Overwatch sets may be boxed, but 2022 will be a good year for Lego and Games

Lego Overwatch Didn’t have the best time of everything. I’ve always felt the two brands have a bit of an odd fit – but it never exactly succeeds despite some great sets. After two ‘batches’ of Overwatch construction kits, Lego seems to have largely boxed out the third wave of the Overwatch series thanks to the subdued response. A few series still exist, with one set to be released next month – but it has now been folded thanks to the unfolding disaster is the public image and internal operations of Activision Blizzard. The frustrated executives who refused to step down may very well have hammered the final nail into the Lego Overwatch theme.

However, if you love video games and have an interest in Lego, all is not lost. In fact, 2022 could be the best year ever for Lego and video games. We’re about to have a new Lego Star Wars game – but I’m talking physical toys.

I realize the overlap between people who follow both video game news and Lego news is probably not very great, so let me update you on developments from last year: a line of ‘ Dedicated Lego Gaming’ may be on the way. Instead of being a series of Legos built on top of a specific franchise, as with Overwatch and Super Mario, this will be a series of disconnected sets from a bunch of franchises, all released under one common banner – which is exciting.


This news leaked last summer through a Polish retailer. In video games, we tend to be quite wary of retailer listings, but Lego isn’t nearly as secretive as the video game companies and new sets and lines that leak through the listings. Book retailers is a regular thing. As reported by the Lego site Brick Fanatics At the time, the leak suggested that the original Lego Gaming line would include 11 sets. That is quite important. However, at least two of these considered Overwatch hangouts from Lego Overwatch Series 3 have been cancelled, and most likely these will never release. That gives us nine sets to play with.

At least one seems to have leaked in a separate list, right at the end of last year: A Lego Horizon: Zero Dawn Tallneck.

That leak is particularly detailed, providing more information. The set number is 76989, it will cost €80 and is targeted at adults, belonging to Lego’s 18+ series. This suggests that it will be a large-scale set in Lego’s adult black box franchise and is more of a detailed figurine than a toy. That would put it in the same category as recent Mario 64 question mark block and Lego NES the.

What’s interesting about the leak of the Lego Gaming line and the Horizon Tallneck set is the image it depicts. Lego has worked closely with Nintendo on Lego Mario – but here they are working with Sony and on a franchise that isn’t exactly kid-friendly or has a lot of mass appeal like Star Wars, Marvel or Mario (all of which are now Lego staples). The adult-targeted Horizon set is also interesting; that means we could see some game franchises on the left shown off in the Lego Gaming line. We will see a wide range of publishers represented. And we could see some evolve into complete lines if they succeed, like Lego Minecraft did years ago.

Sure, fans have made it clear for years that there’s a huge interest in game-themed Lego releases. Franchises like Zelda, Animal Crossing, Among Us, and Metroid have garnered hundreds of thousands of votes. through the Lego Ideas interest measurement service. The idea has also led to many game sets including Lego Minecraft, as mentioned, and the newly released Lego Sonic the Hedgehog – a stunning fan-designed set that features joints on the sides so it can be can be stitched together into longer, more detailed levels of composition. This is hopefully a sign of the Lego Corporation’s intention to release more Sonic sets.

The Lego Corporation made the right decision in delaying the Overwatch 2 sets. Knowing the history of Lego, those sets are incapable of seeing the light of day. But despite that, it’s been an exciting time to be a gamer who’s also a Lego fan. Now only one question remains: which game do you want to see to get a Lego set? Turn off the sound in the comments below. Overwatch sets may be boxed, but 2022 will be a good year for Lego and Games

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