LEGO Ideas has long encouraged builders to send their best creations in hopes of seeing them become official sets. But it’s not really always serious business in their platform. The members get to have fun too, thanks to LEGO Ideas Activities. In these activities, the Ideas website issues challenges for member-builders to make. Selected winners get no prizes beyond seeing their builds featured and shown off in the Ideas page. There’s usually a lot of ongoing Ideas Activities, but this latest one is quite interesting. This new challenge is for the LEGO builder who is also a certified videogame fan.
Brick Fanatics has it that LEGO Ideas’ new Activity challenge was put up as of August 30. The theme for this activity is “The Love of Gaming!” Apparently this comes ahead of September 12, the usually agreed-upon date for National Video Games Day in the US. The theme sounds like a doozy for LEGO builder-slash-gamers, right? Not so fast, though. Interested Ideas members better read the rules first. What’s this? We can’t depict licensed IPs in the build? But what about LEGO Super Mario? Or LEGO Overwatch? LEGO Minecraft, perhaps? Doesn’t this rule defeat the point of the Activity theme?
Not at all; it ties in with the positive message of National Video Games Day. It’s not about what we love to play, but the love of playing videogames itself. So the sample items LEGO Ideas gives for the challenge make sense: a game controller, a console, maybe a classic arcade cab? If you’ve frequented The Brick Show Shop, you know what we and the Ideas crew are getting at.
This LEGO Ideas Activity will run until Tuesday next week, September 7, 2021 at 4AM EST. As of the writing of this piece, there have been no entries yet in “The Love of Gaming!” challenge. But it shouldn’t be long before we see something there. These neat images from an Ideas proposal and the internet should make do for illustration.