Behind the scenes of Sydney’s giant Lego Christmas tree

lego christmas tree sydney

It’s made of Lego and Duplo bricks, but building the southern hemisphere’s tallest Christmas tree definitely wasn’t child’s play.

In fact, it took a team of grown-ups 1200 hours to plan and build the 10-metre tree that has taken prime position in Sydney’s Pitt Street Mall.

The tree is made from half a million blocks and includes ornaments, candy canes, a surfing Santa, a koala, presents, a star, a nutcracker and a reindeer designed by 10-year-old Lego Club member Luke Francis. Lego has released a timelapse video showing how the incredible tree was made – by building sections of the tree and assembling on-site.

The tree comes to life every night with a light show set to Christmas carols. If you’re in Sydney’s CBD, you can catch it every 15 minutes from 8pm to 9pm inclusive, until December 26.

(via Gizmodo; images via InstaSydney/Insta_Lego, Twitter)

Michelle Rose

Michelle Rose

Michelle is a journalist and mum to two girls who are obsessed with dinosaurs, fairies, pirates and princesses in equal measure. She lives in Melbourne's east with her husband, daughters and a giant, untameable labradoodle. Michelle loves all things vegetarian, wine (it's a fruit) and online shopping.

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