Harpenden Scout help build St Pancras station’s Lego Christmas tree

PUBLISHED: 18:04 03 December 2011

Harpenden Explorer Scouts helped to build the LEGO Christmas tree

Harpenden Explorer Scouts helped to build the LEGO Christmas tree

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HARPENDEN Explorer Scouts have scored a place in the history books after helping to construct the world’s tallest Lego Christmas tree.

Unveiled at St Pancras International last Thursday, the tree stands at an impressive 12.2m high and is made entirely of Lego bricks – 600,000 of them to be exact!

Of course, no Christmas tree is complete without baubles and so the Scouts were called upon to help create the 12,000 baubles which adorn the tree, alongside two primary schools from Islington and Camden.

The tree was created by Duncan Titchmarsh, of Bright Bricks, who is the UK’s only certified Lego professional and one of only 13 in the world.

Duncan has turned his passion for Lego into a full time job and has built all sorts of weird and wonderful things over recent years, with this being his most ambitious project to date.

David Buxbaum, marketing director at Lego, says: “The Lego brand is all about play and creativity and Christmas is the time for celebration and fun.

“This magnificent Christmas tree is a shining example of these values and shows that with Lego bricks you can let your imagination run wild.”

The tree will stand at St Pancras until January 3.

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