Earlier today, a report said that LEGO VIDIYO was to be cancelled after just two waves of sets, even though 43108 Bandmates Series 2 had yet to release. Now, a full statement on what is happening to VIDIYO has been announced by the LEGO Group. The statement reads:
“As you know, we launched LEGO VIDIYO in January to connect with children in a completely new way, blending music, digital play and LEGO building in a fun and unique way. The product tested extremely well during development and has received really positive feedback from those children and families who have played with it.
“We’ve seen a positive response to the launch, but we’ve also received feedback from people that we could make the play experience across the app, BeatBits, music and minifigures even simpler. So, we’re taking that onboard and together with Universal Music Group are going to pilot some new ideas in 2022, then release new play experiences in 2023 and beyond.
“LEGO VIDIYO is very much still available, the current products will continue to be sold in stores and marketed globally, and we’re continuing to support this fantastic play experience, including new updates and fun challenges to the app to inspire children’s creative music video making.
“Thank you for your continued support of the LEGO brand, we hope for your understanding behind this decision.”
By the sounds of it, the initial rumour seems to have been correct and VIDIYO, or at least the VIDIYO as we know it, will retire by 2022 as the direction the LEGO Group takes in partnership with Universal Music Group undergoes a rework.