LEGO Australia have teamed up with the Sydney Opera House to Rebuild The World, and four giant LEGO Christmas baubles have sprung up overnight at the forecourt of one of Australia’s most famous landmarks.
The LEGO Christmas Baubles will be open daily from 9:30am until 7:00pm AEDT to walk through the pathway, from Monday 6th December until Monday 13th of December.
Inspired by children’s passions including Animals, Vehicles, Arts & Crafts and Music, four giant Christmas Tree baubles will be on show to inspire and develop the builders of today and tomorrow, whilst also spreading some Holiday cheer.
Led by a global team of LEGO designers including the only LEGO Certified Professional in the Southern Hemisphere, Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNaught, LEGO has partnered with some iconic faces to showcase the endless creative possibilities LEGO offers.
Check out the work-in-progress video above of the Christmas Baubles coming to life!
Visitors will be able to cast their eyes over each bauble which is on a rotating base, so the intricate 360-degree brick detail can be seen by viewers. Children and their parents can take a journey through different pathways, including a large wraparound ramp suitable for prams and wheelchairs, which leads to an elevated platform where they can get up close to the ‘Vehicles’ Christmas Tree Bauble plus also see the tops of each design.
This vantage point also has one of the best views of the Opera House, offering multiple photo opportunities for children to take home a ‘Summer Holiday moment’ photo with LEGO and the Opera House.
Sydney Opera House LEGO Bauble Fun Facts
- It took 446 hours to design just one of the LEGO Christmas Tree baubles.
- The LEGO Christmas Tree baubles have been created by a team from all over the world, including designers in America.
- It took over 4400 LEGO bricks to add all the fun builds onto the Christmas Tree baubles.
- The LEGO Christmas Tree baubles get very hot inside in the Aussie sun, so air vents have been created to keep them nice and cool.
- Animals, instruments, cars and more – it took 44293 LEGO bricks to add the 3D elements to the Christmas Tree baubles.
- There are 16408 LEGO bricks on the LEGO Animals Christmas Tree bauble
- Each Koala took 4800 LEGO Bricks to build
- Before the music notes and instruments were added to our Music Christmas Tree bauble, it had to fly around 16003km from New York to arrive at the Opera House.
- It took nearly 10000 LEGO bricks to build all the instruments on the LEGO Music Christmas tree bauble.
The LEGO Christmas Tree bauble activation will be open daily from 9:30am until 7:00pm AEDT to walk through the pathway, from Monday 6th December until Monday 13th of December.
COVID-19 Safety Plan: LEGO and the Opera House are following all relevant NSW Health Guidelines and have implemented some important health and safety measures to keep the community safe. This includes hand sanitiser stations throughout the activation and all visitors to provide a proof of vaccination on entry, as well as using the QR code to check in upon entry.
In addition to this activation, LEGO Australia will also partner with these celebrities and social media influencers, to help promote the Rebuild the World campaign in Australia.
- Former Olympian, Mother of Four and Doctor Jana Pittman
- Wildlife photographer and TV Personality, Robert Irwin
- Cake Master & Creative, Kat Sabbath
- Musician and Mother of two, Mahalia Barnes
- Race Car Driver and Father of Twins, Fabian Coulthard
Always good to see Robert Irwin doing stuff, even creating LEGO animals out of 41683 Forest Horseback Riding Centre.
It’s pretty cool to see a real-world LEGO activation here in Australia, given we’ve had to deal with a ton of Covid restrictions in the country in the last 2 years. I only wish I was in Sydney to see it in person!
If you’re in Sydney, be sure to check out these LEGO Christmas Baubles before they disappear on the 13th of December!
Daniel L says
I just dropped by to check them out tonight (final night!!…. Quite impressive!
Thanks for bringing this to my attention, Jay.
I don’t think it was well-publicised, otherwise.
Merry Xmas all!
Wow, they are spinning around on turntables too, impressive.
You should use the baubles on the Lego Show – great job Jay.
Ooh these are gorgeous. I hope they are coming to Melbourne after Sydney. There’s time if they’re leaving on Dec 13th…? We could definitely do with some Christmas cheer…