A Different Kind of Legoland

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Waking up and looking out the window on a Monday morning, the last thing you’d expect to see is a life-sized Lego tree sprouting in your front lawn. This isn’t some crazy new movie plot or the beginning of a fever dream–it’s exactly what happened to residents of Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia.

After a stint in Sydney (pictured above), the Lego Forest was constructed in Broken Hill as part of the Festival of Play, celebrating Legos’ 50th anniversary in Australia. The pieces are made in a 1:1 ratio to the actual toys, but they’re 66 times bigger–the trees stand at 13 feet tall. We’re practically drooling imagining the photo ops. Let’s hope this cool idea makes its way to the States–otherwise, we’ll just have to go to Legoland!

photos courtesy of LegoFestival.com.au

— Susie Foresman