The recent introduction of the LEGO Plants from Plants (40320), a collection of botanical-themed building elements advertised as being the first set wholly manufactured using plant-based plastics, is the first big step by the company towards the use of sustainable materials for its products; the promotional push speaks for itself. In fact, there’s going to be a LEGO event for UK fans happening on the first weekend of next month, and it will be in association with a celebrated institution, the London Natural History Museum. Themed after one of LEGO’s ongoing promotions for the Plants from Plants (40320) set, participating children at the Natural History Museum will come up with their own sustainable superhero figure made of building elements from LEGO’s Plants from Plants (40320). They’ll do this by checking out museum exhibits to learn about nature and environment together with LEGO’s first botanical superhero, Plantus Maximus.
Taking only an hour long per session per day, the “Quest with Plantus Maximus” will have groups of five participants per session (3 children, 2 adults), and their sustainable superhero creations will get to join LEGO’s original character Plantus Maximus (made of the Plants from Plants parts) in a conceptual wildlife-friendly city of their own design.
Do note that while the London Natural History Museum LEGO event is free, interested builders in the area must book to join online at the museum’s official website. Said online booking for “Quest with Plantus Maximus” should open before the event period running August 3-5.
LEGO’s sustainable “Plants from Plants” set will have an official launch this coming August 1.