Broken Hill in New South Wales recently woke up to a surprise, with a life-sized LEGO Forest rising from the red soil to create a colourful contrast against the vibrant landscape.
The concept for the forest was developed by One Green Bean and Host Sydney, and was designed by Rocket Science. Appearing in Broken Hill from July 2 to July 12, it consists of 15 of the iconic LEGO ‘pine’ trees scaling four metres in height and 15 flower sets. The LEGO Forest trees and flowers are 1:1 in ratio replicas of the original iconic pieces, but over 66 times bigger in size.
In April 2012, the trees stood in Sydney’s Martin Place, where office workers were delighted by the colour and fun on their way to work. The LEGO Forest has however hit the road and headed straight to the red dust plains and blue skies of far-western NSW. It will be on display at the Living Desert, a 2400ha reserve with views and numerous walking trails allowing visitors to get up close and personal with the Forest.
The Forest is part of LEGO Festival of Play, a nine month-schedule of events and creations to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the LEGO brick in Australia.