MMORPG.com writer, Carolyn Koh, has taken a first hand look at the LEGO Universe world and has an excellent report on the backstory, LEGO Universe factions and the unique appearance of items and equipment in the game. Check out Carolyn's report.
LEGO Universe is an MMO targeted towards kids of all ages although the slant is towards kids 6 to 14. As such, you aren’t expected to make a choice of class at the beginning of the game. Kids enter LEGO Universe and learn to play the game combating the Maelstrom, taming pets, running quests, collecting bricks and equipment, learning behaviors, and building and customizing their properties. About mid-game, they begin a sequence of missions which leads them to a choice between the different factions, which is more of a difference in play style than classes per se, as all the classes continue to combat the Maelstrom.
Read the entire LEGO Universe report.