The very first LEGO set produced entirely from bioplastics, 40320 Plants from Plants, has been officially revealed.
LEGO 40320 Plants from Plants is a little box containing plant elements that have been made from sustainable materials. From August 1 to 14, the set will be free with purchases over $35 at shop.LEGO.com and LEGO Stores. The spend thresholds for other territories have yet to be announced.
Earlier this year, the LEGO Group announced that the first sustainable elements would be the plant themed pieces, revealing that going forward they would be made using plant-based plastic sourced from sugarcane. These elements will be gradually phased in to the regular assortment, but 40230 Plants from Plants will be the first set to offer the pieces.
“At the LEGO Group we want to make a positive impact on the world around us, and are working hard to make great play products for children using sustainable materials. We are proud that the first LEGO elements made from sustainably sourced plastic are in production and will be in LEGO boxes this year. This is a great first step in our ambitious commitment of making all LEGO bricks using sustainable materials,” said Tim Brooks, Vice President, Environmental Responsibility at the LEGO Group, at the time.