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Lego Christmas Tree

18th December 2016

Lego Christmas Tree

This was put up in Aotea Square in the central city in Auckland, New Zealand and was made by Ryan McNaugh who is a Lego Certified Professional. This tree, with minor variations on the one in Auckland has been shown in Sidney and Melbourne in Australia, with the Pukeko, Kiwis, and Kingfisher as the New Zealand additions.

Lego Christmas Tree

Admittedly this is a bit outside of my original idea for the types of things I'd be looking at with this site but I do really like it and I do think that it's significantly closer to a work of art in itself than the vast majority of Christmas decorations out there. The amount of work that went into designing it, planning it, and then making it is amazing and the share amount of thought/work would be significantly higher than the standard Christmas decorations put up in shopping centers! The fact that it has a Christmas theme and is made out of Lego doesn't take away from the creativity that has gone into making this Christmas tree.

Lego Christmas Tree

I did go nuts taking photos of the tree as it has so much detail in the tree itself and is surrounding by the free standing figures – the Santa with the surf board and the Pukeko for example. I am very tempted to take some photos of at night as it lights up, the decoration at the top of the tree in particular is made out of yellow colored plastic that has lights inside of it and appears to be transparent when lit up.

Lego Christmas Tree

This should be the sole Christmas this year and I doubt I'll have one next year – unless I was lucky and they did put this tree up again then I could use that as an excuse to do a night time version of this page...

Lego Christmas Tree

Lego Christmas Tree

Lego Christmas Tree

Lego Christmas Tree

Lego Christmas Tree

Lego Christmas Tree

Lego Christmas Tree

References:
1) Massive Lego Christmas tree in Auckland's Aotea Square NZ's biggest in the southern hemisphere - 25 November 2016
2) Lego for Christmas? Tree takes model-making to new heights - by Dionne Christian, 26 November 2016
3) LEGO® Christmas Tree