Lego Christmas Tree at St Pancras International Train Station

Big smiles and lots of flash photography are often witnessed at St Pancras International train station. Most typically brought about by happy homecomings, bon voyages [sic] and by the occasional trainspotter. However, this week the arrival of a Christmas tree brought delight to the many thousands of people that pass through this unique portal to the continent.

Why would this particular Christmas tree rouse the interest of The Toy Detective? It's made of 600,000 LEGO bricks.

The 40 foot tall tree (comprising of 172 branches), all 1,200 baubles and even the star were made entirely of LEGO by a one-of-kind British construction company: Bright Bricks, with skilled labour also provided by the children of Edith Neville Primay School (Camden), Copenhagen Primary School (Islington) and the Harpenden Explorer Scouts.

Like scores of others, I stopped to take some pictures:

You'll find the LEGO Christmas tree on the shopping parade (which has a small Hamley's toy shop) beneath the Eurostar platforms, until the 3rd of January 2012.

Informer: Toy News Online

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