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Australia is famous for a lot of things: amazing landscapes, endless beaches, laid-back surfers, kangaroos, wine and many more… including Lego. And it seems that the Australian Lego community has been fairly spoiled lately! After launching the “Build” program in collaboration with Google Chrome, the Danish toy maker has blessed some lucky fans from the New South Wales outback with a giant Lego forest, yes, just that!

As a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the plastic brick’s arrival in Australia, the Lego group has put together the Festival of Play, an amazing calendar of events, including this Lego forest, spanning over nine months and designed to encourage creativity and play.

This Lego forest is composed of perfectly proportioned flowers and trees, well known by the young Lego fans and their unfortunate barefoot-walking parents. But in this case, there will be no risk of stepping on these bricks, as they come 66 times bigger than their original size. These “now” perennial flowers and trees are just big enough to look life size and fit like a charm in this astonishing outback landscape.

The same Lego forest has been seen in April, as part of the same festival, but this time in downtown Sydney. Such a show leaves me fairly curious about what comes next in the Lego Festival agenda, but this information seems to be kept highly secret.

In any case, if no further use of these trees can be identified, my 180 square feet roof terrace is in desperate need for low maintenance greenery, but not too many, please.

This article, by Max Castera, was originally published on Wednesday.

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