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Sorting of waste plant along with waste incineration plant made of bricks illustrates how waste management works – made by Ideo Bricks model building companies – with bricks from LEGO Poland.

In the end, the time has come to build something really good. Sorting of waste plant along with the waste incineration plant is the model that we wanted to build. This was the first model (Ideo Bricks – one of model building companies) on which we could put Lego figures and use them to create side scenes that we enjoy so much. Although there was not too much time, we decided to build a model. The city of blocks will show the management of waste and today I can say that it was worth it. The idea for the model was quite simple to present waste sorting together with a waste incineration plant. It was ordered for the needs of the education program in the field of Ecology in Poland, and more specifically waste management. The model is one of the elements of the program organized by ZMiGM entitled “Waste under control”. The model, along with a detailed description, could be seen in Gdańsk, Koszalin and Szczecin. And today you can see it in Gdansk in the Hewelianum Center.

Waste management presented by the model. Waste sorting plant along with waste incineration plant from Lego Poland blocks made by model building companies.

  1. In the town, next to the plant there are two houses where you can see how the life of ordinary people is going on. It is there that the people illustrate how the proper waste segregation works for individual fractions. And those that will be thrown into the bin with mixed waste will usually end up in a landfill, which is a waste of energy and more and more expensive raw materials, which can be used again with a little effort.
  2. There is a waste sorting plant on the maquette, where mixed waste is delivered, where Lego figurines work hard under the roof. This is where the manual sorting into individual fractions takes place in order to recover raw materials.
  3. These raw materials that have been sorted are collected by companies which then re-process them into other products, for example, glass jars and bottles for new bottles. Waste paper for cardboard, aluminum cans will melt into new cans. And green waste is stored on piles to be used as a fertilizer.

Benefits of waste segregation and recovery and processing in the incineration plant

  1. The rest of the waste is transported to the incinerator in order to convert the waste into energy. Where in the blast furnace waste is delivered and processed for energy. In this way, you get hot water that can be transported to nearby residents through the city network and electricity. It should be noted that the products of combustion in the furnace are slag and ash (as I remember correctly) with a much smaller volume, which is why it is easier to store them. In addition, waste would normally be in the ground. This method allows you to obtain cheap electricity and heat, while generating so-called trash. This speaks for this way of waste management education model of Ideo one of model building companies.
  2. Local residents can enjoy electricity and hot water in taps (in the house in the corner of the mock-up the bathtub is full of hot water) without the need for furnaces and boilers. The film shows a red and blue turbine producing electricity. In addition, the electricity produced in this way is much more ecological. Because in filters and special installations that purify combustion products are used in garbage incinerators.


The maquette was to make the inhabitants aware of how they should deal with waste: First, let us try to use the products as long as possible. Let’s repair service. If something we do not need anymore, and then it works or can be fixed, let’s put a given thing on the Internet market for a symbolic chocolate, or maybe someone will need it. Next, sort the waste into individual fractions, and only then, let the waste land on the landfill.

Sorting and waste incineration and scenes that we like so much

In addition, we could put some of our scenes on the maquette that we like so much – a cross-section of a house with full equipment, along with a bathroom and a bathing resident and next to him, a sportsman playing basketball and a sports car in the driveway. Next, a group of road workers patching holes in the roadway. On the roof of the sorting house there is a golf fan who is just training a new hit. And in the incinerator there is a bored employee who is trying to deal with a leak that creates steam vapor. On the ladder, the electrician repairing the power lines was slightly electrocuted. On the premises of the plant, the private recipient is receiving the used glass for secondary remelting and when seeing his delighted face we can be said that he is doing a good deal. And there is a task for attentive observers: who found the cat on the maquette?

And on the table, there is a waste sorting plant along with a waste incineration plant made of Lego Poland blocks by one of famous Lego Poland model building companies.

The set consists of new Lego blocks. The time to create the model together with the project is around 6 months. The first stage of designing the visualization of maquette lasted for 3 months, then after the design approval, we proceeded to build the maquette. It included a piece of furniture with a plexiglass case. The construction period is three months. During the construction for the purpose of the promotion was created a film after the cage showing the entire construction (Lego film). Below there are references issued by the client. The film is supplied with a table and plexiglass enclosure.

The maquette of 1.5m by 0.8m made of several thousand LEGO Poland elements, for the needs of the education program in the field of Ecology in Poland, and more specifically, the management of waste. The maquette is one of the elements of the program organized by ZMiGM under the title “Waste under control”. The maquette with a detailed description will be available soon in Gdańsk, Koszalin and Szczecin.

We invite you to watch a film showing how the model was built and to look at our other maquettes. We also invite you to visit the Hewelianum Center in Gdank, where you can see our maquette.

Filed under: Buildings, Ecology, Factory, Gdansk, LEGO, lego models, Poland, Scale, Scale LEGO minifigures, Waste incinerator


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  1. […] We were the happiest about the fact that we were able to put there those scenes we adore. An example of that can be an intersection of a house with furnished inside and bathroom on a first floor and a minifig washing there. Next to the House, a sportsman plays basketball and on the driveway, there is a sports car in red color. Further, the alley is patched by two of road workers. A roof of the sorting plan is occupied by a golf fan who just tries on his new hit. In the combustion plan, a huge furnace is working and a bored worker fixes the leak which from goes vast amounts of steam. High lines are repaired by an electrician who got electrocuted. In the area of the sorting plant, there’s a businessman who just pays for broken glass ready to processing in the heat. Judging from his smile, the deal has been successful. And there’s a question for the end to the most observant – who has found a cat on the maquette? Definitely check it out on the photos. […]