Fallout has been a computer game, a tabletop game, a mobile game, A YouTube seriesand it will be soon Amazon TV series. What could be left for the post-apocalyptic RPG?
How about a Lego game?
That also exists now, unofficially, thanks to a YouTuber and game developer ThrillDaWill (Opens in a new tab), who spent the last few months working (and not working) on a game that combines Lego and Fallout. You can see the results in the video above, starting with a spectacular mini-movie, the kind you might see at the beginning of an official Fallout game. Next, ThrillDaWill shows off some footage of the game, and even better, some behind-the-scenes looks at its development, including a friend trying out an alpha on Discord.
Lego Fallout has a lot of Fallout features in it, including VATS, Pip-Boy, stimpacks, raiders, Fat Man and a wonderful Lego wasteland. And here’s the best part: you can download and play it yourself for free (Opens in a new tab).
I couldn’t resist trying. Lego Fallout starts in a vault, naturally, and after walking through narrow passages I came across a skeleton with a Pip-Boy, a gun, and some ammo, which is what you’d normally find in a vault. I fired up some Lego-built rad ovens, then exited the vault to find a vast, vast Lego wasteland while the famous Fallout theme song played.
The world is huge, with destroyed houses and vehicles and some caches to find weapons and ammo. I quickly ran into a group of exterminators, and even using VATS my pipe rifle didn’t do much to stop them. After respawning at the entrance to the vault I went a little further, and ran into a friendly NPC who advised me to visit a crater to find some useful goods. I went there but ran into some enemies in dangerous gear, which made pretty quick work of me.
Lego Fallout is a little light on gear collection and getting into overworld shooting matches, but it’s still pretty impressive and looks absolutely great (my GPU willingly accepted). Honestly, it’s hard not to want an official Lego version of Fallout after playing ThrillDaWill’s version. Who do I talk to about it? Does anyone have Mr. Lego’s phone number?
I had a couple of issues while playing: adjusting my screen resolution messed things up and I had to delete my AppData folder to get it to adjust again. The game also froze once when I was trying to swap with other settings, so I had to turn it off manually. ThrillDaWill says, “I’m still working on bugs and additional stuff,” so it looks like there may be more updates in the future. Still: it’s fun. It’s Fallout in a ruined Lego world. Who wouldn’t be into that?
You’ll find free Lego Fallout playables and other projects ThrillDaWill’s itch.io page (Opens in a new tab).