Updated: Jul 7
According to some initial reports out of Germany, it appears that a pilot program introducing Cardboard Containers to the LEGO Pick-A-Brick (PAB) wall is being implemented at a LEGO Store in Germany, the intent most likely being to further cut down on the use of plastics in LEGO packaging.
Two images were shared today via Facebook that shows new packaging and signage in the LEGO PAB section, with the attached pricing of €9.99 for a small box and €17.99 for the larger box. The individual box's dimensions aren't immediately clear, or whether it's a better value or not isn't initially obvious, but we'll be following this story more closely with our contacts in Europe. Whether or not a similar program is anticipated for the US is also not clear at this stage.
This new shift to recyclable materials comes in the wake of rumors that hint at the Collectible Minifigures Series shifting from plastic feel-proof bags to cardboard boxes as well—an issue that has long been of debate for LEGO fans as it would make collecting larger quantities of certain LEGO Minigures vastly more difficult. A move that would inevitably drive the price of certain individual LEGO Collectible Minifigures up even higher than they already are on the secondary market.