LEGO Forest pops up in Broken Hill
Posted on July 3, 2012 by Rex
Yesterday, the Australian Outback awoke to a delightful surprise, a life-sized LEGO Forest rising from the red soil.
I have a confession to make: One day I was busily scurrying through Martin Place in Sydneys CBD, and in my peripheral I saw something that resembled some LEGO.
I took a quick snap on my phone and kept running to make my train. Isn’t that the perfect example of how single minded the people of the CBD are? There could be a fucking fire, or indeed some giant LEGO and few actually take the time to stop to take notice.
Now, Western NSW’s Broken Hill have inherited the forest from July 2 to July 12. The iconic LEGO ‘pine’ trees scale 4 metres in height, and are accompanied by 15 flower sets. I hope they brought extra flowers – I always ended up with empty stems and missing flower tops presumably in the stomach of my 4 year old brother, at the time.
The LEGO Forest trees and flowers are 1:1 in ration replicas of the original pieces you played with and probably consumed at one point as a child. Of course, they’ve blown them up 66x bigger to make the magical play world a reality, and prevent everyone from stepping on them.
If you missed it in Sydney CBD don’t fret; the LEGO Forest is part of LEGO Festival of Play, a nine-month schedule of hands-on events and elaborate creations all set to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the LEGO® brick in Australia. Check out the exhibition featuring the work of some of our favourite Aussie creatives!