Trivia / LEGO Adaptation Game

  • Actor Allusion:
    • In Star Wars: The Complete Saga and Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures, Harrison Ford's respective characters from each game appear as a Guest Fighter in the other.
      • In TFA, Harrison Ford once again does an Indy Hat Roll, but with his hair piece this time. And while Han isn't in the scene in particular, the Rathtars chasing after Finn and Rey is almost an exact copy of the boulder run from Raiders of the Lost Ark.
    • The German pilot who fights Indiana Jones in Raiders of the Lost Ark is played by the same guy who plays the guy who operates the gong in Temple of Doom (the late Pat Roach). In the LEGO version, the German pilot is the guy who operates the gong.
    • In LEGO Indy 2, the title character is distracted while driving through the warehouse by the sight of you-know-who frozen in carbonite.
    • The "Shoot First" achievement for killing Greedo can be done with either Han or Indy.
    • Agent Smith behind Elrond anyone?
    • The Achievement for beating Palpatine with Mace Windu is Did I Break Your Concentration?
    • Marvel Super Heroes includes a trophy called "Don't I Know You?" for playing as Captain America and Human Torch in co-op.
    • In Marvel Super Heroes:
  • Awesome, Dear Boy: Aside from So My Kids Can Watch, Stephen Amell confirmed that this is one reason he returned to voice Green Arrow.
  • Casting Gag: Roger Craig Smith reprises his role of Captain America, but also voices Human Torch. Both are played by Chris Evans in their respective films franchises. Pairing them together gets you the achievement of "Don't I Know You?"
  • Exiled from Continuity: Unlike LEGO Marvel Superheroes, Spider-Man is not in LEGO Avengers, due to the game being based upon the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Eventually, after Captain America: Civil War got released, he became a free DLC character.
  • Fake American: The English Robin Atkin Downes voices numerous Americans, such as Firefly.
  • Fake Brit:
    • Ike Amadi gives Gorilla Grodd a British accent despite being American.
    • The British Alfred Pennyworth was voiced by Keith Ferguson and Steve Blum (both of whom were American) for the first two Batman games. This changed in Beyond Gotham when Robin Atkin Downes took over the role.
  • Fandom Nod: In the "Raiders of the Lost Ark" hub in Lego Indiana Jones 2, we see a pig being roasted. It's not the official LEGO pig, but rather one made by BrickForge.
  • I Knew It: After Stephen Amell let slip that he was doing more voice work for a DC game, many people guessed he'd be in LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham. They were right.
  • Milestone Celebration: There is a DLC Pack for LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham that features different skins for Batman and some of his various supporting characters from the 75 years he's been around.
  • The Other Darrin:
    • In most games, the roles aren't done by the original actors, but Clone Wars is an exception, being one of the first games to get the cast from the source (in this case, the show) to voice for the game, they even got James Earl Jones to do some voice clips for Darth Vader.
    • A good chunk of the voice cast changes for LEGO Batman 3.
    • James Arnold Taylor is voicing Donald Gennaro in Jurassic Park, while other film characters used their original voices. Different people also voice Mr. Arnold and Dennis Nedry too.
    • Red Skull, Arnim Zola, Bucky Barnes, Pepper Potts, Ulysses Klaue, and several other characters in Avengers are voiced by different actors in order to circumvent the limitations of archive audio.
    • Though this is largely averted for The Force Awakens, there are three major examples that crop up during the main story: Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine, and Admiral Ackbar are voiced by Matt Sloan, Sam Witwer, and Tom Kane, respectively.
  • Playing Against Type:
  • Preview Piggybacking: LEGO Indiana Jones had a demo featured in the Indiana Jones DVD re-releases that preceded Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
  • Production Posse: A lot of the actors keep returning for later games, most notably Troy Baker, Steve Blum, Nolan North, Fred Tatasciore, James Arnold Taylor and Laura Bailey.
  • Recycled Script: LEGO Marvel seems to take a lot from the first season of The Super Hero Squad Show: a cosmic object has broken and been scattered, so the heroes, based in the Helicarrier, must collect the pieces before Doctor Doom and his army of villains, all ending in Galactus attacking Earth and the two sides forming an Enemy Mine to stop him.
  • Refitted for Sequel:
    • LEGO Star Wars was originally planned to feature Zam Wessel and a level featuring her, and there was even a Dummied Out character model. The Complete Saga gave her a playable slot, and finally included the level that was dropped from the original game.
    • Darkseid was planned to be playable in LEGO Batman 2, but was dropped, with the only hints left being unusable character data. He was in the final batch of DLC characters in LEGO Batman 3.
  • Role Reprisal: In LEGO Marvel's Avengers, Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, and Hayley Atwell reprise their roles as Agent Coulson, Maria Hill, and Agent Carter, respectively. And in the game's DLC levels, Michael Peña and Chloe Bennet reprise their roles as Luis from Ant-Man and Agent Daisy Johnson/Quake from Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., respectively.
  • Screwed by the Lawyers: Apparently, the Spider-Man cast will not be in Lego Marvel's Avengers. To be fair, this is probably because the game is focusing less on the comics and more on Phase 2 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Eventually averted, as Spider-Man became a free DLC character after Captain America: Civil War was released.
  • So My Kids Can Watch: In this interview, Stephen Amell admitted that one of the main reasons for his reprising Green Arrow was so his young daughter could see something that he was in. Awesome, Dear Boy factored into it too.
  • Spoiled by the Merchandise: The very first Star Wars game spoiled Revenge of the Sith as it came out about a month before the movie did. The lack of dialogue and changing of a few scenes did create a few deviations. The same thing goes for Pirates, which was released a couple weeks before On Stranger Tides.
  • Trolling Creator: Due to fan demand for Raven for Beyond Gotham, the official Twitter account started teasing fans about it. Firstly, they jokingly asked if she was even that popular, then pretended to confuse her for Raven-Symoné by tweeting "#RevealRavenSymone". Finally they agreed to reveal Ra...'s Al Ghul.
  • What Could Have Been
    • Some files for the original LEGO Star Wars game shows that Zam Wessel was planned to be in the game, as well as a wheelbike chase with Grievous. They brought Zam back for The Complete Saga, but never used the wheelbike chase, presumably due to already having a driving segment.
    • Similarly, a level where you played as Anakin against the droid battleship in a Naboo Starfighter was planned for the first game (with a piece of the post-level cinematic shown in trailers) but was scrapped, most likely because Episode 1 already had the podracing level. It was included as a bonus level in The Complete Saga, redesigned to be more like that game's vehicle levels.
    • Demos for LEGO Marvel Superheroes showed that the Green Goblin could turn into his Ultimate incarnation. They are instead separate characters in the actual game.
      • Also, Lady Deathstrike was originally going to be in the game, but was cut.
      • The box art and the mini comic for stage five suggests that Tony was originally meant to upgrade to the Mk. 7. Instead he goes to Mk. 42
      • In one interview, the designers said they had considered giving Captain America a gun, but they decided it would be too difficult to add with his other abilities.
    • According to Brickipedia, the Lord of Apokolips himself, Darkseid, has character data that can be found by digging through the game files in LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes. Nora Fries, the cryogenically frozen wife of Mr. Freeze, was also planned, but possibly scrapped due to lack of importance and canonically not making sense as a playable character. Darkseid is a playable character, however, in DLC for LEGO Batman 3.

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