A Field of LEGO Daffodils Is "Blooming" in England
April is peak tulip season in Holland, but this year, a city in northeast England is also in bloom: As Mashable reports, a public square in Kingston upon Hull—a metropolis in East Yorkshire, typically referred to as Hull—is now filled with daffodils made from yellow and orange LEGO bricks.
More than 1700 flowers, crafted from 146,400 plastic toy bricks, fill a section of Hull’s newly constructed King Edward Square. Bright Bricks—a UK-based LEGO building company that’s run by professional LEGO artist Duncan Titmarsh—built the blooms to celebrate an important city milestone: being selected as the UK City of Culture for 2017.
The government grants the title of UK City of Culture to one city every four years. This designation lasts for one calendar year. During this time, the selected city highlights its cultural heritage with a series of performances, events, and art installations. Hull follows in the footsteps of Londonderry, the first UK city to be granted the honor in 2013.
The LEGO daffodils are one of Hull’s many attractions, all of which are listed on the yearlong celebration’s official website. In this case, visitors can stop and smell the toy flowers (well, pretend to, anyway) until April 18.
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