Introducing LEGO Build Together

A brand new build experience is being launched today, which was originally the idea of LEGO fan Dominik Brachmanski. Most LEGO sets are created to provide a solely build experience. There are a very small number of sets that can be built by more than one person at once, but this new BETA experience is set to change that. LEGO Build Together will allow six previously released LEGO sets to be built by a group of people. The concept is simple, using the LEGO Building Instructions app, there will be an option to begin to Build Together. These are the first six sets you can use with Build Together:

  • 60307: LEGO CITY Rescue camp
  • 60292: LEGO CITY City Town Center
  • 60291: LEGO CITY Family house
  • 60302: LEGO CITY Wildlife Rescue
  • 10270: LEGO Creator Expert Bookshop
  • 31097: LEGO Creator 3in1: Townhouse Pet Shop & Café

LEGO Build Togther Sets

How LEGO Build Together works?

Using one of the six sets listed above you can either scan the QR code featured on the set’s packaging or search for it within the Building Instructions app. There will be an option to begin Build Together, this will create another QR on your device. All those who wish to build can then scan this to join the Build Together session. The build will be split between people, for example, one person could be building a motorcycle, whilst some else is building the accessories to connect to it. At a certain point, those building will be asked to combine their builds. There’s also a swap feature where someone will be asked to switch the section they are building with someone else. The session will also calculate if someone leaves or joins mid-build.

What do you need for Build Together?

You’ll need one of the sets listed above, more will be added to the BETA in the coming months. Each builder will also need a device capable of running the LEGO Building Instructions app.

When does Build Together launch?

The experience will be available from December 13th, the LEGO Building Instructions app will be updated to add the new BETA functions.

Other Build Together Information

  • Each player will be denoted by a colour, this may change in the future to become a little more personalised
  • People can leave and join build sessions at any point
  • Builds can be stopped at any point and progress will be saved

The LEGO Group launches BETA ‘Build Together’ experience, a fan-built innovation that provides new ways to physically build LEGO sets together as a group

BILLUND, DECEMBER 8, 2021: The LEGO Group today unveiled a new BETA building experience that will soon be available on the LEGO® Building Instructions app, called Build Together. The innovative feature opens a new dimension of interactive building, designed to multiply play value while turning LEGO building into a social, cooperative activity, that both families and friends can enjoy together.

LEGO Fan Dominik Brachmanski from Germany is the mastermind behind the idea, which is now being rolled out globally as a BETA version with the aim of testing and gathering valuable insights on how to optimise this interactive experience before potentially scaling and adding more products. The BETA experience currently supports six LEGO sets (with more to come) and will be available in all languages supported in the LEGO Building Instructions app. The experience is going to be promoted to English speaking markets only.

“I originally started playing with the idea of a new co-building experience back in 2017, and since pitching it to the LEGO Group in early 2020 it’s been an honour to oversee the many iterations that have helped shape the feature to where it is at now. It’s been a long time coming and I’ve been fully determined to see this project through, but it’s only been possible thanks to support from members of the AFOL community, close friends and people within the LEGO Group who believed in the idea and contributed to it”, says Dominik Brachmanski, LEGO Fan and Inventor of Build Together.

“There’s a saying: If you want to go fast, go alone. But if you want to go far, go together. I am excited to discover, where the journey will go from here and I hope “Build Together” will entertain and inspire many people out there”, Brachmanski continues.

How it works

The experience can cater for a group of players of up to five people. Each builder needs their own smart device, either a phone or tablet with an active data connection to download the Building Instructions app, if they don’t already have this installed. The team will need one of the Build Together Enabled SKU’s to connect to a session. Players will then have to scan the QR code on the physical building instructions booklet to join together as a team. Once everyone has joined the session they can start building together!

The Build Together experience personalises the steps to each connected builder and will continue to give new tasks as soon as they have finished one. During the build, each person will be told to pass a mini build on to one of the other builders for them to then progress the build. In the end, the final model will be exactly the same as if had it been built the traditional way.

“When Dominik shared the idea of enabling LEGO sets to be built together with more people in a new social and engaging way, we immediately thought this was a great invention that we wanted to make available to many more fans. It’s been a pleasure maturing the experience in close collaboration with Dominik who during the development phase provided his technical skills and understanding of the algorithm behind the experience to evolve the concept further with our consumer insights and design support”, says Sisse, Open Innovation Insights Manager, the LEGO Group.

Sisse adds: “Thanks to a strong collaboration with Dominik it’s been a really smooth and fun ride getting to this point, and we can’t wait to see how fans take to this new experience. We hope that the learnings and insights from this BETA will show that there is a real appetite from our fans to scale “Build Together”.

The forthcoming holiday season makes for the perfect occasion for friends and families to try the experience out having fun whilst unlocking essential skills such as collaboration and communication along the way. The BETA will be live from December 13th and fans can read more about the experience here.

Author: Adam White

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