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The Brickster
Brickster
Theme:

LEGO Island

Accessories:

Pixie Cap

Years:

1997, 2001 - 2003

Appearances
The Brickster is ready for some tricks, sir!
―The Brickster from LEGO Island 2: The Brickster's Revenge.

The Brickster is the primary antagonist of the LEGO Island video games; 5731 LEGO Island, 5774 LEGO Island 2: The Brickster's Revenge and Island Xtreme Stunts. However, the Brickster also appears as the main antagonist in the video game Soccer Mania.

History

According to the bonus material included in the LEGO Island PC box set, the Brickster was created by the Infomaniac several zillion years ago. The two were best friends until the Informaniac decided that he wanted to create new friends to play with. Outraged, the Brickster began to steal bricks from LEGO Island and left to create his own island, now known as Ogel Island (Ogel for short). Ogel Island, however, stood for the opposite of all that LEGO stands for. It has no relation to the character Ogel (although there are mentions on LEGO.com that the Brickster wished to be like Ogel).

LEGO Island

Sometime between the events of the Brickster's departure from LEGO Island and the start of the game, the Brickster was imprisoned in the LEGO Island jail. He made a call to the local pizzeria to order one of Papa Brickolini's ultra hot and spicy pizzas, posing as Nick Brick. He used the pizza to melt the lock to his jail cell and then took the nearby helicopter. The Brickster then stole the red brick on top of the Information Center and the Ambulance. He proceeded to terrorize the island by stealing the buildings and the bricks that make them up. Pepper Roni was sent out to retrieve the parts for the police helicopter, which the Brickster had hidden throughout the island. Once the helicopter was complete, Pepper captured the Brickster by shooting pizzas at him, stuffing the Brickster until he couldn't move anything, allowing him to then be caught by Nick Brick. He was then imprisoned in the new LEGO Island jail.

LEGO Island 2

In LEGO Island 2, after being in jail for some time, the Brickster began his long-winded plan to escape. He had many pizzas delivered to him (although he wasn't allowed anything with more than one pepper) and saved the peppers. Once he had enough peppers, he ate them all and used his "Brickster dragon breath" to melt to door of the jail and escape (again). Shortly after, he stole the Constructopedia from the Information Center and tore out its pages (destroying the buildings in LEGO Island) and scattered them across the world. He then called the Brickster bots from Ogel Island to harass the people of LEGO Island while he escaped back to Ogel. Eventually, Pepper Roni was able to collect all the missing pages of the Constructopedia and journey to Ogel to defeat the Brickster, who had kidnapped Mama and Papa Brickolini so that he could have pizzas whenever he wished. After a short battle, the Brickster was once again defeated by pizzas thrown by Pepper but this time was imprisoned in a small tower on Ogel.

Island Xtreme Stunts

In Island Xtreme Stunts, the Brickster promised to reform in order to be let out of jail. He helped Pepper film the action scenes for the movie, taking the place of the bad guy. After Pepper filmed the parachuting scene, the Brickster revealed that his involvement in the film was merely a cover for his evil plan: using Brickster Bots to build a tower from which he could deconstruct the world. He kidnapped the Infomaniac, went to the top of the mountain, and began dropping objects around the island. After avoiding the obstacles and racing to the top of the mountain, Pepper had to face off against The Brickster. The Brickster had five lives and three different powers. The first was one where he'd jump on the ground, sending out a shockwave, but it made him vulnerable to being thrown off the edge. The second granted him super speed, where he'd run at high speeds toward the center. The last was to call up Brickster bots to push Pepper off the edge. Once defeated, the Brickster was captured. He was given yet another chance to be free, but he refused. Once in prison, he found something and began to laugh.

Soccer Mania

The Brickster, like in the LEGO Island series, is the main antagonist in Soccer Mania. After the player's team had won the first few matches, the team was to be awarded with a trophy, but The Brickster appeared and stole the trophy, then disappeared. The player's team then had to hunt down The Brickster while playing football matches along the way. Eventually they discovered that he had escaped in a Spaceship and as a result had to win more matches in order to unlock a spaceship. The player discovered The Brickster again on Mars, and had to play against the Martian team and the Brickster-Bot team. The Brickster then assembled a football team of his own to play against the player. Once The Brickster's team was defeated, The Brickster was "safely" locked in the Spaceship hold, after it set off again from Mars. The Brickster is seen clutching a key at the end.

LEGO Racers 2

The Brickster makes a cameo in LEGO Racers 2. In the opening cutscene when Rocket Racer picks up a paper reporting his race in LEGO Racers, and a picture on the back of the paper shows The Brickster behind bars.

LEGO Adventures

In LEGO Adventures! Magazine Issue 3, The Brickster was robbing a bank vault when his robbery was revealed by clumsy construction workers who accidentally knocked a hole in the wall of a bank. He rushed away on a motorcycle, only to be caught in a makeshift trap by another group of construction workers.

In LEGO Adventures! Magazine Issue 8, The Brickster, after robbing a bank, was met outside by Highway Patrolman Bill. The Brickster ran away, throwing away part of the money he had stolen to stall Bill. Bill called Firefighter Jack, and the firefighters raced to The Brickster's location. They squirted him with a fire hose, stunning him until Bill arrived.

In LEGO Adventures! Magazine Issue 11, The Brickster attempted to a steal a backhoe from Builder Pete. After being foiled, he stole another construction vehicle, this time evading Highway Patrolman Bill and "escaping" into an alley. The alley turned out to be a maze, and The Brickster, trapped, was captured by Bill and Pete.

In LEGO Adventures! Magazine Issue 15, The Brickster hid in a barrel to escape the city. However, when the barrel fell off a forklift it was sent rolling and The Brickster cried out, alerting Highway Patrolman Bill to his presence.

Key Chain

The Brickster keychain was available free with the purchase of LEGO Island 2: The Brickster's Revenge. It has movable parts just the same as the LEGO minifigures that come with LEGO sets, however the legs and head do not detach from the body. His left hand is blue and he has a black beanie (as he does in the game).

Appearances

Video Game Appearances

Variations

Brickster
Brickster Grey
Brickster LI1
Brickster LI2
Brickster Soccer Mania
The BricksterThe Brickster from 3387 BricksterThe Brickster in 5731 LEGO IslandThe Brickster in 5774 LEGO Island 2: The Brickster's RevengeThe Brickster in Soccer Mania


Notes

  • The Brickster has one blue hand. This is likely so that he would never be caught red-handed.
  • The Brickster's hat in the first LEGO Island video game is just a regular black cap turned backwards. In other games, it is a black beanie or toque.
  • The Brickster has robotic Henchmen called Brickster-Bots, however was also assigned with human henchman in the theme Island Xtreme Stunts.
  • The Brickster has appeared in more video games than any of the other characters from the LEGO Island series, he is also one of the two character's from the LEGO Island series to appear in any game outside of the LEGO Island trilogy; the other being Sky Lane in LEGO Universe.
  • The Brickster is the only criminal on LEGO Island.
  • At the end of the game the Brickster reveals the only reason he did his scene in LEGO Island Extreme Stunts is because he didn't have a house.
  • In LEGO Adventures! Magazine, the Brickster does not have his usual face. Instead, he looks like Jailbreak Joe.
  • The Brickster's name is an obvious pun on "the trickster".



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