A Lego yellow submarines is all set to go into production, with the company announcing it has secured the necessary permits from the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry for Culture.
The new submarine, which will be the second ever made, will be built with steel, aluminium, ceramic and resin.
The new model will cost around US$4.3 million, while the original cost was US$7.5 million.
“We’re really excited to have this milestone.
It means we can start building these submarines on a scale that is unprecedented in the submarine industry,” said Lars Hansen, chief executive officer of Lego.
“Our partners at the Ministry have been very supportive of us in the past and we look forward to building on their expertise.”
The new model has a total length of 12 metres and a beam of 2,835 metres.
It will have a total speed of 3,250 metres per hour, which is slower than the previous submarine model.
The boat will also have a crew of eight, and the ship will have an underwater depth of 5 metres.
The first submarine to go under construction was a model that went into production in 2005.
It is expected to be completed sometime in 2018.
“The Ministry of the Environment has been extremely supportive and the ministry is responsible for the design of the new submarine,” said Christian Hulburt, minister for environment and environment conservation.
“It is our intention to build and operate the new model with a minimal impact on the environment.”
The Ministry for Tourism and Culture has given the green light to the submarine, but has not yet announced the total cost of the project.