While the Australian Outback is home to some interesting animals like the kangaroo and the emu, its arid landscape isn't hospitable to most forms of plant life.

But the folks in the small mining town of Broken Arrow woke up to a surprising dash of colors earlier this month in the form of a life-sized Lego forest that had suddenly popped up in the bush.

The forest included 15 13-foot-high plastic Lego pine trees. There were also 15 giant Lego flower sets. Each brick was an exact 66-times replica of the iconic toy.

It's all part of Lego's 50th anniversary in Australia. Next month the celebration will feature plastic brick interpretations of the island continent's 25 most popular moments. The 'Festival of Play' will continue to the end of the year, with different events and exhibitions each month.