For many years, LEGO® fans have enjoyed the ability to gather loose elements in LEGO stores from the popular Pick A Brick walls. Their bounty of bricks could be expertly placed in unique plastic cups, which could be reused for a slight discount on future refills. This year, the LEGO Group introduced a cardboard box replacement for plastic cups, as part of the drive to offer sustainable packing across LEGO products. It was widely assumed that the cups could continue to be used in LEGO stores, with new customers being offered the carded boxes. However, it’s now been confirmed by the LEGO Group via the Ambassador Network, that this is no longer the case. Now, when a customer brings in a cup to refill, LEGO stores will provide them with one of the new cardboard boxes for free, to use instead. This will be the case until January 31, 2024. After that date, plastic cups will not be replaced and customers will need to purchase and use the new boxes. Reuse of boxes should still offer a discount on future refills. The reason for completely ditching the use of plastic cups reuse is the need to use tape to secure the lids and local laws requiring a paper attachment to the cups. You can learn more about the new PAB packaging here.
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