LittleBigPlanet update: Santa is coming to LBP!

Little Big Planet Update

FREE DLC for your Christmas stocking!
The jolly man himself has now arrived on LittleBigPlanet to spread some festive cheer across the community. This FREE costume can now be picked up from the store, so head on over there today and surprise your friends when you next pop into their Pod!

Sackboy Santa

Once you and your friends are dressed up and feeling all Christmassy, you will be able to find all sorts of Christmas wonder throughout LittleBigPlanet and you can start your festive fun by visiting and queuing up these Winter Wonderlands.

Team Picks

We’ve got a couple of great games to feature in this week’s LittleBigPlanet 2: Team Picks, one is an arcade shooter that will see you guiding a friendly dragonfly to safety; the other is a classic Lights Out puzzler that will really get those brain cells working hard whilst you try to solve the puzzle.

Dragonfly by dakrrs

Lights Out (Puzzler) by Devils_Demon

You can find this level and oh so much more in the latest LittleBigPlanet 2: Team Picks!

Community highlight: Uber Sticker Tool by Sascha_Winter
We’re into the second week of December and the rather talented Sascha_Winter has given everyone an early pressie by publishing this wonderful Uber Sticker Tool for LittleBigPlanet 2.

Festive Level Kit

Using this ingenious home-made tool by Sascha_Winter you can enter a string of letters, apply a background and create stickers of your very own personalised messages.

With Christmas fast approaching that sounds just perfect for any Sackboys or Sackgirls looking to stick up some messages of good cheer across LittleBigPlanet!

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jorispelgrom 9 December, 2013 @ 6:16 pm   1

Yes, I can download the Santa costume now…! Oh, wait, I forgot, there’s maintenance until 1 AM CET…

Retro-Boy99 9 December, 2013 @ 6:50 pm   2

Any news about little big planet hub?

Silver-Seraphim 9 December, 2013 @ 6:52 pm   3

Any chance of a LBP xmas sale on costumes?


PAL regions (Australia, Europe, UK, etc.) seem to be missing two of the files needed to get the Santa Costume parts working with LBP Karting. They’re on the PSN Store, but “Unavailable”.

When I downloaded from the US PSN Store, it gave me the following files…

Little Big Planet 2 – Santa Hat and Beard Costume – PS3 – 1MB
Little Big Planet Karting – Santa Hat and Beard Costume – PS3 – 100KB (MISSING)
Little Big Planet Karting – Santa Hat and Beard Costume – PS Vita – 100KB
Little Big Planet 2 – Santa Coat and Trousers Costume – PS3 – 1MB
Little Big Planet Karting – Santa Coat and Trousers Costume – PS3 – 100KB (MISSING)
Little Big Planet Karting – Santa Coat and Trousers Costume – PS Vita – 100KB

They’re marked as “Unavailable” for me on the AU and UK PSN Stores because they say I already own them.
I grabbed the Costume back in 2008, and re-downloaded it last year, but all that gave me were the two extra files for the PS Vita version of LBP Karting.

The 2 extra 100KB files needed for the PS3 version of LBP Karting are marked “Unavailable” and do not appear in my download history.

Why is the 2nd part of the costume called “Coat and Boots” here? He’s clearly got pants (trousers) there!


What I meant by (MISSING) in my previous post, is that the US PSN Store gives me all 6 files needed (but won’t work with my Australian game of course). I created an alternate Australian account and attempted to download them as they were marked “Free” instead of “Unavailable), but that only gives me 4 files.

The 2 files needed for Little Big Planet Karting PS3 are what’s missing. And, once you have the other 4 files they all become “Unvailable” on the AU/UK PSN Store.

So, could someone at SCEE please make these files available…

Little Big Planet Karting – Santa Hat and Beard Costume – PS3 – 100KB
Little Big Planet Karting – Santa Coat and Boots Costume – PS3 – 100KB


I tried again from another Australian account… there are four files showing under Latest Add-Ons…

Little Big Planet – Santa Hat and Beard Costume – PS3 – Free
Little Big Planet – Santa Coat and Boots Costume – PS3 – Free
Little Big Planet Karting – Santa Hat and Beard Costume – PS3 – Free
Little Big Planet Karting – Santa Coat and Boots Costume – PS3 – Free

What happens when I download them?… I get the PS3 version for Little Big Planet 1 and 2, and the PS Vita version for Little Big Planet Karting. Again, only 4 files. Not the 2 I need for Little Big Planet Karting on the PS3.

Then the status changes from “Free” to “Unavailable”… shouldn’t it show “Purchased”???

I don’t want to wait another year for this to be fixed. Will someone please look into it?


What happened with the Festive Goodies Pack for Vita? It never appeared on the Web Store, PS3 or Vita.

I own the PS3 version, so surely it would have automatically added the Vita version in my download list.

ScooterMix 10 December, 2013 @ 4:03 pm   8

I live uk and im very disappoint that content wasn’t on and why put it out in first place? PSN needs to improve in Europe and soz say psn hasn’t improve in Europe. Since don’t understand why usa get better network?


I agree. Far too many mistakes and delays with SCEE. The US PSN Store manages to get it right, but we here in Australia/UK/Europe, etc. are promised content and it’s simply not there.

It’s not just this costume.

Take games like Rocksmith. There’s two songs (“Tighten Up” and “I Hate Everything About You”) that were NEVER added to the AU/UK PSN Stores. They’re on the US Store. They’re on the XBOX Marketplace worldwide, yet Sony in PAL regions continue to let us down, and yes, i’ve asked them about it since January this year with zero action.

There’s also the Asgard & Super Pack DLC for Lego Marvel Super Heroes. Added to the US PSN Store weeks ago, but nowhere to be found on the AU/UK PSN Store. That applies to the PS3 and PS4 versions.

Likewise, Just Dance 2014 shows no add-ons in the AU/UK PSN Store.

Come on Sony… we deserve the same content and same level of customer support that those in the US have.

Agreed, SCEE is of doubtful quality. Sadly their shortcomings are so widespread and frequent, that it seems that they cover (or turn a blind eye) on each others failures.
Motto: You don’t hurt me, I don’t hurt you. And we can continue on our path to a bright future of failing minimum expectations, that our customers rightfully have.


Hey Steven, are these costumes also going to be available for Little Big Planet Karting?

Wishing you and all the guys at Media Molecule a very Merry Christmas! 😀

P.s I know MM do not run LBPK, but come and check out my Christmas level called ‘Sackmas RC’

Graffin_G 14 December, 2013 @ 7:40 pm   12

Gotta love that deafening silence from those who post the articles on this blog. They create posts like this telling us content is coming out, but don’t bother to check back and reply to/solve any problems that occur with that content.

Santa isn’t coming to Little Big Planet Karting on the PS3 (not unless you live in the USA) because the 2 files needed aren’t available on the Australia, European or UK PSN Stores. You can try whatever, and all you’ll get are the PS Vita versions.

C’mon… 2 simple 100KB files… make them available please!