To celebrate the 50th year since the first LEGO block landed on their chunk of the world, Australia is going all out with a year-long “Festival of Play.” They’ve got a whole heap of activities going on for the celebrations, mostly based in Sydney, including an awesome complete LEGO brick scale model of Rome’s Colosseum!
But the first major event, and the one that was probably the coolest, was the LEGO Forest built at Martin Place in Sydney. The forest then quickly migrated to Western New South Wales to Broken Hill. The flowers and trees are to scale from the iconic LEGO pieces, enlarged 66 times. They’re set to remain at Broken Hill till the 12th of July.
Nice to have something physical to experience, in this world of augmented reality and constant digital innovation isn’t it?