2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the LEGO® brick in Australia. To commemorate the milestone, LEGO Australia has today launched the Festival of Play, a nine-month integrated campaign, encouraging kids and adult fans alike to celebrate through play. The national initiative is made up of a series of digital, social and experiential events, all inspired by the iconic construction bricks. A dedicated website, LEGOfestival.com.au launches today and will act as the central hub of the campaign, hosting the latest news and activities scheduled for the Festival of Play.
One of the first pieces of content, a 90-second video detailing the humble beginnings of the LEGO brick in Australia, launched today on LEGOfestival.com.au. Created using stop frame animation, and narrated by Aussie acting legend Michael Caton, the video tells the story of how the LEGO brick arrived in the suitcase of a Mr. John Peddie in 1962 and the challenges he faced to sell LEGO sets to toy stores, before becoming Australia’s no.1 toy brand. Click on the image below to play the video in YouTube (HD)
Between April and December 2012, Festival of Play will be further brought to life through outdoor, print, digital, social media and PR, resulting in a regular number of monthly calendar initiatives for Aussies young and old to celebrate 50 years of the LEGO brick in Australia.