LEGO reintroduces Vestas wind turbine set, now made with plant-based plastic

October 3, 2018 by  
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LEGO Group has just released a  LEGO Creator Expert set from the ‘vault’ that focuses on sustainable energy. The company announced its Vestas Wind Turbine creation at New York Climate Week in hopes of encouraging creativity while spreading the word about renewable and sustainable energy sources. The revamped wind turbine set will be the first LEGO set featuring the new plant-based plastic LEGOs, Plants from Plants. LEGO collaborated with Vestas, a leader in sustainable energy, to make the new and improved wind turbine set. Not only does the kit represent renewable energy, but some of the included plant elements are made from a plant-based plastic sourced from sugarcane. This is the first time LEGO has issued a set including pieces from its Plants from Plants initiative, and customers will be able to purchase the wind turbine this coming Black Friday (November 23). Related: LEGO is rolling out its first plant-based plastic pieces The Vestas Wind Turbine set is comprised of 826 pieces and stands 3 feet tall. The wind turbine overlooks a wooded area complete with spruce trees — made in part from sugarcane — as well as a cottage with a working porch light. The set will be available for $200. The toy company plans on using only sustainable materials in core products and product packaging by 2030. In addition to this commitment, LEGO has also pledged to become eco-friendly in the production of its plastic bricks. To that end, LEGO incorporates wind power in the production process and generates as much power from sustainable sources as it does from traditional ones. “We strive to make a positive impact on the environment and are committed to climate action and to use sustainable materials in products and packaging,” said Tim Brooks, vice president of environmental responsibility at LEGO. “This wind turbine celebrates our first steps in bringing these ambitions to life, and we hope it will inspire builders to learn about renewable energy.” + LEGO Images via LEGO

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A New Twist on An Old Classic: Wooden Toy Animals by Bleebla

May 13, 2014 by  
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  The “animal box – jungle” by bleebla , a toy design company based in Portugal,  is a minimal rectangular block with 10 animals peeking out of its regular geometry. The set is smooth and warm to the touch, providing a unique sensory experience. The materials are agglomerated cork and sycamore wood from sustainably managed forest sources, and both are biodegradable, renewable and recyclable. These toys are ideal for for small children, and those enrolled in Waldorf schools where emphasis is on natural, organic toys and imaginative play. + Bleebla The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Bleebla , cork toys , forest , forest animals , jungle , jungle animals , jungle toys , jungle wood animals , Rudolf Steiner , Steiner , sustainable toys , sustainable wood , Waldorf , waldorf toys , Wood , wood toys , wooden toys , zoo , zoo animals

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