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See the biggest LEGO Xmas Tree in the Southern Hemisphere
What's green, made from more than half a million LEGO bricks and topped with a large, twinkling new star? It's a LEGO Christmas tree, of course, the biggest one in the Southern Hemisphere. The soaring technical mastery of the tree is part of Christmas at Fed Square, and it's all set to add a different kind of Christmas atmosphere to Melbourne's favourite gathering place from Friday 27 November to Sunday 27 December 2015.
The Tree A giant LEGO Christmas tree. What will they think of next? I suppose what you lose in the pine scent department you gain in the tree's giant, green, plastic uniqueness. It makes you think of evergreen in a whole new context. The tree, of course, will be festooned with some colourful, carefully-crafted LEGO decorations and will be accompanied by a daily light show and some favourite festive carols for all the family to enjoy.
At 10 metres high this impressive gift to the city has been especially built for Melburnians by the USA's certified LEGO Master Builder, Chris Steininger, one of only thirteen certified LEGO professionals in the world. Chris and his family are flying in especially for the Christmas celebrations and Chris will officially launch the tree on Friday 27 November.
More Christmas LEGO The tree is not the only LEGO creation that will be spreading good cheer throughout Fed Square this Christmas. You'll be able to enjoy a display of LEGO models created by members of the Melbourne community at LEGO Christmas Creations at the Atrium Fracture Gallery from 1 to 27 December. And kids big and small will savour the opportunity to make and take home their own LEGO Christmas decorations at the LEGO Christmas Decoration Build on Sundays 6, 13 and 20 December from 10am – 3pm (or until bricks run out).
FED Square will also host the following Christmas activities: Two to Four: Freeplay Gaming on the big Screen on 1, 8, 15 and 22 December
Christmas at Fed Square, including the LEGO Christmas tree, will play a central role in the City of Melbourne's Christmas celebrations, which have undergone a makeover this year in an attempt to transform the city into the Christmas capital of Australia. Maybe this is some more Melbourne / Sydney rivalry. After all, Sydney hosted the Southern Hemisphere's largest LEGO Christmas tree last Christmas. It's been reported that almost $4 million is being pumped into Melbourne's month-long 2015 Christmas festival. So grab the family and come along to Fed Square to make sure you get your money's worth.