LEGO life size forest in the australian outback
LEGO life size forest in the australian outback LEGO life size forest in the australian outback
jul 04, 2012

LEGO life size forest in the australian outback

the life-size forest installation by LEGO broken hill, NSW, australia images courtesy of LEGO

LEGO is celebrating 50 years in australia with an array of installations across the country, with the most recent set up in the rural town of broken hill, new south wales. residents of the outback locale were surprised to wake up to a life-size forest made up of 15 four-meter high pine trees and flower sets recreated to a 1:1 ratio of the original pieces, and then supersized to be 66 times bigger. the enormous toys speckle the living desert, contrasting red dust plains and blue skies as a part of the brand’s ‘festival of play’.

LEGO life size forest in the australian outback 15 sets of large-scale LEGO flowers dotted the outback landscape

LEGO life size forest in the australian outback the installation surprised the locals of broken hill, NSW

LEGO life size forest in the australian outback the LEGO trees scaled 4 meters high

LEGO life size forest in the australian outback the installation is to celebrate 50 years of the brand being in australia

LEGO life size forest in the australian outback the landscape at sunset

LEGO life size forest in the australian outback

  • What a great idea! I love it! Is this going to be a permanent installation, and if not, how long will it be at Broken Hill?

    Pauline Phillips says:
  • Would have been nice to have a picture with a person or something to provide a little better scale, You can sort of get that with the building, but it is set behind everything making it difficult.

    Really cool though

    Murdock says:
  • Wow I think I might move into the outback now. It looks like I could have a fun time maybe. I mean I like lego so it would be fun having giant lego close to me you know?

    Hugo Burt-Morris says:
  • hardly ecological. Even if “LEGO” is making everything out of recycled water bottles… how about the transportation fuel. Ironic that it mimics nature.

    Rich says:
  • rich, c’mon man, who cares – climb down off of your eco-horse and live a little

    carefree says:
  • truly grand, what a novel idea to put out in the desert instead of in the big citys

    Pamela Drink says:

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