Perhaps one of the most highly anticipated new and upcoming merchandise from LEGO or any other toy brand is the former’s recently announced wave of set tie-ins to Blizzard Entertainment’s hit FPS franchise Overwatch. It has been hoped that perhaps a first glimpse to those sets could be found in a South Korea fan event.
But the Overwatch Fan Festival in Seoul has come and gone, without significant news about the confirmed LEGO sets many have been anxious to see. The company was still present at the event anyway, and it featured quite a magnificent brick-build of an Overwatch battlefield.
A central fixture among the displays for the South Korea Overwatch Fan Festival is a great rendition in LEGO bricks of the Sanctuary map in all its Far Eastern glory. Korean BBS Ruliweb managed to capture some quality images of the build, which is NOT an official LEGO Overwatch set.
So it seems the recent events such as the Overwatch Fan Festival didn’t end up showing any new previews for the LEGO Overwatch sets that we know are already coming next year. If LEGO and Blizzard are planning to do a tease it’ll have to be on PAX West this week or on November’s Blizzcon.
Some new (non-LEGO) Overwatch stuff that was shown in South Korea include an animated short starring D.Va, plus a new Control-type map DLC for the game, based on the real-life city of Busan, an honor for “Blizzard Country” South Korea.