Welcome Boston’s newest resident: LEGO.
Mayor Marty Walsh on Thursday confirmed that LEGO Education North America will move its headquarters from Kansas to Boston, adding 75 jobs to the area. The remarks came during Walsh’s speech to the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce.
LEGO Education is a a subset of the LEGO Group that specializes in creating learning solutions for preschools and classrooms by incorporating an understanding of science, technology, engineering, and math concepts through practical demonstration.
“We selected Boston based on its strong potential to support LEGO Education’s long term strategy, including a unique-education industry ecosystem, unmatched education partner network, digital environment, and quicker and easier access to our office in Billund, Denmark,’’ Trisha McDonell, Global Public Relations Manager of LEGO Education, said in a release.
Those in Kansas are disappointed to lose the education wing of the toy-block company, and not every employee is making the move, according to a May article in Kansas paper The Morning Sun.
That means when LEGO Education arrives in Boston, they’ll have a few positions to fill—some of which are already posted on LinkedIn.
The LEGOLAND Discover Center opened in Somerville’s Assembly Row in 2014, featuring attractions like rides and a 4D movie theater with sensory effects. But remember—if you want to walk around the LEGO fantasy world, you have to have a child in tow.
LEGO Education CEO Colin Gillespie was in attendance at the Chamber meeting this morning.
Take a tour of LEGOLAND Discovery Center