Rob Davis, a renewable energy enthusiast whose day job is leading the Center for Pollinators in Energy at Fresh Energy, submitted a model that has a chance of becoming the first solar farm kit produced by LEGO.
LEGO Ideas allows users to submit ideas for Lego products to be turned into potential sets available commercially, with the original designer receiving 1% of the royalties. Davis’s Solar Farm must receive at least 10,000 votes to be considered for a commercial set.
Davis and a friend used the Brinklink Studio, a CAD for LEGO tool, to create the design and access all the pieces and colors that LEGO manufactures. His Solar Farm LEGO kit includes solar panels, pollinator-friendly ground cover, honey bee hives, grazing sheep, an inverter control box and an engineer/site manager/grazer.
“I’m hopeful this connects with aspiring engineers, as well as current engineers and many others, in the same way it has clicked with my family and kids,” Davis said.