'LEGO Universe' welcomes month-long snowfall

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LEGO Universe, the online multiplayer game featuring LEGO's iconic mini figures and building blocks, is to receive a new zone called Frostburgh for thirty days from November 30 onwards.

Players will be able to take part in snowball fights, build houses out of gingerbread, search for candy canes and tame new reindeer pets as well as meet new characters with names such as Sugarplum Fritz and Hansel Tinseland.

One of the game's racetracks is also to receive a seasonal make-over, and players will be given a new mission to complete for each day of Frostburgh's Frostivus festival period.

The add-on is unlikely to distract too much from World of Warcraft's December 7 expansion, Cataclysm, which too is an enthusiasm-boosting addition for a fellow subscription-based computer game.

On the other hand, LEGO Universe is like Club Penguin, MapleStory, and Hello Kitty Online, in that it's aimed at a wider age-range and, quite often, at parents and children looking for a Warcraft equivalent that they can play through together.

Watch the LEGO Universe Frostburgh video on YouTube, or visit LEGOUniverse.com for more information.

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