LEGO Rock Band Rumor Returns
Some game ideas, we just don't understand. We freely admit it, and hope to God we can glimpse the glow of enlightenment, lest we feel stupid and confused.
Earlier this year, we heard about a decidedly bizarre rumor concerning the possibility of a LEGO version of Harmonix's popular music franchise, Rock Band. As strange as it sounds, that rumor has returned, thanks to a leaked slide from a GDC presentation. Kotaku says that Dan Teasdale's presentation did include a slide for LEGO Rock Band; he had this to say at his blog: "So, it looks like Think Services put up a version of my slides that was sent for speech approval rather than the version that I actually showed at GDC." Unfortunately, the slide disappeared from the presentation before it went live, and it has also been removed from his blog. Everyone is trying to get some form of confirmation from either Teasdale or Harmonix but at this point, we have nothing but rumor and speculation. However, we would like to add that the return of a rumor like this is a good sign; it usually means there's some validity to the idea, even if we can't quite comprehend the reasoning behind the project. Sure, we get LEGO Star Wars and LEGO Batman and LEGO Indiana Jones, but LEGO Rock Band? ...really?
Anyway, we'll let you know if a confirmation arrives. In the meantime, just try to envision how the game might look, and if it would appeal to the die-hard RB fans...or the die-hard LEGO fans.
4/7/2009 Ben Dutka