Learn the secrets of LEGO Universe in the latest LEGO gaming podcast

The latest episode of the Bits N’ Bricks podcast takes a deep dive into the LEGO Group’s first massively multiplayer online game, LEGO Universe.

In the first of a two-part special, hosts Brian Crecente and Ethan Vincent trace the 2010 game back to its roots, exploring its origins and the early development process. It’s the 11th episode of the Bits N’ Bricks podcast, which has been launched in conjunction with the LEGO Group to celebrate 25 years of LEGO video games.

LEGO Universe’s servers stayed online for 15 months after launch, but eventually shuttered in January 2012 after the game failed to convert its growing number of free-to-play users into paying subscribers. Some fans are currently attempting to restore the game through emulation, however, with at least one project currently in the alpha testing phase.

You can listen to the latest episode of Bits N’ Bricks by hitting play on the video above, or seeking it out on your preferred podcast streaming service.

Next week’s episode will cover the second part of Crecente and Vincent’s deep dive into LEGO Universe. You can catch up on the series so far over at the LEGO Gaming YouTube channel, including last week’s episode on the newly-announced LEGO Ideas Sonic Mania set.

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Chris Wharfe

I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.

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