LEGO reintroduces Vestas wind turbine set, now made with plant-based plastic

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Lego Group just released a new LEGO Creator Expert set that focuses on sustainable energy. The company announced its Vestas Wind Turbine creation at New York Climate Week in hopes to encourage creativity while spreading the word about renewable and sustainable energy sources.
Lego collaborated with Vestas to make the new wind turbine structure. Not only does the set represent renewable energy, but the plastic pieces are made from recycled plants. This is the first time Lego has issued a set made… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



LEGO is rolling out its first plant-based plastic pieces

Plants from plants: that’s LEGO’s description for their first sustainable bricks ever. They’ll be rolling out botanical elements like trees, leaves, and bushes manufactured with plant-based plastic sourced via sugarcane this year. The move is part of their goal to utilize sustainable materials in their packaging and core products by 2030.

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Here’s your once-in-a-lifetime chance to stay in a life-size LEGO House

Get ready to live out your childhood dream! The LEGO Home, located in Billund, Denmark, has partnered with Airbnb and will allow one family to stay overnight in the structure made from 25 MILLION bricks. This is an incredible opportunity, as the two-story home has some amazing features.

The home is well-suited for children, as nearly everything is made from LEGO bricks. From the bed in the middle of a LEGO brick-filled pool to a “waterfall” to a teddy bear made from the bricks,… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

BIGs LEGO House officially opens to the public in Denmark

It’s finally here—Bjarke Ingels Group’s much-anticipated LEGO House in Denmark officially opens to the public today. Built in the small town of Billund where the iconic LEGO brick was invented, the “House of the Brick” is a unique space that promises visitors the ultimate LEGO experience with its exhibitions, experience zones, and LEGO-themed architecture, restaurants, and public spaces. The LEGO House, which celebrated its grand opening yesterday, is filled with 25 million LEGO bricks… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Modular Lego Lunch restaurant built from recycled shipping containers pops up in Lithuania

A modular fast food restaurant popped up in Siauliai, Lithuania, to provide a healthy communal space that can be easily replicated anywhere. Architecture firm Hermann Kamte & Associates designed the restaurant, named Lego Lunch, as an affordable, reconfigurable space built from recycled shipping containers.

Lego Lunch is a replicable structure that combines affordability and a low carbon footprint. The architects used recycled 20-foot shipping containers and combined them into a space… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building