Lego Offices - Play time

Remember how much fun it was playing with Lego’s as a child? The endless hours of building and rebuilding houses and aeroplanes. Well the Lego offices are as much fun as playing with the toy. Don’t believe on for the evidence.

The concept of a “fun” office is not a new one. Google has been at the forefront of this idea for years, advertisement agencies come up with borderline crazy spaces for its copy writers to work in. Lego on the other hand is one company that is more than entitled to have a “fun” office, they are toy makers after all.

When Lego PMD in Billund, Denmark - the development offices for the toy giants - asked Danish designers Rosan Bosch and Rune Fjord to create the new space, the designers ran with the idea and created a toy funland for adults.

Essentially the offices are a 21,500-square-foot big-kid fun house. The space features an aerail walkway covered in blue padding which resembles a puffy cloud, cartoonish oversized wall graphics, inlcuding one of the Lego man, and lush bonsai gardens built into the tables. The coolest feature though is the slide.

The idea behind the design is to evoke the same sense of wonder that children have for their environment. This will help employees understand children better and in turn help them design better for them.

“Where does work stop and imagination start?” the designers say. “Through the physical design, the children’s fantasy worlds become part of the everyday, creating the setting for the creation of new design for new games and play”

But don’t think that here employees play all the time. The office has a mix of collaborative spaces such as open meeting rooms and show-and-tell podiums, private rooms like individual offices, meeting rooms and a “Fun Zone” where Lego’s tiniest employees test new models.

Lego is serious about fun.

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