9 Best Switch Lego Games to Play Today

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Lego is a cultural identity that spans from the era of the 1930s. However, its popularity outbreak in the 2000s meant you get Lego-based movies, games, and merchandise. For example, Lego will collaborate with Ferrari, so you can access Lego-based Ferrari’s latest Hypercar or the Iron Man sitting on your desk. And the trend continues as we witness the Lego games on almost every console out there, be it PS5, XBOX, and handheld Nintendo Switch.

Despite Nintendo Switch’s relatively new presence in the console market, the popularity of Lego games is not surprising. The developers are also keen to release Lego-based games due to the demand.

Lego Games on Switch: A Unique Take

The Switch is a hand-held device aimed at gamers of all ages. This reflects in the gamer audience. You can find a small kid playing their favorite game or an adult finding time to use the Switch while playing on the go. Both are the same, but in different phases of their life — most importantly, they love playing Switch Lego games. And the credit goes not only to how Switch hardware is designed but also to game developers that craft games for a broader audience.

Lego games on Switch are no different. They offer a unique take on Lego, appealing to gamers of all ages. For example, you can take Lego Brawls, an excellent pick-up and play-style fighting game similar to Super Smash Bros. 

And then, there is Lego Bricktales, which offers a low-stress puzzle-building experience that rewards creative thinking and action — ideal for every gamer, despite their age or game preference. On top of these, you also get a Lego adaptation of movies and popular themes, including Harry Potter, Jurassic World, Start Wars, and Disney Pixar’s Incredibles.

Undoubtedly, Switch can be your best friend when playing Lego games. These games are designed to be easy to pick up and continue, making them ideal for the Switch console. With that in mind, let’s list the best Switch Lego games you can play immediately.

Lego Brawls

Lego Brawls is a fun and unique take on a brawler-fighting style game, which looks inspired by the likes of Super Smash Bros. Here, you get access to an Ultimate Brawler Builder that lets you create a unique Lego avatar by using the available Lego parts — with over 77 trillion possibilities.

LEGO Brawls for Switch
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You also get access to themes — Monkie Kid, Ninjago, Pirate, and so on. These are unlockable modes and require grinding. You can unlock them while playing different game modes such as free-for-brawl, versus, co-op, and classic battle royale mode (up to 8 players).

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However, the game does have its own set of problems. It is not properly optimized, which can lead to choppy gameplay. 

  • Developer: Red Games Co.
  • Estimated time to complete: 2 – 7 hours.
  • Performance: Not properly optimized, stutters, and lags.
  • Release Date: September 2, 2022

Lego DC Super-Villains

Do you want to witness the DC-themes Lego world where you play as a villain? Then, check out Lego DC Super Villians, where you get to create your villain, wreaking havoc in the action-packed story, set in an open world with a DC universe theme.

LEGO DC Super Villains

The task of terrorizing the DC universe is fun, considering that the Justice League has disappeared, and you now have to deal with their counterparts, the “Justice Syndicate.” And, the ordeal becomes more exciting when you work with the best villains of all time: The Joker with other renowned DC Super-Villians.

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  • Developer: Traveller’s Tales
  • Estimated time to complete: 10 hours for the main story and 44 hours for the completionist.
  • Performance: Great performance, no lags or stutters.
  • Release Date: October 16, 2018

Lego The Incredibles

Lego The Incredibles takes you on the journey of the Parr family as you defeat enemies in style. The game is based on the popular Disney-Pixar films: The Incredibles and Incredibles 2, making it an ideal pick for Incredibles fans! And you can play the game with family and friends as it supports a 2-player couch co-op.

Lego The Incredibles
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Lego The Incredibles offers story-based levels and sandbox elements. You must use your brawn to defeat the enemies and your brains to solve the game’s puzzles. You also get access to the epic hub world that includes Municiberg.

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  • Developer: TT Fusion
  • Estimated time to complete: 7 hours for the main story, 21 hours for the completionist.
  • Performance: Good performance, no lags or stutters.
  • Release Date: June 15, 2018

Lego Harry Potter: Collection

Are you a Harry Potter fan? If you are, then you must get the Lego Harry Potter: Collection that includes all the Harry Potter adventures, including Harry Potter: Years 1-4 and Harry Potter: Years 5-7. The Harry Potter books and movies inspire all the adventures. You get to learn all the spells, build potions, and relive all the experiences, Lego style.

Lego Harry Potter: Collection

As you might have guessed, you start your journey as Harry Potter with the option to switch between different characters, such as Hermione and Ron. The world is challenging as you defeat monsters through Hogwarts Castle, the Forbidden Forest, Diagon Alley, and Hogsmeade Village.

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As for performance, you get a mixed bag. The Harry Potter: Years 1-4 runs flawlessly at 60FPS, but Years 5-7 suffers from noticeable lag.

  • Developer: Traveller’s Tales
  • Estimated time to complete: 27-54 hours for single-player, 50 hours for co-op.
  • Performance: Mixed bag, Years 1-4 runs at 60FPS, Years 5-7 suffers from lag.
  • Release Date: October 18, 2018

Lego Jurassic World

The Lego Jurassic World game brings you closer to dinosaurs in a Lego-style game. It captures the Jurassic films and lets you relive the adventure by following the epic storylines of Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park III, and Jurassic World. There are also bits and pieces inspired by The Lost World: Jurassic Park.

Lego Jurassic World

TT Fusion does an excellent job of rendering the story and adding a touch of humor to them. They created epic scenes and action sequences while giving you and your co-op buddy (supports up to 2 players) the freedom to explore the grounds of Isla Sorna and Isla Nublar. They also did a good job optimizing the game for Switch, as it runs flawlessly on the system.

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And, if you fancy becoming a dinosaur, you can do so — with a choice from 20 dinosaurs, including the Raptor, Triceratops, and so on. That’s not all; you also get to create and manage your own dinosaur collection.

  • Developer: TT Fusion
  • Estimated time to complete: 11 hours for the main story and 30 hours for the completionist.
  • Performance: Great performance out of the box.
  • Release Date: September 17, 2019

Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2

Avengers Assemble! Or what about Marvel Heroes Assemble?

Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 let you play as your favorite heroes and supervillains from the Marvel universe. You can throw lightning attacks as Thor or play as the time-traveling Kang the Conqueror — as it brings all the major characters from the Marvel universe to fight in an epic cosmic battle set in the city of Chronopolis!

Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2

The open-world design allows you to explore different questlines that take you to time travel across the universe. You can go to New York City in 2099 or Ancient Egypt. While traveling the world, you get to fight enemies through new battle modes or invite your family and friends (the game supports up to 4 local players) through battle arenas and themed challenges.

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Like Lego Jurassic World, Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2 also performs smoothly. However, some players may feel the heroes’ mechanics to be a tad jittery.

  • Developer: Traveller’s Tales
  • Estimated time to complete: 13 hours for the main story and 59 hours for the completionist.
  • Performance: Great out of the box, but laggy hero animations and mechanics.
  • Release Date: November 14, 2017

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

If you have to relive The Skywalker Saga, there won’t be any better choice than playing the Lego take on it. In the Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, you play non-stop across the action and story-telling by controlling the characters yourself.

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
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The Lego’s take ensures you can enjoy every part of the epic Skywalker Saga. You’re free to choose the trilogy and get to play more than 300 playable characters. You can unlock all 23 planets and seamlessly travel across them to explore at your own pace.

Apart from locations, you also get access to 100+ vehicles, using them to join dogfights against the capital ships, including the famous Super Star Destroyer. The combat is also well done, with plenty of combos to explore with formidable enemies that will test your Jedi skills.

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Lastly, The Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga performs well in hand-held and docked versions, especially during big dogfights.

  • Developer: Traveller’s Tales
  • Estimated time to complete: 19 hours for the main story and 86 hours for the completionist.
  • Performance: Works excellent in hand-held and docked mode.
  • Release Date: April 5, 2022

Lego Worlds

Do you fancy a Minecraft-type Lego game? If so, check out Lego Worlds, where you can create anything imaginable. The game utilizes procedural generation, ensuring you always get a unique world to play in with a dynamic Lego model population.

Lego Worlds
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The customization starts with your character and then flows into the in-game creations. You can create different types of vehicles, including horses, dragons, and helicopters! Also, your world is entirely customizable as far as your creativity takes you. Furthermore, you can invite your friend as it allows up to two players multiplayer. You can show them your creations or play competitively.

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The performance on the switch is smooth, with a constant frame rate.

  • Developer: Traveller’s Tales
  • Estimated time to complete: 11 hours for the main story and 39 hours for the completionist.
  • Performance: Smooth performance in both hand-held and docked mode.
  • Release Date: September 5, 2017

The Lego Movie 2 Videogame

The Lego Movie 2 Videogame is yet another Lego game that takes you to a new world where you complete missions, fight enemies, and explore the Systar System. You play as Emmet and team up with heroic characters to fight alien monster invaders.

The Lego Movie 2 Videogame
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The Lego Movie 2 is inspired heavily by Lego Worlds as you use your master-building skills to do tasks in the world. However, it is less expansive and sandbox-friendly than the latter.

The performance aspect is also well-done, with good performance in hand-held mode.

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  • Developer: Traveller’s Tales
  • Estimated time to complete: 7 hours for the main story, 17 hours for the completionist.
  • Performance: Smooth performance in both hand-held and docked mode.
  • Release Date: February 26, 2019

Conclusion

Lego games are very different compared to the mainstream AAA games. They’re fun to start and play with; even kids can enjoy their charming aspects. However, it also appeals to adults who want to enjoy the Lego games’ different themes. And, there is no better way to play than using Nintendo Switch — be it the Skywalker Saga, Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, or the sandbox environment of the Lego World and Lego Movie 2. 

If you like character customizations on this Nintendo console, you don’t want to miss out on these Switch RPGs!

Nitish Singh
Nitish Singhhttp://www.techaltair.com
For the past 20 years, Nitish has been an avid gamer. His primary focus is on PC games, but he also enjoys exploring the worlds of Nintendo, XBOX, and PlayStation. Nitish is always looking for new games to try out and is particularly fascinated with emulation.

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