As part of LEGO’s celebration of hitting their milestone of using 100% renewable energy, the company created a lego wind turbine that won a Guinness World Record this year; now that wind turbine will find a new home at Park Square.
The new wind turbine location at the Brighton Marina will allow visitors to see Rampion, the South Coast’s first offshore wind farm.
The LEGO wind turbine itself was created from more than 146,000 lego bricks and 7.5m tall. It took approximately 10-15 people per shift to construct with three shifts per day, which is over 600 man hours for the wind turbine to be completed.
Last year, the company used more than 360GWh of energy to produce more than 75 billion LEGO bricks which were sold globally that same year.
Back in May, CEO of the LEGO Group, Bali Padda said, “We work to leave a positive impact on the planet and I am truly excited about the inauguration of the Burbo Bank Extension wind farm. This development means we have now reached the 100% renewable energy milestone three years ahead of target. Together with our partners, we intend to continue investing in renewable energy to help create a better future for the builders of tomorrow.”
“We see children as our role models and as we take action in reducing our environmental impact as a company, we will also continue to work to inspire children around the world by engaging them in environmental and social issues.”