events of the films a bit.
* BestBossEver:
** The fight with Blackbeard is considered as such by some, probably helped by the fairly unique way of fighting him.
** Palpatine, due to a change made to the movies to match with how the games play: Vader pulls his HeelFaceTurn early, leading to Luke and Vader vs. Palpatine. Helps that he's something of a FinalExamBoss.
** ''Marvel Super Heroes''' final battle against Galactus quite possibly dwarfs them all (no pun intended), which is especially notable since this game has many other boss fights that could be included here.
* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Part of the style of humor in general for the games.
* BrokenBase: Several characters being recast in LEGO Batman 3 has been divisive. See the Trivia page for more details.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome:
** The Disco Remixes.
** The music for jumping off the Helicarrier in Lego Marvel, and just about any of the boss fights.
** The ''Lego Star Wars'' music. Which makes sense, as it's the music used [[AwesomeMusic/JohnWilliams in the movies]].
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Likely the reason Darth Maul was included in ''LEGO Star Wars 3''.
* EvenBetterSequel:
** The Original ''LEGO Star Wars'' was great, but rather limited, but when 2 came along, it got rid of several of the limitations, becoming a bit more fun. ''The Complete Saga'' could count as well, since it revised the original game's levels to take in the newer gameplay elements of the second game.
** ''LEGO Batman'' was a good game with some great starting points, but when 2 came along, we got a (slightly) widened ensemble cast complete with all the improvements that had been made since the first game, such as free roaming. Oh yeah, and actual voice acting allowed for a better plot.
* FauxSymbolism: The Gotham City hub world in ''Batman 2'' has the hint of a sunrise or sunset in the background. Whether it means something or is there to look pretty is unknown.
* GameBreaker:
** Superman can't be killed (by anything without SuperStrength, at least), can fly, destroys everything he touches in the overworld, and has four different abilities. Wonder Woman and several other Super Heroes count but Superman is unlocked while the main game is still in motion.
** Invincibility is featured in all games as a power-up to unlock. Granted the games are already simple, but some of the in-game cheats provide effects that are GodMode incarnate. ''Especially'' ''Star Wars: The Complete Saga'', but that game has thirty six stages to search compared to the others so it makes perfect sense. ''LEGO Marvel Super Heroes'' is thus far the only game to not include it as a cheat.
** In ''LEGO Star Wars 2'', you can unlock the force ghost versions of Anakin, Obi-Wan, and Yoda from the end of ''Return of the Jedi''. They are 100% invincible and don't even loose studs if they accidentally walk over a ledge though granted those characters are ''extremely'' expensive and only unlockable when you've completed all the levels.
** The Stud Multipliers, especially as they stack (except in the DS versions, save Rock Band and Indiana Jones 2, where you probably have gotten everything anyway). How does a multiplier of 3840 (2x4x6x8x10) sound?
** Another game breaking combination of extras is the following, from ''Star Wars The Complete Saga'': Deflect Bolts (laser bolts are deflected off of you) + Perfect Deflect (deflected laser bolts always return to sender) + Exploding Blaster Bolts (laser bolts traveling away from the player, no matter if their own or not, explode) = if you get shot, the laser bolt is deflected back and explodes in your attackers face, killing them.
* GoddamnedBats:
** Probe droids fighting in the Battle of Hoth will launch their own tow cables to pull the bombs you tow.
** Rocket troopers from ''LEGO Indiana Jones''.
* GrowingTheBeard: Developer Traveller's Tales was not held in high regard until ''LEGO Star Wars''.
* HilariousInHindsight: During Stan Lee's first cameo in the Simpsons, there was his comedic line: "He can't be the Hulk! I'M the Hulk!" and then failing to transform into the green giant. Fast forward to 2013, and Stan Lee in Lego Marvel can transform into the (Stan) Hulk.
** One of the songs in ''LEGO Rock Band'' was the theme of ''{{Franchise/Ghostbusters}}''. Five years later, and LEGO has released an (albeit online-exclusive) set featuring the main team and the Ecto-1.
* HoYay: Ron under the influence of a love potion. In the book, he babbles about Romilda Vane. Here, he fawns over Harry... and Professor Slughorn.
** Iron Man referring to his mission with Thor as a "date".
** Joker is rather...''flirty'' with Luthor.
--> '''Joker:''' Oh, Leeeeex? [holds up kryptonite] It's a boy!
* ItsEasySoItSucks[=/=]ItsShortSoItSucks: To those who think games are SeriousBusiness... but never noticed [[OneHundredPercentCompletion the score glaring at them once they complete a movie]].
* ItsTheSameSoItSucks: Easily the most common complaint about the series - the games are in essence StrictlyFormula with only minor differences. Even many LEGO fans aren't interested in the later games for this very reason.
* MemeticMutation: Loads of enemies + destructible terrain x all the studs multipliers = "[[Film/HistoryOfTheWorldPartI Tre-shuh BAAAAAAAATH!!!]]"
* MoralEventHorizon:
** Lex Luthor easily crosses it by [[spoiler:trying to murder everybody in Wayne Tower, because Wayne snubbed him at the Man of the Year Awards]].
** Loki crosses it in the penultimate mission by revealing that [[spoiler:he plans to mind-control Galactus into eating both the Earth ''and'' Asgard]]. This disgusts the other villains (on grounds of pragmatism to a degree, admittedly) into joining the heroes to help fight against him.
* MostAnnoyingSound:
** In ''LEGO Harry Potter'', every student you pass greets you with the same high-pitched [[SpeakingSimlish "Huh Nuh"]].
** Nothing's worse than the Mandrakes. As soon as you go near them or pick them up, they start screaming and don't stop until you put them in the pot.
** Comicbook/GhostRider's laughter in ''LEGO Marvel Superheroes''.
* {{Narm}}: The final battle with Galactus on the Helicarrier is epic, but slightly ruined since Galactus never shuts up and repeats the same 4 or so lines on a loop. Hearing "Foolish creatures, to come between Galactus and his meal!" every ten seconds sort of lessens the effect.
* NauseaFuel:
** The "Dynamic" split-screen, when you have one co-op character flying around and another standing still trying to do an aiming task; or even worse, when ''both'' are in flight. In different directions. It gets difficult to focus or not get dizzy.
** The symbiotes in LEGO Marvel, given how they infect others and react to loud noises by tearing themselves off the skin of their host.
* OlderThanTheyThink:
** Numerous features introduced in the ''LEGO Star Wars'' sequels actually made their debut in the Gameboy Advance version of the first game. For example, the Jedi Mind Trick, Lightsaber Throw, and invincibility power-up, which would not be introduced to the console versions until ''The Original Trilogy'', ''The Clone Wars'', and ''The Complete Saga'', respectively.
** Zig-Zagged with the voice acting, as a lot of fans reacted in over-the-top ways when they found out ''LEGO Batman 2'' was going to be the so-called "first" LEGO game with it. [[VideoGame/LEGOIsland It]] [[VideoGame/{{LEGOLAND}} was]] [[Franchise/RockRaiders done]] [[LEGOAlphaTeam countless]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lego_Creator_%28video_game%29 other]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lego_chess times]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drome_Racers in]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lego_Stunt_Rally the]] [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lego_Soccer_Mania past]]. Heck, some people aren't even aware LEGO games before these even ''existed''. To make it even more confusing for the non {{Xbox360}}, PS3, PSVita, {{PS4}}, XboxOne, and Nintendo3DS owners, and to add the confusion for the PC Owners, the box itself actually claims this is the first LEGO game to have voices, period.
* PanderingToTheBase: There was a fan campaign to have Venom be a Big Fig or be able to turn into one (to more accurately represent the fact Venom is ''huge''). They actually succeeded and Venom can turn into a Big Fig. Before this, Gambit was one of the characters put in because fans really wanted him in the game.
* SongAssociation: The games use the soundtracks from their source movies as background music. Play these games enough and hearing those soundtracks may evoke memories of [[DieChairDie smashing every single bit of LEGO scenery to get studs.]]
* StopHelpingMe:
** Seeing the same types of hints/restrictions for the same types of special blocks/switches ''every single time'' you pass in front of them, especially when trying to solve a completely different puzzle in the same area, gets very irksome.
** ''Lord of the Rings.'' The Dead Marshes. Gollum's "This way, hobbits!" very quickly becomes a MostAnnoyingSound.
* SurpriseDifficulty: Until the release of ''RockBand 3'', ''Lego RockBand'' had quite possibly the toughest achievement in all of ''RockBand'': Getting 100% on the guitar solo in ''The Final Countdown''. Not even the whole song, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12dirYXSBRI#t=3m20s just the solo.]] And this is supposed to be a kids' game?
* SurprisinglyImprovedSequel:
** ''Lego Star Wars 1'' was a suprisingly good licenced game but ''Lego Star Wars 2: The Original Trilogy'' added a lot of improvments like Melee attacks for all characters, allowing non-force users to build and adding Gold Bricks for bonus content.
** ''Lego Marvel Superheroes'' is one to ''Lego Batman 2: DC Superheroes'' in terms of open world super heroing with improved flight mechanics, a more interesting overworld with different sidequests and remembering there was more than 3 superheroes to play as.
* ThatOneLevel:
** The podrace in the first game. The player must finish nine different sections of the race under ''very'' strict [[TimedMission time limits]] and so as even slightly grazing anything is instant death. Thankfully ''The Complete Saga'' removed these problems but left the original NintendoHard version in as a SecretLevel.
** LEGO Batman. "Zoo's Company". Lily-Pad Bouncing Segment. That is all.
** "Crab Cake Confusion," the Treasure level in the wreckage of the ''Coronado'' in ''Indiana Jones 2''. It's really only a scrappy level due to the way the game's jumping mechanics work (or don't) and the platform placement.
** "Perilous Parking" in the Berlin stage requires you to jump a Jeep onto a fairly small platform, ride a badly-controlled motorcycle up a ramp, and jump a horse across several high columns to weigh down buttons.
** The Forbidden Forest levels in ''Harry Potter Years 1-4''. Not particularly hard levels, but there are a ''lot'' of lego flowers and bushes lying around and if you want those LEGO studs for True Wizard (not to mention buying unlockables), you need to spend a good amount of time destroying ''all'' of them.
** Motorcycle Escape from ''Lego Indiana Jones'' is an absolute nightmare from start to finish. From the moment you leave the first area you're assaulted non-stop by enemies ''with guns'' that appear about 4-6 at a time and respawn after about 5 seconds. You can't attack from your motorcycle, so you have to constantly dismount (or stop the puzzle you're solving) to deal with them. [[FromBadToWorse As if that's not bad enough]], the last area of the level contains four turrets with one-hit kill rockets that are nearly impossible to avoid, ''and more infinitely respawning enemies that now have one-hit kill rocket launchers''. [[SarcasmMode Have fun!]]
** Vehicle levels tend to be rather annoying in general.
** Flying levels tend to be some of the most frustrating in the ''LEGO Star Wars'' games, due to piloting controls.
** ''LEGO Indiana Jones'' has vehicle races within level hubs that are particularly frustrating due to twitchy controls and cumbersome terrain (especially if the screen is split in half by two-player mode).
** "An Icy Reception" in ''LEGO Batman''. Almost the entire level is situated on catwalks over a precarious BottomlessPit, and some of the platforms have rather dodgy hit detection. Filling up the Super Hero Bar is more or less impossible in story mode due to the ''incredibly'' strict amount of studs you need. It certainly doesn't help that Mr. Freeze is ThatOneBoss who can kill both players in less than one second. To top it all off, it's the ''second level''.
** In both ''LEGO Batman'' games, there are several chase levels. Be assured that, if there is flying involved, you ''will'' be intensely frustrated.
* ThatOneSidequest:
** ''Lego Batman'': Arctic World's [[ThatOneSidequest minikit canisters]] on the ice slide, where you have to pass through five or so gates. You only get one try, and if you mess up, you have to restart the lengthy level again.
** A few of the levels in ''LEGO The Lord of the Rings'', particularly "The Black Rider" and "Mount Doom," feature high-speed running sequences. There's usually a treasure minikit hidden in one spot during these, and you only have one chance to get it each time you attempt the level. The altered checkpoint system does alleviate this a bit by allowing you to quit the level without saving and start over at at the beginning of the chase, but it's still not easy.
** The Slytherin Crest in the "Magic Is Might" level of ''Harry Potter 5-7''. Not only is it hidden behind a pillar, but you are being chased by Dementors so you have very little time to detour for it. Plus, if you miss it or get caught by the Dementors, it respawns you after the Crest, so you have to play through the entire level and redo the very long boss fight for another shot at it.
** Racing missions in ''LEGO Marvel Super Heroes'' can be a real pain, especially if you're flying or racing another character.
* TheProblemWithLicensedGames: Given the positive response the series has been getting over the years, this has been handily subverted. Note that each game technically comprises '''two''' licenses, making it even more of an accomplishment.
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: A self-contained example, several fans were let down after finding out that Green Goblin could not transform into Ultimate Green Goblin, despite early demo videos showing that he could.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot:
** ''LEGO Batman 2'' was promoted with having other heroes from the DCU available, but, in the story, only {{Superman}} and his supporting cast get any focus. The rest of the [[JusticeLeagueOfAmerica Justice League]] only show up near the end. Mercifully, WordOfGod says they will get more focus this time. Their late appearance is only due to the message of Batman needing to trust others, and they're the focus from the beginning of ''Beyond Gotham'', so it's actually pretty well played.
** They implement the traditional Kryptonite weakness in the game, but don't utilize Metallo as a boss fight nor do they include the character in the game.
** A mission from LEGO Marvel involves following Magneto to an mysterious new island that doesn't show up on any of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s charts. Was anyone else expecting it to be Krakoa the living island?
* ToughActToFollow:
** Given that ''LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes'' is a Batman game, expect the actors playing Batman and Joker (Creator/TroyBaker and Creator/ChristopherCoreySmith) to get a lot of flame bait for not being Creator/KevinConroy or Creator/MarkHamill. Never mind the fact that they actually put in a good performance on their own merit.
** ''Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham'' is already this for ''Lego Marvel Superheroes'' due to perceived fears that the League won't get as much publicity; however, most of the characters featured are not Bat-rogues or Bat-family members. [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks Which may make sole Batman fans unhappy due to the spotlight shift, or if some of the popular rogues are omitted to make room for other DC characters.]]
*** ''Beyond Gotham'' is pulling out all the stops and seems to be raising the standard for subsequent LEGO games. It really goes into all areas of the DC universe, including nostalgic characters and bonus levels as a tribute to the 60's TV show, obscure characters like Bat-mite, and cartoon characters like Krypto the Superdog. There are more suits in the game than the first two, and the ''villains'' Joker and Lex Luthor get sets of suits as well. Improved gameplay features since ''2'', including the now-common bigfig characters will be in the game, and overall, the advertising and publicity for the game has been raising anticipation for the game with the general response being that it will be the best game yet.
* UncannyValley:
** Well, they're LEGO figures, so they were never meant to look realistic, but in the first two Star Wars games the character's eyes were plain black dots that seemed rather ... soulless. The later games fixed this by adding a white dot inside the black dots that could act as a pupil.
** Earlier pictures of Thing for ''LEGO Marvel'' showed him with a nose, which it rather out-of-place for a Lego character. Thankfully, it was removed for the final game.
** Also from LEGO Marvel, the Statue of Liberty under Magneto's control. There's something so eerie about the motions of the statue, and watching her casually remove her own head with zero change in her expression... *shudder*
** The Joker Robot in LEGO Batman 2 is freaky because of its face. It has a large jaw with red "lips" and the way it flaps when it "laughs" is pretty creepy. The jaw is just a ring, too, and the synthesised laughs are unsettling. When destroying it, the head spins around and falls off, leaving the jaw attatched to the body. It's eerily similar to the appearance of the Joker's disembodied face in the New 52.
* UnfortunateImplications: Literally all of the non-white characters in ''LEGO Harry Potter'' are grouped together in the character shop, even those in different years, houses, and points at which they're unlocked.
* VideoGameMoviesSuck: Inverted depending on your opinion regarding ''LEGO Batman: The Movie - DC Superheroes Unite''.
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