The Legend comes to an end…

From LEGO Universe, to an evil gangster, to a shepherd that cannot blink, to a Robot City. All these things are The Legend Team. You may wonder why I am saying these things. Yes, it’s true that The Legend Team opened on November 4th 2011. But there is new truth. The Legend Team is closing. This is tragic and heartbreaking for all of us. The Team Members, the Testers, the Fans, yes. But it has to come.

It all started on November 4th, 2011. Me, rioforce, a kid that did not want LEGO Universe to leave, decided to open up a game “team” to re-create LEGO Universe. The Legend Team was the first LEGO Universe recreation team out there! I heard about the news at 11 AM that morning from a Tweet by Supersoradude on LEGO Universe News Forums. I was so sad! It had come! The end of LEGO universe had come! I had made so many friends! All the members on LUNF (LEGO Universe News Forums) were my friends! I met Hobino on LUNF and he’s my friend! I knew Dermy from The LEGO universe News blog! I knew all my friends over the internet. Most homeschoolers have friends. I don’t though. Living in a rural town with no neighbors, I had to ind my friends elsewhere. On the internet. In LEGO Universe. So I made The Legend Team. I knew nothing about making a video game. I wished I knew, but I didn’t.

So TLT failed making an LU remake using the LU files and Unity. So I got Gie005 on the team. He said he knew all about it, and I thought he did. He worked on the “game” on his computer and I watched his progress still wishing i could help. But he got tired of it and left TLT. We failed again. Then I launched a coder’s contest. Stopsecret entered this contest. Nobody else did. Stopsecret won the contest by default. He hoped he could work along side other coders but unfortunately, there as nobody else. Stopsecret was a pro in Blender, and I really liked his work! Stopsecret gave me tips and I actually learned Blender! I was so happy!

Then Project BUILD comes into the picture. They wanted us to merge with them. We did not want to be absorbed into them like The Nexus Project Wiki. Then Stopsecret announced to the team that he was going inactive from TLT for a while. He joined Project BUILD. Meanwhile at TLT, I learned some more Blender and Stopsecret was coding BrickBUILD for PB. I was modeling lots of models. Lots of low-poly models, and learning a lot in the process. Finally, I found out that SS was really active developing Project BUILD’s game. So Stopsecret said he was working for PB the entire time he was inactive. That’s fine. I am OK with what he wants to do. Now don’t get me wrong, Stopsecret is a great guy, ๐Ÿ™‚ it was just that our team was too unorganized and since I didn’t know anything about making a game earlier (before he became inactive) he felt like he was doing all the work and I know how that feels. It stinks. Anyway,just a few weeks ago, I said “Why don’t we change the storyline?” So I came up with an idea of Castles and Robots. Stopsecret liked space and future stuff and I liked Castles. I modeled a trash-bot and a couple other things and I was waiting on the team’s opinion of the new storyline. Well, I started watching cool tutorials on BlenderGuru. I was excited to learn more so for about a week I let the TLT blogs be alone. I was happy modeling cool stuff and then remembered TLT. I sighed long and hard. I was tired. Yes, tired of TLT. How can it be? TLT is so cool! Tired?! Yes, tired. I was the lone-modeler. The whole reason I made the Johnny Thunder poster is because I modeled a fedora so I could make a render of me saying “The Lone Modeler: Rioforce.”!

Either way, I started a new Idea right before Thanksgiving. A TLT Platforming game. A 3D Platformer though. As a matter of fact, I was happy with that idea. But deep down inside, I knew it wouldn’t work out. I was still tired of TLT. Right before I had that platforming idea though, I read a post by Stopsecret called “Addicted” on his blog. I realized he too was tired. Computers eat up people’s lives. So i made the idea for the platformer because I thought it might be easier. So yesterday, Stopsecret made a post on TLT basically saying he was leaving TLT. TLT was dying. I agreed. I was sad yet relieved. Here’s what I said:

Yes, I agree. I think the entire team agrees. I have wanted to make cool animated movies ever since I started liking Blender and because of TLT, I couldnโ€™t make those movies because I felt obligated to model and work on this dream of a game. I knew this day was coming. I knew it even before Stopsecret went D.I.M. I would be sad and happy if TLT closed because:

1. I learned lots about Blender. ๐Ÿ™‚

2. Made friends. ๐Ÿ™‚

3. Had a great time doing this. ๐Ÿ™‚

4. Loosing this progress weโ€™ve done. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

5. Looking at just a big shattered failure from November 4th, 2011 all the way to November ??, 2012. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

But most of all, I think Iโ€™ll be relived. I felt bad about this game since we had the downfall when the PB-merger talk happened. I feel relived that I do not have to worry that our game is getting less and less progress every day.

All things must come to an end, just sometimes, the end comes sooner than other times… So this is where I am right this second. Typing this post. I am sorry, but this is the end… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ


Here’s a little gallery of the things we have done over the year…

As you see, we’ve done a lot of work over the past year and we are proud of it. And don’t think that TLT was just a year wasted! I beleive that God placed all of the team members in this position to learn about ourselves. For example, Aronwk found out who he really wanted to be by going to a video game dev camp! I found that I like Blender. SS discovered how to make a networking game. Le717 made a few LDraw scripts. Just to name a few examples. ๐Ÿ™‚

Unfortunately, it’s time to get on with our real lives and stop The Legend Team. I am sorry, but that is the way it is… Thank you all for supporting The Legend Team and I hope you will not give up LEGO because of us, but that you will support the other game teams such as LEGO Nexus Adventures and Project BUILD.

Please do not unsubscribe to The Legend Team, though. I will be releasing some of the game builds and things soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

Again, thank you for supporting The Legend Team.

Thank you.

-Rioforce: Founder


Well, I was looking through the old archives and I found something I had made a long time ago. I guess we can use it now.

Rio had previously said about it a while after it was made : “Cool! The only thing that I would do to it, is make a more techno background, and color the minifig yellow, red, and blue. And also remove the date. It makes it look like a funeral.ย :P

Well, now it is sort of like a funeral, so it seems fitting :

Well, we hope you all enjoyed watching our team! ๐Ÿ™‚


48 comments on “The Legend comes to an end…

  1. Reblogged this on Nenens Blog of Fun and commented:
    I liked The Legend Team. it was my fav team, and the first team i saw.
    I am sad. i never really got to do much either, except advertise

  2. That is really good work you has there, and when i say something is good i truly mean it. I do not know why you decided to leave the project, but i think in my opinion that you did not focus on my track, i do not know if these are just random pictures or real in-game pictures, but what i ma trying to say that even if you all these things as scripts models etc, if you do not know how to adapt them into your own why are there work likely wasted. I am not so good at explaining stuff, s Emake of things are you only gonnna have some things from that, but the rest are you gonna build by your own. The story is the best thing you can truly have, and if you do not have a good story will the work be lowered. I am sad that all your hard work got for nothing, and i know how it feels like when your work get crushed. What i am trying to say is that you cannot only trust in god, i trust him to, but you will need to trust your own abblity. I think it is better to make one good thing, than make many bad things, if you understand what i mean. Your team are good at making wallpapers and poster, may be your team is gonna desgined psoters, who knows?

    • I know what you mean Shaf but God gave us all the abilities, and talents we have that is why i try not to build myself up with my abilities but God. And to have trust in my abilities is also to have trust in God that he will continue to allow my abilities and talents to grow. And yes TLT was a legend and i have no doubt it will be remembered but we were trying to do many things poorly then one thing right. I hope this was a learning experiance for everyone and that God will continue to work in our lives as we grow and help us to not only be better modelers, coders, or writers, but to be better people and to grow to be more like Him every day. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Wow,
    I am surprised, but not entirely. I knew you guys were tired, but not this tired. I haven’t commented much here because I had nothing to say, but now I do, thank you so much! Through you God showed me how to unlock my imagination. Also I would never have found about TLT, TLC, BUILD, or even nenen’s blog without you. I met so many new people and have seen so many cool things over the past months, because of you guys! Rio is right, this was not a year wasted, you gave hope, inspiration, friendship to a lot of obscure homeschoolers in the north! Thank you so very much for that!
    You have my prayers that you find your new passion,

    May the Legend live ever on!

    • You are welcome Unitx10! ๐Ÿ˜€ Always glad to reach homeschoolers, I being one myself. but, this year has not been a waste, with that I agree. Thank you for commenting, and for being a follower!

  4. Hello !
    I have seen the builds with my children and are fantastic.
    They take back so many memories ….
    Many thanks for your work all these months

    Please put the builds somewhere available for the future

    Many many thanks !!!!

  5. -Bows head- Rio, Stop, all, this was my most likely game to succeed. It always has. Now, i dont know where to go. BUILD isnt worth it, LNA’s exiled me, and most other teams dont even know i exist.

    I tried to join TLT. Rio said yes. I was in charge of designing Enemies and NPC’s for TLT. However….he wasnt telling the exact truth. Yes, i was going to be able to design stuff for him. However, i’d never be a full member of the team. I was distraught, and stopped. Now, i look at this, and i say this:
    The Legend doesnt have to end. Rio, Stop, you started a game that cant be shut down. Its gone too far. What i say? I say that you guys can take a break off TLT, while TLT countinues with a new temporary leader, and some new coders. Now, i dont nominate myself for this job, lets be honest:I suck at leading. But, i say someone else, like Le, takes a step up and brings back TLT.Maybe Stop and Rio, you’ll come back. But, for now, the Legend isnt over. I say we bring it back.
    And Rio, i forgive you for what you did….

    • @atom, actually I argree with you. TLT was already in closed pre-alpha. You did you much work, TLT! Your game IS ready. Only a extra world or something and then it could be released!

    • Come on guys, TLT can’t stop now! how about what Atomicscientist said. just take a rest, and start again fresh from rest! You guys gave me so much, I would NEVER have even MADE my blog if it was not for TLT. You made me Happy, you gave me Hope, Remember that saying, Try and Try again, even if at first you do not succeed, try and try again! and i say that to you, Try again TLT!

  6. Come on guys, TLT can’t stop now! how about what Atomicscientist said. just take a rest, and start again fresh from rest! You guys gave me so much, I would NEVER have even MADE my blog if it was not for TLT. You made me Happy, you gave me Hope, Remember that saying, Try and Try again, even if at first you do not succeed, try and try again! and i say that to you, Try again TLT!

  7. I have got a idea. I can make a site called ยดLegends Legacyยด and Rio can post the TLT online build there. I announce on that blog events sometimes then, and then we can play online with all the TLT fans on the TLT online game ๐Ÿ™‚
    I just need TLT’s agreedment.

  8. You may remember me. You may not remember me. I followed the making of this game for awhile. I mean a LONG while. It’s sad to see this go. I was even thinking about joining. But I guess life goes on. You know what they say: All good things must come to an end. But this may not be the end.
    Thank you for introducing me to blender and Unity, by the way. My skills have improved greatly.

  9. I truly do feel sorry that this game is no longer in development. I guess that it makes me feel like LU is finally over. The community especially – I’ve lost touch with most and now that this isn’t going on anymore, it truly is too bad.

    • LEGO Universe has been over since February, but yes, a lot of people thought that TLT was the “new LU” in a way. I am sorry that it had to close, but that is just how it goes…

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  11. I haven’t posted a comment in a long time! talk about inactive. well, I just wanted to say what a great job you guys did, and I think that all of you deserve a break. I have been watching your blog for quite a while, and you guys made great progress the whole way. Oh, and you had a good time doin it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Hey guys. Sorry about the delay in getting the builds back up. I have been working on the custom HTML and CSS code for the builds page, and once that is finished (itโ€™s almost done!), and get the builds all organized, they will be reposted. I still do not have a ETA, but they will be done soon. Sorry for the wait guys, but you will enjoy them when they are back out. ๐Ÿ˜‰


  13. Hey Guys,
    It’s kinda sad to see that TLT is going away, I wish you all a happy new year and lot’s of luck on your future projects!
    See ya, and good luck!

    If you ever want to contact me, just add me on skype : darwinanim8or

  14. Things have changed so much, I now understand more why this happened, and I certainly see it’s effect on my life.
    Thank you guys for all the work you’ve done.
    And I thank God for TLT.

    Maybe someday we could all come back together and make something. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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