LEGO CREATES FULLY FUNCTIONAL PLANT-BASED WIND TURBINE KIT
The toy company, LEGO, launched its first ever set of sustainable elements made from a plant-based material in August 2018, which was sourced from sugarcane.
With the new innovative idea the company is able to move in the direction of their ultimate goal to produce all of their products and packaging with sustainable materials by the year 2030.
LEGO has already released their first LEGO Creator Expert set only a few months after the launch. The new Creator Expert set utilises the eco-friendly pieces and is a fully functional, mini wind turbine.
The set that contains 826 pieces, makes up a 3-foot wind turbine with adjustable wind blades. The set has also been constructed with a woodland house below the turbine, which also includes a working porch light which is nestled among LEGO’s “Plants from Plants” spruce trees. To make it even more creative the adorable set also includes three LEGO servicemen minifigures and a tiny LEGO dog.
The set also comes with a Power Function medium motor, battery box, and two extension cords.
The kit was also designed in partnership with a world-leading provider of sustainable energy solutions, Vestas, who has already installed 65,000 wind turbines in almost 80 countries.
The goal of the design is to provide a playful and creative toy while still raising awareness for sustainability and renewable energy.
Tim Brooks, Vice President, Environmental Responsibility at LEGO Group, stated that, “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. 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.”