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  • Acting for Two: There's a lot of this in the third game, thanks to having Loads and Loads of Characters (for an LBP game at least) and only a small number of voice actors:
    • Lewis MacLeod voices both Captain Pud and Oleg.
    • Lorelei King voices both Felica and Miss Elena.
    • John Guerrasio voices two of the three fort guards form "High Stakes Heist", the third being voiced by Glen Wrage.
    • Tara Strong voices both Coach Rock and Vera Oblonsky.
    • In the second game, Jules de Jongh voices both Eve in the main story and Wonder Woman in the DLC.
    • Finally, Peter Serafinowicz voices three characters: Papal Maché, Dr. Maxim, and El Jeff.
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  • Actor Allusion: In the danger tools tutorial in the second game, Stephen Fry says that an unlethalised object is "Mostly Harmless", and remember what else he narrated...
  • Breakthrough Hit: For Media Molecule.
  • B-Team Sequel: The third game is made by Sumo Digital, Tarsier Studios and XDev instead of Media Molecule.
  • Casting Gag: In the bonus Playstation Network tutorial, The Narrator says that he once made a rather fine TV series about America. He did, in fact, it's called Stephen Fry in America.
  • Celebrity Voice Actor: Hugh Laurie, in his first video game role. Stephen Fry counts too.
  • Creator's Apathy: According to the game's Community Coordinator, a lot of the LittleBigPlanet Karting developers didn't care about the game, and some even hated making games in general.
  • Descended Creator: The Negativitron is voiced by Jeremy Mayne, one of the game's musicians. Similarly, Sean Brawn in the Playstation Vita version is voiced by writer and story director Dave Mervik.
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  • Development Gag: Acing the first game's final level unlocks a costume based on Yellowhead, the game's protagonist in its early ''Craftworld'' form.
  • Fake American: Black British actor Colin McFarlane as the American-accented Avalon Centrifuge.
  • Fan Community Nickname: Gadders, or LittleBigPlanetians.
  • Fandom Life Cycle: At one point it was a 3-bordering-on-4, but it's since cooled back down to a 3.
  • Market-Based Title: Some level names in LittleBigPlanet PSP change depending on the localization: "High on Rugs" vs. "Rugs and Kisses" or "Brazilian Whacks" vs. "Golissmo!".
  • Model Dissonance: Most objects don't have a back, because the game is a 2½D platformer. You can use a glitch to twist objects around, revealing this.
  • Promoted Fanboy: Some of the people who are working with Sumo Digital on LittleBigPlanet 3 are some of the best creators from the community.
    • To name an example, HFMiles was asked to work on the 1.08 patch. Humorously, he hacked the game apart and gave the community objects that they either weren't supposed to get, were probably supposed to get, or definitely supposed to get but didn't.
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  • Relationship Voice Actor: Fry and Laurie reunite in the third game, where Stephen Fry provides narration and Hugh Laurie voices Newton.
  • Rereleased for Free:
    • The first and PSP games were both given away for free as part of Sony's "Welcome Back" after the 2011 PSN outage.
    • Several of the games have been given for free through PlayStation Plus:
      • LittleBigPlanet 2 was available from June 5th, 2012 through June 11th, 2013.
      • Karting picked up where LBP2 left off, being available from June 11th, 2013 until June 3rd, 2014.
      • The PS4 version of LittleBigPlanet 3 was on the free list from February 7th, 2017 until March 7th, 2017.
  • Role Reprisal:
    • Stephen Fry reprises his role as the Narrator in all the games.
    • Robbie Stevens and Judith Sweeney reprise their respective roles as Larry Da Vinci and Victoria von Bathysphere in LittleBigPlanet 3.
  • Vaporware: LittleBigPlanet HUB, a free-to-play installment in the LittleBigPlanet series, was announced back in 2013. Whenever Steven Isbell was asked about it, he responded that the team was working on the DC Comics DLC (in 2013) or LittleBigPlanet 3 (in 2014) or that there was just no new info. Content from that game later appeared in LBP3's Seaside Surprise DLC in 2016, and the Challenges feature that was set to make an appearance in HUB was added to LBP3 in an update, making it highly unlikely that the game is still a thing.
  • The Wiki Rule: There used to be one on LBPCentral, but it's been down for some time. In the meantime, there's also one on Wikia.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • The first level seen in the video was originally supposed to be a part of the final boss fight in the second game.
    • Avalon was supposed to be evil, and basically everything at E3 2010 changed after the music sequencer.
    • In the third game, the Ziggurat was originally going to have its own Contraption Challenge where you build a boat. The character from it was the Marina costume.
    • This trailer for an early version of LBP3 showcases a lot of differences of the final game, such as different levels and areas, a powerup called "The Brolly" that lets Sackboy glide and ride on ziplines, a different look for Velociporters, a currency in the form of Buttons that can be given to a weird creature called "The Spiv" in exchange for items, a different quest log, new NPCs that didn't make it into the game, and a noticeable lack of the 3 new playable characters that were introduced in the game proper.
    • The third game has a lot of interesting changes the Alpha and the final. Some of which includes:
      • Newton was voiced by Rik Mayall, and was constantly using the model that Evil Newton uses in the final. Here, he's evil from the beginning, with him gifting Sackboy a portrait of himself on a winners podium, above Sackboy and a cactus. In fact, it's much more clear that Newton's flying device in this version is a can opener, as more detail is given to it. He also supposedly enslaved a bunch of generic Sackpeople to run machines in the Ziggurat. It's likely his character was rewritten due to Author Existence Failure.
      • The Sackpocket is directly connected to one's popit, unlike the final.
      • The first world had its own hub world, called Stitchem Green. It was a rural town, run by a Mayor Cow. More characters are present, with a mix of the cardboard people and Sackbots as NPCs.
      • ZomZom the Far Out was to give the player access to different dimensions to enter, heavily implying Bunkum was its own dimension compared to the Craftverse.
      • A few of the songs are changed to the second game's soundtrack, along with unknown pieces.
      • There seems to be a lot more levels in the Alpha than the final version, with a huge chunk of levels being unused.
      • The Stitchem Manor guardian originally didn't get destroyed after the first boss, it actually rised out of the ground after its fight for more action...until a teacup slammed down on its head. Cue Record Scratch.
      • Nana Pun appeared to lack any eyes whatsoever, just seeming to be dim yellow buttons.
      • At one point, you would have to save the Creator Curators of the past games, including Larry Da Vinci.
  • Working Title:
    • Craftworld, Yellowhead, Brainfluff, Jamsacks, Bonsai, LittleBigLand, LittleBigWorld, LittleBigBang, and The Next Big Thing were all considered for the first game.
    • LittleBigPlanet Unstitched for the Vita game.

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