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Backgrounds are the backgrounds of any and all levels in the LittleBigPlanet series. They are composed out of large, realistic models, that are much larger than sackfolk.


Image Name Description Note
LBP - Blank Background 1
Blank Background Open space with black sky texture and beige canvas ground.
  • Is automatically applied to every level.
LBP - The Gardens
The Gardens A fenced-in garden with bricks in the foreground and and foliage behind. Garden gnomes, snail shells, and footpath lamps are scattered about. In the middle of the map is a glowing white star submerged into the dirt.
LBP - The Savannah
The Savannah African savannah background with few trees, some rocks and grass. Can hear exotic sounds like monkey cries.
LBP - The Wedding
The Wedding Cemetery decorated with a Catholic church nearby. Has stained glass windows in background. Bell heard ringing in background.
LBP - The Canyons
The Canyons Desert with dry ground and occasional animal bones, and cliffs and cacti in the background. Can hear insects chirping.
LBP - The Metropolis
The Metropolis American alleyway in the city, with buildings in the background and things like dustbin bags. Can hear car rumbles and horns.
LBP - The Islands
The Islands Japanese temple theme, with ponds and Japanese zen garden taking up a majority of the background. In the distance, a red tower can be seen.
LBP - The Temples
The Temples A large, abandoned temple remains in an exotic jungle. Large elephant statues are found about the massive trees.
LBP - The Wilderness
The Wilderness A frozen tundra with snow covering the ground. A sleeping bear and frozen waterfall can be seen to the right.
LBP - Tutorial
The Islands


Similar to the Blank background, the canvas ground is now polystyrene. In the centre is a moon, some glowing stars, and some clouds.
  • Unobtainable by normal means.
  • The Pop-it preview shares The Islands' preview and name.

LittleBigPlanet DLC

Image Name Description Note
LBP - Marvel
Marvel Comics A rooftop with larger buildings in the background. A clock tower and neon sign are to the left.
LBP - Monster Cave
Monster Kit Cave A mystical, flooded cave. To the right is a growth cluster of glowing crystals.
LBP - The Pantheon
The Pantheon A renaissance-era cathedral, cut away to reveal the interior. To the right is the entrance exterior.
LBP - Metal Gear Solid
Metal Gear Solid A Middle-Eastern city street. Broken watermelons and wooden carts are scattered about the background.
LBP - Pirates of the Carribean
Pirates of the Carribean A tropical island with a destroyed watermill among the barrels and palm trees.
LBP - Edna Mode's House
Edna Mode's House An open Mid-century modern home with a large statue and modern furniture throughout.

LittleBigPlanet (PSP)

Image Name Description Note
Blank Background Similar to the Blank Background from LittleBigPlanet (PS3).
  • Automatically applied to every new level.
Down Under Australian desert with tall cliffs with shrubs and rocks stacked high. To the right is a half-buried tractor.
  • The promotional render released on the Official Twitter depicts dust floating in the background.
The Orient A large wall over Chinese wilderness with alcoves scattered regularly. In front of the wall are multiple gongs and a footpath.
  • The Promotional render released on the Official Twitter depicts a city and tower behind the wall.
The Bazaar A Middle-Eastern city with large reddish-gold buildings in the background.
  • The Promotional render released on the Official Twitter lacks a "Bazaar" Banner hanging to the left.
Golden Sands A vast Egyptian desert, in the background are three large pyramids. To the right is a camp with a camel lying on the ground.
Alpine Run A snow-covered mountain lodge surrounded in Pines, in front of them is a stone fence and birdhouses. To the left is a massive boulder.
  • The promotional render released on the Official Twitter depicts a second Cabin, while in-game there is only one.
Tinsel Town The rooftop on a high mountain. Modern mansions can be seen along the cliffs.
  • The promotional render from the Office Twitter depicts an entirely different background, showing an actual Hollywood studio.
The Carnival Beachside Cabanas with flip-flops left lying on the sand. Shells and rocks are scattered about.
  • The promotional render from the Official Twitter is completely different, showing an apartment building

LittleBigPlanet 2

Image Name Description Note
LBP - Blank Background 2
Blank Background A large empty level, the walls and floor are made of a silver, quilted material.
  • Automatically applied to every new level
LBP - Da Vinci's Hideout
Da Vinci's Hideout Renaissance-era building containing many pieces of Leonardo da Vinci's work and completed versions of his contraptions.
LBP - Victoria's Lab
Victoria's Laboratory Large steampunk factory with Tesla-coils and a large vat of liquid in the centre. Above is a revolving model of the solar system.
LBP - The Factory of a Better Tomorrow
The Factory of a Better Tomorrow A warehouse used to film a sci-fi B-movie, props are scattered about. To the left is a miniature city.
LBP - Avalonia
Avalonia A futuristic car factory. On the ground floor, cars can be seen being assembled by robotic arms. On the floor above, the same cars can be seen being painted.
LBP - Eve's Asylum
Eve's Asylum A modern botanical garden, containing many rare and exotic species of plants. Butterflies and fireflies can be seen flying about.
  • The glass transparency was broken when ported to LittleBigPlanet 3.
LBP - The Cosmos
The Cosmos A Japanese arcade with an open exterior. Nearly every arcade cabinet is active. On the back wall, a large mural of The Cosmos' concept art can be seen.
LBP - Some Kind of Object
Some Kind of Object


An art studio with a sculpted Sackboy and painted concept art in the background. In the middle is a window and wall, beyond that is a street.
  • Unobtainable through normal means.
  • This background extends through the outside wall and into an incomplete street.

LittleBigPlanet 2 DLC

Image Name Description Note
LBP - Andy's Room
Andy's House A suburban home cut away to reveal a bedroom, attic, stairwell, and family room. In the backyard is a pool and a doghouse.
LBP - DC Comics
DC Comics A clean city street with a globe in the centre. To the right is a comic shop and hotdog cart, and to the left is are some phonebooths.
  • The glass transparency was broken when ported to LittleBigPlanet 3.
LBP - The Muppets Theatre
The Muppets Theatre A theatre with backstage and stage areas. On the top left is a rooftop, below that being the dressing and costume rooms. The stage is to the right.
LBP - Spaceship
Spaceship A futuristic spaceship interior. On the bottom right is a hydroponics garden, above that is a hull breach. In the top-centre is the bridge and control centre.
  • The mist transparency was broken when ported to LittleBigPlanet 3.
LBP - Victorian House
Victorian House A cut-away of a large victorian home. To the left is a clothes-making workshop, to the right is a hallway lined with painting, and above is an attic.
LBP - The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Nightmare Before Christmas A spooky pumpkin-patch and graveyard surrounded by tall, thin trees.

LittleBigPlanet PS Vita

Image Name Description Note
Black Background Similar to the Default Background in LittleBigPlanet (PS3)
  • Automatically applied to every new level.
La Marionetta A desert tent camp with pillows on the floor. Lanterns, papercrafts, and laundry can be seen hanging in the background.
The Land of Odd A large grassy area with stone fences. In the background is a large tree with a treehouse built into it.
Jackpot City A child's bedroom. Among the furniture is a computer desk, an alarm clock, and many posters on the wall. To the left is a model of a city.
Coaster Valley A backyard with a large RC stunt-track and balloons anchored to the ground. To the right is a toy plane workshop.
Spooky Mansion An abandoned theme park. An old lighthouse slide, Ferris wheel, and boarded-up stalls can be seen.

LittleBigPlanet 3

Image Name Description Note
LBP - Blank Background 3
Blank Background An empty background, the sides are built out of blue and grey boards.
  • Automatically applied to every new level.
LBP - Needlepoint Summer
Needlepoint Peaks (Summer) An English village named "Sackville". A fence lined with rosebushes, in front of the fence is a bike and mailbox. In the background is a town clock and river with a bridge.
  • Loops via Dynamic Thermo.
LBP - Needlepoint Winter
Needlepoint Peaks (Winter) Sackville, now in Winter, covered with snow and frost. Many of the plants are now dead or frozen over.
  • Loops via Dynamic Thermo
LBP - Manglewood
Manglewood A diner in the middle of an American desert. The diner is surrounded with vintage cars, neon signs, and a giant fiberglass dinosaur.
  • Loops via Dynamic Thermo
LBP - Ziggurat
The Ziggurat A snowy path with a fence and arches lined with lamps. In the back is a garden and many byzantine towers with "onion domes" in the background.
  • Loops via Dynamic Thermo
LBP - Bunkum Lagoon
Bunkum Lagoon A drained, Italian sea-city. On the seafloor are scattered relics and debris (diver's helmets and wine bottles among the debris).
  • Loop vie Dynamic Thermo.
  • The textures are noticebly low quality.
LBP - Pop-it Academy
Pop-It Puzzle A very large daycare room, bright windows are to the left and right, while a mural can be seen on the back wall. Arts and Craft are hanging from across the walls.
LBP - Blank Background 3 Infinite
Blank Background (Dynamic Thermo) An empty background, the floor is built out of blue and grey boards. This version of the Blank Background is built to loop using Dynamic Thermometer.
  • Unobtainable through normal means.
LBP - Stitchem Manor
Stitchem Manor A desolate wasteland of dirty dishes, mushy peas, and broken refrigerators. Above are tissue-paper clouds and stars.
  • Unobtainable through normal means.
  • On the PS3 version there are visible stars in the sky, but the PS4 version cropped and stretched the texture.
LBP - Caverns
Caverns A large flooded cave, with a broken bridge and dock. A rowboat floats on the water.
  • Unobtainable through normal means.
Treehouse A backyard with a small tent and tire-swing.
  • Unobtainable through normal means.
  • Only ever intended to be used for the Pod, the lighting and fog settings don't function.

LittleBigPlanet 3 DLC

Image Name Description Note
LBP - land of ooo
land of ooo A whimsical, cartoon lanscape split into three different "chunks": a treehouse headquarters, candy kingdom, and ice mountain.
  • Loops via Dynamic Thermo
LBP - Prehistoric
Prehistoric A large museum display, depicting a prehistoric environment. Information plaques can be found along the foreground, and dinosaur models can be seen among the fake foliage in the background.
  • Originally used in Sackboy's Prehistoric Moves before being rereleased for LittleBigPlanet 3.
The Gardens (The Journey Home) A modern remake of the original background for The Gardens, featuring a larger path.
  • Loops via Dynamic Thermo
LBP - The Wedding (The Journey Home)
The Wedding (The Journey Home) A modern remake of the original background for The Wedding, featuring a larger path and a remodeled Catholic Church.
  • Loops via Dynamic Thermo
LBP - The Factory (The Journey Home)
The Factory (The Journey Home) A modern remake of the original background for The Factory of a Better Tomorrow, featuring a larger floor and reorganised props.
  • Loops via Dynamic Thermo
LBP - Emmet Brown's Garage
Emmet Brown's Garage A cluttered garage with a diorama of a city in the centre. Among the objects are a massive guitar amp and many clocks.
  • Loops via Dynamic Thermo
LBP - Tiki Paradise
Tiki Paradise A short Pacific Island cliff. Up top is a jungle with a waterfall in the distance, below are tunnels being held up by Tiki.
  • Loops via Dynamic Thermo
LBP - Conch Street
Conch Street A large cartoony sub-marine street. Featuring locations such as a tar pit and a collection of houses.
  • Loops via Dynamic Thermo
  • Features more "chunks" than the length of the background.



  • Considering that all the themes before LittleBigPlanet 3 was released weren't made for 16 layers, the player can pass through the models in the background.
  • Most LBP3 Backgrounds 'loop' instead of simply ending.
  • Interestingly, the Official Twitter began posting Remakes of the LittleBigPlanet PSP backgrounds, some being simple upgrades, with others being entirely different.
  • Some fans have found a way to get parts of the backgrounds as decorations.
  • If the tutorial background from LBP1 is used in LBP3 the moon in the background has Adventure Crater on it.
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