Today, Ben Davies reports on the exciting news that the physical LEGO® Store in LEGO House, Billund will re-open this week on Thursday 4 March 2021 and a new exclusive set will be available for sale.
Today, LEGO® House has unveiled their newest exclusive, and the second product in their “LEGO Limited Edition” series of sets after 40501 The Wooden Duck, which will remain available.
The newly announced 40502 The Brick Moulding Machine was designed by Stuart Harris (right) and Markus Rollbühler, and depicts the machine in the lobby of LEGO House which actively churns out special “Six Bricks” polybags for guests.
In the case of this LEGO version, it deposits printed tiles representing the polybag! Interestingly, the bag is depicted as a Dark Nougat 2 x 2 tile, a reference to the upcoming change from plastic to paper packaging.
We will be bringing you a review of 40502 The Brick Moulding Machine soon including details of its other printed parts, and recolours like the lime green doors, but in the meantime here are more official images and the full press release.
LEGO® House reveals new LEGO House Exclusive product: 40502 The Brick Moulding Machine
The newest product in the Limited Edition series of LEGO® House Exclusives is soon to be available at the LEGO House Retail Store in Billund, Denmark.
Ever since the opening of LEGO® House it has been an important milestone for LEGO House to create exclusive products because we believe they add significantly to the experience of visiting LEGO House - the pinnacle LEGO experience. The first three exclusive products were the LEGO House Architecture set, the LEGO House Tree of Creativity, and the LEGO House Dinosaurs.
One thing is remaking our iconic models in LEGO House into LEGO sets. But since we also want to tie the LEGO Group and not least the LEGO Group history closely to LEGO House it made a lot of sense for us to introduce this new series that we call: The LEGO House Limited Editions. The Wooden Duck is the first item in the series of LEGO House Limited Editions.
We are now happy to announce the latest product in our Limited Edition series - The Brick Moulding Machine!
The Brick Moulding Machine is representing an era in the history of the LEGO Group going from producing toys in wood into plastic. It is the story about putting all efforts into one focus and leaving your core competencies behind to explore the new possibilities and technologies in producing toys with plastic materials.
The first machine arrived in Billund in 1947 and it took up to four people to manually operate one single machine efficiently. Today the LEGO Group has around 1,000 moulding machines operating
all over the world and one LEGO employee can operate 32 machines. The
Billund facility alone produces 1,360 LEGO elements each second from
In LEGO House guests can experience a real-life moulding machine up close. The green machine is identical to the moulding machines found at the LEGO production sites in Denmark, Hungary, Mexico, and China. The difference, however, is that it has a special custom-made mould designed to only contain six bricks. Standard moulds produce many more bricks.
Facts about 40502 Brick Moulding Machine
- The 1205-piece model measures 7.4” (19 cm) tall, 5.9” (15 cm) deep and 11.4” (29 cm) wide.
- Base comprises printed tiles with the words ‘LEGO® House’ and ‘The Brick Moulding Machine’
- Ideal for fans of LEGO® building and collectors of toy memorabilia.
- Suitable for ages 10 and up.
- Price: 599 DKK
- This set is only available in LEGO House.
More New Elementary articles about LEGO House
- June 2020: Stuart Harris & Jme Wheeler reveal the first LEGO® House Limited Edition: 40501 The Wooden Duck
- October 2019: LEGO® House videos: fans and their models in the Masterpiece Gallery
- September 2017: LEGO® House pre-opening event
- May 2014: Review of the promotional set 4000010 LEGO® House
- May 2014: New Elementary readers design their own LEGO® House
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