Plants from plants

The first LEGO® plants made from plants have arrived! The LEGO Group has released new botanical elements -including trees, leaves and bushes- made from a plastic produced using sustainably sourced sugarcane. The new elements represent the first big step towards the LEGO Group’s ambitions of using sustainable materials in all core products and packaging by 2030.

To celebrate this important milestone the LEGO Group invited millions of builders around the world to join in our celebrations by building their own sustainable superheroes and joining Plantus Maximus on the mission to protect the planet.

Celebrating sustainability and creativity

During August the LEGO Group held creative building challenges in our New York, and Berlin LEGO Brand Retail stores, as well as a special event in London at the Natural History Museum. Building challenges were also held online at LEGO.com and LEGO Life. LEGO builders were invited to combine the botanical elements with LEGO bricks they have at home, build their own sustainable superheroes and share these online at LEGO.com/plantsfromplants.

High quality and durability

The elements are compatible with the first ever LEGO bricks made 60 years ago and are an example of the LEGO Group’s continued commitment to innovation while staying true to the quality, play experience and durability that is at the heart of the LEGO system. The plastic used to make the elements is polyethylene, a soft, durable and flexible plastic made from sustainably sourced sugarcane, a renewable material that grows at the same rate or faster than we use it. The sustainable sourcing follows guidance from the WWF’s Bioplastic Feedstock Alliance (BFA) and adheres to the Bonsucro Chain of Custody standard, a third party certified global standard.

The new elements are made up of 98% plant-based materials. This has been verified by a third-party test. The elements are technically identical to existing LEGO botanical elements and have been tested to ensure the sustainably sourced plant-based plastic meets the high standards for quality and safety that the LEGO Group has, and consumers expect from LEGO products.