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Lego and Universal join forces to expand creative play through music

Published on: 27th April 2020

Exclusive global partnership will combine passion for music with the Lego System in Play.

The Lego Group today announced an exclusive global partnership with Universal Music Group (UMG), that will enable children around the world to explore their creativity through play, by expressing themselves through music.

The partnership is based around the development of a new collection of Lego products launching in 2021, created to encourage and inspire the next generation of musicians, creatives and fans. The initiative aims to reinforce child development and harness the mental and creative benefits of music and Lego play.

UMG brings both local and global superstars, along with an unrivalled catalogue of recorded music and publishing, covering all genres and languages, to the Lego Group programmes. Equally, the Lego Group, which has worked to inspire and develop children through play since 1932, adds to the partnership solid experience in innovating and developing play for children and their families around the world.

Combining music and the Lego System in Play, the collaboration will deliver exciting opportunities for children to connect and creatively express themselves and their love of music. Harnessing immersive, interactive play and safe social experiences, the partnership aims to inspire and support creative development.

Olivier Robert-Murphy, global head of new business, Universal Music Group, commented: “Music plays an integral part in every child’s life from the moment they are born and throughout their development. Across the decades, children have continued to explore this passion via vinyl, radio, cassette, music videos, CDs and streaming. Now through the partnership between the Lego Group and UMG, we will provide a new interactive way of inspiring the next generation of fans and creative visionaries.”

Lego Group CMO, Julia Goldin said: “We know music is a huge passion for so many children, it has an incredible ability to engage and unite children and their families, just like the Lego brick. This partnership will see us celebrate the power of merging music and the Lego System in Play, providing children with a whole new way to creatively express themselves by bringing to life music in their own world, their own way”.

Fans wanting to learn more about this upbeat initiative should stay tuned until later this year, when full details for this game-changing partnership will be revealed. A teaser can be viewed below.

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