Lit­tle Lego farmer pro­motes farm­ing

Lego farmer a big hit

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FOR a fig­urine, it’s sur­pris­ing how much of a chal­lenge this lit­tle Lego farmer can be dur­ing a photo shoot.

“If it hap­pens to be a windy day it can take a while be­cause he tends to blow away,” Lit­tle Brick Pas­toral cre­ator Aimee Snow­den ex­plained.

Aimee is the tal­ented 26-year-old cre­ator be­hind Lit­tle Brick Pas­toral, an ini­tia­tive she started orig­i­nally for fun but is now strongly steer­ing to­wards a tool for wide­spread agri­cul­tural ed­u­ca­tion.

While the Lego farmer only stands about 4cm high, he has proved to pack an almighty punch when it comes to start­ing a pos­i­tive con­ver­sa­tion around farm­ing.

Now based at home on her fam­ily’s mixed-en­ter­prise prop­erty at Tocumwal in the south­ern Rive­rina, NSW, Aimee ex­plained what made her so pas­sion­ate about agri­cul­ture.

“I love be­ing able to work in an in­dus­try that’s creative and in­no­vate,” Aimee said.

“I find it ex­cit­ing, and I just want to share that.”

She cap­tures the Lego farmer, who is dressed with a wide-brim hat, feed­ing cat­tle, weld­ing in the shed and even wash­ing his ve­hi­cle be­fore the Deni Ute Muster.

He is cute, of­ten funny and eye-catch­ing, so Lit­tle Brick Pas­toral is en­joy­ing a sub­stan­tial fol­low­ing on­line.

Their Face­book page alone has more than 8000 fol­low­ers.

“I think be­cause it’s fun peo­ple are in­ter­ested,” she said. “The fun fac­tor is as big as any­thing. Ev­ery­one has some form of con­nec­tion with Lego, whether they played with it as a kid or their kids play with it now.” Aimee ad­mits she wasn’t a huge Lego fan when she was a kid, it was mostly her brother Tim who played with them. But she has now em­braced her in­ner Lego cre­ator and en­joys set­ting up her photo shoots, which some­times can in­volve craft­ing tiny square bales of hay.

“It can be a chal­lenge,” she said.

“I have to try and make sure the back­ground is in the right per­spec­tive to him. And phys­i­cally I have to be low to ground be­cause he is so small.”

Last year Aimee had a mas­sive win when her Lego ed­u­ca­tion kits were rolled out through New South Wales by the Depart­ment of Pri­mary In­dus­try to schools. She ad­mit­ted this is some­thing she never be­lieved pos­si­ble when she started.

“I find that re­ally ex­cit­ing, be­cause that’s where my pas­sion is,” she said.

“I just want a pos­i­tive con­ver­sa­tion about agri­cul­ture.”

Visit www.lit­tle­brick­pas­toral.com to find out more.

PHO­TOS: LIT­TLE BRICK PAS­TORAL

RIGHT: Check­ing the rain gauge af­ter heavy falls. TOP IDEA: The Lego farmer wash­ing his ute for the Deni Ute Muster, a pop­u­lar post on the blog.

ABOVE: The Lego farmer weld­ing in the work­shop.

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