LEGO Rebuild the World Christmas ad gets best ‘emotional engagement’ score

The LEGO Group’s Christmas advert has beaten other brands in a poll, with the creativity-celebrating video polling above other festive commercials.

Earlier this month, the LEGO Group reactivated the Rebuild the World campaign with a new Christmas advert. It depicts the way that children imagine greater things as they are building with LEGO bricks, as they sing a version of What a Wonderful World with new lyrics.

Video platform Unruly has been polling consumers, according to CampaignLive, and found that the LEGO Group’s advert has had the best emotional response of all the Christmas advert so far. It received an “intense emotional reaction” from 39% of viewers.

Amazon came in a close second with “The show must go on”, which pulled at the heartstrings of 38% of viewers, followed by Argos’s “An evening with AbracaDaisy & The Incredible Lucy” at 36%.

WWF came in fourth, TK Maxx came in fifth and Very came in Sixth.

LEGO’s ad is not only the most emotive Christmas ad of 2020 so far, but one of the most emotive Christmas ads we’ve ever tested in the UK,” said Rebecca Waring, global VP of insights at Unruly. “The most remarkable thing about LEGO’s ad is that it achieves such a strong response without any hint of ‘sadvertising’.”

As more adverts are released, Unruly will update the ranking – the LEGO Group may not have the top spot for long, with bid budget commercials excepted to keep coming over the next few days.

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Graham was the Editor up until November 2020. He has plenty of experience working on LEGO related projects. He has contributed to various websites and publications on topics including niche hobbies, the toy industry and education. Follw Graham on Twitter @grahamh100.

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