Monday, December 05, 2011

The Christmas Tree


"I saw three ships come sailing in.....

Christmas is definitely on its way.

While it can still be a pain, such as when supermarkets pipe xmas songs in their stores (yes, I mean you Sainsbury's), the boxes from Amazon have begun to be delivered filled with good things for my nephews and nieces.

Unlike shopping to ghastly music some things do bring a bit of that seasonal magic, such as this tree, currently gracing one of London's great railway stations.

It's just a tree, maybe you're thinking. No, this is a very special tree indeed, something that made passers by stop and go wow.

But what makes it special? Any good googlers out there?

9 comments:

Baydog said...

Does it double as a cell phone tower?

Carol Anne said...

My first thought was that maybe the tree was solar powered and the base held the storage batteries. But solar lights are so commonplace nowadays that such a tree wouldn't make people stop and go wow.

Maybe there's something special about the lights themselves -- either they symbolize something, or the operate in a pattern that is for some reason special. But I'm stumped.

Baydog said...

I think the search party came across it in the far reaches of Hunterdon County in western New Jersey and couldn't live without it. They tagged it last July and cut it down two weeks ago. Tell them not to forget the tree food in the water pan below! It should last through February if it's not too warm in there.

ChrisP said...

That's St Pancras station, so that must be the Lego tree....

Carol Anne said...

Ah, Lego! That would explain the geometric feel to the tree, especially the upper branches.

JP said...

Chris is absolutely right!

This is the 20m tall Christmas tree, with 172 branches, which has been made out of 600,000 Lego bricks.

It took over two months to build and can be found in St Pancras Station.

You can see some more pictures at this web site.

O Docker said...

James May must have been up all night putting it together.

JP said...

Apparently there is company that's business is making big Lego things!

I wonder what their business plan looked like :)

O Docker said...

I think it was 80% Aerospatiale and 20% British Aerospace.