How do you launch a new product into the crowded toys-to-life category dominated by the likes of Activision’s Skylanders and Disney’s Infinity? Not to mention a product with a higher price point against companies with a 3-year head start? You do it to the LEGO way – with Imagination.
What makes LEGO great? LEGO empowers builders of tomorrow making the next great generation of imagineers. The competitive products simply gave kids non-posable figures to play with, whereas with LEGO Dimensions, kids could harness the full power of their imaginations and control their worlds via LEGO’s famous blocks. Thus, the idea was born…”You’re Gonna Need a Bigger Imagination.”
We developed the campaign proposition in a global launch campaign across experiential, TV and online challenging kids and adults alike to combine brain, brawn, and horsepower to achieve what no single hero, no matter how powerful, can achieve. Unlike Disney and Activision, we put the focus on the kids, not the product.
We empowered them to realize all of their imaginations, to build their worlds as they wanted, giving them ultimate control through their imagination. An imagination so big that not even their house could contain it. Thanks to our friends at Plastic Wax in Sydney for their masterful CG work in our launch spot.
LEGO Dimensions went on to outsell the previous category leader Disney Infinity.
“FROM THE MOMENT WE FIRST HEARD BATTERY’S CAMPAIGN DIRECTION WE KNEW…”
“They had captured the endless possibilities of the brand in a way that speaks perfectly to our multiple targets. We were in!”
— Stephanie Johnson
VP Global Marketing, LEGO Franchise