LEGO recently unveiled a new type of brick made out of polyethylene, which is created using ethanol from sustainably sourced sugarcane. Now, a brand new LEGO Ideas Treehouse set will incorporate the most sustainable bricks ever included in a LEGO set.
The LEGO Ideas Treehouse set not only is one of the sets to include the most sustainable bricks ever but is also the largest LEGO Idea set to date.
The set includes more than 3000 parts, with the botanical elements made from the sustainable polyethylene.
This set is the first step on the road for LEGO to become a more sustainable and environmentally responsible company, as they are planning to completely switch to these sustainable materials by 2030.
The concept for the set came from the LEGO Ideas program which lets enthusiasts submit their own builds. It then stands a chance to become actual produced LEGO sets. The initial design for the set was submitted by Kevin Freeser and saw an overwhelming amount of the LEGO community supporting it.
The set, while being absolutely huge, also includes quite a clever design, which lets you swap out the green summer leaves for yellow and brown autumn ones. It’s great to see a company such as LEGO becoming more environmentally friendly and responsible when it comes to how their products are produced.