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The LEGO Group Abandons Plans for Recycled Plastic Bricks

In some news over in the sustainability front, it has been reported that The LEGO Group has abandoned their efforts to use recycled plastics for their bricks after findings that the new material caused higher carbon emissions. As reported from the Financial Times and Reuters, the plastics from recycled polyethylene terephthalate led to higher emissions in which the company is trying to reduce to greenhouse gas emissions by 2032 and achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. The new bricks made from recycled bottles were revealed back in 2021 would also required new equipment to produce over the product’s lifetime.


BrickLink Designer Program Series 3 Submissions Now Live

Just like that, submissions for the Series 3 BrickLink Designer Program is now live and you can submit your entries in hopes that it will get chosen for fans to purchase your design. You’ll have until September 29 at 12:00pm PT which isn’t that much time to get your entries in unless you already have it ready to go. The crowd support will be happening from October 9-20 where fans can vote for their favorite submissions. After that, it’ll go into review and the final five designs will be announced on November 20. Crowdfunding won’t happen until October 24 and the final products won’t be released until March 2025.


The LEGO Group Further Commits to Net-Zero Future

Leaders of the world are attending the UN General Assembly in New York and The LEGO Group CEO Niels B. Christiansen along with 26 other Danish businesses have urged others companies to commit to a greener future. LEGO hopes to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and is part of their overall plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 37% by 2032.

LEGO Group CEO joins Danish businesses in calling for companies and policymakers to stand together globally for a just and green transition to a net-zero future

Billund, September 18, 2023: Today, as leaders of the world are convening at the UN General Assembly in New York LEGO Group CEO Niels B. Christiansen has joined CEOs from 26 Danish businesses, to support UN Secretary-General Guterres’ call for ambitious and credible commitments and clear and transparent plans to “rescue the SDGs”.

The LEGO Group is committed to playing its part in building a better planet for our children to inherit. In August 2023, the company pledged to work with the Science Based Targets initiative to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions) by 2050.

The pledge is an extension of its existing near-term climate target to reduce GHG emissions by 37% by 2032 from a 2019 base, which was previously approved by the SBTi.

A Carbon KPI, which will be tied to executive remuneration from 2024, will track progress towards carbon omissions and science-based targets.

To meet this ambition, the company has recently announced its plans to triple investment in


The LEGO Group Plants 50,000 Trees at New Vietnam Factory

A few days ago, The LEGO Group announced that they have planted 50,000 trees at the new LEGO factory in Vietnam. The number of trees planted is more than double the amount that was removed for the construction of the new factory which will be opening in 2024.

The LEGO Group plants 50,000 trees, marks significant milestones in Vietnam towards production in 2024

• Ceremony attended by His Excellency, Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam, Le Minh Khai.
• Planting of 50,000 trees completed ahead of plan, marks environmental milestone for LEGO Manufacturing Vietnam.
• Next phase of local community partnerships to benefit 5,000 children.
• Recruitment to reach 100 employees by end of 2023, up to 500 employees by end of 2024.
• Production on track to start in H2 2024.

BING DUONG PROVINCE, VIETNAM, September 15, 2023: The LEGO Group today celebrated the completion of 50,000 trees being planted at its new LEGO® factory in Binh Duong province in southern Vietnam. The event was attended by His Excellency, Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam Le Minh Khai, national and provincial officials, as well as business and community partners.

The tree planting comes as the next round of LEGO Manufacturing Vietnam’s community engagements begin, which are expected to reach nearly 5,000 local children, and as the company accelerates recruitment towards a total of 100 employees by the end of 2023.

Preben Elnef, General Manager of LEGO Manufacturing Vietnam and Vice President of the LEGO Group, said: “Today is about taking a moment to celebrate the positive environmental


LEGO Masters Junior Announced – Registration Now Live

Fans have been asking for it for a long time now but LEGO Masters has finally announced that there will be a LEGO Masters Junior. for the US. Other countries have already had a kids version of the show but it has taken the US almost four seasons to get their own. This was one of the topics during the LEGO Masters panel at SDCC 2023.

You can now register your kids to participate as contestants by submitting the form in the link above. Kids must be between ages 9-17 by October 1, 2023. A parent or legal guardian ust be available during filming which lasts about two weeks from October 30-November 22. The form has 82 questions so prepare to take some time to fill it out for each child you want to enter.


LEGO Masters Celebrity Holiday Bricktacular 2023 Announced for December

FOX has announced that there will be a LEGO Masters Celebrity Holiday Bricktacular coming this December. This was talked about briefly during the LEGO Masters panel at San Diego Comic Con 2023 and it will be a 2-night special event. It will be airing on Monday, December 18.


LEGO Masters Renewed for Season 5

Season 4 doesn’t begin for another two weeks but FOX has announced that LEGO Masters has already been renewed for Season 5. It looks like Will Arnett is also back to host the show as well. We won’t know the contestants who are vying to be named LEGO Masters for a while but it may seem that the show is still pretty popular here as FOX has already wanted the show back for another season.

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