The LEGO House has been closed its doors for a while now due to the pandemic that has griped the world. However, that has not stopped them from continuing to produce exclusive sets for the LEGO capital of the world.
I was lucky enough to attend a virtual preview of the LEGO House’s latest exclusive set and it features the the one device that produces our favourite plastic brick.
The LEGO House Brick Moulding Machine (40504) is the fifth set that is exclusive to the LEGO House in Billund, Denmark. It follows the LEGO Architecture LEGO House (21037); LEGO Tree of Creativity (4000026); The LEGO House Dinosaurs (40366) and the LEGO House Wooden Duck (40501).
It is quite a large model as it spans 29cm in length and 15 cm in depth and stands at a height of 19cm. It consists of 1205 pieces and have a recommended retail price of 599DKK (SGD$130 / USD97).
The set does include an exclusive 2×2 printed LEGO House tile and two 1×8 printed tiles with the name of the set.
It will be available at the LEGO Brand Store located in the LEGO House when it reopens so if you are in the vicinity, you should pop in and grab a piece of LEGO history.
I would think there would be a lot of LEGO fans who would want to get their hands on this but due to travel restrictions are unable to do so.
I predict that this set would fetch a substantial price on the secondary market as not many of us are able to travel.
Home of the Brick
LEGO® House reveals new LEGO House Exclusive product:
40502 – The Brick Moulding Machine
The newest product in the Limited Edition series of LEGO® House Exclusives is soon to be
available at the LEGO House Retail Store in Billund, Denmark.
Ever since the opening of LEGO® House it has been an important milestone for LEGO House to
create exclusive products because we believe they add significantly to the experience of visiting
LEGO House – the pinnacle LEGO experience.
The first three exclusive products were the LEGO House Architecture set, the LEGO House Tree
of Creativity, and the LEGO House Dinosaurs.
One thing is remaking our iconic models in LEGO House into LEGO sets. But since we also want
to tie the LEGO Group and not least the LEGO Group history closely to LEGO House it made a lot
of sense for us to introduce this new series that we call: The LEGO House Limited Editions. The
Wooden Duck is the first item in the series of LEGO House Limited Editions.
We are now happy to announce the latest product in our Limited Edition series – The Brick
The Brick Moulding Machine is representing an era in the history of the LEGO Group going from
producing toys in wood into plastic. It is the story about putting all efforts into one focus and
leaving your core competencies behind to explore the new possibilities and technologies in
producing toys with plastic materials.
The first machine arrived in Billund in 1947 and it took up to four people to manually operate one
single machine efficiently.
Today the LEGO Group has around 1,000 moulding machines operating all over the world and
one LEGO employee can operate 32 machines. The Billund facility alone produces 1,360 LEGO
elements each second from these machines.
In LEGO House guests can experience a real-life moulding machine up close. The green machine
is identical to the moulding machines found at the LEGO production sites in Denmark, Hungary,
Mexico, and China. The difference, however, is that it has a special custom-made mould designed to only contain six bricks. Standard moulds produce many more bricks.
Did you know?
Facts about 40502 Brick Moulding Machine