After years of anticipation (and millions of bricks), a massive new LEGO House has been opened in Billund, Denmark – the home of LEGO and its legendary plastic brick. The 12,000-square-meter (or nearly 130,000 square feet) house stands on the grounds at LEGO HQ and was built brick by brick to give fans an unparalleled experience.
The LEGO House was designed by Danish architect Bjarke Ingels, the acclaimed (and whimsical) designer currently creating a ski slope on the roof of a power plant in Copenhagen. There are four “sections” in the LEGO House, each of which has its own designated color and focuses on a different aspect of the LEGO experience. According to LEGO, red areas are for creative skills, blue is for cognitive skills, green is for social skills, and yellow for emotional skills.
The house also includes three restaurants, a conference room, and a massive LEGO tree that took 6.3 million pieces and 24,000 hours to complete. There are multiple roofs that double as giant playgrounds, where people of all ages are encouraged to play. Those who make the pilgrimage can learn about LEGO’s history, marvel at incredible brick-based creations, and try to come up with the next LEGO-based breakthrough.
From everything we’ve seen and read so far, this House sounds like it’s offering a one-of-a-kind experience. Here are some of the most amazing LEGO creations currently on display at LEGO House.
1. A LEGO waterfall
2. A giant collaborative castle where visitors are encouraged to add their own ideas.
3. A Masterpiece Gallery which showcases the best work from LEGO Master Builders, including this massive LEGO T-rex.
4. LEGO Square, a 2,000-square-meter meeting spot that lets visitors feel like they have actually been transported to a world of toys.
In the past, Billund was a destination only the most die-hard LEGO fanatics would visit. Now, thanks to LEGO House, it just might become a must-see experience for fans all around the world.