Word of the new theme first emerged last week through a Polish retailer, which rebranded a previously-rumoured LEGO Overwatch model as a ‘LEGO Gaming’ set. That’s since led to speculation that we could be seeing a fully-fledged video game theme, tying together multiple titles that perhaps don’t quite warrant their own individual lines.
Instagram user exabrickslegogo_ now reports that the full LEGO Gaming range could extend to as many as 11 different sets, which leaves a lot of room for the LEGO Group to embrace a huge range of classic and modern video games (here’s a few of our ideas for strong contenders).
While the price comparison site still lists all six of those sets as launching in 2021, exabrickslegogo_ has only pointed to 76980 Null Sector Titan and 76989 as still planned for release. Brickmerge suggests that the latter model will be priced at €79.99 and arrive in 2022, but no other info is available at the moment.
For now, treat any rumours of a full video game theme with caution until confirmed otherwise by the LEGO Group, if only because it almost sounds too good to be true. But if this is just a straight continuation of LEGO Overwatch (and nothing else), why would it be rebranded as LEGO Gaming?
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