Scavenger hunt is one of the most engaging and most exciting games for kids and even for grown-ups. But a Danish artist found a way to make hunting games more interesting. Instead of small miscellaneous items, Thomas Dambo has hidden six wooden giants throughout a Copenhagen forest. His objective is to encourage people to an outdoor hunt of finding six forgotten giants in the forest. Additionally, creating these wooden sculptures is a great way to exercise his artistic skills. Not to forget, utilizing recycled woods is also an effective way to reduce surplus wastes.
With the help of local volunteers, Dambo built the six forgotten giants from 600 wood pallets and scavenged woods. Each massive sculpture has unique characteristics. More importantly, each of the friendly giant has a purpose to serve. For example, Teddy Friendly is absolutely the friendliest among the giants because he’s the easiest to find. You’ll probably find him first in your quest to hunt all six forgotten giants. By extending his long arm, people can use it as a convenient bridge in crossing a tiny stream.
Teddy Friendly – one of the six forgotten giants of Copenhagen
Another one is Little Tilde who is actually the smallest among the gigantic figures. Despite her size, she serves a great purpose by providing a home for birds. Little Tilde is furnished with 28 bird houses to give shelters to both forest and migratory birds in the area.
Aside from these two friendly giants, you can also find the rest of the six forgotten giants of Copenhagen. These include Thomas on the Mountain, Oscar Under the Bridge, Hilltop Trine, and Sleeping Louis.
Thomas on the Mountain
Oscar Under the Bridge
To help you find them, a map will be provided to you to help you locate them. Moreover, Dambo placed some cryptic clues engraved into random stones. If you ever find these clues, you already know that one of the giants is not that far from you.
“It invites the viewers to go on a treasure hunt, not only to see the sculptures, but also to discover hidden gems in nature,” Dambo explains. Now, let’s go to Copenhagen and hunt some giants.
The six giant wood sculptures are made from recycled woods