A Dream Come True? Life-Size Lego Flora Sprouts in a Desert
By Elizabeth Fish
Remember the website which let you work out how many Lego bricks it would take to build a Lego house (and how much!)? Well, once you have built your Lego house, why have real trees and plants when you could have life-sized Lego flora?
To celebrate its 50th anniversary in Australia, Lego “planted” 16 triangular-shaped pine trees and 15 bunches of flowers that are 66 times bigger than the real pieces,in the Austrailian Outback. The four-foot-high trees and colorful flora are made out of metal and fibreboard by a local company for Lego.
Lego set up the installation at Broken Hill in the Living Desert State Park, which is about 700 miles from Sydney. You can imagine the bewilderment of the locals when they woke up and saw the display, too, because Lego just put the plants in overnight.
The contrasting display is part of the Lego Forest exhibition, and has so far popped up in Sydney, with more locations to be announced throughout the rest of the year. For now, the exhibition will be staying in Broken Hill until July 12, giving people chance to live out their childhood Lego sets that little while longer.