WATCH: LEGO let us wander around their HQ for some reason

For reasons we’re still trying to figure out, the LEGO Group let two of Brick Fanatics’ staffers wander around its HQ in Billund last month. Here’s what went down…

More commonly known as the home of the brick, the small Danish town of Billund is where it all began for the LEGO Group some 90 years ago. And it’s subsequently become destination number one for LEGO fans all over the world, with a visit proving akin to a rite of passage, or perhaps holy pilgrimage, for those with the time, resources and – perhaps – global proximity that allows for a quick rendezvous in Denmark.

There’s plenty to do when you get there, too, from LEGOLAND Billund to the LEGO House. One place you probably won’t be able to go without prior approval is the newly-opened LEGO Campus, but that’s exactly where Brick Fanatics’ YouTube Editor Matthew Loffhagen and I found ourselves in February. 

We boarded a Ryanair flight (other airlines are available) on a bright Monday morning, ready to interview the team behind 10316 The Lord of the Rings: Rivendell – and got up to plenty of other hijinks during our time in Billund. Fortunately, we had a camera in hand for at least some of them, so you can live vicariously through us in our latest YouTube video.

Highlights include a tour of all the LEGO Campus areas the LEGO Group allowed us to film, a bizarre sighting of LEGO MASTERS USA judge Jamie Berard, and a trip to a second-hand store just outside Billund (old and rare LEGO? Maybe!). Oh, and plenty of pratting around both inside and outside the LEGO House.

If you enjoyed this video, make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content direct from Billund, including our full interview with the Rivendell designers. Look out for more as-yet-unannounced LEGO designer videos to come over the next few weeks, too…

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Chris Wharfe

I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.

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