Today see’s the grand opening of the long awaited LEGO House. Even though it’s not made entirely of LEGO bricks as we’d hoped, it is, none the less, impressive. Designed by architect firm BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) the building is made up of 21 white blocks stacked on top of each other and crowned by an over-sized two by four LEGO brick, complete with eight circular skylights. These enormous blocks not only create space for indoor activities, but also offer a sheltered public space and a number of interconnected outdoor terraces and playgrounds for guests to explore and enjoy.
With four enormous, colour-coded experience zones where visitors can get hands on with the little blocks (which LEGO have promised will never run-out), a Masterpiece Gallery where fans can exhibit their creations and a History Collection that charts the incredible story and development of the LEGO brand over time, there’s something for everyone.
To access the experience zones you need to book and buy tickets but much of the house is free to enter and explore including the LEGO Square, the terraces, the LEGO Store and all three of the restaurants where you could be served by LEGO robots.
As if that wasn’t enough, at the centre of the LEGO Square is one of the world’s largest LEGO models. At more than 15m high and made from over six million bricks (6,316,611 to be exact) the ‘Tree of Creativity’ took 24,350 hours to assemble and is packed with detail and surprises in it’s branches waiting to be discovered as visitors walk up the staircase that surrounds it.
With LEGOLAND only a few minutes down the road Billund, Denmark has become (if it wasn’t already) THE place to go to get the ultimate LEGO experience.