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Giant LEGO Christmas Tree at Federation Square 2015

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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.

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Image from Fed Square Facebook page.

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.

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Image from Fed Square website.


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

Family friendly movies on the big screen at the Outdoor Cinema on 2, 9, 16 and 23 December.

Live Illustrations at the Fed Square Book Market on 28 November from 12 noon to 3pm.

Basket Makers Christmas Market Stall on Friday 11 Dec from 10am to 3pm

Christmas Eve Concert on Thu 24 Dec from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.

The Australian Open Big Serve Breakfast on Christmas morning from 8am to 11 am. Why? Because no one should be alone at Christmas.

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.

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Image from That's Melbourne website.

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Why? Christmas plus LEGO is a magical combination
When: All day, every day from 27 November to 27 December
Where: Fed Square
Cost: It's FREE
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