The world's first fully functioning LEGO Greenhouse was officially unveiled in 2011, but it continues to inspire us to this day. Award-winning designer Sebastian Bergne was commissioned by LEGO UK to build this magical box. He admits that completing the project was like realizing a childhood fantasy, and we can see why - the entire greenhouse is made from roughly 100,000 LEGO bricks. The walls, the floors, and even the earth are all composed of either translucent or brown pieces, though the tomatoes, peppers, sunflowers, and other flora that you see are very much real. Pop on in to see our exclusive pics of this awesome design project.
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.
all images via Tafline Laylin