The LEGO Group has announced
that it will be closing down the LEGO Universe
MMO at the end of January. Unfortunately, a lack of players has led to the servers and everything going offline on January 31, 2012. Subscribers who have active, paid memberships as of December 31, 2011 will not be charged for the final month of gameplay.
It is always sad to see an ambitious project come to an early end. I was always fond of the LEGO Universe concept and through that there was a ton of potential in the idea. Unfortunately, that potential never came to fruition and the results are one less MMO up and running in the world.