When a LittleBigPlanet kart racing game is announced some people are cautiously optimistic, some get excited… For me however, there’s only one correct course of action: Write a special edition of a weekly news digest and fill it with bad, racing-related puns. So, start your engines! It’s time for This Week in LittleBigPlanet!

Pocket Moon Podcast #13

At the front of the grid this week; Pocket Moon Podcast. In this episode Taffey and AmazingFlyingPoo are joined by jwwphotos to discuss all manner of topics ranging from the beauty of Journey to the face-clawingly bad trailer for Kinect Star Wars and of course the latest news from around the LittleBigPlanet Community.

Posted on 20th March | Listen to it on SoundCloud or iTunes

This is Just a Tribute

LittleBigNetwork launched a new contest this week: Tribute. You’re tasked with creating a level of any genre, but it must be a tribute to your favourite TV show, film or book. LBN have put together a pretty impressive prize pack for this one – a PlayStation Vita will be awarded to the creator the judges place at the top of the podium and PSN vouchers are up for grabs for three runners-up!

Posted on 20th March | Read more on LittleBigNetwork

LittleBigPlanet Karting Officially Announced

We all knew it but this week it was made official: LittleBigPlanet Karting got the green light and will be racing into stores later this year. The game is being developed by United Front Games (the studio behind ModNation Racers) in conjunction with Media Molecule exclusively for PlayStation 3. The game be compatible with LBP.me, includes a battle mode and will empower users to create all kinds of games.

Posted on 22nd March | Read more on LittleBigPlanet.com

LittleSigPlanet Keeps Part of LBP2Blog Alive

Last week LBP2Blog announced that it would be closing down but in it’s wake LittleBigPlanetarium and LittleBigLand have teamed-up to ensure part of the site’s legacy will live on so you can continue to create wheely awesome forum signatures. LBP2Blog’s popular tool has been moved to it’s own site, LittleSigPlanet. It has also been revamped with new themes and the team will continue adding new styles and features as the site develops.

Posted on 23rd March | Read more on LittleSigPlanet

LittleBigPlanetorials Return

After a lengthy pit stop (I’m running out of puns), Comphermc’s back to drop more knowledge bombs on you – and if anyone’s qualified to do so, it’s Compher! In the latest tutorial, he talks about the benefits of modular level design and how to avoid a tonne of headaches later by planning ahead and building levels in discrete chunks which can be taken apart and re-arranged easily. It’s a must-watch before you start your next project.

Posted on 24th March | Watch it on LittleBigPlanetarium

Sackinima Break it Down

The debut LittleBigPlanet Karting trailer and shows-off many of the exciting feature we have to look-forward to in the game. But there are a few things that the videos reveals that you might not have noticed among the fast cuts and explosions. Well fortunately, Moleynator has posted a video in which he drops it down a gear (scraping the barrel now) and points-out a few of the lesser-noticed factoids.

Posted on 24th March | Watch it on YouTube 

Contraption Challenge 15 Winner Announced

For Contraption Challenge 15 we set the community the challenge to make a non-wheeled vehicle capable of crossing rugged terrain. A few weeks ago we announced the final five and again asked you lot to vote for your favourite to decide the eventual winner. Now the votes have been counted and the winner has been revealed. There were loads of amazing entries but you’ll have to check out the blog post to find out who took pole position.

Posted on 24th March | Read more on Rocket Cheetah

This Week in DLC

We’re on the home straight now. Just the DLC left mention then I’ll let you go and recover from this onslaught of terrible gags. This week saw the release of the first in a series of free seasonal sticker packs. The Spring Creator Kit comes packed with around 30 awww-inspiring stickers including cute little chicks, lambs and butterflies. Perfect for your next shooting-range level! The pack is available now on the LittleBigStore and PlayStation Store.


p>We’ve finally reached the checkered flag! That’s wraps up this edition of This Week in LittleBigPlanet. If I missed anything cool, share it in the comments below and if you come across anything next week, let me know about it via TwitterFacebook or Google Plus