In anticipation of the LEGO House grand opening in Billund, Denmark, the toy giant released plans for a new model kit that mirrors the visitor center. Bjarke Ingels' architecture firm BIG designed the center, which has been under construction in LEGO's hometown since 2014.
The 774-piece kit faithfully re-creates BIG's design of 21 white bricks stacked on top of one another, covered with colorful terraces. The LEGO House, which Ingels described as a “childhood dream” to design, is set to open to the public on September 28, 2017. Tickets to the center are now available for presale, with the building containing interactive exhibits and three restaurants. The shop will sell, among other items, the new LEGO House kit, which is part of the company's architecture line.
“Lego House is a manifestation of the very essence of the Lego idea,” shares LEGO House manager Jesper Vilstrup. “This will be an amazing place where Lego fans, their families, and friends can experience—or re-experience—the playfulness of the Lego universe.”
And playfulness is, indeed, spread throughout the facility. For instance, architectural photographer Iwan Baan shared a clip of the robots that serve customers in the cafe during his preview of the center. The mix of free and paid attractions means that there is something for everyone in this masterpiece, offering both an architectural and artistic function.