LEGO has today unveiled an epic, 13-foot globe made of bricks covered in hundreds of children's lockdown creations sent in from around the world.
On display at LEGO House in Billund, Denmark, it took 2,700 hours to make 'Rebuild The World', using over 350,000 LEGO bricks and elements. It hopes to be a "joyful symbol of hope and positivity" with kids' creations split into five different categories including nature, vehicles, fantasy, objects, and places. Some examples include 'Farming Hope' – a sustainably powered farm with crops, a stream, and an ever-present rainbow. There's also 'Magical Owlicorn' – a mysterious, blue horned creature, and a 'Dream Hospital Treehouse'.
Even better, it's not too late to be part of the process. Families worldwide can contribute their own LEGO creations on a digital version of the globe by submitting them at LEGO.com/rebuild-the-world. You can also explore the stories behind some of the builds on the website, including amusing insights into children's creative processes.
The globe was inspired by new research from LEGO which found that children want more family playtime and parents saw play as a vital role in keeping the whole family entertained during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Libor Udržal, who was involved with the creation of the installation, said: "This project really emphasised the magic of LEGO play for me. It has been inspiring to recreate children's creations and hear the diverse thought processes and influences behind each piece we've re-built. I've been a model builder for 20 years now and yet they've taught me new methods of building, their creativity knows no end."
The installation will be showcased at LEGO House from today until 6 November 2020.