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Pirates, Knights and Police 'Rebuild the World' in Playful LEGO Campaign

The LEGO Agency teams up Traktor and MPC to show how creative problem-solving can change the world

Pirates, Knights and Police 'Rebuild the World' in Playful LEGO Campaign

The LEGO Group has launched a playful new iteration of its global Rebuild the World brand campaign. Now in its third year, the 2021 Rebuild the World campaign celebrates children as the masters of creative problem solving and shows what can be achieved when people work together to overcome differences or challenges.

The main film - created by The LEGO Agency and directed by Traktor - is centred on the story of a knight whose attempts to cross a river to see a friendly bear keep failing. Seeing the Knight’s dilemma, a whole town comes together and pools their varied skills, perspectives and talents to find a way to reunite the friends. As the Knight finally conquers the river crossing, the film playfully reveals how the story and the solution to the challenge have been imaginatively conceived by a group of children building, unbuilding and rebuilding through LEGO play.

The LEGO System in Play has long been the ultimate platform for creative problem solving. Just as the children in this campaign come together to build and test different solutions, with LEGO play children can build anything they can imagine, trial it, work out how to improve it and rebuild it. The process helps children develop life-long skills such as creative problem-solving, communication and resilience that many parents see as being key to helping their child be successful in the future1.

The playful film, featuring VFX from MPC, is accompanied by a number of humorous visual stories that depict the endless ways LEGO bricks can be used to overcome barriers and reunite old friends. One of the fantasy visuals shows a hippo looking longingly at bird flying in the sky, before the problem is solved; the hippo is given LEGO wings and joins them. Another features a pig who wants to see eye to eye with a giraffe – a dilemma that’s easily fixed by adding bricks to increase the pig’s height.

Julia Goldin, chief product and marketing officer at the LEGO Group, said: “We remain in awe of the creativity, optimism and resilience that children show every day – and how, through play, they can develop the essential life skills not only to imagine, but to create, a brighter future. The Rebuild the World campaign is a celebration of this and provides a showcase for the inspiration that we can all get from coming together and collaborating creatively to overcome challenges.”

The campaign was created by the LEGO Group’s internal creative agency, the LEGO Agency. The fully integrated global campaign will run across a variety of channels including TV, digital, Spotify, out of home, e-commerce channels and in LEGO stores in over 20 countries. It will also be supported by a global creator campaign, as well as a series of activations and events in markets where the LEGO Group has a presence.

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The LEGO Agency Vice President LEGO Agency: Rasmus Juel Mygind

Head of Creation: Pete Johnson

Global Creative Lead: Lucas Reynoso Vizcaino

Global Creative Team: Jon Wicks, Anstice Murray and Lucas Reynoso Vizcaino Global

Sr. Communications Partner: Maria Sanziana Fanica

Global Strategist Director: Kevin Mercer Global Sr.

Project Manager: Preben Jespersen and Malene Kallestrup

Head of Production: Charlie Cooper Henniker Senior Lead Producer

Senior Film production Manager: Mette Søgaard Lorenzen

Post Production Manager: Lene Williams Sr.

Digital Content Manager: Kenneth Sanchez

Brand Development Marketing Team: Vice President - Alero Dawn Akuya, Senior Director - David Hall, Director - Kristofer Alan Crockett and Sr. Project Manager - Lauren Charman

External Partners Directors: Traktor

Production Company: Stink Paris

Executive Producer: Vincent Rivier & Helene Segol

Producer: Richard Ulfvengren

Service Company: 247xRadioaktive

Executive Producer: Monika Urbańska

Producer: Maria Mazurczak

Production Manager: Anita Kozłowska

Cinematographer: Matyas Erdely

Production Designer: Agustin Moreaux

Art Director: Paweł Dąbrowski

Costume Designer: Pati Fitzet

Post Production: MPC

Post Producer: Anandi Peiris, Solomon Tiigah

Post Supervisor 3d: Fabian Frank

Post Supervisor 2d: Kamen Markov

Colourist: Jean-Clement Soret

Edit house: Final Cut

Editor: Ryan Beck

Music Supervision: Finger Music

Music Producer: Clare McGrath

Music Composer: Craig Brown

Sound Design: Machine

Category: Sports and Leisure , Toys

Genre: Comedy , Visual VFX