Hi, my name is Louise and I am the Lead Artist on LEGO City Undercover and I wanted to tell you a bit about how we made it.
It has taken about three years to make as the City is so enormous! There are over 20 different regions around the City as well as more than 40 different level areas such as this Chinese temple with a dragon that comes alive!
There is Bright Lights Plaza with its theatres and neon,
Festival Square with lots of fairground rides, a beach with a giant roller coaster and a farm yard with pigs you can shoot from cannons!
Here is a Karate Dojo where you get to fight against these guys,
And there is a Space Island with moon buggies on it!
My favourite is Fresco which is like a beautiful little Italian town and reminds me of being on holiday :-)
There were over 30 artists on the team who created LEGO City Undercover, which not only included the environment artists, but lots of other specialists too.
We had Character Artists creating all the crazy characters.
LEGO Vehicle Artists who made all of the hundreds of amazing vehicles
And Prop Artists creating all the zillions of brilliant props
Then we also have UI Graphic Artists who make all the on screen icons, maps and symbols to help you navigate around the game.
And VFX Artists who make the amazing visual effects, so that when something explodes or transforms etc it looks even more impressive!
Being an artist on a video game is really great fun! You get to create amazing things that don’t exist in real life, so you can really let your imagination go wild. I’m sure you can imagine how entertaining it is creating all these crazy props, characters and vehicles and I feel very lucky to have a job where we can make fun things all day!
I hope you enjoy playing LEGO City Undercover as much as we enjoyed making it!