During a recent roundtable interview with LEGO CITY Missions designers Lillie Talbott and Mikkel Lee, the question of whether this concept would stay as a digital-only experience in the future was detailed, and it sounds like instructions aren’t on the cards.
“If you’re not getting the story part of it, it’s not going to be that interesting, it’s not going to be that exciting,” commented Lillie Talbott.
“And honestly, it might actually be worse, right? So we really focused as much as we could on making the digital experience as accessible and as easy to get to for the consumer as we could.”
LEGO CITY Missions currently encompasses three models – 60353 Wild Animal Rescue Missions, 60354 Mars Spacecraft Exploration Missions and 60355 Water Police Detective Missions – all with a collection of activities to complete on the Building Instructions app.
In our review of 60353 Wild Animal Rescue Missions, we determined that the experience manages to merge the digital and physical worlds more successfully than anything the LEGO Group has trialled before and as long as future Missions builds can live up to this standard, they might be better off without instructions manuals.