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The Battle of Nimbus Station
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Main Location of The Battle of Nimbus Station
Enemies A variety of Stromlings

The Battle of Nimbus Station (often abbreviated as BoNS) is a survival-type instance based in the location of LEGO Universe's original brand trailer, which in turn was the first large battle between minifigures and the Maelstrom. There are 30 waves of enemies, each harder than the last.

The Battle of Nimbus Station is accessible in Nimbus Station near the Launchpad to Avant Gardens. It is the second minigame encountered in the game and was released on February 23rd, 2011.


The Battle of Nimbus Station is a Survival-Class minigame.

Players in Survival Minigames are ranked on how long they can survive, whereas here they are ranked by how fast they can smash the enemies.

Dragon Instance is a form of Survival as well, and was the first one seen to players in Beta and Alpha which had no time limit and also had respawn capabilities.

Game Progress

Unlike the more classic survival game, and the unreleased Gnarled Forest Survival, Battle of Nimbus Station actually has an ending, and is not pinned to a time limit, but to an enemy count. There are thirty "waves", most of which spawn enemies. If a player is smashed, like the original survival, they need to wait for the entire team to smash before they can rebuild.

After the team smashes a set number of enemies required to advance, the next wave begins after approximately 10 seconds. After a set number of waves, teams encounter a boss wave, followed by a recovery wave, followed by more normal waves until the next boss wave. In the recovery wave, smashables appear which contain power-ups, and players have a limited time to recover before the next wave begins.Later in the game, explosive crates appear which can smash a player instantly. There are item gathering rounds with no Maelstrom enemies at wave 8, 16, 23, 28 and 30, leaving 25 rounds of action.

After a team defeats the Four Riders of the Maelstrom in wave 29, the final 30th wave rewards them with a Treasure Chest, similar to the ones seen in the Dragon Instance. However, this chest drops almost any item from any world, including weapons, consumables, and other rares.

Named Enemies

Several enemies (or bosses) can be seen in the Cinematic Trailer who are named. Murgle Blotch and Whack Bliddo are labeled as champions, the Four Riders of Maelstrom are labeled "Maelstrom Rider". The four types of named enemies are a Hammer Stromling, Maelstrom Ape, Dark Spiderling, and Maelstrom Horsemen, although with much higher stats and more deadly attacks than normal ones. Named enemies can drop any item from any world, with the exception of Crux Prime.

The named enemies, or "bosses" appear in the following order:

Normal Enemies

The following normal enemies may appear in the normal waves:


  • Unlike the regular Nimbus Station, the lights seen around the plaza are red.


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