Thursday, October 18

LEGO Group joins forces with Chinese internet giant Tencent

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In an effort to infuse digital safety awareness among children and parents in China, Danish brickmaker The LEGO Group has joined forces with Chinese internet giant Tencent on a number of new interactive kids experiences.

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To ensure children’s safety online, LEGO’s Tencent partnership will comply with The LEGO Group’s Digital Child Safety Policy, which launched in 2016 as part of the company’s global partnership with UNICEF.

Besides the developing endeavour new LEGO-branded licensed games, the companies will launch a LEGO zone in Tencent’s online video streaming platform and localise hit building and coding set LEGO Boost for the region.

LEGO may also enlist Tencent’s expertise to co-develop its popular new social network for under-13s, LEGO Life, in China.

The app-focused platform launched a year ago in North America, the UK, France, Germany, Denmark, Austria and Switzerland, with more markets coming this year.

In China, the policy is being developed with input from UNICEF and Tencent’s “Penguin Grow with You – Child Protection in Digital Age” framework and “Growth Guardian Platform.”

Despite a challenging fiscal 2017, LEGO has been on the lookout for new ways to leverage how it merges physical building and digital experiences, similar to LEGO Life and LEGO Boost.