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  • Summary: The game, which allows families, tweens and teens to experience a wild journey to rock stardom where they can "Build a Band and Rock the Universe," combines the multiplayer music experience of Rock Band with the fun, customization and humor of the LEGO videogame franchise packed with brilliant chart-topping songs and classic favorites suitable for younger audiences, including: Blur's "Song 2", Carl Douglas's "Kung Fu Fighting", Europe's "The Final Countdown", Good Charlotte's "Boys and Girls", and Pink's "So What." Players become rockers as they embark on a journey to stardom that the whole family can enjoy as they work their way through local venues, stadiums and fantasy locations on Earth and beyond that mimic the imaginative settings that the LEGO world offers. Also continuing the LEGO "build-and-play" gaming experience, players are able to create their own LEGO Rock Band style as they customize their minifigure avatars, band and entourage, including roadies, managers and crew. LEGO Rock Band supports Rock Band instruments, as well as other music game controllers. [Warner Bros.] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 50
  2. Negative: 2 out of 50
  1. I do like the Lego aspect of this game; it makes it stand out from the other Rock Bands (except perhaps The Beatles). The music selection is great and the rock challenges are fun.
  2. Like in all the other Rock Band games a vast variety on different songs is available. Enjoy many hours of fun, alone or with your friends – it’s your choice.
  3. The game's story mode and character customization are so much more fun than your usual career mode.
  4. LEGO Rock Band made some steps to make music games more accessible to families and children, but it gets lost in the songs list, too small and poor of real pop hits, at least for us Europeans. It's a nice gift for a kid (you'll have to separately buy the instruments, too), but not very interesting for music games hardcore fans.
  5. The combination still makes little sense but if Lego Freddy Mercury doesn't make you smile nothing will.
  6. 70
    LEGO Rock Band has become a decent game which is especially meant for children. You can expect another tracklist then usual. The LEGO style is nice to look at for a while, but adults can better choose another music game to play.
  7. It seems like this game was made with the motto "Make it cute" instead of "Make it fun."

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Otend
    Jan 7, 2010
    I am a hardcore gamer (playing everything from Shin Megami Tensei to Half-Life), and I've loved the Rock Band series. This entry is solid as usual. There's a sense of humor here that's irresistible, and the song list, while seeming hit-or-miss at first glance, provides enough to keep you satisfied. Expand
  2. ReggieS
    Nov 4, 2009
    I love this game. I am a big fan of Harmonix and their Rock Band series and if you have good sense of taste in music along with a comedic appreciation for it, this is a worth while set list. I got so pumped the second I heard the lyric 'Shot through the heart you're too blame' at the start of "You give love a bad name" by Bon Jovi. After that, its really just all rise! Expand
  3. Rockhammer
    Nov 6, 2009
    Not as expansive or as polished as Rock Band 2, but just as much fun! Traveler's Tales signature LEGO humor is definitely here, so the cut-scenes for the big challenge events are entertaining. The interface and graphics all got a LEGO-themed overhaul, and some of the new images will make you smile with nostalgia. And the Rock Den is a nice addition: its a customizable home-base for your band, which functions as the hub for the various modes and as a place to fill with unlocked items. The game has about 45 songs, and while the setlist may not be for everyone, I found it very satisfying. I very rarely found a song I didn't like - I'd say 1/2 the songs were ones I knew and loved, the other 1/2 were pleasant to play but forgettable. So even if you're just using this as a cheap 45 additional songs, you'll get your moneys worth. The game does have some drawbacks, mainly its smaller setlist and its more-confusing progression. The first few hours I spent in it were a blast, but after that songs started to repeat more than I'd like, which got a bit dull. And for a kid's game, its not as clear about what to do to progress, I was stuck for a few hours in some spots trying to figure out what gig I needed to do to progress. These 2 nitpicks both bring the score down a bit, but in the end, Harmonix has made another great music game, and TT has made another entertaining LEGO game. Expand
  4. CalebH
    Nov 12, 2009
    If there
  5. Mikes
    Nov 5, 2009
    I picked up both LRB and Band Hero and expected two very fun games. Band Hero surprisingly surpassed my expectations... whereas Lego Rock Band was seriously lacking. I liked the lego presentation, but the setlist is by far the most boring in ANY GAME TO DATE. Expand
  6. AJ
    Nov 21, 2009
    Skinned differently and repackaged with new feels like hardly any effort was put into it. Normally I would have given this a 3...maybe 4, but I'm making up for fanboy scores. Expand