As announced earlier in the year, LEGO has started producing certain elements with sustainably sourced plants. They will be releasing a special box full of these elements to be given as a gift with purchase for customers from the 1st of August 2018 with the set number 40320 – Plants from Plants
A free, exclusive, LEGO Plants from Plants (40320) box will be given to consumers who make a purchase of over $35/£35/€35 in LEGO Brand Retail stores and at shop.lego.com between 1st to 17th August in UK and Germany and between 1st to 14th August in US and Canada.
The new plant-based LEGO elements will begin appearing in LEGO boxes throughout 2018. The new plant-based elements are drawn from the botanical range of LEGO elements – including trees, leaves and bushes- and are made from a plastic produced using sustainably sourced sugarcane, plants from plants!
Some of the botanical LEGO elements are available for the first time in brilliant lime green colour, as well as the classic LEGO green. The elements are compatible with the first ever LEGO bricks made 60 years ago and are an example of the LEGO Group’s continued commitment to innovation while staying true to the quality, play experience and durability that is at the heart of the LEGO system.
The plastic used to make the elements is polyethylene, a soft, durable and flexible plastic made from sustainably sourced sugarcane, in accordance with guidance from the Bioplastic Feedstock Alliance (BFA) and third party certified global standards. The new elements are technically identical to existing LEGO botanical elements and have been tested to ensure the sustainably sourced plant-based plastic meets the high standards for quality and safety that the LEGO Group has, and consumers expect from LEGO products.
The new plant-based LEGO elements will begin appearing in LEGO boxes throughout 2018.
From the statement of non-renewal of co-promotion partnership between LEGO and Shell in 2014, whether willingly or not ; this seems to be another major step for LEGO in its ambitions to be an environmental leader. We at candidbricks wholeheartedly support this endeavor and we hope to be able to get our hands on this landmark set if it reaches our shores.