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These are games that involve actual Lego bricks or offer an experience that has the same plug and play building and creating as the classic toy. This list includes 64 games from the last 35 years, with 1,975 likes. They come from a range of different genres and play-styles and are all good games if you want to play games with building like LEGO.
Release Date: 30/06/2020, updated in 2021
Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, Switch, Web, Xbox One, Xbox X|S and iOS
Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds
Components: 2D Overhead, Blocks and Hand-Made
Townscaper is a creative town-building game where you pick colours from the range available and click to put down a house in the sea. As you continue to add houses of different colours the game automatically orientates the architecture for you.
Release Date: 25/11/2013, updated in 2019
Out Now: 3DS and 2DS, Amazon Fire, Android, Mac, PC, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, Stadia, Switch, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS
Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds
Components: 2D Side-On, Blocks, Day and Night, Persistant World, Pixels and Weather
Terraria looks like a 2D, lesser version of Minecraft. However, this is a game every bit as complex and creative as the better-known block-building game. To the world-crafting and survival, it adds hundreds of items to collect, characters to defeat and...
Release Date: 05/04/2022
Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox X|S
Components: 3D Third-Person, Blocks and Cartoon
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is the latest in a series of Star Wars-themed games where you run, jump, break and build worlds made of Lego. You work your way through all nine of the Star Wars films unlocking new locations and characters as you go...
Release Date: 04/04/2017
Out Now: 3DS and 2DS, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One
Components: 3D Third-Person, Blocks, Cartoon and Open World
Lego City: Undercover offers an open world to explore. While most Lego games have an open-world element in at least some areas, this one keeps play open throughout so that children can enjoy exploring at their own pace.
Release Date: 19/05/2023
Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds
Lego 2K Drive is an open-world racing game made out of Lego. There are races, as you'd expect, but you can also freely explore each of the worlds, collect parts and upgrade your cars. It stands out for updating the popular Lego destruction and...
Release Date: 06/12/2023
Out Now: Android, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and iOS
Components: 3D Third-Person, Blocks, Day and Night and Open World
Lego Fortnite is an adventure survival game that brings classic brick building to one of the Fortnite islands. Play is more like Minecraft than Fortnite (and perhaps could have been better named). Rather than shooting other players, you collaborate on...
Release Date: 23/11/2017, updated in 2019
Out Now: 3DS and 2DS, Amazon Fire, Android, Mac, PC, PS Vita, PS3, PS4, Switch, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS
Components: 3D First-Person, 3D Third-Person, Blocks, Day and Night, Open World, Persistant World and Weather
Minecraft is an open-world adventure where you collect, craft and construct structures and items. Play involves exploring the world to find resources and good locations to build. Some of the best aspects of the game are less well known; along with the...
Release Date: 10/09/2015
Out Now: 3DS and 2DS, Switch and Wii U
Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds
Components: 2D Side-On
Super Mario Maker is a game-making system. It’s simpler than tools like Dreams or Roblox but still offers a huge array of ways to create running and jumping platform games that can then be shared online. You can play hundreds of games that other...
Release Date: 01/04/2019, updated in 2022
Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox X|S
Components: 3D Third-Person
Totally Accurate Battle Simulator (known as TABS) is a fighting game where you choose different armies and troops to battle each other in an automatic simulation that models their offensive and defensive abilities. Once set up, the fight is largely...
Release Date: 28/02/2020
Out Now: PC and Xbox One
Components: 3D Third-Person, Blocks, Cartoon, Day and Night and Open World
Trailmakers is a game where you explore an open world in vehicles you have made from Lego-like blocks. Build a car, a plane, a boat or a combination of these, a car plane boat. The game's physics encourages players to imaginatively combine propulsion,...
Release Date: 01/02/2005, updated in 2020
Out Now: 3DS and 2DS, Android, DS, GameCube, Mac, PC, PS Vita, PS2, PS3, PS4, PSP, Switch, Wii, Wii U, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS
Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds
Lego, a popular film franchise and a video game is a rich recipe for gaming fun. The series of Lego games has been developed since the first release on Nintendo DS. Not only do these games offer a chance to explore, destroy and fight in a world made of...
Release Date: 19/03/2019, updated in 2020
Out Now: PC
Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds
Components: 2D Overhead and Open World
Satisfactory is a factory building set on a foreign planet. Like the popular Tycoon and Factory games in Roblox, you start with humble beginnings, you harvest what you can by hand but steadily you build a sprawling empire of automated harvesting...
Release Date: 10/03/2015, updated in 2023
Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox X|S
Components: 2D Overhead, Day and Night and Grid
Cities: Skylines is a city-building simulation. It rekindled the attention to detail and ambitious city planning of the Sim City games. You zone buildings, place roads, set taxation and provide public services and public...
Release Date: 26/10/2016, updated in 2017
Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One
Lego Worlds takes virtual building back to the classic bricks with familiar figures, buildings and challenges from other Lego video games in an open world where your imagination can go wild in a bottomless bucket of bricks.
Release Date: 17/05/2018, updated in 2019
Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox X|S and iOS
Components: 3D First-Person
House Flipper is a simulation game where you renovate old broken houses to make money. It's a blend of money management, detailed interior design and repair right down to the electric circuitry. It fosters a sense of creativity and imagination in how...
Release Date: 20/01/2016
Scrap Mechanic is an open world-building game. You collect materials that are used to design machines, vehicles and buildings. You start at the site of a crashed spaceship, with just a few items and must hunt for supplies, fuel and food in order to...
Release Date: 02/02/1989, updated in 2014
Out Now: Amazon Fire, Android, Mac, PC and iOS
Sim City is a series of city-building games, created by Will Wright. Since their inception as educational experiences in 1989, the games have enabled players to design ambitious cities. The attraction is the openness of play, where you can let your...
Release Date: 01/01/2011, updated in 2020
Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Wii U, Xbox One, Xbox X|S and iOS
Components: 3D First-Person and Blocks
Skyblock is a game played on Minecraft servers where you start on a bare island floating in the sky and must gather resources to thrive and reach other players. It's the Minecraft equivalent to being washed up on a desert island and is hugely popular...
Release Date: Coming soon
Coming Soon: Mac and PC
Components: 2D Overhead
Paralives is a simulation game where you build houses for people and then control how they live. It's inspired by games like the Sims, however, you have complete control over every aspect of the design of the house and its residents. Its balance of...
Release Date: 15/05/2015, updated in 2017
Out Now: PC, PS4 and Xbox One
Components: 3D Third-Person and Persistant World
Crossout is an online vehicle combat game set in a Mad Max, post-apocalyptic world. Players design modular vehicles and combine weapons, armour and engines. As you progress in the game you earn currency to upgrade components and access more powerful...
Release Date: 20/03/2018
Out Now: Mac and PC
Components: 2D Side-On, Day and Night, Open World and Pixels
Starbound is an action-adventure game from the developer of Terraria about the exploration of space. It's a world viewed from side-on, with simple visuals that enable it to offer complex systems and hundreds of items for players to discover their own...
Release Date: 06/02/2018
Components: 3D First-Person, Blocks, Day and Night and Open World
Eco extends the resource-collecting and building of Minecraft by introducing environmental implications to your actions. Using resources like trees will erode the soil; mining might pollute the river; and each animal depends on another.
Release Date: 29/01/2021
Components: 2D Side-On and Cartoon
Bonkies is a co-operative building game where you construct buildings from different blocks. With a jetpack and a grab-arm you work with other players to manoeuvre the blocks into place. It starts quite simply but soon gets everyone shouting.
Release Date: 01/08/2019
Out Now: Android and iOS
Skill Rating: 2+ year-olds
Components: 2D Side-On, Blocks and Cartoon
Lego Duplo World (and Lego Duplo Marvel) are very simple point-and-click puzzle games. Based on the popular children's toy, it's an interactive play experience based on HeadStart’s Early Learning Outcomes Framework that encourages children to develop...
Release Date: 04/07/2018
Out Now: Mac, PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One
TerraTech is a construction game where you create vehicles to explore the environment, find resources and craft upgrades. It includes a modular building element where your decisions affect the performance of what you make. Each building block has its...
Release Date: 18/08/2013
Out Now: PC, PS3, PS4, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360 and Xbox One
Components: 3D Third-Person and Open World
Disney Infinity is an action game with themed adventures around iconic Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Star Wars characters. Players unlock content in the game with physical figurines and PlaySet pieces placed onto a Base peripheral plugged into the console...
Release Date: 27/11/2015
Out Now: PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox 360 and Xbox One
Lego Dimensions is like other Lego games but uses real Lego sets to unlock content like Skylanders. Although it’s not being updated any longer, its interactive cooperative brick format offers a novel way to play...
Release Date: 06/09/2022, updated in 2023
Disney Dreamlight Valley is a world building game about restoring a broken Disney world. You interact with famous Disney Characters and decorate the valley with a wide variety of items and famous locations. Like a cross between [link to...
Release Date: 25/02/2016, updated in 2017
Out Now: Android, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS
Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds
Portal Knights is an adventure set in a Minecraft-like world, but that focuses much more on role-play and characters. You still have the exploration and building elements, but also more story and monsters to take down.
Release Date: 02/11/2016, updated in 2022
Out Now: Amazon Fire, Android, Mac, PC, Xbox One and iOS
Components: 3D Third-Person and Blocks
Build A Boat for Treasure (Roblox) is a strategy game where build your ship (or anything else) from different materials and set sail for adventure. Doing this successfully earns new items and materials for your next build. Although this churn does...
Release Date: 06/09/2022, updated in 2022
Out Now: Android, Mac, PC, Switch and iOS
Components: 2D Overhead and Grid
Railbound is a track-bending puzzle game where you lay track, switch points, and use tunnels to get the carriages to the engine in the right order. Although it's the puzzles that keep you playing, there's also a real joy in connecting tracks and seeing...
Release Date: 15/09/2021
Components: 2D Overhead, Day and Night, Grid and Weather
Timberborn is a construction strategy game where you control a population of beavers, building a civilization and preparing for drought. You build waterways, storage houses, dams and more in a densely packed city as you manage resources, allocate...
Release Date: 13/05/2020
Out Now: PC, PS4, Xbox One and Xbox X|S
Components: 3D First-Person and Cartoon
Deep Rock Galactic is shooting game where you play a team of dwarves in a totally destructible world. You explore caves and battle enemy hordes that are different each time you play (like Left 4 Dead).
Release Date: 31/03/2016, updated in 2021
Out Now: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox X|S
Kerbal Space Program is a space flight simulation game where you direct a space program, staffed and crewed by aliens. It looks like a cute game for kids, but under its comic exterior is a hugely complex and engaging space simulation.
Release Date: 19/11/2021
Out Now: Apple TV, Mac and iOS
Lego Star Wars: Castaways is an action adventure game where you relive moments from the iconic Star Wars saga in Lego's typical tongue-in-cheek style. Explore a vibrant island bursting with minigames and fun details, or go on missions and destroy...
Release Date: 01/08/2020
Lego Super Mario is a running and jumping game you play in the real world with an electronic Mario toy. A series of Lego sets provide special bricks that the Mario toy can detect. The timer starts as you move the toy through the level and trigger...
Release Date: 12/10/2022
Lego Bricktales is a physics-based puzzle where you work to help your grandfather relaunch his rundown amusement park. You explore a series of jungle, desert, city, castle and island dioramas to help people by building things. Unlike other Lego games...
Release Date: 01/03/2021
Components: 2D Side-On and Blocks
Lego Vidiyo (pronounced Lego Video) is a music game where you use an app and physical Lego to create music videos to share. The app is free, but you buy the sets that come with special tiles that unlock music loops and effects. You can use the camera on...
Release Date: 08/09/2022
Out Now: Android, Mac, PC and iOS
Components: 2D Side-On, Cards, Grid and Hand-Made
Isle of Arrows is a strategy game where you defend a magical crystal from waves of enemies. Using randomly assigned pieces and cards that grant you bonus abilities, you construct the invader's path and then fortify it to travel on with weapons, traps,...
Release Date: 30/11/2021, updated in 2021
Out Now: PS4 and PS5
Components: 2D Overhead and Blocks
Claustrofactory is a time management factory simulation. You build factories on a grid to connect their processes and make products using conveyors and assemblers and pickers. It's an unusual efficiency challenge where the best system will score the...