Traveller’s Tales’ Lego games have made silly stud-chasing surprisingly compelling over the last decade, but I still hold fond memories of the wonky construction games of the ‘90s – of Lego Racers’ nifty kart building tools, Rock Raiders’ reinforced cave roofs, and Legoland’s wholesale ripping-off of RollerCoaster Tycoon.
I’m dredging up the half-baked games of my childhood (sorry about that) because somebody’s gone and recast the most memorable rides, slides and candy floss stands from Chris Sawyer’s masterpiece in Danish bricks.
Aww. Now: who would you task with building a worthy simulation game around all this? Which studios are the latent Bullfrogs of today? Lionhead? Or Introversion?