Campaign Experience Awards winners 2023: Collaboration

The winner in this category is Fly Away Isles by Amplify for Lego.

Published by: Campaign
Date: 30/03/2023

Lego believes the world needs more play; but in cities around the world, play spaces are not a priority. With play strongly related to cognitive development, emotional wellbeing and 87% of employed adults saying the skills they learn from play have helped them achieve success in their careers, Lego wanted to change this.

The brand partnered with a west Harlem-based NGO called Brotherhood Sister Sol to uncover how to create meaningful change in the community. But rather than working with the adult figureheads behind the organisation, Lego tapped into the minds of the ones who benefit from play most–- and used their playful creativity to build change in their communities.

So the formula was: 30 west Harlem kids + thousands of Lego bricks + their ideas = a solution to prioritising play in the community. And it resulted in: Fly Away Isles – New York City’s first ever play space designed by kids.

From a rocketship, to volcanoes, to friendly snakes and beyond, the ideas that the children of Brotherhood Sister Sol came up with, through the action of Lego play, were turned into colourful and vibrant play pieces that were installed in their very own community. The space was then tied together with a mural created by world-renowned artist Hebru Brantley that ensured a lasting legacy in the west Harlem community.

It was officially launched on 10 August – Lego’s 90th birthday – and it saw more than 400 local children experience a delightful play space created by their own imaginations.


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