Oil platform made of LEGO bricks, built by an 8-year-old girl
Here we see an oil-platform built from vintage, oil-based LEGO-bricks. In a sense, oil-drilling was seen as a great job prospect for young people – especially in countries such as Norway and Nigeria with vast oil reserves. And the fossil fuel industry wanted to keep it that way – which is why they often partnered with LEGO to produce models of oil wells, ‘get them while they’re young as you say’.
The ‘oilyness’ of LEGO became controversial. Protests where held outside LEGO where oil dripped onto the hands of children, clothed in white. I mean, how could one buy new oil bricks and put them in the hands of kids? What an historical irony that there was a direct linkage from the refineries, the petrochemical complexes, the oil-pipelies all the way into the kids rooms.