The LEGO Group and Universal Music Group have unveiled eight new additions to the LEGO VIDIYO platform, including two new BeatBoxes, 12 Bandmates, and five unique Stage Models.
The raft of new products has been launched to bring more play opportunities to the LEGO VIDIYO world with an increased variety of music genres, special effects, and stage settings. The line up now bolsters the platform that was launched in January this year, blending AR and physical play.
LEGO VIDIYO enables users to direct, produce, and share their own music videos, using tracks from UMG’s library of artists across the globe
Five new stage models accompanying various BeatBox Genres include a Candy Castle Stage, Robo HipHop Car, K-Pawp Concert, Punk Pirate Ship, and The Boombox that opens up to reveal a stage set up for flashy performances and on-the-go fun. Each stage model also unlocks digital backgrounds and speakers that children can customise in their music videos.
LEGO design manager, Ross Christopher Haynes, said: “We’re thrilled to be unveiling these fantastic stage models as part of the LEGO VIDIYO line-up because they demonstrate the harmony between physical LEGO building and digital play. Not only are they fun to build and play with, with the minifigure band members, but they also serve as ideal backgrounds to add extra flair to kids’ videos.”
With this second drop, fans are introduced to two new BeatBoxes in Metal Dragon and Folk Fairy, each of which contains a minifigure representing the musical genre, a scanning-stage, two special BeatBits (which are unique to the specific BeatBox) and 14 randomly-assigned BeatBits.
Not only can children create exciting new music videos with the new BeatBoxes, but they can also add the characters into their existing bands or create new bands with any combination of characters from the eight BeatBoxes.
Also joining the line-up are 12 fun and funky new Bandmates, each of which comes with one unique BeatBit as well as two randomly selected BeatBits. Each BeatBit offers a new way for kids to customise their videos by adding surprising and unique twists – from Alien Plants to Acoustic Guitar sounds and even some Dancing Flamingos.
The newly introduced BeatBoxes, and Stage Models will be available in the UK from June 1st. The new Bandmates will be available from October 1st.