Lego Low Carbon Kāpiti 2025 was a community project built by forty-three Lego fans of all ages working together. The completed display represented a section of the Kāpiti Coast in the year 2025 where we had started to make the significant changes we need to move to a low carbon economy and get on track to be zero carbon by 2050.
The changes we featured included renewable energy, more walking, cycling, public transport and electric vehicles, building more densely especially around transport hubs, tree planting, urban food production and more. It also showed how we will be starting to adapt to climate impacts with managed retreat from parts of the coast, new houses in the hills, restored wetlands and dunes, repairs to sea defenses and even floating houses. There was a new hospital with an organic waste recycling and energy plant next door powering it, and a new rescue base to deal with the increased number of natural disasters. There was a school, a marae, shopping precinct, swimming pool, museum, sports stadium, eco-sanctuary, marine reserve and an ocean-cleaning boat. And also a heap of other futuristic, cool, fun and funny things! The completed display was 6m long by 1.8m deep and was on show in Coastlands Mall from 31 March through to 29 April 2018.
Check out the video above and the resources found at the links on the right to learn more about the project and see what it looked like.
Many thanks to our generous sponsors:
Many thanks also to the Paraparaumu-Raumati Community Board, the Ōtaki Community Board and the Paekākāriki Community Board, who all awarded grants to Low Carbon Kāpiti for this project.