July 29, 2012 by MsDailyLife
Broken Hill woke up this morning to a magical surprise, with a life-sized LEGO® Forest rising from the red soil to create a colourful contrast against the vibrant landscape.
Appearing in Broken Hill from 2 July to 12 July, the Forest consists of 15 of the iconic LEGO ‘pine’ trees scaling 4 metres in height and 15 flower sets.
LEGO® Fun Fact: More than 7 LEGO sets are sold each second
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LEGO® Fun Fact: Laid end to end, the number of LEGO bricks sold in a year would reach more than ten times round the world
The pieces will be on display at the breathtaking Living Desert, a unique 2400ha reserve with spectacular views and numerous walking trails that allow visitors to get up close and personal with the Forest or climb to a vantage point and marvel at them from afar.
The LEGO Forest trees and flowers are 1:1 in ratio replicas of the original iconic pieces, but over 66 times bigger in size to make the magical play world a reality.
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LEGO® Fun Fact: Every Australian owns an average of 70 LEGO bricks
LEGO® Fun Fact: In 2011 alone, LEGO Australia sold almost 7 million LEGO sets
LEGO® Fun Fact: Children from all over the world spend 5 billion hours a day playing with LEGO sets