Bunnings transforms seven shops into Bluey’s Hammerbarn

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When Bandit took the household to Hammerbarn to purchase a pizza over, this collaboration was basically inevitable.

Bunnings has reworked six shops round Australia – and one in New Zealand – into Hammerbarn shops from Season 2 of the hit youngsters’s present Bluey.

Followers of the hit TV present – together with social media character Christian Hull – have rushed to the Hammerbarn shops to get a glimpse of the “for actual life” transformation.

“I don’t assume you’re prepared for this. Guess the place I’m? Hammerbarn,” Mr Hull mentioned, earlier than placing on a Bluey masks.

He mentioned everybody was taking a look at him and whereas he was mortified he “didn’t care as a result of he cherished Bluey a lot”.

It’s no secret the cartoon retailer had a powerful resemblance to Bunnings, with the present taking inspiration from Bunnings Kerperra in Queensland.

Ryan Baker, Bunnings chief buyer officer, mentioned the transformation offers your entire household one thing to expertise.

“We’re excited to be working with BBC Studios and Ludo Studio to deliver Hammerbarn to life in shops throughout the nation,” Mr Baker mentioned.

“Our crew throughout Australia have had youngsters and oldsters referring to Bunnings as Hammerbarn ever because the episode aired, so making this a actuality in our shops for purchasers is absolutely particular.

“We wished the Hammerbarn expertise to be accessible to as many Bluey followers and prospects as we may, so it’s nice to have a Hammerbarn transformation in every state – even right down to the children trolleys which were rebranded.

“For many who can’t make it to a rebranded Hammerbarn retailer, there’ll nonetheless be loads of Bluey-themed enjoyable at Bunnings shops nationally, together with colouring partitions, scavenger hunts and free youngsters D.I.Y. workshops each weekend.”

The Hammerbarn expertise is offered at Munno Para, SA, Cannington, WA, Glenorchy, Tasmania, Blacktown, NSW, Carrum Downs, Victoria, Glenfield, NZ till February 25.

Each weekend there shall be free Bluey-themed DIY workshops, which is able to must be booked on-line, and followers can get their arms on unique Bluey merchandise together with backyard gnomes which can be featured within the Hammerbarn episode.

Kate O’Connor, BBC Studios Director of Manufacturers and Licensing ANZ, mentioned: “Bluey is so relatable as a result of it’s all about rising up as a child in Australia, and going to Bunnings, a.ok.a Hammerbarn, on the weekend is a kind of quintessential Aussie experiences all of us love. “That’s why we couldn’t be extra excited to see this iconic Bluey and Bunnings collaboration come collectively on such a grand scale, giving Aussie and Kiwi followers the world-first likelihood to expertise Hammerbarn for actual life, together with unique and really collectable merchandise like Bluey and Bingo’s much-loved backyard gnomes that function within the episode!”

Bunnings may also host youngsters’s charity Make-A-Want barbecues at greater than 30 shops – together with the Hammerbarn ones – to boost cash to make sick youngsters’ goals come true.

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