Irish taxpayers are to provide $38 million as seed capital for the Lab, plus a suitable piece of real estate in downtown Dublin for free. But despite our having persuaded the Irish government to give us so much money and resources, we still need more. Total costs of running the lab for the first 10 years are forecast to be approximately $230 million. Which is where people like the Lego Company come in.
Dublin Digital Meejalab Europe and the Lego Company share a deep respect for children. Which is why we are approaching the Lego Company to provide $25 million of Lego bricks to our new centre. The Lego Company, established in 1932 and headquartered in Billund, Denmark, is one of the world's largest toy manufacturers, employing over 9,000 in 30 countries. Over the past 50 years it has molded more than 200 billion plastic building pieces - our basic raw materials of the Meejalab.
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Not all companies can afford that level of commitment though - besides, the deal will mean we will now be up to our necks in Lego bricks. But now your company can sponsor one or more individual students, using our fully e-commerce enabled online sponsorship system!
'The Lab and the Lego Company share a deep respect for children'