Giant LEGO advent calendar lands on Covent Garden

Entirely brick-based calendar will open one door at 4.00pm every day until Christmas morning.
Publish date:
5_lego advent calendar.jpg

Best advent calendar ever?

Quite possibly. This 600,000 LEGO brick spectacular is currently situated in Covent Garden's Piazza.

In keeping with tradition, calendar doors will be opened one at a time (at 4.00pm) each day leading up to Christmas. Hidden behind each door is a '3D LEGO Christmas surprise'. Included are a Christmas cake, an elf and a reindeer.

The calendar was constructed by professional LEGO builder Duncan Titchmarsh.

It took seven weeks to complete, is five-metres wide and three-metres high. Each window is 51cm by 38cm and over 30 different coloured bricks were used.

London's 2011 festive LEGO attraction, the LEGO Christmas tree, has headed up North to Manchester's Trafford Centre.

Emma Owen, head of PR at LEGO UK, said: "Following on from the LEGO Christmas Tree at St Pancras International last year, we wanted to create another festive build that people can enjoy whilst showing that with LEGO, building opportunities are endless, you can create whatever your heard desires."

Want to receive up to the minute toy industry news straight to your inbox? Click here to sign up for the free ToyNews Daily Digest and Newsflash services. You can also follow ToyNews on Twitter and Facebook.


Featured Jobs