My son and I are deep into season two of Knight Rider. He’s a big fan of KITT Rider. I finally came across the Lego Dimensions Knight RIder Fun Pack at GameStop.
Which, of course, he loved.
Which, also of course, started making me want to see how it played in the official game. My lovely wife found the game on Amazon for $40, down from like $120 when it first came out, so for Valentine’s Day, we got it for him as a gift. It was going to be an Easter present but I couldn’t wait that long, plus, I was hoping we could get some sets for Easter. He’s really into Ghostbusters now so I’m hoping to get one of the sets for him so he can get Echo-1.
We bounce between Classic Knight Rider on the NBC app, Real Ghostbusters on Netflix and 2008 Knight Rider whenever he points to it on the NBC app. I can’t get a feel for his routine when it comes to the new show. I read that it gets the feeling of the classic show, after the 13th episode but we’re on the fourth episode so we’re never going to get there.
Luckily, I found this video when we got home from GameStop –
Thanks to HappyThumbsGaming for hosting the video.
That way, my son didn’t have to wait until we got the game to build KITT. That would have been pretty unacceptable. I knew there must have been instructions somewhere online for it. The packaging tells you how to build Michael Knight, not like one couldn’t figure it out on their own.
When he was carrying around the box the mini-figures came in, he really wanted the other two versions of KITT that can be made with his pieces. Which, if they were like three dollars each, I would totally buy so he could have all three running around.
One is Goliath, the truck Garth (Goateed Michael Knight) and another is an airship –
Still a super missed opportunity the show never had Garth drive KARR, probably would have happened in the fifth season. Seems like an obvious choice but maybe too obvious? Would have been a cheap episode to do as well, it really writes itself!
In the game, Walker Dennis really don’t like KITT not being in his proper build but we need him to be a truck sometimes (for tolling purposes) and a jet (for flying purposes). So I usually transform him back.
Walker Dennis is really obsess with Bad KARR and wanting to see him in the game.
Thanks to kwingsletplays for hosting the video that contains the KARR storyline.
The game is super fun and as soon as it instructs you to place the characters on the gamepad, you can throw Michael Knight and KITT on it and paly from the very beginning. It olds seven pieces and we have six with those two and Batman, Gandalf, and Wildstylez, plus the Batmobile so its pretty fun having all the characters on the screen at one time.
We haven’t played in a while but I’ve been having an itch to do it. And it doesn’t take much time to swap one game disc for another, I’m just lazy about not wanting to do it.
As I couldn’t find any real information on the Knight Rider world, which makes sense as how many people were super excited to buy the fun pack but I wanted information and only really found the one FAQ.
I could not find a comprehensive list of what characters were needed so I had to make one myself –
So the list breaks down like this :
(T)he requirements of the Knight Rider World. You’ll need characters that can or have access to the following – Dig, Intelligence, Deflect, Disguise, Mini Access, Diffndo Spell, Drones, Swords, Smash Red Demo objects, and the TARDIS
So the most important characters will be Hermione and Mission Impossible’s Ethan. They will get you access to half of the gold bricks.
I also know at some point, you’ll need the Goonies pack and the kids are helpful towards some of the gold bricks too.
There is an air race that I can’t seem to get activated. I could when I had Michael Knight jump through it so maybe I need a flying character that doesn’t require a vehicle as KITT Jet can clearly get me up there but then nothing. Which lead to me really putting studs towards him.
So Hermione and the Mission Impossible set are on my short list, up there with the Doctor / TARDIS / K9 set. I wanted the Scooby Doo one but then I ended up buying Walker Dennis a Hot Wheels Mystery Machine so he’s good now.
In game, I’m pretty much stuck on the Simpsons level, not stuck, just not made any progress but clearly I don’t have a lot of characters as I’m missing out on several items that need key characters. I got KITT pretty powered up, having all three builds unlocked. That was a high priority and I’ll probably stick to unlockables for the Knight Rider World to dedicate what I purchase next, except for sweet deals I come across, which I haven’t come across any. I thought for sure it would be happening with the news that the game isn’t being supported anymore.
I’m hoping to buy a slew of items while they are on sale or on clearance before they become rare collector items.
As we like Arrow, I would love to get the Green Arrow figure for the game but he is a costly fellow, just like Supergirl, another one I would like to own.
My wife would like to get all of the Harry Potter folks and the Lord of the Ring sets, so those would be nice. Walker Dennis wants the Ghostbusters ones as he’s all about the cartoon, Slimer, and the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man. He really enjoyed the movie, not as many ghosts or Slimer as I remembered but that film really holds up.
Here is the page that contains all of the sets –
The ones we really want –
The Lego Batman Movie
Back to the Future, I’m a fan but my son would just want the DeLorean figure.
Portal 2, my wife and I loved that game. I wished GLaDOS was an option.
Doctor Who, I really enjoy the idea that all 12 (13 with the War Doctor) Doctors are represented whenever the Doctor dies. Shame they can’t update the disc to include the new 13th Doctor.
Ghostbusters, as long as we get an Ecto-1, one way or the other.
Mission Impossible, just because Ethan Hunt is required for several of the Gold Bricks in the Knight Rider World.
The Goonies, I like the film enough but we need the Skeleton Organ for one of the gold bricks in the Knight Rider World.
Scooby-Doo, for that sweet Mystery Machine
DC Comics, as I want my son to have a Joker to the Batman (that’s how they get you).
Harry Potter, for my wife
I wouldn’t mind a Teen Titans Go! for Raven and Beast Boy but they are not a high priority.
The Three Lord of the Ring packs (Gollum / Legolas / Gimli)
The Lego Movie Bad Cop just for the police car.
DC Comics, I’ll want the Wonder Woman, Superman and Bane ones but I’ll be fine with Cybord and Aquaman too, especially if they are pretty inexpensive.
Ghostbusters, Stay Puft with Terror Dog (is that what they were officially called?!) and Slimer
Harry Potter, for Hermione Granger, I would just pass on the Team Pack, if it was up to me. Which it is as my wife isn’t even watching us play and Hermoine checks a lot of boxes. I’m sure Ron would have been planned for Year 3, if they were given the chance.
It looks like a big list but really it boils down to Doctor Who, Hermoine, and Mission Impossible. From there, I’ll have to see which characters I’ll still need for the gold bricks.
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I do like how they have a Powerpuff Girls Team Pack and a Fun Pack so you can get all three of the girls. Tricky to not just throw them all in and just not have a vehicle but that’s how they get you to buy two of them.
Teen Titans Team with Raven and Beast Boy and the Fun Pack with Starfire would be fun, once we got the Lego Batman pack with Robin. Without Robin, that team doesn’t quite come together in my mind. Shame there is no Flash representative, especially with Supergirl and Arrow having figures. I’m sure he would have been part of the third year.
Other fun ones would be A-Team for that sweet van and Back to the Future for the train.
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Here is what would have been part of Year 3.
Looney Tunes would have been nice for me but Walker Dennis doesn’t have any real conncection to them. I should work on that. I tried to get him into Tiny Toons but starting with the pilot wasn’t smart on my part. I’ll try again if it is still on Hulu after we get done with Ghostbusters, if we ever do. Season One has 75 episodes alone! Though I’m ready to jump out once they become Slimer & the Real Ghostbusters.
Kong and Godzilla would have been fun, though I wonder how that would work in the levels themselves. Probably just much smaller?
We probably would have eventually gotten all of the Arrow-verse sets.
Probably would have added the Hobbit to our wishlist.
Year Three would have been ambitious with Willy Wonka (for some reason?), Matrix, Planet of the Apes, Jaws, Jetsons, and the Flintstones. I just found out that Hot Wheels made the Flintstones car so I have my eyes open for that. I doubt I’ll ever see it while he’s still interested in Hot Wheels. Which I hope he never outgrows that hobby.
Year Three would have been pretty fun!