If you've been wanting to try out LEGO Universe, you may want to take advantage of the sales and offers that are available on the game's official site. You can currently buy LEGO Universe for $9.99, which is 50% off the original price. Also, players who purchase a subscription membership between April 5-17 will receive an extra seven days of gameplay free.
Between the sale on the actual game and some extra play time, that may be enough for some players to take the plunge into LEGO Universe. The recent release of the Crux Prime zone added the Ninjago line of LEGO toys to the game, so there's more content to explore since the game launched in October 2010.