LEGO House is reopening in Billund, Denmark today and there’s a new exclusive set to mark the occasion – 40502 The Brick Moulding Machine.
It might be a while until most of us can return to Billund and visit the LEGO House, but when the opportunity does arise there’s a new exclusive set to collect. 40502 The Brick Moulding Machine captures the final stop on a visit to LEGO House in one model.
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LEGO 40502 The Brick Moulding Machine
UK Price: N/A – 599DKK
USA Price: N/A – 599DKK
Piece count: 1,205
Release date: March 4
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Around the world, the LEGO Group manufactures LEGO elements using moulding machines. The first one was acquired by Ole Kirk Kristiansen in 1946. When visiting LEGO House – the Home of the Brick, fans see a moulding machine in action. As they leave, ticket holders can pick up a freshly moulded bag of 2×4 bricks as a souvenir of the visit.
40502 The Brick Moulding Machine captures that moulding machine, with the colours matching the real life contraption and 2×2 tiles representing the bags of bricks.
There are around 1,000 LEGO brick moulding machines around the world, with those in Billund churning out more than 1,000 bricks per second. LEGO House is located just a short walk from those factories, with its dedicated moulding machine visible to visitors. For fans of the brick, the location is a place where they can celebrate their fandom by gettings hands-on with build activities, immersed in digital experiences and enjoy unique exhibits.
Watch out for a review of the set in an upcoming issue of Blocks magazine!