Everyone’s getting into renewable energy these days – even LEGO!
The popular children’s toy company has launched a new kit that features a fully-functional, three-foot wind turbine complete with adjustable blades, aircraft warning lights, and power functions for automation.
Made in partnership with energy company Vestas, the 826-piece structure also comes with a miniature red cottage, three Vestas servicemen Minifigs, and a LEGO dog.
Presenting the NEW LEGO® Creator Expert Vestas Wind Turbine: A key collaboration between the @LEGO_Group and @Vestas, the world leader in #sustainableenergy solutions. More: https://t.co/LwpKFhyrCA
Available November 23rd. Stay tuned to find out how you can get your hands on one! pic.twitter.com/qoNtASkzSJ
— Vestas Wind Systems (@Vestas) September 26, 2018
It’s also worth mentioning that the bricks used in the set are eco-friendly, having been made from plant-based plastic alternatives.
According to Tim Brooks, LEGO’s VP of Environmental Responsibility, the group hopes to fully incorporate sustainable materials in their packaging by 2025 and in their products by 2030.
“We strive to make a positive impact on the environment and are committed to climate action and to use sustainable materials in products and packaging,” he said.
“This wind turbine celebrates our first steps in bringing these ambitions to life and we hope it will inspire builders to learn about renewable energy. In August we released the first LEGO elements made from plants and now our fans around the world can buy a LEGO set containing these unique elements.”
— The Brothers Brick (@BrothersBrick) September 26, 2018
The LEGO ‘Wind Turbine’ set will retail for US$199.99 (about AUS$276) and will be available through the company’s stores and online shop starting November 23.