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LEGO Reveals First Prototype LEGO Brick Made From Recycled Plastic

LEGO has revealed the first prototype LEGO brick made from recycled plastic. Continuing their journey to make LEGO products from sustainable materials, the new brick uses PET plastic from discarded bottles. It has taken the team of 150 people over three years to meet several of their quality, safety and play requirements, including clutch power. A one-litre plastic PET bottle will provide enough raw material for ten 2×4 LEGO bricks. It’ll still be a while before we see recycled material bricks in LEGO sets as their next phase of testing will take at least another year.

The LEGO Group reveals first prototype LEGO® brick made from recycled plastic

The LEGO Group today unveiled a prototype LEGO® brick made from recycled plastic, the latest step in its journey to make LEGO products from sustainable materials.

The new prototype, which uses PET plastic from discarded bottles, is the first brick made from a recycled material to meet the company’s strict quality and safety requirements.

A team of more than 150 people are working to find sustainable solutions for LEGO products. Over the past three years, materials scientists and engineers tested over 250 variations of PET materials and hundreds of other plastic formulations. The result is a prototype that meets several of their quality, safety and play requirements– including clutch power.

Vice President of Environmental Responsibility at the LEGO Group, Tim Brooks said: “We are super excited about this breakthrough. The biggest challenge on our sustainability journey is rethinking and innovating new materials that are as durable, strong and

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LEGO Builder’s Journey Now Available on Steam, Epic Games Store, Nintendo eShop

If you haven’t played it before, LEGO Builder’s Journey is now available for purchase on Steam, Epic Games Store, and the Nintendo eShop. Originally released for Apple Arcade, the game has been visually enhanced by NVIDIA to be the world’s first ray-traced game made with Unity. Ray tracing is technology that brings realistic lighting while also having improved performance.

LEGO® Builder’s Journey Now Available on PC and Nintendo Switch

Join a father-and-son duo on a journey through an expansive LEGO universe

BILLUND, Denmark – [June 22, 2021] – The LEGO® Group is taking players on an epic, inspirational experience in LEGO® Builder’s Journey, available now on Nintendo Switch and PC. The game follows a father and son on a heartwarming journey through a stunning brick-built universe, filled with geometric puzzles that will surprise and delight players

“When creating LEGO Builder’s Journey, we were inspired by the new movement of games that focus on the overall experience for gamers,” said Karsten Lund, creative director and head of studio, Light Brick Studio. “We chose to focus on the emotional and evocative aspects of storytelling to spark players’ imaginations, and to encourage them to reflect on the importance of play and creativity in all of our lives.”

In addition to the playful themes sewn seamlessly throughout the narrative, the Light Brick team has designed a world featuring graphical upgrades to further immerse players in the game, including ray-traced ambient occlusion, global illumination, reflections, shadows, and other effects that make bricks feel more tactile and movement more fluid.

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LEGO Ideas Third 2020 Review Stage Winner Announced

LEGO has announced the winner of the LEGO Ideas Third 2020 Review Stage. Out of the 25 projects that qualified, one has made it out and is the Motorized Lighthouse by Sandro Quattrini.

In addition, the results of the We Love Sports! that was supposed to be announced today has been pushed back until this Saturday for LEGO CON 2021.

LEGO IDEAS THIRD 2020 REVIEW RESULTS

Over the past 4 months, the LEGO Review Board has been evaluating 25 product ideas that reached 10,000 supporters between early September 2020 and early January 2021.

Congratulations to all our 10K members for reaching the all-important milestone and becoming eligible for review. It’s always a privilege for us to review such an impressively diverse selection of fan designs that show off the endless possibilities of the LEGO brick.

Check out the announcement presented by LEGO Ideas Engagement Manager, Hasan Jensen, and LEGO Ideas Design Manager, Samuel Johnson.

MOTORIZED LIGHTHOUSE

A huge congratulations to Sandro Quattrini (aka Roses Must Build) as his Motorized Lighthouse recreation has been selected as the next LEGO Ideas sets. Sandro’s lighthouse is a timeless beacon that evokes a sense of adventure and mystery. To top it off the LEGO Group has never created one with such incredible details and at such a scale.

If you’d like to learn more about Sandro then make sure to check out his 10K Club Interview.

DESIGN, PRICING, AND AVAILABILITY

We’re still working out the final product design, pricing and availability for the set. We’ll share more on the LEGO

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LEGO Super Mario Summer 2021 Sets Officially Announced

LEGO has officially announced the summer 2021 wave of LEGO Super Mario sets. There are four expansion sets along with a couple of Power-Up Packs and Series 3 of the Character Packs. The sets will be be available starting on August 1.

The LEGO Group brings 2-player action to the LEGO® Super Mario™ universe with LEGO® Mario™ and LEGO® Luigi™

Let’s-a go! The LEGO® Adventures with Luigi Starter Course, available for pre-order, enables new 2-player interactive play, while brand new Expansion Sets including Bowser’s Airship lets fans level up for even more exciting adventures

Billund, June 22nd, 2021: Today, the LEGO Group has announced a new unique social play experience that for the first time enables children and fans to connect LEGO® Mario™ and LEGO® Luigi™ figures for brand new 2-player adventures in the LEGO Super Mario universe. Perfect for family activities, this exciting feature will encourage even more social play, with two players able to enjoy the universe of LEGO Super Mario at the same time for new brick-built adventures.

Once connected via Bluetooth, 2-player adventures with LEGO Mario and LEGO Luigi (or any combination of the two figures) are made possible. Now, children and fans can play as a team, collect extra digital coins by doing in-sync actions like walking, flipping and jumping, or work together to defeat enemies, complete challenges, share rewards or even by changing up the play and competing against each other.

“For us it’s all about encouraging continuous creative rebuilding and extended playtime. With today’s announcement, we’re not only bringing

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