Thursday, September 10th, 2020 at 5:11am by Andrew, BZPower News Manager
Today LEGO is revealing the results of a partnership with Levi Strauss & Co. that was recently teased on social media. "LEGO Group x Levi's" is a collection of clothing and accessories that take the fun and creativity of our favorite building toy and turn it into wearable art that you can show off every day. Many of the offerings include a new silicone baseplate that you can build on with bricks or the included DOTS tiles. To check out the reveal video, see images of the products, and read the full press release, read on!
LEGO Group x Levi's
Wearable Art. Celebrating Limitless Imagination.
Who doesn't love LEGO bricks? And who doesn't have a fond LEGO memory from their childhood (or even adulthood)? Whether you build from instructions, or dream up something from your imagination, LEGO building is the ultimate platform for creative experimentation and development.
And of course, no one loves creativity and playfulness - as well as infinite customizability - more than Levi's. Which is exactly why the two iconic brands have teamed up for a special Levi's and LEGO Group collection.
"This is such a fun collaboration celebrating self-expression, creativity and nostalgia," says Karyn Hillman, Chief Product Officer for Levi Strauss & Co. "It's Levi's and the LEGO Group coming together to co-create something really special and new, but undeniably familiar. With the customizable baseplates, Levi's is now literally a new blank canvas for LEGO play."
Exclusive to the collection, the collaboration features the first-ever flexible LEGO baseplate. It's a pliable LEGO silicone panel onto which fans can create their own customized designs using LEGO DOTS, a new concept that was introduced by the LEGO Group earlier this year. Sewn directly on the garment, anyone can create their own design using the mosaic-like tiles that "snap" onto the baseplates. The baseplate will be available as a customizable patch on a vintage stonewash Levi's Trucker Jacket, a Dad Crop Trucker Jacket, 501 '93 Straight Jeans, and a lineup of hoodies, crewneck sweatshirts, and accessories. Customization pieces from the collection will come with a Levi's and LEGO Group branded bag of 110 LEGO DOTS, so that fans have a playful canvas for self-expression with endless options. Graphic tees are also included in the collection and while they won't carry the customizable baseplates, they feature unique co-branded graphics that will excite fans of both brands.
LEGO elements also appear in product details across the collection including primary colored shank buttons in yellow, red, green, blue, white and black. The Levi's standard leather patch has also been converted to a flexible red LEGO patch.
"There's so much passion and energy in this partnership, working with the creative and iconic Levi's brand is inspiring, and is pushing the way we innovate the LEGO brand experience," says Lena Dixen, Senior Vice President and Head of Product and Marketing Development at LEGO Group.
It's the deep emotional connection you have to your favorite pair of Levi's jeans, combined with the love and fondness you have for LEGO play, offering one mind-blowing collection of nostalgia, playfulness and creativity.
This is certainly an interesting team-up and possibly an unexpected new foray into adult-sized LEGO clothing. Many thanks to LEGO for sharing this information through BZPower's Ambassador Tufi Piyufi, who made sure we got it in time to post it here. Personally, while I like some of the designs, others just seem a bit out there (like that 'vest'), but I could definitely see myself picking some up. How about you? Will you be the first person to come to a LEGO convention rocking a pair of 501 jeans and a trucker jacket, or what we will officially call a Danish Tuxedo? Let us know in the Talkback!
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