Denmark’s Real-Life Lego House Has Opened To The Public
Everything is awesome!
How many of us dreamed of building an entire house from our Lego bricks as kids? Well, dream no more, because the folks over at Lego HQ have gone ahead and realised that dream on our behalf, building the aptly named Lego House in Denmark.
Located in Billund, the birthplace of Lego and “Home of the Brick”, the sprawling complex is comprised of 21 giant Lego bricks stacked one on top of the other.
Opening to the public overnight, it boasts several creative experiences and educational activities aimed at fostering creativity, all made from or using Lego.
Inside, the space is divided into five colour-coded sections tailored to the pillars of Lego’s “Learning Through Play” philosophy: fun, experimenting, tinkering, messing around and making mistakes. Within that are activities that help to improve cognitive ability, emotional intelligence and spatial awareness.
The Red Zone, dedicated to promoting creativity, boasts the Tree of Creativity (above) – one of the largest Lego structures ever built. It’s comprised of more than six million standard Lego bricks and took more than 24,000 hours to build.
At the top of the Lego House, the Masterpiece Gallery is home to mind-boggling sculptures built by die-hard Lego fans from around the world. Exhibits are hand-picked by the gallery’s curators and will be regularly rotated.
For architect Bjarke Ingels – founder of Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) – it’s the realisation of a lifelong dream.
“If BIG had been founded with one single purpose, it would be the purpose of building the Lego House,” he said in a promotional video.
Us too, Bjarke. Us too.
Entry is possible without a ticket, though not all zones are accessible. Timed tickets cost $40 (199DKK) per person; toddlers under two years enter free.
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(All images: Lego)