VML positioned LEGOLAND Florida as the one and only resort built for kids in a Florida market cluttered with theme park competition. We began handling traditional and digital work and soon expanded into every level of brand development, from product creation to partnership opportunities.
By innovating special services like LEGOLAND Times, a monster cleanup service, and even LEGOLAND Dollars, the first-ever currency for kids to be listed on an international exchange board, we were able to go beyond advertising LEGOLAND as a place designed for kids, and instead helped create it.
Reinventing the GPS for kids.
When it comes to family vacations, parents prefer road travel because it gives them more control and quality time as a family. But after a short time in a packed car, the trip becomes all about "Are we there yet?"
A GPS built for kids that starts the LEGOLAND adventure the moment families leave home, by transforming the drive into a LEGO-themed ride.
In Quest to LEGOLAND, as kids travel to LEGOLAND, they can follow LEGO Minifigures on themed routes mapped in real-time GPS. Along the way, they unlock themed missions, answer trivia, and learn about the world around them as landmarks they pass pop up on-screen right before their eyes.
Bring your kids...before it's too late.
LEGOLAND Florida Resort is built for kids ages 2-12. Parents often wait until the kids get older before they plan trips to theme parks. We wanted to create a sense of urgency as to why they should bring their kids to the park before it is too late.
We took the analogy of tug of war and used it to illustrate how kids are constantly pulled toward their interests in childhood toys while also being pulled into their teenage lives.
Targeting families with kids ages 2-12, we played on the simple concept of parents worrying about their kids becoming teenagers and wanting to do their own thing. The work left parents thinking about needing to act quickly, before it is too late to enjoy childhood.
LEGOLAND Dollars for foreign exchange.
LEGOLAND Florida Resort is built for kids. Not parents. Not aunts, grandparents, or teens. Just kids. We wanted to establish this world built just for them to an international audience.
The Florida market in the United States of America is cluttered with iconic theme parks and tourist attractions. How could LEGOLAND Florida Resort get international travelers to add LEGOLAND to their vacation plans?
LEGOLAND Dollars, a real currency that can be spent at the resort, was introduced on foreign exchange boards for trade at 48 Travelex locations within international airports. A place where every international traveler stops to check the exchange rate for their home country's currency. LEGOLAND dollars were listed at a 1:1 exchange rate with the U.S. dollar.
The campaign was a success with LEGOLAND Dollars being sold out alt all locations and helping the resort with a 21% increase in sales and a 22% increase in park visitors.