LEGO, the childhood staple for budding architects and construction workers alike, is making Christmas in Auckland city a little bit more magical with a friggen huge two-storey Christmas tree installation in Aotea Square from 25 November until 27 December.
The giant LEGO Christmas Tree will stand over 10 metres tall and weigh 3.5 tonnes. It's been carefully assembled out of over half a million bricks and has taken more than 1,200 hours to build. Every night from 7pm onwards it will also play host to a light and sound show.
The installation forms part of Auckland Live Summer in the Square, a free, summer-long series of events held in Aotea Square. Included in this year's lineup is New Zealand Dance Company's Trolleys, an acrobatic, street dance performance designed around the humble trolley; Auckland Live's namesake music event which features the likes of Trip Pony, Carnivorous Plant Society, LarzRanda and Echo Ohs; Vintage Weekend - featuring a vintage market and swing classes; gardening workshops; and Latin Fiesta - where you can learn how to salsa, tango and bachata.