Founded in Billund, Denmark in 1932, LEGO first established a strong United States presence 40 years later in 1973. After skyrocketed demand for the 19 models at the time, LEGO established a temporary headquarters in Enfield, Connecticut. What was temporary became permanent and has grown to a team of nearly 740 full-time employees working out of the Enfield American headquarters.
As one of the world’s best cities, especially for innovation and its attractive fresh graduate pool, Boston appeared as a shinning gem for the LEGO Group in search of its new headquarters. LEGO announced this week that Boston will be the home to the new US headquarters by 2026, according to a recent press release.
Updates on the LEGO headquarters in Boston
President of the LEGO Group in the Americas, Skip Kodak confirmed that the transition to the Hub “would support the business’s long-term growth ambitions to bring LEGO® play to even more children in the US and the Americas region.”
Boston is ranked one of the best cities in the world to attract and retain talent. This, along with its world-class academic institutions, skilled workforce and great quality of life makes it an ideal location for our US head office. We have exciting plans for the next phase of growth and hope we can retain many of our current team, as well as attract new colleagues.
The team settled on 1001 Boylston St. to tack on to its existing Back Bay LEGO Education Office. In a phased transition, employees will move to the new headquarters between 2025 to 2026. Colleagues who wish to stay in Enfield will receive proper job placement assistance and those who transplant to Boston will receive relocation assistance.
The move also brings the likelihood of plenty of new job opportunities to the city. LEGO hopes to announce the confirmed location of its Boston headquarters by the end of September 2023.
The existing LEGO Discovery Center in Assembly Row, Somerville is an enormous immersive LEGO wonderland and is set to re-open in spring of this year. In the meantime, you can get your LEGO fix at “Art of the Brick” in Back Bay, a gallery of classic and reimagined arts built entirely from LEGO bricks.
Find the LEGO® Discovery Center Boston at 598 Assembly Row, Somerville, MA 02145
LEGO® HQ slated to open in 2026 at 1001 Boylston Street.