In the Age of the Anthropocene, nature is what humans make it. LEGO took this idea quite literally when it graced the Australian town of Broken Hill, in New South Wales, with these giant versions of LEGO flowers and trees.
The pine trees were 13 feet high. This plastic nature is identical to the tiny pieces in lego sets, scaled up 66 times.
Apparently Broken Hill’s residents (all three of them, by the looks of it) had no idea they were going to get a plastic forest. Surreal. But maybe this is what nature will be one day, a plastic memory of something we used to call a tree.
Desert Town Wakes Up to Find Giant Lego Garden Grown Overnight, Gizmodo.
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