NEW YORK — A new construction set to open in New York City next year has been designed by Lego.
The set, which is being developed by a private company, is scheduled to open to the public on Nov. 1.
Lego has said it is using the model to create “more complex structures and structures that will enable us to move toward a more sustainable future.”
In January, the company announced a new set of modular buildings, and now the first one of its kind in the U.S. is set to go up.
We have an unprecedented opportunity to bring a world-class, community-oriented, high-quality construction product to life for New Yorkers, said David Farr, president of the New York Bricklayers Union.
Building in New Zealand has been more expensive than building in the United States and construction has been plagued by high-cost labor.
The Lego building set is a “unique combination of construction elements” that are made of Lego bricks, the builder’s manual says, and it has an overall design that allows “it to fit seamlessly into a building.”
Construction workers and other construction workers will be able to build a set from the beginning, it adds.
It will be up for bidding through Lego’s website at the end of the year.
The New York Times has called the set “a big leap forward” in the industry, but it has also raised questions about its ability to compete with other new construction models.
The Times cited the company’s “poor track record of securing construction contracts in other cities.”