Mysterious Crop Circles Appear in Rural Australia

June 25, 2024 4:41 pm in by
Lego Australia

Who or what created the mysterious crop circles in Narromine NSW?

This massive crop circle spanned 50 metres in diameter and was large enough that it could be seen from the sky.

It turns out the source was not aliens after all and there was no need for probes to find out who the source was. To show that space can inspire out-of-this-world creativity the crop circles were brought to life by none other than LEGO Australia who set up a base in the small town of Narromine in rural New South Wales, just outside of Dubbo.

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This came after a new study from the LEGO Group found that 87 per cent of Australian kids are interested in finding new planets, stars and galaxies. The draw of the undiscovered is inspiring Aussie kids to imagine what lurks in the great unknown, with the study revealing that 63% believe aliens exist and that more than half (59%) would like to meet one.

It also revealed that 68 per cent of children think UFOs (Unidentified Flying Objects) are out in space, LEGO Australia created the unique activation to foster Australian children’s imagination and curiosity.

If you take a closer look at the design you might just see the iconic LEGO® Minifigure, with the classic hand and head forming part of the pattern.

Content Creator Kobi Brown says “Crop circles are often associated with extraterrestrial activity in popular culture and play into the mysteries surrounding space, and beyond. It was great to work with LEGO Australia to inspire the space generation, calling on them to engage with the wider universe and its wonders.

I was always into space as a kid. Growing up with LEGO sets allowed me to play and explore my curiosity, igniting my interest in engineering and science along the way. It is so cool to see the details of the science I love being realistically translated into the latest LEGO Space sets, further fueling the imagination of the next generation of space explorers.”

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Image: Katherine Bennell-Pegg / Provided by LEGO

As part of this collaboration, the first Astronaut trained under the Australian flag and Australian Space Agency team member, Katherine Bennell-Pegg has joined LEGO Australia in its mission to inspire kids to unleash their imagination and explore the limitless possibilities of space, in any way they like.

“It’s an honour representing Australia as the first astronaut under our flag and to be working with LEGO Australia to encourage The Space Generation to explore the universe!” said Bennell-Pegg. 

“The Australian Space Agency and LEGO Australia share a unified vision for exploration and discovery, and I believe that unlocking creativity through the medium of LEGO play will give Aussie kids the very best chance to pursue their passion and prepare them for the future.”

Katherine Bennell-Pegg

Scientists at the European Space Agency (ESA), where Katherine trained, have turned to their love of LEGO brick building when designing launch pads and shelters for astronauts visiting the moon.

As part of the Artemis program, the ESA used dust from a 4.5 billion year old meteorite to 3D print bricks – similar to a LEGO brick – to help design astronaut shelters in space. The ESA LEGO Space Bricks will aim to inspire the builders of tomorrow of how LEGO brick building can help solve out of this world problems.

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As part of the partnership with the Australian Space Agency, Sydney space fans can meet Katherine – a real-life astronaut and space adventurer – at the largest LEGO store in the world! Katherine and the ESA LEGO Space Bricks will be at the Pitt Street Mall LEGO Certified Store, on 16 July 2024 at 10AM AEST and will be talking with kids about how her curiosity has helped achieve her dreams. 

For more information about the LEGO Australia Space Campaign, visit

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