Lego Doctor Who - The Classic and New Blocks (Updated)

Figured this post (originally from early 2010) could do with an update to include Matt Smith's current run.

Coming soon! Lego Doctor Who: The New Blocks! Chronicling the new series, from Rose to the End of Time and beyond! Thrill as you play through the very best of Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant and Matt Smith's adventures through time and space! Tremble as you fight the Daleks, Cybermen, Juddoon, Sontarans and the diabolical Master! Laugh as the once treasured stories are rendered in lovable bricks and quirky cutscenes!

And let's not forget the classic adventures! Lego Doctor Who: The Classic Blocks, Volumes I, II and III! Marvel as William Hartnell swaps heads with Patrick Troughton! Shiver as the Master first appears! Puzzle over how Tom Baker manages to avoid tripping on his scarf! Laugh at Colin Baker's terrible dress sense! Gasp as Paul McGann gets more then one adventure!

In stores soon, provided the BBC has even a shred of sense and lets Traveller's Tales actually make it!


The specs:

Lego Doctor Who - The Classic Blocks - Volume I

Chapter One - William Hartnell

Levels - The Daleks (aka The Mutants and The Dead Planet), Marco Polo, The Dalek Invasion of Earth, The Romans, The Time Meddler, The Myth Makers, The Massacre (of St Bartholomew's Eve) and The Tenth Planet [Total - 9]

Chapter Two - Patrick Troughton

Levels - The Power of the Daleks, The Highlanders, The Macra Terror, The Tomb of the Cybermen, The Ice Warriors, The Web of Fear, The Invasion, The Space Pirates and The War Games [Total - 9]

Chapter Three - Jon Pertwee

Levels - Spearhead from Space, Inferno, The Claws of Axos, The Curse of Peladon, The Sea Devils, The Three Doctors, The Green Death, Invasion (of the Dinosaurs) and Planet of the Spiders [Total - 9]

Lego Doctor Who - The Classic Blocks - Volume II

Chapter One - Tom Baker (The Early Years)

Levels - The Sontaran Experiment, Genesis of the Daleks, Terror of the Zygons, Pyramids of Mars, The Seeds of Doom, The Hand of Fear, The Robots of Death, The Talons of Weng-Chiang and The Invasion of Time [Total - 9]

Chapter Two - Tom Baker (The Later Years)

Levels - The Key to Time (Parts I, II and III), City of Death, The Creature From the Pit, The Leisure Hive, Meglos, The Keeper of Traken and Logopolis [Total - 9]

Chapter Three - Peter Davison

Levels - Four to Doomsday, Black Orchid, Earthshock, Mawdryn Undead, Enlightenment, The Five Doctors, The Awakening, Resurrection of the Daleks and The Caves of Androzani [Total - 9]

Lego Doctor Who - The Classic Blocks - Volume III

Chapter One - Colin Baker

Levels - The Twin Dilemma, Attack of the Cybermen, Vengeance on Varos, The Mark of the Rani, Revelation of the Daleks and The Trial of a Time Lord (all four parts) [Total - 9]

Chapter Two - Sylvester McCoy

Levels - Time and the Rani, Delta and the Bannermen, Dragonfire, Remembrance of the Daleks, The Happiness Patrol, The Greatest Show in the Galaxy, Battlefield, The Curse of Fenric and Survival [Levels - 9]

Chapter Three - Paul McGann

Levels - The Movie (aka The Enemy Within) - [Audio Adventures] - Storm Warning, The Sword of Orion, Invaders from Mars, The Girl Who Never Was, Blood of the Daleks, The Zygon Who Fell to Earth, Worldwide Web and Death in Blackpool [Total - 9]

Lego Doctor Who - The New Blocks - Volume I

Chapter One - Christopher Eccleston

- Rose, The End of the World, Aliens in London, Dalek, The Empty Child, The Parting of the Ways and The Christmas Invasion (David Tennant in Eccleston's outfit) [Total - 7]

Chapter Two - David Tennant

Levels (Brown Suit) - School Reunion, Rise of the Cybermen, The Satan Pit, Doomsday and The Runaway Bride 
Levels (Blue Suit) - Smith and Jones, Evolution of the Daleks, Human Nature/The Family of Blood*, The Sounds of Drums and Last of the Time Lords** [Total - 11]
*I prefer the second title, to avoid confusion with the book called 'Human Nature' upon which the TV episodes were based.
**In the first part of the level, you'd be the Doctor trying to save Martha, and in the second half, you'd be Martha trying to save the Doctor.

Chapter Three - David Tennant

Levels - Partners in Crime, The Sontaran Strategem, The Unicorn and the Wasp, Silence in the Library, Journey's End, Planet of the Dead, The Waters of Mars and The End of Time [Total - 9]

Lego Doctor Who - The New Blocks - Volume II (all chapters featuring Matt Smith)

Chapter One

Levels - The Eleventh Hour, Victory of the Daleks, The Time of Angels/Flesh and Stone*, The Vampires of Venice, The Hungry Earth/Cold Blood*, Vincent and the Doctor, The Lodger, The Pandorica Opens, The Big Bang [Total - 9]
*The larger title indicates my preferred name for the two-parter.

Chapter Two

Levels - The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon*, Curse of the Black Spot, The Doctor's Wife, The Rebel Flesh/The Almost People*, A Good Man Goes to War, Let's kill Hitler, Closing Time, The Wedding of River Song [Total - 8]
*The larger title indicates my preferred name for the two-parter.

Chapter Three

Levels - We'll have to wait and see!

Madisun's Arc - Moving Wallpaper and Echo Beach

Another day, another DVD. Or rather, two DVDs, since there's two shows in one this time round. Don't worry, I explain it all. Not very well, but what did you expect from me?

Madisun's Arc - Free Jimmy

So, I was originally going to do a TV show for my next review. Problem was, for some reason I couldn't rip the videos from the DVD, and as a result I'm having to *COUGH*download*COUGH* the show.

But it's taking AGES. So in its place, I give you a crappy CGI film with David Tennant and Woody Harrelson.

Me @ the Doctor Who Experience

Ever been to the Doctor Who Experience? I have! Let me tells you about it.

Madisun's Arc - Daikatana

As you may be able to tell from the image (which I actually chose this time round - progress!), this review is of Daikatana, one of the biggest disappointments in gaming history. But once you cut past the myth surrounding it, how does it actually hold up?

...well, it's not good, per se...

This one took me ages to do.I had to capture all the footage for the game (I'd estimate 20 hours), and that left me with over 200 Gigs of video footage. Ugh.

Then I had to sort through and get all the clips I needed. This was an absolute chore because of the process I used. I loaded the chunks of footage into Windows Movie Maker (which would take 5 minutes for each chunk), then I would grab the bit of footage I needed (usually only around 30 seconds or so) and then convert that (which would take another couple of minutes). Then I had to import THAT into VideoPad (yet another 5 minutes) and then finally place it into the actual review.

And I had to do that for Each. And. Every. Clip.

Bear that in mind when watching this review and you'll see why it took me a week and a half.

I think I've been scared away from video games for a while! Not that it matters, I've plenty of other stuff to review that isn't a game. Still, hell of a learning curve!

The Librarian: Curse of the Judas Chalice

Bit of a story behind this one.

See, at the end of the last video, I had a little coda of me passing out, ready to launch into this review. However, shortly before I was due to start scripting this one, my PC got hit with a virus, which forced me to completely re-install Windows. Gah!

So I had to install all my programs again, which took me a few days, and then I had to summon up the motivation to actually do the review, which took another day or two. In all, this review which should have taken three, maybe four, days ended up taking about 11. Talk about life imitating art.

Speaking of art, that's also why the desktop on my PC is different. I lost the old one and had to get another. Might try alternating the backgrounds instead of constantly having toys in front of it. I'm running out of toys!

But anyway. Enough backstory. Here's the video.

Fun fact. When I first released the video, there were several errors (which I've since fixed).

- The clip with the 'Love Life Lows' text wasn't edited properly, so the clip ended before the word "now" was finished being said
- I accidentally left the background audio at full volume in one of the clips after my rant about the 'ad-fades'
- The two penultimate live-action shots of me had the clipboard with the script visibly blocking the right side of the shot, because I accidentally left it covering the camera

...and all this goes to show is that you should actually test-watch your videos before compiling them!

My latest review is currently in the works - scripting's going well and I'm just getting all the footage I need. It's a video game, and it's supposed to be one of the worst ever made. That's all the hints you get!

Should be up within the next few days, my own personal lethargy notwithstanding.

The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines

...and here's number three.

Lighting's still not right in this one, but otherwise there's a lot to enjoy and I'm pretty happy with it.

Latest one's coming. Bear with me!

The Librarian: Quest for the Spear

So here's the second review I made, and it's the first in a trilogy of films. Don't worry, I explain it all in the video.

Still had stuff to learn in this one. I was trying out getting really angry at the film, and it clearly doesn't suit me, but it's the sort of thing you don't really know unless you actually try.

Also, I forgot to turn my light on, so the video gets noticeably darker as it goes on. Oops!

Anyway. Still an enjoyable video, if you can ignore the shouty sections and the overly long credits. I'm sorry, I just love that song too much to actually cut in in half. And can you blame me? It's epic.

Others are on the way, so don't go anywhere!

The Crow: City of Angels: The Game

OK, so if you're at all a follower of this blog (and I'm guessing most people aren't, since I get so few views), then you may be wondering what happened to my video reviews.


See, I tend to completely forget about this blog, as you can probably tell by the dates of all my posts. It's not a regular thing for me. And when I'm busy making all these reviews, I also tend to forget to put then on here for people to see. Mostly because there's no-one around to see them.

So this is me apologising for that. When I post a video, I really should be posting it here as well as the forum I frequent. That way, I can probably double the number of people who watch them (possibly even get that number up to double digits!).

So, yeah. My bad.

Anyway. Apologies are all well and good, but how am I going to make it up to you? Well, a bunch of videos might help. :)

Here's the remake of The Crow: City of Angels: The Game I made on the 1st of February. It's meant to replace the original one, since that's really not very good. That makes this is the first official video in the series, and a good place to start. So here ya go!

Odd how that image seems to be the thumbnail on both videos, considering it's only on screen for a second. :shrug:

I'm actually pretty damn happy with this review. There's decent structure (unlike the original), the audio's pretty good, I go through everything that's wrong with the game and I think it's a pretty solid review.

There's more on the way, so make sure you check the other posts above this one.