LEGO® Square is the lobby inside LEGO House. In the centre, you'll get a glimpse of one of the world’s biggest LEGO models, the Tree of Creativity. From LEGO Square, you have free access to all other public indoor areas: LEGO Store, three restaurants and LEGO Forum. LEGO Square is also where you’ll find the cloakroom, and ticket machines where you can pick up wristbands for the Experience Zones.
In the middle of LEGO® House stands one of the world’s most iconic LEGO models, at over 15m tall and packed full of details and surprises even the most avid LEGO enthusiast cannot fail to be impressed by the Tree of Creativity.
Originally the team had a few more ideas for alternative models, but in the end it was the tree that won because the idea was so strong. The base and roots of the tree represent the LEGO Group foundation in wooden toys and at the very top LEGO minifigure workers are building new branches using a giant crane. Just like LEGO House itself.
The unique LEGO model is built by hand from 6.316.611 standard LEGO bricks and took 24.350 hours to assemble.
The Tree of Creativity is one of the world's biggest - and most technically complicated LEGO models ever built.
“LEGO® House is a super important project – not only to BIG and myself, but to millions of people all over the world.”
– Bjarke Ingels.
According to Ingels, the idea for LEGO House was to create “a cloud of interlocking LEGO bricks... a literal manifestation of the infinite possibilities of the LEGO brick.” Twenty-one white bricks are stacked on top of each other, crowned by the Keystone. These huge bricks not only form internal spaces for LEGO House activities, but they also create a covered public square and a series of interconnected terraces and playgrounds for guests to investigate and enjoy. This ensures that LEGO House can be enjoyed both by fans who come to experience the LEGO story and by local residents and visitors to the town of Billund.
The LEGO® House architecture alone makes the building a unique attraction. The clay tiles covering the outside and inside walls were designed to LEGO brick scale and colours, and we had to hide 1960 tons of steel arches inside the construction to create the illusion of 21 floating LEGO bricks. That’s almost 1/3 of the Eiffel Tower!
Nine terraces – nine playgrounds
The staggered terraces around LEGO® House feature creative playgrounds for children of all ages. Explore a submarine run aground, take a ride on a spectacular camel swing imported directly from the desert, or hop on a surfboard for a ride through shark-infested waters! And those are just some of the experiences awaiting you.
The playgrounds are designed as small scenarios where kids can let loose and burn some energy. Admission to the playgrounds is free.
Three squares for play and activities
Three squares dot the landscape around LEGO House:
Ole Kirk’s Square is named after the founder of the LEGO® Group. The square offers direct access to the main entrance of LEGO House.
Byens Square formally belongs to the city of Billund and will be used for public activities in the city.
Ved Bækken is a wonderful recreational area with room for play and relaxation in green surroundings.