LEGO has dropped a cryptic teaser on Twitter, revealing a Fortnite Supply Llama, pointing to an upcoming official reveal of the long-awaited LEGO Fortnite collaboration.
Fortnite has had a bit of a resurgence of late, and is a wildly popular Battle Royale online game, especially with Gen Z and tweens. We don’t have any concrete information yet, but it’s widely tipped to expect something bit to be revealed at The Big Bang, a live event that begins on 2 December 2023, at 2pm Eastern (check your local time and date here).
Personally, I’m not a massive Fortnite fan and have never played the game, but I know that it has a massive fanbase online having been one of the most popular online game for an entire generation. This partnership makes a lot of sense in appealing to younger kids, as well as newly minted young adults who grew up playing the game.
It remains to be seen what shape this collaboration will take – whether it’s just an in-game license, or if we’ll get LEGO sets as well, but all signs are pointing towards a 2024 release date if there are any sets.
LEGO Fortnite is a culmination of The LEGO Group’s billion dollar investment in Fortnite developer Epic Games, to create a safe and kid-friendly metaverse. Heh, metaverse, I’ve not heard that term in a while but it’s been worked on in the background for some time, so I’m glad we’re close to seeing what LEGO and Epic Games cooks up.
This project has been called Juno or Digital Twin internally and both parties have been hard at work re-creating LEGO elements in Epic Games’ Unreal Engine, so expect plenty of LEGO building and elements to be available within Fortnite.
Learn more about LEGO and Epic Games’ goals for the metaverse in this FastCompany piece.
If this is something that you and your kids might be interested in, you might want to join Fortnite’s The Big Bang live event on 2 December 2023, at 2pm Eastern (7pm in London, 8pm in CET, 6am on 3rd December in Australia) and see what LEGO and Epic Games will reveal.
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