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article imageLEGO forest manifests overnight in Australia

By Abigail Prendergast     Jul 7, 2012 in Odd News
Broken Hill - Resident's of the Australian mining town of Broken Hill have recently woken up to quite the surprise; a fake forest made of plastic LEGO trees and flowers. This endeavor was done as a part of a celebration of LEGO's 50th anniversary.
People residing in the tiny mining town of Broken Hill, located in the Australian Outback, have recently woken up to an interesting and unexpected surprise. A forest made entirely of LEGOs had literally "popped up" over the course of a single night.
According to Broken Hill's official website, the life-sized play forest was created to contrast the red soil that made up most of the town's landscape. It will be on display at the nearby Living Desert Reserve until July 12.
The plastic trees and plants were built at a 1:1 scale to their fauna counterparts, thus making the pieces 66 times bigger than conventional LEGOs reports Digital Trends. The trees reach a height of 14 feet or four meters.
The faux forest was made in order to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the LEGO franchise along with other events done to celebrate the classic toy bricks' golden jubilee.
"Broken Hill is as iconic to Australia as LEGO is to children, so naturally it was the perfect setting for our forest," Caroline Squire informed Australian Geographic. "The red dirt is an ideal landscape to show off our sculptures."
As far as reception goes, so far has been so good reports the Huffington Post.
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