Vestas Display at Arlanda Airport

Back in July of 2008 there was a lengthy thread on LUGNET about the 4999 Vestas Wind Turbine promotional set.  The thread was largely an appeal to release this set as a retail item.  The set was made of “unobtainium” as it was a promotional item made for Vestas and their customers.  It was rumored that a few were “obtained” from the LEGO Factory in the Czech Republic and they appeared on eBay for silly prices.  It would have been nice to have one but I didn’t give it a lot of thought.

Last week I was in Stockholm for work and catching a late evening SAS flight from Arlanda to London.  Imagine my surprise when I stumbled up a sizeable LEGO Vestas exhibit in the terminal.

 

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There were six enclosed displays each depicting a large turbine plus a play area which featured a huge turbine constructed of LEGO plus a large minifig.  Each of the displays depicted a Vestas turbine in their typical mode of transport and ultimate installation.

This was a very cool display, some of it done in Minfig scale, some of it done in Miniland scale.

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If you find yourself in Sweden at the Arlanda airport, check it out!  It is in the SAS International terminal.

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