Awesome mashup: 'Lego Dimensions' combining bricks, entertainment franchises with a video game

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The creators of the "Lego" video games are building their own rendition of a toys-to-life franchise.

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games unveiled plans Thursday for "Lego Dimensions," a game and toy line combining real-world Lego bricks and figures with virtual game worlds depicted on screen. It's similar to the popular "Skylanders," ''Disney Infinity" and "ambiio" series.

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"Lego Dimensions" will blend together several Lego-ized versions of entertainment properties, including "The Lord of the Rings," ''Back to the Future," DC Comics and "The Wizard of Oz."

"Dimensions" is set for release Sept. 27. A starter pack will cost $100 and include the game, a reader and bricks to build a Lego portal, as well as figures of Batman, the Batmobile, Gandalf and Wyldstyle from "The Lego Movie."