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LEGO® Bits N’ Bricks

The LEGO Group
21 episodes
An official LEGO® Games podcast dedicated to digging out and exploring some of the many fascinating stories and lessons learned from a quarter century of game development. The podcast will feature the most memorable games and, importantly, some of those dedicated developers who helped bring them to life.

Disclaimer: the content and artwork of this podcast are the property of its owner and are not affiliated with nor endorsed by Audiotrails.

May the Fourth Be With You

From brickifying emotional movie death scenes to the creation of the LEGO® Star Wars™ Pooper Trooper, Lucasfilm Games doesn’t just hand over its beloved properties, it also makes sure they’re handled properly. In this special May the 4th episode, we chat with two of the many Lucasfilm Games folks r…

To Be Continued

In the season finale, some of the Bits N’ Bricks team unite to discuss the making of the season’s episodes, their favorite stories, and where the show is headed after season one. A 2-minute quick read and a written transcript of the entire episode is available at https://www.lego.com/legogames-25-s…

A Fabled History

In this episode of Bits N’ Bricks, journalist Brian Crecente and documentarian Ethan Vincent chat with Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, former CEO and grandson of the founder of the LEGO Group, and Jørgen Vig Knudstorp, executive chairman of LEGO Brand Group. The two discuss the company’s long and fascinati…

LEGO Video Games and Digital Play

In this episode of Bits N’ Bricks, journalist Brian Crecente and documentarian Ethan Vincent chat about the 25th Anniversary of the first LEGO video game with LEGO Group CEO Niels B. Christiansen, chief product and marketing officer Julia Goldin, and vice president of LEGO Games Sean McEvoy. The th…

Darwin

In this episode of Bits N’ Bricks, journalist Brian Crecente and documentarian Ethan Vincent unearth the almost forgotten work of the LEGO Group’s early work in digital efforts at its Strategic Product Unit Darwin.

LEGO® Overwatch®: A Conversation

In this episode of Bits N’ Bricks, journalist Brian Crecente and documentarian Ethan Vincent speak with Blizzard Entertainment and the LEGO Group about how the LEGO® Overwatch® theme sets came to be and the impact video games and the LEGO brand have on one another.

LEGO® VIDIYO™: A Conversation

In this episode of Bits N’ Bricks, journalist Brian Crecente and documentarian Ethan Vincent speak with the LEGO Group’s Julia Goldin and Will Thorogood about the new LEGO® VIDIYO™ sets.

LEGO® Universe: Death of a Dream

In this second of a two-episode Bits N’ Bricks special, journalist Brian Crecente and documentarian Ethan Vincent trace the bumpy launch and eventual death of the LEGO Group’s first massively multiplayer online game: LEGO® Universe.

LEGO® Universe Soundtrack: A Conversation

In this episode of Bits N’ Bricks, journalist Brian Crecente and documentarian Ethan Vincent speak with Richard Dekkard and Brian Tyler about their work on the LEGO® Universe soundtrack and the news of its remastering and first release on streaming platforms.

LEGO® Universe: Birth of an Idea

In this first of a two-episode Bits N’ Bricks special, journalist Brian Crecente and documentarian Ethan Vincent trace the early roots and pre-production of the LEGO Group’s first massively multiplayer online game: LEGO® Universe.

LEGO® Sonic Mania™: A Conversation

In this episode of Bits N’ Bricks, journalist Brian Crecente and documentarian Ethan Vincent speak with the fan creator, SEGA®, and the LEGO Group about the recently announced Sonic Mania™ Green Hill Zone LEGO® set.

TT Games

In this episode of Bits N’ Bricks, journalist Brian Crecente and documentarian Ethan Vincent speak with the founders of TT Games about the formative years for the studio, the creation of its popular LEGO® Star Wars™ games, and what’s to come for the group.

LEGO® Minifigures: A Conversation

In this special “conversation” episode of Bits N’ Bricks, journalist Brian Crecente and documentarian Ethan Vincent speak with Tara Wike about how the beloved LEGO® minifigure evolved in digital form and how those video game creations helped to influence the physical figures.

LEGO® Friends: A Conversation

In this special “conversation” episode of Bits N’ Bricks, journalist Brian Crecente and documentarian Ethan Vincent speak with Elena Catón about her early research for the LEGO Group into the way girls interact with computer software and games, and how that led to the creation of the forgotten 1999…

LEGO® Builder’s Journey

In this episode of Bits N’ Bricks, journalist Brian Crecente and documentarian Ethan Vincent trace the inception of LEGO® Builder’s Journey and how its unusual development led to the creation of spin-off studio Light Brick Studio, which was funded by LEGO Ventures.

Unity

In this episode of Bits N’ Bricks, journalist Brian Crecente and documentarian Ethan Vincent trace the evolution of the LEGO Group’s work to empower fans’ efforts in the digital arena from the decades-ago release of LEGO® Digital Designer to the recent unveiling of the Unity LEGO® Microgame creatio…

LEGO Island

In this episode of Bits N’ Bricks, journalist Brian Crecente and documentarian Ethan Vincent explore the creation, context, and impact of LEGO Island. Published in 1997, the open-world computer game may not have been the first LEGO® video game, but it was possibly the most impactful.

Holiday Special

In this special holiday episode of Bits N’ Bricks, journalist Brian Crecente and documentarian Ethan Vincent have a spoiler-filled chat with Ken Cunningham about his work directing this year’s LEGO® Star Wars Holiday Special. The three discuss the evolution of LEGO movies and how LEGO video games h…

Fluid Play

In this episode of Bits N’ Bricks, documentarian Ethan Vincent and journalist Brian Crecente explore the birth and evolution of the LEGO Group’s efforts to cohesively combine physical and digital play. The two trace the company’s efforts from the never-released smart toy DUPLO® Circus based on the …

Minecraft

In this episode of Bits N’ Bricks, journalist Brian Crecente and documentarian Ethan Vincent unearth new details about never-before publicly discussed LEGO® brick themed Minecraft game: Brickcraft. The episode dives into the details of the early relationship between the LEGO Group and Mojang, why t…

Introduction

Get to know the Bits N’ Bricks podcast with this introduction by journalist Brian Crecente and documentarian Ethan Vincent.