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  • Wouldn't it be incredibly irresponsible to combine the different areas of the Doctor Who world? You're literally combining pieces of different time periods and different planets with present-day London! Wouldn't those dimensional discombobulators have a good reason to keep them apart? Now the fabric of time and space has been warped.
  • Word of God is that Chell chooses not to speak out of defiance to the AIs at Aperture, which seems to be enforced by the trailer, where live-action Chell, out of Aperture, is about to speak. So why doesn't she say anything when she's not in the Portal levels or world? Too much to program region-specific behavior, or is it out of desire for Chell's integrity?
    • Considering the presence of other AIs such as X-PO, Chell might be paranoid that they are also products of Aperture. That, and she might have been isolated enough to not have the confidence to talk to others.
    • Chell's silence is such an iconic aspect of her character, just as it is with Gordon Freeman, that having her speak would be regarded as sacrilege.
  • Why is the future of the Simpsons the Jetsons and not Futurama?
    • One of the reasons is probably a reference to how it was one of the prime time animated sitcoms preceding the Simpsons. The other reason probably comes down to behind-the-scenes stuff. LEGO Dimensions mostly has Warner Bros-owned franchises, with a noticeable number of third parties. The Jetsons (and Flinstones, by proxy) would be first or second party, due to Warner Bros.' ownership of Hanna Barbera. Meanwhile, The Simpsons would be third party, due to 20th Century Fox owning the franchise. In conjunction with this, The Jetsons (and the Flintstones)' setting appearances is just a cameo, and not part of the main story. Combine this with how strangely The Simpsons alone was utilized for Lego Dimensions, and it can be guessed Traveler's Tales didn't want to go through the hassle of licensing Futurama just for a single screen.
  • What's up with all of the random cameos and crossovers in the Ghostbusters story pack?
    • It's in the Fantastic Beasts pack too, and the newer level packs as well. Long story short, TT still wanted to give the characters from the other franchises something to do despite there not being an overarching crossover narrative like in the first year, so other characters are being used to populate the world in cutscenes to maintain the "Break the Rules" motif.
  • Since Chase McCain will become the first character outside of The LEGO Movie to have a Relic Detector, he'll also become one of the few characters who can help Luna Lovegood find the Thestrals. May I ask if any of the LEGO City Undercover games provide a good reason for him to become able to see them?
    • Maybe Chase saw something death-like too?
    • But really is not the character that are seeing Thestrals, it Chase's PS that are making them valuable. Same with Wyldstyle's Relic Detector and Bad Cop's Headgear.
      • The Fridge Brilliance section of the Fridge page mentions that Wyldstyle and Bad Cop saw Vitruvius die in The LEGO Movie; I just wanted to know if I had to update that with something about Chase.
      • This is a guy whom rick his life saving LEGO City, going undercover to fine Rex Fury, saving his lover if not once but three time now, been to space, free fall thought a fallen space rocket back to LEGO city, all in a day work. Than again if that was true then Emmet should also has the Relic Detector too, because has saw Vitruvius die too.
      • First of all, I can't tell if the first sentence of your reply means you do or you don't believe Chase McCain has any traumatic memories of death. Secondly, does Emmet need the Relic Detector just for this one Quest? It's not like the characters who have them use them only to find the Thestrals. It would make a worse continuity error if after you found the Thestrals, switching to Emmet would render them invisible again.
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    • How about this, what about Harry? Why doesn't Harry detected the Thestrals. He can see them in the lore (as in the book and flim). But not in games. It don't matter in the long run.
      • The original Fridge Brilliance entry just said three things:
        1. In Harry Potter lore, Thestrals only become visible to someone who witnessed a death.
        2. In Lego Dimensions, only characters with Relic Detectors can make the Thestrals become visible.
        3. At the time of the Harry Potter Team Pack's release, the only characters with Relic Detectors happened to witness the same death.
        Like the game itself, it doesn't explicitly state that characters' memories play a role in making the Thestrals appear. Plus, The LEGO Movie already showed that Wyldstyle could detect Relics even before the tragedy in question occurred. I already stated in the original Headscratchers entry that I knew Chase could use his Relic Detector to complete the Quest, in any case, and take offense at any indication you made that I didn't figure that out myself.
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    • I will put this Link with my thought and get this over with.
      • When I played Lego City Undercover myself, this happened. Even if it doesn't seem like the answer to the original Headscratcher, I'll accept it. If only you brought it up yourself.
  • How can Gollum destroy silver objects (which normally require either explosives or powerful energy blasts) by throwing fish at them? And if they just needed an LotR character to have that ability (which does NOT count as an answer to the first question), wouldn't Gandalf make more sense?
    • Gandalf doesn't have that ability so that Lego could try and make people buy another pack in order to destroy silver.
      • Okay, second question answered. Now how about the first?
      • Well... Hobbits in general are supposed to be really good with taking out things with small objects. It's mentioned in the books wildlife will scatter if they see a hobbit leaning over to pick up a stone. Gollum was originally, if not a hobbit, at least a cousin to hobbits. The One Ring will enhance you according to your stature. So, while Gollum can't dominate the wills of others, like Sauron, perhaps it increased his throwing prowess, over the 500 years he had it, to the point where it is literally explosive.
      • (asker) works for me.
  • The Foundation Elements are objects that are important to their universe. So why would The Lego Movie's be not the piece of resistance, the film's macguffin, but instead Metalbeard's previously unseen treasure?
    • Assuming the LEGO Movie's world is set after the events of the movie (despite Lord Business still being evil), the piece of resistance is currently stuck to the tip of the kragle, so the job of Foundation Element went to something else.
    • Because it's an excuse to write him out of the plot so they can explain why he's not a playable character in universe and avoid trying to figure out how to make a tiny toy of him out of universe?
    • Plus, the Piece of Resistance isn't really a LEGO piece. All the other Foundation Elements look to be made out of LEGO.
    • Many of the Foundation Elements are rather odd. Kryptonite—is it a particular piece of Kryptonite, or will any amount do? GLaDOS's cake—is it actually edible? And why does Middle-earth get two?
  • In The Dalek Extermination of Earth, one part involves you disabling a shield defending a generator, and traveling back and forth between 2025 and 1885 to relocate a balcony. In reality, simply removing the balcony from its original spot would've caused a paradox and prevent you from disabling the shield the first time.
  • In the final level of the New Ghostbusters story pack, one of the ways you attempt to incapacitate Rowan's Ghost is by getting him to step on a (modern art depiction of a) LEGO brick, with the 'busters even commenting on how much it hurts. So this means that a world made out of plastic bricks has those same bricks used as toys by people made out of those exact same bricks? note 
    • Some may reason that a statue of a LEGO Brick could be that universe's equivalent of a statue of a molecule, not unlike Atomium. The reference to stepping on them, though...
  • It seems inconsistent that Robin would need a breathing apparatus to swim underwater, but Ethan Hunt and the Goonies wouldn't. Teen Titans Go! Robin doesn't need one, either.
    • Ethan Hunt being able to breathe underwater is most likely a shoutout to Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation's extended freediving sequence. Tom Cruise can apparently hold his breath for six minutes...
      • Six minutes sounds shorter than the eternity at which Lego Ethan can stay underwater, though. In fact, the very sequence you mentioned helped me notice the inconsistency.note 


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