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  • Summary: LEGO Builder’s Journey is an atmospheric, geometric puzzle game that asks us to sometimes follow the instructions… and sometimes to break the rules. A story about play, connections and adventure. Step through levels brick by brick with puzzles that ask us to sometimes follow theLEGO Builder’s Journey is an atmospheric, geometric puzzle game that asks us to sometimes follow the instructions… and sometimes to break the rules. A story about play, connections and adventure. Step through levels brick by brick with puzzles that ask us to sometimes follow the instructions… and sometimes to be creative and break the rules.

    Builder’s Journey is a poetic puzzle that takes place in a LEGO® brick world, brought to life with the most accurately rendered LEGO® elements yet to feature on screens. Be taken through a breathtaking world filled with brick-by-brick effects, accompanied by a beautiful soundtrack.

    Throughout the narrative, there will be ups and downs, challenges and celebrations. Take the time to experiment, and most importantly, to play as figuring out who we are and what we become is the Builder’s Journey.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. 90
    LEGO Builder's Journey is a spectacular, absolutely gorgeous puzzle-platformer, with a surprisingly touching story the explores parenthood and creativity in a delightfully minimalist way. Stunning aesthetics enhanced by ray-tracing and DLSS combine with a soundtrack that amounts to one of the most beautiful games in recent memory. A little more commitment to the possibilities afforded by interlocking bricks would have completed the picture, but regardless is remains a game not to be missed by fans of LEGO, puzzles and a good, wholesome narrative.
  2. 90
    Lego Builder's Journey is a wonderful game from Light Brick Studio that captures the feel of playing with Lego. The feel, story, visuals, and sound are all excellent. However, the game is really short for its price and the controls can be a bit finicky.
  3. Jul 6, 2021
    85
    From its unmatched beauty to its heartwarming tale, Lego Builder’s Journey is an experience unlike any puzzle game before it. It’s a game that lets you reconnect with your imagination.
  4. Jun 23, 2021
    74
    LEGO Builder’s Journey is a comfortable yet original experience that separates itself from many currently available titles. Fans of the brand will be enamored by the presentation and how the gameplay captures the tactility of the toys. Unfortunately, puzzles are restrained, lacking the variety and imagination that permeates the brand. Although mechanics develop throughout, each segment is simple and lacks challenge. The awe-inspiring soundtrack and gorgeous visuals create an alluring level of polish. However, there isn’t a lot of content in this toy box.
  5. Jul 14, 2021
    70
    The diorama puzzles are easy on the eyes and show off creative ideas, but with a playtime of close to 2 hours this journey is extremely short lived.
  6. Jul 13, 2021
    70
    Builder’s Journey is an impressively put together experience for the most part, but is probably only worth investing in at full price for true Lego die-hards.
  7. Jul 8, 2021
    65
    Issues aside, it’s good to see LEGO Builder’s Journey receive a wider release. It’s a little on the short side, but has a surprisingly good story. Players who enjoy puzzle games, especially fans of LEGO, will find a lot to like.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Jun 28, 2021
    9
    Loved this game. It's relaxed and slow nature of the game is really nice change to the hectic gameplay of most games. The puzzles can beLoved this game. It's relaxed and slow nature of the game is really nice change to the hectic gameplay of most games. The puzzles can be completed and various ways which means you can make your own solutions in many cases. The story is brilliantly told through movement and animation, no dialog, very Wall-E like. Well worth a look. Expand
  2. Jun 23, 2021
    9
    A brief narrative-focused puzzle game, LEGO Builder's Journey is quite delightful. The story is told entirely through visuals, and whileA brief narrative-focused puzzle game, LEGO Builder's Journey is quite delightful. The story is told entirely through visuals, and while fairly simple it is effective and engaging. The gameplay is straight-forward and revolves around the placement of LEGO bricks, which proves to be immensely satisfying, if a bit basic. The puzzles offer a decent amount of variety, and though fun, don't ever get particularly challenging. The visual and audio presentation are the star of the show here, the game looks fantastic and the detailed sound design and atmospheric music make for a truly memorable experience. The game is very short, but I still ended up highly valuing the experience that was offered, even if it could've used a few more levels. Expand
  3. Dec 17, 2021
    8
    The first thought people tend to have with a LEGO title is an action-oriented romp you can casually enjoy on your own or, even better, with aThe first thought people tend to have with a LEGO title is an action-oriented romp you can casually enjoy on your own or, even better, with a friend. Builder’s Journey isn’t in that same vein though, instead taking a very different path to provide a slower and more contemplative puzzle experience that, of course, centers on the creative use of LEGO pieces to get you through. What really made the greatest impression on me from the game though isn’t the smart use of the pieces in a very sensible context but instead the story that it tells. Without dialogue or narration of any kind the story of a parent and their child starting out on a journey together, with some sidetracks that separate them along the way, is what pulled me in the most. Completing the puzzle on each screen would give me a taste of what happens next and that tended to be my biggest driver, though I absolutely appreciated the unique challenge of making use of the trademark pieces to solve problems brought. It isn’t without flaws, with running time and occasional issues where knowing what piece you want to put where can be encumbered by the camera not cooperating well topping the list, but on the whole I still found the experience very satisfying. There’s just something special to me about the whole package of what this game offers, and given its highly accessible nature for gamers of all skill levels it’s easy to recommend… even if I wish the experience could have lasted a bit longer.

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  4. Jul 3, 2021
    3
    very cute but not a lot of content. a little to simple for my tastes. if your looking for a challenge within a cute simple game there arevery cute but not a lot of content. a little to simple for my tastes. if your looking for a challenge within a cute simple game there are better options. Expand