Lego builds its way to 100% renewables – with its own pieces


Lego has always been associated with engineering, creating results sometimes beyond our own estimation. The 86 year-old multinational has met its goal to have its production facilities powered entirely by renewable energy, three years ahead of schedule.

The company’s transition was originally expected to be reached by 2022, but it became possible to complete the transition sooner, thanks to the completion of a 258MW offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea.

The turbine? That’s made up of 146,000 authentic Lego pieces.

Lego has 42 offices around the world, and remains a major influence in culture across generations.

“We work to leave a positive impact on the planet and I am truly excited about the inauguration of the Burbo Bank Extension wind farm,” Bali Padda, LEGO Group CEO, said in a statement.

Overall, the Irish Sea represents the largest offshore wind facility in the world, producing 659 MW, enough to power up to 590 local homes.

The brand has also released a fully-functioning LEGO wind turbine playset, which allows budding engineers a chance to see the technology in effect, rather than theory.

“Our environmental impact as a company, we will also continue to work to inspire children around the world by engaging them in environmental and social issues,” LEGO’s CEO Padda said.