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Pop-Up LEGO Forest @ Coogee Beach

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by Geraldine Massey (subscribe)
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If you go down to the beach today you'll get a big surprise
'If you go down to the beach today you're sure of a big surprise.
If you go down to the beach today you won't believe your eyes.
For lots of children from Sydney will be
At Coogee Beach with wonder and glee
For the whimsical, wonderful, travelling LEGO Forest

The life-sized LEGO Forest, made famous by its sudden and magical appearance in Sydney's Martin Place last April, was the first event of Australia's nine-month celebration of all things LEGO, The Festival of Play. The forest entranced and amused kids and kids-at-heart, a bright spark in the inclement April weather. It then quietly disappeared, only to pop up in an even more unlikely place in July when Broken Hill's red dust gave birth to the vivid green, yellow, white and red forest and flowers for a colourful two-week season.

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LEGO Forest in Martin place (above) and Broken Hill (below). Images from LEGO Festival of Play.

Now for six days only the forest returns to Sydney, this time adorning Coogee Beach's Dunningham Reserve, and this will definitely be Sydney's last chance to see the scaled-up version of these bright and famous creations. The display includes fifteen LEGO pine trees and a number of flower sets, all at 66 times the size of the ones you would normally be tripping over at home after the kids have finished their creative handiwork. You'll feel like something out of a Hans Christian Anderson fairy tale as you explore Coogee Beach's northern headland in the spring shade of those telltale trees and fantastical flowers.

When: From Tuesday 23 October to Sunday 28 October
Where: Dunningham Reserve, at the northern end of Coogee Beach.
Cost: Free. No tickets required

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Coogee Beach. Image by Mynameisben123 from Wikimedia Commons

The LEGO Festival of Play continues until the end of 2012. Events, displays and LEGO play opportunities will be popping up all over Australia so keep an eye on the website for details, which are announced as each event draws closer.

In conjunction with the festival Toys R Us is currently running a competition where you can win a family trip to LEGOLAND California. You will find all the details here.
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Why? A little LEGO magic for everyone
When: From Tuesday 23 October to Sunday 28 October
Where: Dunningham Reserve, Coogee Beach
Cost: Free
Your Comment
Cool! That must have been so weird for people who weren't expecting it. Great photos!
by Jennifer Muirhead (score: 3|1085) 2465 days ago
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