POST-EVENT RESULTS!! LEGO CON

Hey guys! Today was the first ever LEGO CON and there were definitely some mixed reviews on the event. There were some good parts, some bad parts and overall some room for improvement. People from around the world tuned in virtually to the event today, but experienced a few technical difficulties with the connection throughout the event. I’m not surprised and somewhat expected it. After all, this was the first go at the event.

If you missed the event, you can check out these live streams from a few of our favourite LEGO YouTubers:

MandRproductions

just2good

Ashnflash

BriQ Foundation

PotterMinifigPals

Emmasaurus

A few of our favourite LEGO Bloggers had live blogs running during the event, giving updates as the event was running. You can read the play-by-plays or scroll through to the details that interest you most:

stonewars.de

jaysbrickblog.com

brickfanatics.com

OFFICIAL LEGO POST-EVENT PRESS RELEASE

First ever LEGO® CON takes off with great success and leaves fans dazzled by an abundance of LEGO news and action

Jam-packed inaugural event with nonstop excitement for kids and families

BILLUND, June 26th, 2021: Today, LEGO fans everywhere were treated with tons of exciting and awe-inspiring moments at LEGO® CON 2021. From thrilling building challenges and official set reveals, to exclusive behind-the-scenes access to LEGO Designers and special guests, there was something for everyone during the two-hour livestream!

Emma Perkins, Senior Director at The LEGO Agency, said: “We established LEGO® CON as a unique way to bring fans of all ages and interests together for one incredible and inspiring day of LEGO fun! We wanted to connect with LEGO fans in a new way, and seeing the idea which we first pitched internally ten months ago now brought to life feels truly incredible. I’m absolutely thrilled to see the engagement from fans who fully emerged themselves in the event, whether it was through voting in a poll, creating a LEGO DOTS design, or connecting with other like-minded fans in the live chats. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for LEGO CON moving forward!”

Special guests and exhilarating competitions

One of the many highlights of LEGO CON 2021 was the guest appearance of former NASA astronaut Mike Massimino who talked about what it’s like to be a real-life astronaut and let fans in on details behind the NASA Artemis mission. Mike and LEGO Designer George Gilliatt also revealed how NASA and the LEGO design team worked to recreate actual space craft as LEGO sets. Adding to the thrill, they also hinted that more exciting things are yet to come from the collaboration!

For fans of LEGO Technic, the highlight of LEGO CON 2021 was undoubtedly the Ultimate LEGO Technic Driving Challenge race between Volvo Engineer Frida Jönsson and LEGO Designer Samuel Tacchi – set by a team from LEGO Education’s First LEGO League. Fans cheered along as the teams competed for the pride and glory of becoming the first official LEGO CON champions to take home the unique LEGO CON Technic

Unveiling new products

Attendees of LEGO CON 2021 got to experience our official worldwide reveal of the LEGO Star Wars™ Imperial Light Cruiser, LEGO Star Wars™ Imperial Armored Marauder and the LEGO Star Wars™ Boba Fett’s Starship™ building sets. Not only did they get a good look at the products in detail, but they were also treated to a live Q&A with Michael Lee Stockwell, the LEGO Design Manager who oversaw the development of these sets.

Meanwhile, LEGO Harry Potter fans were treated to an epic Speed Building Challenge between LEGO Designers before LEGO Design Master Marcos Bessa joined us live on-stage for a sneak peek at the latest incredible builds inspired by the Wizarding World.

The crowd also watched the world exclusive announcement of the next fan build to be made into an official LEGO Ideas set. At the age of just 16, Hungarian LEGO fan Donát FehĂ©rvári had his mesmerizing, fan favourite Foosball Table selected for production as part of the LEGO Ideas We Love Sports contest review. His work leaves many young builders in awe and inspired to keep building and unlocking their full creative potential!

Interactive engagement throughout the event

Although LEGO CON 2021 took place virtually, it still offered attendees the chance to make their mark with LEGO DOTS by contributing to a massive 100m2 art installation. Brick Master and DOTS Creative Lead, Amy Corbett let fans in on some of her favourite design tips as she led the interactive DOTS building session. Using digital LEGO plates, fans created customized designs and patterns, which will be exhibited on the walls of LEGO House for years to come. The large LEGO mosaic wall will stand as a display of the endless creativity and power of the brick, and what better place to do so than the Home of the Brick? Best of all, there is still time to join in the fun and be part of LEGO history! Fans across the globe can submit their unique designs on LEGO.com/try-dots and become part of the epic display.

LEGO Minecraft® fans also got the chance to participate in a Q&A session with Mojang Studios’ Chief Storyteller Lydia Winters, make their voices heard and be part of the design process as they participated in a poll to help determine which character skin will be included in a future LEGO Minecraft caves and cliffs set (to be released in 2022)… Drumroll please!

Going behind the scenes with a LEGO designer

Many LEGO fans, both kids and adults, often wonder what it’s like to work as a designer making LEGO models, and today they got to pull back the curtain and discover a typical day in the life of a designer. LEGO Friends Design director Fenella Charity, and LEGO Friends Designer Ellen Bowley took fans behind the scenes of the LEGO Headquarters in Billund, Denmark to reveal a typical work day with all of its playful fun. The team also revealed interesting behind-the-scenes details about the design process and how hidden “Easter eggs” sometimes make it into models.

Other highlights of LEGO CON 2021 included a special appearance by LEGO VIDIYO musical sensation L.L.A.M.A who inspired an impromptu dance party with his hit single “Shake” featuring three-time GRAMMY® winner NE-YO and newcomer Carmen DeLeon, a speed-building competition between LEGO Harry Potter™ designers, and a closer look at LEGO® Luigi™, the newest character to join the LEGO Super Mario™ line-up.

Tim Brooks, Vice President of Environmental Sustainability and Nelleke van der Puil, Vice President of Materials also discussed the latest updates on the LEGO Group’s sustainability journey, especially highlighting the newly announced prototype LEGO brick made from recycled plastic bottles.

Hosts Melvin Odoom and Michelle Khare led viewers through the event and were joined by the star-studded cast and dedicated adult LEGO fans from all corners of the world. Attendees were also able to engage with one another and make their voices heard by joining conversations and connecting with other fans who share the same passions.

The livestream kicked off with a session driven by dedicated adult LEGO fans who shared building techniques, tips, and tricks with younger fans as a way to inspire their creativity and encourage them to keep building and having fun.

Many beloved product lines were represented, including LEGO® Super Mario™, LEGO VIDIYO™, LEGO Technic™, LEGO Ninjago®, LEGO Star Wars™, LEGO Minecraft®, LEGO Harry Potter™, LEGO DOTS, LEGO Friends, LEGO City and LEGO Ideas. Fans also got a peak at the different experiences zones within LEGO House throughout the course of the program.

Missed the action? No problem! LEGO CON 2021 was open to the public as a virtual experience. If you missed the live event, you can still view the full show here http://LEGO.com/LEGOCON or on the LEGO Group YouTube channel http://youtube.com/LEGO.

You can also check out the latest news and products that were revealed during LEGO CON 2021 by visiting LEGO.com.

Did you watch the event? What was your favourite part? What did you dislike? What do you think can be improved? Comment below!

Happy LEGO Building!

Support the website

Do you enjoy the content? I spend 2-3hrs a day trying to provide LEGO news and deals. If you do, please consider purchasing from our affiliate links to support the website. Thank you!

Amazon.ca / Amazon.com / Amazon.co.uk

22 Comments

  • Someone essentially assist to make critically posts I
    might state. This is the very first time I frequented your web page and thus far?
    I surprised with the analysis you made to make this particular post incredible.
    Great activity!

  • Awesome issues here. I am very glad to look your post.
    Thanks a lot and I’m having a look ahead to touch you. Will you please drop me a e-mail?

  • Link exchange is nothing else but it is only placing the other person’s weblog link on your page at suitable place and other person will also do similar
    for you.

  • Having read this I believed it was really enlightening.
    I appreciate you finding the time and energy to put this content together.

    I once again find myself spending way too much time both reading
    and posting comments. But so what, it was still worth
    it!

  • Right here is the perfect website for anyone who
    wants to understand this topic. You understand a whole lot its almost tough to argue with
    you (not that I actually would want to…HaHa).

    You definitely put a new spin on a subject that has been discussed
    for a long time. Wonderful stuff, just great!

  • Genuinely no matter if someone doesn’t be aware of after that its up to other visitors that they will help, so here it
    takes place.

  • I do accept as true with all the ideas you have presented on your post.
    They are really convincing and will certainly work. Nonetheless,
    the posts are too short for beginners. May you please prolong them
    a little from next time? Thank you for the post.

  • I think the admin of this web page is actually working hard in favor of his site, because
    here every information is quality based information.

  • Very good information. Lucky me I ran across your blog
    by chance (stumbleupon). I have book-marked
    it for later!

  • Hey there! I realize this is kind of off-topic
    but I needed to ask. Does running a well-established blog
    such as yours take a massive amount work? I’m completely new to running a blog however I do write in my diary on a
    daily basis. I’d like to start a blog so I will be able to share my personal experience and thoughts
    online. Please let me know if you have any ideas or tips for new
    aspiring blog owners. Appreciate it!

  • What i don’t understood is in fact how you are now not
    actually much more well-liked than you may be right now.
    You are so intelligent. You realize therefore considerably with regards to this topic, made me personally imagine it from a lot of
    varied angles. Its like women and men don’t seem
    to be involved except it is one thing to do with Woman gaga!
    Your own stuffs great. Always maintain it up!

  • I was wondering if you ever thought of changing the layout of your
    website? Its very well written; I love what youve got to say.

    But maybe you could a little more in the way
    of content so people could connect with it better.
    Youve got an awful lot of text for only having one or 2 pictures.
    Maybe you could space it out better?

  • Wonderful blog! I found it while surfing around
    on Yahoo News. Do you have any tips on how to get listed
    in Yahoo News? I’ve been trying for a while but I never seem to get there!
    Thanks

  • Write more, thats all I have to say. Literally, it seems
    as though you relied on the video to make your point.
    You definitely know what youre talking about, why waste your intelligence on just posting videos to
    your site when you could be giving us something enlightening to read?

  • What’s up to every one, the contents existing at this web site are in fact awesome
    for people experience, well, keep up the nice work fellows.

  • If some one needs expert view about running a blog after that
    i advise him/her to go to see this web site, Keep up the good work.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Related Posts