Online fan conventions have moved to live streaming shows with no thanks to the pandemic. The adoption of this new format was forced upon us to ensure continuity of annual traditions. LEGO announcing a convention for the first time ever, and not having a LEGO CON prior to the pandemic is seen as an opportunity to test waters since everyone else is doing it. It’s also a much more affordable time to jump on the streaming CON bandwagon instead of a physical event, so why not? How did it fare? Read on to find out my personal thoughts and opinion.
LEGO Ideas announced the winner of the LEGO Ideas We Love Sports! building contest during the LEGO CON 2021 today. The Foosball Table by Donát Fehérvári will become the next LEGO Ideas set and will be released sometime in future. The contest was held between December 2020 and February 2021 and gathered more than 800 entries.
Last week LEGO announced their first LEGO CON will take place on June 26. It will be streamed live on the LEGO website on June 26 at 5 PM (London), 12 PM (New York) and 9 AM (Los Angeles). The event lineup includes sharing of secrets from inside the LEGO Headquarters amongst other announcements and activities featuring familiar LEGO product themes.