We’ve all been Lego architects at one time or another, building skyscrapers, spaceships and race cars, one brick at a time. And in the process, we’ve all imagined what it would be like to live in these spaces.
So how great would it be to walk into a Lego home, sit down on a Lego couch, pet a Lego cat and become a real-life Lego character?
Sounds crazy, but this is exactly what happened recently for the winners of a contest sponsored by Airbnb and Lego House. The two companies teamed to offer one family the chance to be the first—and only—guests to spend the night in the new Danish attraction dubbed Lego House.
Lego House is located in Billund, Denmark, where Legos were invented. It features a Lego Shop, three restaurants and various play areas, and is filled with no less than 25 million Lego bricks. To earn the overnight stay, contestants were required to answer the question: If you had an unlimited supply of Lego bricks, what would you build?
The winners were a Scottish family whose members were invited to spend the day at Lego House, which was closed to the public for the event, and to relax in a Lego living room and sleep in two Lego-constructed bedrooms. The rooms included beds, armchairs, lamps, an alarm clock, TV, and even a book and a cat—all made from Lego bricks. The winners were also offered an “endless supply of bricks” to make their contest vision a reality and help from a Lego expert who imparted “top-secret Lego tips and tricks.”
If it all sounds like Lego lover’s dream come true, the contest rules acknowledged that not everything is perfect in the land of Legos: For example, who hasn’t stepped on a Lego in the middle of the night and cursed their kids under their breath? “Parents are advised to wear Lego-proof slippers at all times,” noted the contest rules.
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