Life-Size Toy Fauna
The Lego Forest in the Australian Outback is an Arboreal Amazement
By: Vivian Lau
Jul 6, 12
In celebrating 50 years of LEGO in Australia, the LEGO Forest was constructed (not grown) in the sandy Outback.
As part of the ‘Festival of Play,’ random LEGO installations are being put in place all over Australia, with the latest in the town of Broken Hill in New South Wales. The 4-foot-high trees are life-sized replicas of the building blocks many played with when young. The forest is scattered around a faded yellow house, with 15 complimenting pots of LEGO flowers to accessorize. The deep greens, bright reds and blinding yellows of the blown-up toy pieces add a little youth-filled fun to the baby blue skies and parched dirt roads.
The colourful backdrop will serve as a confusing piece of history for any future archeologist lucky enough to dig it up.
Photo Credits: designboom, legofestival.au
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