Huh. Well here's a thing.
Lego universe was culled before its time, yes - hopefully this will make up for its premature demise. I always felt that it's primary shortcoming was a lack of content, you had three tiers of player progression - which was great for a younger player base but not for older players, and only a small number of in game locales that lead to most players speed running through the game at a great pace of knots.
Mike posted up things about combat between players with their own built creations. Capture the flag style games, those would have extended its life some - but it seemed that the end game was to create your own things on the floating island setup and invite others, there was no other paths or ceilings to be reached, and once most of the older player base realised this, I watched most of then drop off dramatically.
In the end I think I had a year's subscription for me and my kids, having the game ordered on day of release. It's going to sound horrible but I don't think I remember ordering a second year. If I did - most of it must have been refunded.
So I hope, I really hope that they are expanded where LU fell short and keeping a greater depth of content as the primary goal. If we can see that coming into the new game. I'll pick up a copy and another years subscription.