Happy Holidays with Toys in Google Earth

Back in 2006 Frank wrote a post about a couple of Google Earth animations of toys being built in Google Earth. If you haven’t seen them before, try them out now:

They are both time animations so to watch them click the play button on the time toolbar.

We also looked for large real life toys in Google Earth and managed to find an enormous knitted rabbit in Italy. Read more about it here.


The knitted rabbit has been on a hillside in Italy since 2005 and has largely decayed since then (right image is from 2012)

Other large toys we looked for were either not very clear in satellite imagery or were temporary installations that had not been caught in imagery. Moving to Street View we were able to find some interesting examples:


A big rocking horse in Australia, appropriately named Big Rocking Horse


LegoLand California

To find the locations featured above in Google Earth download this KML file

About Timothy Whitehead

Timothy has been using Google Earth since 2004 when it was still called Keyhole before it was renamed Google Earth in 2005 and has been a huge fan ever since. He is a programmer working for Red Wing Aerobatx and lives in Cape Town, South Africa.






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PLEASE NOTE: Google Earth Blog is no longer writing regular posts. As a result, we are not accepting new comments or questions about Google Earth. If you have a question, use the official Google Earth and Maps Forums or the Google Earth Community Forums.