Lego Christmas Tree at St Pancras Is World’s Tallest
Published 1 December 2011
If you haven’t been to St Pancras International in a while, there’s now a good excuse to go! Probably one of the biggest Christmas trees to be made out of Lego is on display, with over 600,000 of those small plastic bricks used in the construction of the tree.
The Lego Christmas tree went up on the 24th November, which was the culmination of 2 months of work to build bits of the tree, which all came together in a 6 hour marathon sprint in the middle of the night at St Pancras.
LEGO sought the help of children from Edith Neville Primary School, Camden, and Copenhagen Primary School, Islington, as well as the Harpenden Explorer Scouts Unit to make the 1200 LEGO baubles that adorn the tree.
Bright Bricks is the company which exclusively designed and built the Lego Christmas tree, who counts Duncan Titimarsh as one of its employees. Duncan is one of only 13 Lego Certified Professionals in the world, and the only one in the UK.
The Lego Christmas Tree is 10 metres high – and has 172 branches. Throughout the tree are lego ornaments and Lego QR codes.
Do go and have a look if you have a chance – it will not be as traditional as the Christmas tree at Trafalgar Square, but its something different. Plus you can enjoy it indoors, maybe while having a glass of wine at the St Pancras Champagne & Bar which has a spectacular view of the Lego Christmas Tree!
Check out this Lego Christmas Holiday Building Set. Wish I had this for as a Christmas present when I was a kid!