LEGO is clearly intentional in reaching its sustainability goals for the years to come, and they began their steady steps towards it with the introduction of their first plant-based LEGO Plants From Plants (40320) which is a gift-with-purchase set made available to LEGO fans during the first half of this month (from August 1 to 14). The LEGO Group has also made their intention clear in providing renewable energy when it unveiled its Guinness World Breaking Wind Turbine MOC made up of 146,000 LEGO bricks back in November last year. And now, it looks like they’re taking it a step further by re-launching a particular set from 2008 – the LEGO Vestas Wind Turbine (4999) – to commemorate the release of the LEGO Plants From Plants set.
This piece of rumor was caught by Brick Fanatics saying that LEGO intends to release the LEGO Vestas Wind Turbine (4999) anytime soon, including the botanical elements from its first plant-based set. Furthermore, the rumored re-release of the LEGO Vestas Wind Turbine is said to be included under the LEGO Creator Expert subtheme, and will also include certain power functions to animate the turbine. Here’s how set 4999 looks like equipped with power functions.
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The first iteration of the LEGO Vestas Wind Turbine came in very limited quantities back in 2008, so if there is truth in this rumor, it will definitely be a much welcomed move from LEGO. To be more precise, we’re not really sure if this particular re-release will follow the likes of previously released sets such as the Taj Mahal (10256), where the latter is a complete rehash of the previous one from 2008. Alternatively, it may also come as a sort of redesigned set similar to the grand Millennium Falcon (75192). In any case, such a move from LEGO to further promote environmental sustainability is very much welcomed by the LEGO community. We’ll probably see in the next few days, so stay tuned.