The LEGO Forest which had become so popular in Sydney has hit the road for the first time and headed to the blue skies and red dusty plains of far-western Australia in Broken Hill. The display will be open to the public at the breathtaking Living Desert, a reserve with spectacular views and numerous walking trails allowing visitors to get up close and personal with the Forest or climb to a vantage point and marvel at them from afar.
Caroline Squire, Director of Marketing, LEGO Australia and New Zealand commented on the relocation and said:
“After LEGO Forest received an incredible welcome in Sydney, we wanted to ensure fans of LEGO in regional NSW would have the chance to see these life-sized trees up close and personal. When thinking about a typical Australian location that would bring to life the colour and vibrancy of the Forest, we couldn’t go past Broken Hill. The contrast of the larger-than-life green trees against the vast red Aussie land is an unforgettable sight!”
The Forest consists of 15 of the iconic LEGO ‘pine’ trees scaling 4 metres in height and 15 flower sets. 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.
The LEGO Forest will be on display at the Living Desert from 8;00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. throughout the school holidays, closing on Thursday July 12th. There is no extra charge to view the LEGO Forest, but normal admission charges still apply for entry into the Living Desert ($10 per car or $4 per person for those traveling on coaches).
The LEGO Forest is part of LEGO Festival of Play, a nine-month schedule of hands-on events and elaborate creations all set to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the LEGO® brick in Australia.
Photos & Source: Broken Hill Australia