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Let it LEGO, let it LEGO, let it LEGO
For this year's festive season a magical LEGO Christmas Tree – built entirely out of LEGO bricks – will come to life outside Westfield Sydney in Pitt Street Mall from 27 November – 27 December 2014.
December is fast approaching and the upcoming LEGO Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony is set to get you into the holiday spirit and bring out your inner child. Standing taller than a two-storey house and wider than a family car, the tree at Westfield Sydney is created especially by Australia's only LEGO Certified Professional, Ryan McNaught. The gigantic plastic evergreen will contain half a million LEGO bricks and set the record for the largest tree the Southern Hemisphere has ever seen.
LEGO Christmas Tree
The LEGO Christmas Tree also features a Santa and sleigh built out of LEGO bricks, along with a special reindeer designed by competition winner and LEGO Club Member, 10-year old Luke Francis. Together, these colourful models will make up a stunning LEGO Christmas themed set, bound to delight pedestrian shoppers and LEGO fans of all ages.
To add a touch of sparkle, the LEGO Christmas Tree will be lit every night with a light show set to Christmas carols from approximately 8pm.
The LEGO Christmas Tree is officially launched at 7.45 pm on Thursday, 27 November, with 400 singers from the Sydney Philharmonic Choir performing carols around the LEGO Christmas tree as part of the citywide celebrations. So come along and be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime Christmas experience and be inspired to build your own LEGO Christmas!
Did you know?
The LEGO® name is made from the first two letters of the Danish words "LEG GODT", meaning "play well".
The LEGO Group patented the LEGO brick with the familiar tubes inside and studs on top in 1958. All 2 x 4 LEGO bricks manufactured since have been produced to the exact same measurements as this patent.
On average, every person on the earth owns 86 LEGO bricks!
Laid end to end, the number of LEGO bricks sold in 2012 would stretch round the world more than 18 times.