Amazing LEGO Creations in Unlikely Places


This year marks the 50th anniversary of LEGO arriving in Australia, and to honor the fun, versatile bricks that made life more colorful and inventive, life-size LEGO lands are being installed in various locations all over the continent as part of the Festival of Play. After spotting the life-size LEGO garden that popped up in a remote mining town in the Australian Outback over on Juxtapoz, we couldn’t help but wonder if anyone else was playing around with extra-large versions of our favorite Danish-designed interlocking construction blocks. From a life-size forest of iconic LEGO pine trees to a LEGO bridge to a LEGO house with a working bathroom, click through to check out what the world might look like if dreams came true and it was made out of LEGOS.

LEGO Forest — Broken Hill Desert, Australia

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As the website of the popular Outback destination explains, the “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.”

LEGO Forest — Sydney, Australia

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Before the Forest appeared in Broken Hill, it popped up in a pedestrian mall in Sydney. A major feature of LEGO’s Festival of Play, the traveling forest is making its way around the continent. Hmmm, can it wander stateside?

Image credit: Lukas Power and Rolf Dellenbusch via Colossal

Known for installing larger than life toys and games in the streets, the artist MEGX painted a bridge in Wuppertal, Germany to look as if it had been built out of giant LEGOS.

LEGO House — Surrey, England

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The two-story LEGO house complete with working LEGO bathroom was built by James May (with 2000 volunteers) for the BBC 2 show, Toy Stories. Using 3.3 million LEGO bricks, the fabulous feat was sadly demolished when — after the show was completed — plans fell through to transport it to Legoland. According to the Telegraph, despite a final Facebook plea, no one came forward to take it on. So sad.

LEGO staircase — New York, New York

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Built out of 20,000 LEGO bricks, this staircase in a Chelsea loft showcases a clever way to introduce a pop of color.

The Church of LEGO — Enschede, The Netherlands

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This LEGO church isn’t actually a church. According to Gizmodo, it’s a “a public venue designed to celebrate all sorts of things, from town meetings to raves to Lego building contests.”

LEGO Skyscraper — Seoul, Korea

The world record holder for the tallest LEGO structure ever built, this colorful mini skyscraper was built in 5 days by 4,000 children with 50,000 bricks. Check out a video of the build over on Architizer.

LEGO furniture by LunaBlocks

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Wanted: really big LEGOs for grown-ups.


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The artist Dispatch rounds up crews to patch our crumbling city streets with LEGOs. Brilliant.

Life-size LEGO BMW X1 replica — Munich, Germany

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This is what you get when you give 800 kids four days and 165,000 LEGO bricks — plus a little bit of help from the German automaker’s staff.