Featured Image for LEGO has launched a working three-foot wind turbine set
Design

LEGO has launched a working three-foot wind turbine set

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.

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 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.

Via HYPEBEAST

About the author

Inigo is a writer and graphic designer from Manila, Philippines. He is a soldier of love who will carry you on his strong back of awesomeness when the zombie apocalypse arrives.

Want to work for Lost At E Minor? We're on the hunt for talented and enthusiastic freelance creatives or interns to join our video team. If you think you have what it takes to write posts and produce simple videos for Lost at E Minor, get in contact now.

Leave a comment