LEGO christmas tree in london
nov 28, 2011
LEGO christmas tree in london


the final baubles are hung on the LEGO christmas tree installed at london’s pancras station
image courtesy
the sun

 


a giant christmas tree has just been unveiled in london’s st. pancras station for display through the 2011 holiday season…
but unlike the iconic installation in new york’s rockefeller plaza, london’s tree is composed not of pine needles and bark
but hundreds of thousands of LEGO pieces.

 

spanning 10-meters tall, the project utilizes 600,000 LEGO bricks to compose 172 branches. 1200 christmas balls,
also composed of LEGOs, were assembled by elementary school children before being hung from the sculpture.

 

located in the main arcade of the station, the christmas tree took over two months to construct. various treasure hunts
and other competitions centered around the tree offer a fun interactive component for children and other visitors.

 

 


full view of the LEGO christmas tree, in the main arcade of pancras station
image courtesy news.com.au

 

 


some of the baubles are composed of QR codes as part of treasure hunt games
image courtesy the verge

 

 


the LEGO christmas balls were created with the assistance of british elementary school children
image courtesy the verge

 

via the verge

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