Last year, Lego created an advent calendar out of Lego bricks and installed it at Covent Garden for the public to enjoy throughout December; each day, a Lego window in the advent calendar was opened to reveal a Christmas item made out of Lego bricks. (My blog entry about it is here: Lego Advent Calendar in Covent Garden.) This year, Lego returned to Covent Garden in London with a large snow globe filled with London buildings that the public could walk around and inside in order to admire.
Lego snow globe featuring London's iconic buildings
The wintery London scene was created using 120,000 Lego bricks. Visitors to the snow globe can also count the red Santa figures in the scene and post their answer on the social media website. Apparently, the snow globe could blow the snow around, but this was not working when I visited it, and all of the fake snow was at the bottom.
Lego London Eye, Millennium Dome (the O2), and the Shard
The iconic Lego buildings included the Shard, Big Ben, the Gherkin, Covent Garden, the Globe theatre, Nelson's Column, Battersea Power Station, the London Eye, Buckingham Palace, St. Paul's Cathedral, the O2, and cable car towers.
A view of the snow globe
This was the last weekend to enjoy the Lego snow globe in Covent Garden. Today was the first chace that I had to see it, and the weather was not the best with the rain, but many others were also out to enjoy the attraction and to count the red Santa Lego figurines. Due to the weather, I sadly wasn't able to get many photographs as the snow globe had droplets of water stuck to it, but the detail on the London buildings and the little figurines was well worth seeing.
Two girls enjoy the London Lego buildings inside the snow globe
I'm looking forward to seeing what Lego have in store for us in Covent Garden next Christmas. Last year was the advent calendar and the year before (in St. Pancras station) was a giant Lego Christmas tree. Will they come up with another interactive Lego Christmas or winter scene or a giant Lego Christmas sculpture of some sort?