Thursday, December 6, 2018

Christmas Countdown 20 : Christmas Tree #6 - Play Bricks


Lego Creator Kit -
  1. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/173410045102
Advent Blog Day 6 - Play Bricks (LEGO) 
Most of us know many small people who will receive LEGO as a Christmas gift. I am sure I don't really need to explain what LEGO are as there would be few in the world who do not know the  Danish toy company LEGO - the name now synonymous worldwide with the toy system of plastic interlocking bricks. I shouldn't be surprised that Christmas trees made of LEGO  have been found in many different countries.

A massive 10 metres tall built in  Pitt Street Mall, Sydney ( NSW Australia) made from 500,000 LEGO  and DUPLO (larger LEGO) pieces. Not to be outdone, a similar tree was built in Auckland, New Zealand- a similar size and design  and with the same number of LEGO and DUPLO bricks. What really appealed to me with the New Zealand tree were  not only the southern hemisphere Santa Claus but also the  LEGO models of a couple of Kiwis and a Pukeko sporting a festive hat. 


Auckland LEGO Tree:  https://brickset.com/article/25275/auckland-s-huge-lego-christmas-tree

And here is a one minute video time lapse of how this huge Christmas tree was built 

A much larger LEGO tree dominated London's St Pancras Station a few years ago in 2011. It was made with 600,000 LEGO pieces, with 'baubles" created by hundreds of school children. 
St Pancras LEGO tree:http://www.rail.co.uk/rail-news/2011/600000-piece-lego-christmas-tree/

https://www.theverge.com/2011/11/26/2587618/lego-christmas-tree-london-st-pancras
In Florida, USA,  one of the attractions at this time of the year is Bricktacular., with its giant LEGO Christmas tree made more magical with colourful lighting. 
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/christmas-trees-reinvented-180961280/



As spectacular as these LEGO trees are, the simple do- it -yourself LEGO Christmas scenes with tiny LEGO trees  have a certain charm . 
  1. https://www.pinterest.com.au/pin/401594491746964054/
https://www.pinterest.com.au/pin/543246773771333084/
Who's getting LEGO for Christmas? 
I hope you'll be back tomorrow for another crazy idea for a Christmas tree.  

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