Billund (Denmark)

Type: City
Name: Billund (Denmark)
Country: Denmark
Latitude: 55.73
Longitude: 9.12
population: 6,160
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated 21 hours ago - 3 reports

Bijarke Ingels lays first bricks of LEGO House

Images: LEGO Group and BIGSix Lego-shaped foundation stones were laid to mark the groundbreaking of the Bijarke Ingel Group’s LEGO House.Located in LEGO’s birthplace of Billund, Denmark, the LEGO House will serve as an “experience centre” for an estimated ... [Published Architecture & Design - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

Lego to build a colourful Experience Centre in Denmark

Lego continues its playful legacy with its latest project, dubbed as an Experience Centre, looking to take the Scandinavian brand to new heightsThe multi-coloured building will be constructed from Lego bricks and serve as a new hub of creativity in Denmark, ... [Published Buro 24/7 - Aug 22 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Lego’s Amazing New HQ is Finally Underway (and You Can Build Your Own)

Lego maniacs have another pilgrimage destination to add to their list: the brand's new "experience centre" broke ground in Billund, Denmark yesterday. As you'd expect, the building itself looks like it's constructed from piles of Lego. And thanks to a ... [Published Gizmodo UK - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 2 reports

"Lego proportions are the golden ratio of architecture," says Bjarke Ingels

News:   Lego bricks provide the ultimate tool for testing architectural ideas, said Bjarke Ingels , whose  Lego visitor centre in Billund, Denmark  has now started on site (+ interview).Six Lego-shaped foundation stones were laid yesterday to mark the ... [Published Dezeen - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 20 2014 - Updated Aug 20 2014 - 2 reports

First brick laid for new Lego House in Denmark

AFP Relax  –Construction has begun on the 12,000-square-meter "Lego House" in Billund, Denmark.Located in the world-famous toy brand's hometown, the structure, designed by BIG Architects , is shaped like a stack of Lego bricks in a tribute to the toy's ... [Published Yahoo! Singapore - Aug 20 2014]
First reported Aug 19 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 1 reports

House built like Lego blocks under construction in Denmark

BILLUND, DENMARK (FOX) - Who doesn't remember playing with Legos as a kid? Now there's a house entirely structured like the world-famous blocks.The one-of-a-kind house is being built in Denmark, where the company was founded in 1932.Creators of the house ... [Published FOX Carolina - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 18 2014 - Updated Aug 19 2014 - 2 reports

Young man's story inspirational

The large tumour in Daniel Catapano’s brain has robbed him of math skills that were strong before, has made speaking difficult and made doing some of the things he loved impossible.But even a tumor that doctors say can’t be completely removed hasn’t taken ... [Published Niagara This Week - Aug 19 2014]
First reported Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 05 2014 - 1 reports

Trivago.co.uk :10 Reasons Why Denmark Should Be the Next Country You Visit

Chances are, you haven't been to Denmark. Often overshadowed by neighbouring Scandinavian giants Norway and Sweden, Denmark doesn't often feature on travellers' wishlists. But despite its modest size, Denmark is a country that packs a big punch.Offering ... [Published Huffington Post UK - Aug 05 2014]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Aug 01 2014 - 2 reports

Got some Dane in your DNA? Do a happy dance

A Lego version of Billund, Denmark, home to Lego's head office. How could being from Lego's country of origin not make you happy?Nicolas Guyon/Flickr[1]Good news if your relatives celebrate Valdemar's Day and write with accent marks. The closer a country ... [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 01 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 2 reports

Autumn to bring more flights from Lithuania to Denmark

The airline Air Lituanica adds Billund to its schedule of regular flights. The flights to Denmark launched during the summer season will remain on the schedule twice a week.Air Lituanica Chief Commercial Officer Simonas Bartkus:Our insights that the destination ... [Published Aviator Aero - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 27 2014 - Updated Jul 27 2014 - 1 reports

A journey comes to happy end

When 11-year-old Charlie Beckham set out with his family for Denmark in June, they had a 4,000-mile trip ahead, by it was really the end of a much longer and more arduous journey.Charlie, and his family, had just spent the past three years in struggle ... [Published Columbia County News Times - Jul 27 2014]
First reported Jul 17 2014 - Updated Jul 18 2014 - 2 reports

Firing Fat Staff May Be Discrimination, EU Court Aide Says

(Updates with lawyer comment starting in fourth paragraph.)July 17 (Bloomberg) -- Obese workers may be able to sue for work-place discrimination, a legal adviser to the European Union’s top court said in a case that could pave the way for the extremely ... [Published Washington Post - Jul 17 2014]

Quotes

..."Lego proportions are really the golden ratio of architecture," BIG founder Bjarke Ingels tells  Dezeen .  "I think for testing ideas quickly it can be quite powerful."
"We have been inspired by the modularity of the Lego brick to create the Lego House," Ingels said. "It will appear like a cloud of interlocking Lego bricks that form spaces for exploration and exhibition for its visitors within. On the outside the pile of bricks form the roof of a new covered square as well as a mountain of interconnected terraces and playgrounds."
...Bjarke Ingels, founding partner of BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group and the architect behind the Lego House said: "For me the Lego brick embodies the notion of systematic creativity – that the rigour and rationality of the Lego brick allows children of all ages infinite possibilities to create their own worlds and to inhabit them through play. We have been inspired by the modularity of the Lego brick to create the Lego House. It will appear like a cloud of interlocking Lego bricks that form spaces for exploration and exhibition for its visitors within. On the outside the pile of bricks form the roof of a new covered square as well as a mountain of interconnected terraces and playgrounds."
"It will appear like a cloud of interlocking Lego bricks that form spaces for exploration and exhibition for its visitors within."

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Lego Visitor Center Breaks Ground, and You Can ... [Published Elle Decor - 11 hours ago]
Lego fans, wait 'til you see what's coming to D... [Published CNET News - 16 hours ago]
Lego to build a colourful Experience Centre in ... [Published Buro 24/7 - Aug 22 2014]
Bijarke Ingels lays first bricks of LEGO House [Published Architecture & Design - Aug 22 2014]
European Rail Should Learn From Airlines' Price... [Published The Atlantic Cities - Aug 21 2014]
Lego House in Billund, Denmark, begins construc... [Published Archinect - Aug 21 2014]
First oversized Lego bricks laid in constructio... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Aug 21 2014]
Lego’s Amazing New HQ is Finally Underway (and ... [Published Gizmodo UK - Aug 21 2014]
Denmark’s New Lego Building, Modeled on Its Ico... [Published Slate Magazine - Aug 21 2014]
Construction of ‘Lego House’ begins [Published Construction Index - Aug 21 2014]
Lego's Amazing New HQ Is Finally Underway (And ... [Published Gizmodo - Aug 20 2014]
Lego's Amazing New HQ Is Finally Underway (And ... [Published Kotaku - Aug 20 2014]
First brick laid for new Lego House in Denmark [Published Yahoo! Singapore - Aug 20 2014]
First bricks laid for Lego House [Published Telegraph - Aug 20 2014]
"Lego proportions are the golden ratio of archi... [Published Dezeen - Aug 20 2014]
House built like Lego blocks under construction... [Published FOX Carolina - Aug 19 2014]
House built like Lego blocks under construction... [Published WFXG FOX 54 - Aug 19 2014]
Come to my LEGO house… [Published Toys 'n' Playthings - Aug 19 2014]
Young man's story inspirational [Published Niagara This Week - Aug 19 2014]
The Bionicle Man [Published My Kawartha - Aug 18 2014]
PNY Launches LEGO(R) USB Flash Drives in Partne... [Published 4 Traders - Aug 13 2014]
LEGO: Building a legend [Published Indiana Gazette - Aug 10 2014]
Crete: Total increase of 30% in international p... [Published Aviation.ca - Aug 07 2014]
Trivago.co.uk :10 Reasons Why Denmark Should Be... [Published Huffington Post UK - Aug 05 2014]
Lego master model builder indulges children in ... [Published Cape Cod Online - Aug 04 2014]
First Lego store in SE Europe to open in Zagreb... [Published Dalje.com - Aug 03 2014]
Got some Dane in your DNA? Do a happy dance [Published DailyMe.Com - Aug 01 2014]
Got some Dane in your DNA? Do a happy dance [Published CNET News - Jul 31 2014]
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First oversized Lego bricks laid in constructio... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Aug 21 2014]
This week the first six oversize Lego bricks were laid for the foundation of the Lego House in Billund, Denmark, the Lego Group’s hometown. Designed by BIG-Bjarke Ingels Group, the architecture of the Lego House is based on — what else but? — the iconic ...
Lego's Amazing New HQ Is Finally Underway (And ... [Published Kotaku - Aug 20 2014]
Lego maniacs have another pilgrimage destination to add to their list: The brand's new "experience center" broke ground in Billund, Denmark yesterday. As you'd expect, the building itself looks like it's constructed from a pile of Legos. And thanks ...
BEN SAUNDERS BECOMES NEW FACE OF LEGO ® CITY AR... [Published CisionWire - English - May 01 2014]
LEGO announces that world famous polar explorer Ben Saunders is to become the brand ambassador for LEGO CITY Arctic.The LEGO Group have confirmed that Ben Saunders, polar explorer fresh from his expedition to the South Pole, has been named as the new ...
Myria Research Joins RoboBusiness Europe as Ana... [Published PR.com Press Releases - Apr 25 2014]
Upton, MA, April 25, 2014 --( PR.com )-- Myria Research today announced that it has joined the RoboBusiness Europe Conference and Exposition as Analyst Co-Sponsor. Dan Kara, Myria’s Chief Research Officer will participate in the plenary keynote to discuss ...
A Delightful Look At The Opening Of The First L... [Published Kotaku - Apr 15 2014]
The Legoland amusement part in Billund, Denmark is holy ground for fans of the colorful plastic bricks. Back in 1968, when the park first opened, it was an opportunity for charmingly British narrators to say things like "sprawling landscape land ...
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