LEGO Xmas tree builds holiday cheer in London

Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone you may just want to shift your attention from that gut-filling turkey and start widening your eyes to the bright lights of your other favorite holiday icon — the Chrstmas tree. But what could be better than feasting your eyes upon a stunning yuletide tree you ask? How about a Christmas tree made entirely of your favorite childhood building blocks, LEGO?

This giant LEGO Christmas tree located in London’s bustling St Pancras Station measures 32 feet tall and utilizes over 600,000 LEGO bricks. The faux Christmas tree consists of 172 branches, 1200 decorative balls, with a majestic star crowning the sculpture.

But of course, if you don’t have the time to jump over the pond and see it for yourself, we assure you the pictures are just as good.

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