Lego’s piecing together a move to Boston, as the building-toy giant will switch its western-hemisphere headquarters from Connecticut to the Hub in the coming years.
“Boston is ranked one of the best cities in the world to attract and retain talent,” Skip Kodak, the head of Lego Group of the Americas. “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.
It’s not yet clear where the office will be. The company said it now will search for one, with the move-in “beginning in mid-2025 and completed by the end of 2026.”
The HQ for the company’s Americas operation has been in Enfield, Connecticut, but now will depart from the Nutmeg State for Boston.
Until then, Lego employees will work in the existing office in Enfield and the company’s Lego Education office in the Back Bay, where the company will add some positions.
“I’m thrilled to welcome LEGO Group to Boston as an exciting partner in building on Boston’s legacy as a world-class hub for innovation and a city for everyone,” Boston Mayor Michelle Wu said in a statement using the company’s all-caps stylization. “I look forward to supporting LEGO Group as they transition their headquarters to Boston and join our mission to become the most family-friendly city in the country. This news finally has my kids impressed.”
Segun Idowu, Wu’s chief of economic opportunity and inclusion, said in a statement that “The City of Boston shares LEGO Group’s commitment to inspiring and developing the builders of tomorrow, and we look forward to working with them to bring about Mayor Wu’s vision of a Boston that is family friendly and ready to play.”