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Two LEGO computer games I've owned since the late 90s or early 2000s, LEGO Rock Raiders and LEGO Creator Knights' Kingdom, came in big boxes like most other PC games at the time. In the boxes were these CD jewel cases lined with 14 studs along their spines:

Of course, these studs are compatible with any LEGO SYSTEM bricks and minifigures. You can also stack these jewel cases on top of one another, as there are tubes along the respective side on the bottom of each case.

Which other computer games came in these special LEGO jewel cases, or at least which era were they from? I think LEGO designated categories for these video games too, but I can't really remember.

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Wow, I remember these. Certainly takes me back! These versions of the cases I believe were used right back in about 1997-1999 when Lego first started releasing PC games. Exact information is hard to come by, but I personally still have (in a box in my cupboard) the cases for Lego Chess, Creator, Racers, and Loco, some of the first PC games released, all with the studded case.

My brother's later version of Creator: Harry Potter (2001) came in the much less exciting standard cases:

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A lot of the early early games came in a chunky box that had a compartment for the game, as well as a small section for a lego toy.

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I know this was the case for Loco, and I believe (if memory serves) was the same for Creator.

Ahh, I remember stacking the studded cases in different ways while I waited for the games to load...

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Not fair! My copy of LEGO Loco only came with the manual in a big box, and no studded case or toy :( (have a +1 though!) –  BoltClock Dec 27 '11 at 17:06
    
Why thank you :) and yes I don't know why Lego stopped them. I also remember in particular they did a lego city hardback book, that came in a cardboard case with big yellow brick-esque studs on it, that also had a compartment for lego pieces that you could build along with throughout the book. Good times! –  Ali Maxwell Dec 27 '11 at 17:13
    
Never seen that before. I can only imagine... –  BoltClock Dec 27 '11 at 17:17
    
Yep, I've got a copy of LEGO Creator that came with a "turbo" motor trike (with flames coming out of the exhaust). They still make the hardback books with bricks, I got an Atlantis one for my son last summer. –  Zhaph - Ben Duguid Dec 27 '11 at 21:12

I had/have a collection of the first set of Lego games. The ones I had with a studded case as are as follows (will attempt to get pictures).

  • LEGO Creator (Standard, non Harry Potter or Knights Kingdom)

  • LEGO Loco

  • LEGO Chess (never managed to beat the final game...)

  • Legoland

  • LEGO Stunt Rally (4 players on one computers was, and still is, rare. And squishy)

  • LEGO Alpha Team

  • LEGO Creator: Knights' Kingdom.

Here's the two games I can currently find, Creator and Alpha Team. enter image description here

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LEGO Alpha Team was a great theme with a not-so-great game (compared to Rock Raiders, at least) :/ –  BoltClock Feb 8 '12 at 10:49
    
@BoltClock, I liked the Lego Alpha Team game...made me think a bit. Never had the Rock Raiders game. –  tombull89 Feb 8 '12 at 15:58

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