The little Lego man showcasing Aussie farming
When you think about Australian farming, what do you think of? Sadly over the last few decades, the average Australian person has lost a connection to the land and too often the hard work of farmers isn’t recognised with the respect, pride and gratitude it deserves.
One person set out to change that. Aimee Snowden returned to her family farm after working in accounting and irrigation and set out to share her passion for the agriculture industry with the world. With assistance from one, tiny, friend… A little Lego man.
The website for Little Brick Pastoral says,
“The Lego® Farmer was born on 6 September 2014, and has since gone on to share photos of farming in Australia with the rest of the world! The Lego® Farmer is a minifigure created to represent farmers in Australia and around the world. His Lego® pieces are carefully chosen - a wide-brimmed, Akubra-style, hat representing all Australian farmers who work under our hot sun. Green overalls, whilst a stereo-type, are a worldwide recognised symbol of agriculture. And a smiling face, which eclipses the generous and welcoming attitude of farmers.
Lego® was a chosen medium as it connects! Lego® has the ability to relate to everyone.
Whether it be children of today who enjoy playing with Lego®, young adults who spent their own childhoods playing with Lego®, parents who can now share the joy of Lego with their own children, or grandparents who have watched Lego® transcend generations.
The Lego® Farmer became Little Brick Pastoral on 1 January 2016 to continue sharing and celebrating Australian agriculture with the world!”
The website is educational and includes a complete list of resources to support students, kids and teachers who want to learn more about the agricultural industry.
The Facebook page is fantastic and gives a humorous, honest and friendly face to Australian agriculture. It’s something we love so much and think everyone should follow! So click here to check it out…