Who hasn't made a Lego house?
It's one of the more simple structures with the ABS bricks, unless you're making a thousand-piece White House replica, of course.
But the newest Lego building will be on a whole different level.
Lego A/S is about to begin construction of its new headquarters in Billund, Denmark, and is doing its best to make sure it has the look and environment that reflects its company.
Lego employs 17,000 worldwide and 4,000 in Denmark. During 2015, the company added 250 people in Billund. It recently hired 100 people to research a sustainable replacement for its standard ABS brick material, part of a $152 million project.
So the company's future home will build on Lego in ways that are obvious — think giant roof panels that look like yellow bricks and a main entrance placed beneath architectural elements mimicking the blocks (the giant replica of a Lego figurine in the lobby reception area may be playful or terrifying, depending on your opinion of giant Lego figures.) — and others that are more suggested of a playful frame of mind.
“We want a distinct office building that clearly conveys the Lego values, and which truly expresses the creative, innovative culture of our company,” said Claus Flyger Pejstrup in a July news release. Pejstrup is senior vice president of Lego and also in charge of Lego's headquarters.
So the nearly 560,000-square-foot building designed by architect C.F. Moeller will feature open courtyards that both increase daylight into offices and provide a green space to connect workers to the outdoors. There's even a rooftop mini golf course for those moments when workers need a little down time.
The headquarters facility also is designed to integrate with Billund's master plan, so the grounds include a public park, and building heights that will allow it to blend in with the surrounding community.
Check out the video overview for yourself, embedded below.