Tafline Laylin

World's First LEGO Greenhouse Unveiled at the London Design Festival!

by , 09/17/11



TaflineLondon2011, green design, sustainable design, eco-design, LEGO greenhouse, sebastian bergne, covent square, london, sustainable development, urban development, fruit and vegetable market, organic vegetables

The pitched LEGO Greenhouse is installed on Covent Garden’s NE Piazza facing James Street – the main entrance to one of the city’s most deluxe destinations. This is no mistake. Covent Garden plays a historical role as the West End’s original fruit and vegetable market – indeed many farmers and food sellers are there right now strutting their wholesome goodness as we go to press -something that the LEGO installation was designed to celebrate. Tonight, the fairytale greenhouse will be illuminated, and Inhabitat will be on the scene. Stay tuned for more images of one of Bergne’s most exciting projects to date.

+ Sebastian Bergne

all images via Tafline Laylin

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9 Comments

  1. Conrad Martin December 6, 2011 at 3:06 am

    Hi, Tafline

    I’m based in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. How would i be able to import these logo bricks? Please direct me, thanks,Conrad Martin

  2. tkelley September 23, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Will there be a do-it-yourself kit on sale any time soon & how much would it cost?

  3. burf2000 September 19, 2011 at 4:01 am

    It is made of standard Lego parts.

  4. tamelask September 17, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    These look like special, large lego bricks- not ones typically available to the consumer. Where they made just for this? It’s really neat!

  5. Tafline Laylin Tafline Laylin September 16, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    I am going to put in a question with the designer about the plastics. Regarding water, though, there is a nifty little door (you just can’t see it.)

  6. Lego Builder September 16, 2011 at 10:28 am

    The LEGO is safe as it is designed as a Children’s toy.

    As the builder of the green house, I built in an access point so the garden team can water the plants daily.

  7. talltim September 16, 2011 at 8:53 am

    Not the first Lego greenhouse, I took this pic at Legoland Windsor in ’06 and I’m sure it’s not the first either! http://www.flickr.com/photos/41347876@N00/828596465/in/set-72157600855303627
    However its still very cool

  8. caroh September 16, 2011 at 6:41 am

    rather more importantly – I can’t see how the plants are going to be watered! (there must be a way surely! just not pictured?!)

  9. alishera September 15, 2011 at 11:18 am

    Is there any concerns that toxic fumes could be given off by the legos and seep into the plants grown within it? I know some plastics are harmful when heated.

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