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A Lego forest blooms in the Australian outback


Posted by Eliza Williams, 4 July 2012, 15:14    Permalink    Comments (9)

To celebrate 50 years of the Lego brick in Australia, the toy brand has launched the Lego Festival of Play, and has been 'planting' lifesize Lego forests across Australia. The latest sprang up earlier this week in the remote outback town of Broken Hill....

The forest is planted in the Living Desert nature reserve, and features a giant version of the Lego pine trees and flowers set, with the flora here standing at 66 times the size of the original Lego pieces.

The Broken Hill forest follows an earlier Lego forest that was planted in Martin Place in Sydney over a rainy few days in April (see image below).

The Broken Hill forest will be on display until July 12, and Lego is planning further unexpected plantings in Australia over the course of the year. Visit for more information.


Everything looks better in the sunshine!
Luke Tonge
2012-07-04 15:58:45

Sad to see in artificial flower and greenery in desert!
Husen Baba
2012-07-04 16:19:43

@ Luke. What is sunshine?
John Toman
2012-07-04 16:30:59

Never have to water the plants again!
Elliott the designer
2012-07-05 07:13:40

You guys need to Lego of the weather chat and crit the work. Which I think is amazing by the way.
2012-07-05 12:32:14

And just like that, I’m a child again. Lovely.
2012-07-05 15:50:27

awesome idea.

i WANT a giant Lego tree now.
2012-07-06 10:22:35

Damn!! I'm so in love with the Lego forest. It has that nostalgic feel to it, reminds me of the good old days :)
Flash game developer
2012-07-06 11:29:56

Looks like BIG LEGO.
2013-04-24 16:54:39

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