LEGO opens up a World Builder Platform that grants direct access to the LEGO creative team for a worldwide creator community. According to LEGO, this will revolutionize the way new talent and stories are discovered.
The emphasis seems to be laying on creating rich worlds and backstories paired with concept art. Builders and MOC creators can join in as well of course which will conceptualize worlds even better.
The possibilities are endless and if a world is fleshed out enough and deemed worthy, LEGO could potentially create and actual theme around it like for instance Ninjago.
Visit the LEGO Worldbuilder website for more information and to register for participation.
You can read the full press release below
The LEGO Group partners with Tongal to launch LEGO® World Builder, a first-of-its-kind platform for developing stories, shows and more
The platform opens unprecedented, direct access to the LEGO creative team for a worldwide creator community, revolutionizing the way new talent and stories are discovered
Los Angeles and New York – August 20, 2020 – The LEGO Group and content creation platform Tongal announced today the launch of LEGO® World Builder, a first-of-its-kind story development platform that gives the LEGO fan community and creative talent all over the world direct access to the LEGO creative team to develop stories, shows, and more.
LEGO World Builder, designed in partnership with Tongal and powered by Tongal’s technology, connects a worldwide creator community to the LEGO Group, who can incubate ideas, collaborate, give feedback, and option or buy the rights to new concepts. Anyone over the age of 18 can join the open community and pitch their own stories, or team up and collaborate on story worlds with other fans, writers, animators, and designers on the platform.
Each year, thousands of creatives send the LEGO Group original ideas for new content and stories. LEGO World Builder is wholly dedicated to empowering this type of creativity. The platform will also include challenges from the LEGO creative teams, where fans can share their own spin on existing LEGO IP. “The LEGO Group is known for innovation. As early adopters of open platforms, they have shown true leadership in engaging those who love their products throughout the creative process,” said James DeJulio, Tongal Co-Founder and CEO. “They were one of the first organizations to adopt Tongal and our creative community, finding success developing and producing content on the platform, and now they have a dedicated environment to take it to the next level.”
The LEGO Group has been leveraging Tongal and its virtual production capabilities since 2012, working with its global creative community to produce video content across social and into streaming.
“As our partner for many years, Tongal has provided us a way to engage with our creative community and LEGO World Builder is an extension of that,” said Keith Malone, Sr. Director of Content Development at the LEGO Group. “We are privileged to be a brand that stands for creativity not only with our incredible products but also with the experiences we create for our fans. We hope the next Ninjago or LEGO Masters could come from this collaboration!”
Creators can go to worldbuilder.tongal.com to join the community, explore worlds, and start creating.
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