Lego Star Trek needs to be a thing. I want to walk over to my PS3, pop in a disc and explore the final brick-frontier. It only seems fair and I can’t think of a more appropriate series to get a Lego adaptation than Star Trek. Just think of the possibilities!
For starters, it would be a definite money maker. A Lego Star Trek video game would have to be broken up into at least four entries covering the four best series, the original Star Trek, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek Voyager. I’m sure everyone would want Lego Star Trek, and that the following installments would gather additional players initially because of the Lego and Star Trek names, but also because TT Games makes fantastic Lego adaptations of full series.
Then there’s the gameplay. Star Trek would be a natural fit for the Lego video game structure. Instead of chapters, players could go on missions. These would be chosen from a central hub, which would be the Enterprise in Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine or the Defiant in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine or Voyager in Star Trek Voyager. This would allow TT Games to include a variety of situations and scenarios, while also making it even more plausible for players to immediately jump from one to another.
It would also enable a bit of an open world, rather open-ship, aspect. Players could visit various areas of the ship or station in Lego Star Trek to purchase new cheats, characters or just do some fun exploring.
Of course, if TT Games wanted to have a more open experience, Lego Star Trek could easily provide it. As long as I’m fantasizing about this game being made, let’s go ahead and add in customizeable ships. Think about it, you’d have starships and Legos. May as well make the ability to customize the Enterprise, or at the very least some of its shuttles. That way the “let’s build and customize stuff” aspect is there, but it wouldn’t take away from the core exploration experience or story.
Not to mention Star Trek is known for telling some pretty great stories. Even if TT Games decided to play it safe and only tap into the original Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation for a Lego Star Trek game, it’d still have a wealth of stories to tell. There could be conflicts with Klingons or Romulans to go through, and I would love to see how TT Games would handle the Star Trek: The Next Generation Borg storyline.
Really, Lego Star Trek is something that needs to happen. There’s enough content and demand for it, the series would fit perfectly within the established Lego video game framework and, most of all, I want to build and customize my own Star Trek starships with Legos digitally and I’m sure I’m not the only one. So go ahead TT Games, wrap up Lego Marvel Super Heroes. Then, pull together with Lego, Warner Bros. and Paramount to get Lego Star Trek made. We’ll wait.