'Lego Rock Band': no Paul or Ringo, but Iggy pops in

lego-rock-band_lThe Beatles: Rock Band has been getting all the buzz this week, but that doesn’t mean we’ve forgotten about all the other music games out there, particularly with news like this: Legendary punk rocker Iggy Pop is going to play a prominent role in Lego Rock Band. LRB plays like the other Rock Band games, except that it replaces the cascading notes with Lego blocks, and adds Lego-centric challenges such as toppling over towers of blocks with well-strummed guitar riffs. Iggy will instruct you in LRB’s in-game tutorial and will be a playable (and, true to his image, shirtless) character in the game.

While Iggy is certainly one of the stranger choices to endorse a game aimed at young pretend-rockers — really, how many kids actually know who Iggy Pop is? — his inclusion is consistent with the wry quirkiness that’s become the trademark of other Lego videogames like Lego Star Wars and Lego Batman. It’s almost a sure-thing that Lego Rock Band will be the third-best-selling music game this holiday season after Beatles: Rock Band and Guitar Hero 5.

What do you think PopWatchers? Do any of these games make you want to dust off the plastic guitar or are you getting tired of all of the encore performances?

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  • Sara

    So I just got Beatles Rock Band (that’s on top of an earlier version of both Rock Band and Guitar Hero), but Lego Rock Band sounds strangely appealing. Maybe it’s just the cute factor, but I’m kind of excited for this.

  • Scott P

    Don’t forget that the tweens might remember Iggy from “The Adventures of Pete & Pete” on Nickelodeon.

  • Liza

    I love the Lego games and I am interested in how this one turns out! Sounds like fun to me!

  • Cole9219

    I love the LRGo games. This sounds good but I am more excited for LEGO Harry Potter. May buy it

  • Laura K.

    I want Jack Black’s game. Love the Lego games in general, but this just sounds a little weird.

  • Millis

    I can’t wait for this and my kids are exctied too.We just saw some of the songs at LegoSongs dot com.

  • JJ

    We went to LegoSongs.Com and they got a great list of tunes for Lego Rock Band.Check it out if you get the chance.

  • Alice In Underwear

    Hey JJ thanks for the website LegoSongs.com they have some great Lego Links also.

  • Jabber1

    Can’t wait for lego rock band I just went to LegoSongs.Com and tried some of the links.Way cool.

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