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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.

LittleBigPlanet

Image Name Description Getable in Note
LBP - Blank Background 1
Blank Background Open space with black sky texture and beige canvas ground. Unlocked at start
  • 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. Skate to Victory Has it's version in LittleBigPlanet Karting, the only difference is that further in the background you can notice buildings.
LBP - The Savannah
The Savannah African savannah background with few trees, some rocks and grass. Can hear exotic sounds like monkey cries. Meerkat Kingdom Has it's version in LittleBigPlanet Karting, the only difference is that the sky is more dark.
LBP - The Wedding
The Wedding Cemetery decorated with a Catholic church nearby. Has stained glass windows in background. Bell heard ringing in background. Skulldozer In LittleBigPlanet it's clear but in LittleBigPlanet 2 and 3 it's very foggy.
LBP - The Canyons
The Canyons Desert with dry ground and occasional animal bones, and cliffs and cacti in the background. Can hear insects chirping. Serpent Shrine Has it's version in LittleBigPlanet Karting, the only difference is the sky is more blue.
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. The Construction Site
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. The terrible Oni's Volcano Has it's own version in LittleBigPlanet Karting, the sky is blue. However it's not used for The Islands, instead it's used for Monster Islands.
LBP - The Temples
The Temples A large, abandoned temple remains in an exotic jungle. Large elephant statues are found about the massive trees. The Great Magician's Palace
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. The Collector's Lair
LBP - Tutorial
The Islands

(Tutorials)

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

LittleBigPlanet DLC

Image Name Description Getable in Note
LBP - Marvel
Marvel Comics A rooftop with larger buildings in the background. A clock tower and neon sign are to the left. Marvel Issue #1 - Downtown Doom
LBP - Monster Cave
Monster Kit Cave A mystical, flooded cave. To the right is a growth cluster of glowing crystals. Ghost Train!!!
LBP - The Pantheon
The Pantheon A renaissance-era cathedral, cut away to reveal the interior. To the right is the entrance exterior. Step Through Time
LBP - Metal Gear Solid
Metal Gear Solid A Middle-Eastern city street. Broken watermelons and wooden carts are scattered about the background. Act 1: Introduction
LBP - Pirates of the Carribean
Pirates of the Carribean A tropical island with a destroyed watermill among the barrels and palm trees. Port Royale
LBP - Edna Mode's House
Edna Mode's House An open Mid-century modern home with a large statue and modern furniture throughout. Mission Incredible Looks entirely different in reality than in popit.

LittleBigPlanet (PSP)

Image Name Description Getable in Note
Blank Background Similar to the Blank Background from LittleBigPlanet (PS3). Unlocked at start
  • Automatically applied to every new level.
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Down Under Australian desert with tall cliffs with shrubs and rocks stacked high. To the right is a half-buried tractor. Walkabout
  • The promotional render released on the Official Twitter depicts dust floating in the background.
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The Orient A large wall over Chinese wilderness with alcoves scattered regularly. In front of the wall are multiple gongs and a footpath. Mortar Do
  • The Promotional render released on the Official Twitter depicts a city and tower behind the wall, and pink sky.
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The Bazaar A Middle-Eastern city with large reddish-gold buildings in the background. Cheeky Monkey
  • The Promotional render released on the Official Twitter lacks a "Bazaar" Banner hanging to the left.
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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. Get the Hump The Promotional render released on the Official Twitter has a gold sky and pyramids are more visible.
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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. Mountin' Excitiment
  • The promotional render released on the Official Twitter depicts a second Cabin, while in-game there is only one.
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Tinsel Town The rooftop on a high mountain. Modern mansions can be seen along the cliffs. Stitch Gordon
  • 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. Crashing the Party
  • The promotional render from the Official Twitter is completely different, showing an apartment building

LittleBigPlanet 2

Image Name Description Getable in Note
LBP - Blank Background 2
Blank Background A large empty level, the walls and floor are made of a silver, quilted material. Unlocked at start
  • 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. Final Test
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. Kling Klong Has it's version in LittleBigPlanet Karting, the only difference is that sky isn't visible.
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. Fowl Play
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. Huge Peril for Huge Spaceship Has it's own version in LittleBigPlanet Karting, it's the same.
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. Invasion of the Body Invaders
  • The glass transparency was broken when ported to LittleBigPlanet 3.
  • Has it's own version in LittleBigPlanet Karting, the sky is only a bit different.
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. Into The Heart Of The Negativitron Some parts of the background can be obtained as decorations.
LBP - Some Kind of Object
Some Kind of Object

(Tutorial)

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
  • Unobtainable through normal means.
  • This background extends through the outside wall and into an incomplete street.
  • This background has smaller level boundaries than normal, however they can be phased through to walk beyond the wall on the right.
  • It's pod background version is able to obtain.

LittleBigPlanet 2 DLC

Image Name Description Unlocked in 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. Welcome to Toy Town It's pod background version is laggy and the chair can nearly swallow the planet.
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. Introduction
  • The glass transparency was broken when ported to LittleBigPlanet 3.
  • Obtainable even if you don't have the DLC.
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. Pigs in Space
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. Escape from San Crispin
  • 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. Make The First Move
  • In LBP2, it's possible to place logic on the level boundaries with this background. Then, if you copy an object glued to the floor, it's possible to copy the level boundaries along with it.
  • It's pod background version is obtainable even without the DLC.
LBP - The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Nightmare Before Christmas A spooky pumpkin-patch and graveyard surrounded by tall, thin trees. The Nightmare Before Christmas Has a part of the material when sackboy gets electricited, it's below the windmill.

LittleBigPlanet PS Vita

Image Name Description Getable in Note
Black Background Similar to the Default Background in LittleBigPlanet (PS3) Unlocked at start
  • 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. Piano of Peril
The Land of Odd A large grassy area with stone fences. In the background is a large tree with a treehouse built into it. Driller Thriller
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. A Capacitor For Evil
Coaster Valley A backyard with a large RC stunt-track and balloons anchored to the ground. To the right is a toy plane workshop. An Appetite For Metal
Spooky Mansion An abandoned theme park. An old lighthouse slide, Ferris wheel, and boarded-up stalls can be seen. In The Clutches Of Evil

LittleBigPlanet 3

Image Name Description Getable in Note
LBP - Blank Background 3
Blank Background An empty background, the sides are built out of blue and grey boards. Unlocked at start
  • 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. Needlepoint Peaks
  • 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. Stichem Manor
  • 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. Lights, Camera, Traction!
  • Loops via Dynamic Thermo
  • Looks different than on popit, with the arrow being on the right sign of DINER, the dinosaur having a different location and ROCKET being a bit higher.
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. On The Link Of Disaster
  • Loops via Dynamic Thermo
  • Different than on popit, the sky is blue and buildings are other-placed.
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). Even Bosses Wear Hats Sometimes...
  • Loop vie Dynamic Thermo.
  • The textures are noticebly low quality.
  • Looks different than on popit, with the building not being in fron of the bridge.
  • It has a large version of it not able to be seen unless you move the background higher.
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. Sackbots
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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Unobtainable through normal means.
Treehouse A backyard with a small tent and tire-swing. Unobtainable
  • 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 Unlockable in 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. Adventure Time Level Kit
  • 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. Buying the Prehistoric DLC
  • 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. Springtime In The Gardens
  • 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. Bone-a-Fide Ride
  • 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. The Flight Shift
  • 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. Back to the Future Level Kit
  • 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. Tiki Paradise Level Kit
  • 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. Jellyfish Fields
  • Loops via Dynamic Thermo
  • Features more "chunks" than the length of the background.
  • Rocks and seaweeds and "float" if you're "lucky".

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Trivia

  • 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.
  • Pod backgrounds from LBP2 can be moved-a-bit-differently in LBP3 than original.
  • Some pod backgrounds are able to be obtained on the Moon.
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