LEGO aren't the only Danish engineers inviting kids to celebrate their imagination. One Danish company is building creative one-of-a-kind playgrounds, and they're every kid's dream.

MONSTRUM, founded by former theater set designers Ole Barslund Nielsen and Christian Jensen, has been making elaborate and whimsical playgrounds since 2003. From a giant electric eel swirling around a lighthouse to a princess tower and a rocket ship mashup - these imaginative playgrounds are inviting children to play in Denmark, Sweden, Egypt, and other countries. Scroll down to vote for your favorites, and let us know in the comments which one of these thematic playgrounds you'd want in your back yard.

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#1 Liseberg

Liseberg

Welcome to our playground in Liseberg, Tivoli in Gothenburg! Swing in gigantic nets and climb as high as you dare (adults might be tempted too), and enjoy close encounters with solar reflections and giant birds.

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Liliana V 1 year ago

This looks amazing! I want it.

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#2 The Crooked Houses

The Crooked Houses

Back in the days in 1800-something, when Brumleby was located in the countryside there was a dairy and a slaughterhouse at Brumleby. The idea of the playground is to create a piece of this old Brumleby to remind us of its fantastic history.

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Anastasia Cyr'Nyth 1 year ago

This is my favorite

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#3 The Blue Whale

The Blue Whale

Can you imaging anything better on a Sunday morning than to be swallowed by a blue whale? You can climb up on to the back of the whale by crawling through its mouth and into its stomach. You can also crawl through the hole in the side and into the basket, that sits on top of the whale. From here you can slide down.

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Kristin Freudenthal 1 year ago

That's so cool!

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#4 Odense Zoo

Odense Zoo

The story takes place on the African savannah. The Lion Chunga lies comfortably, hiding from the small goats and dreaming of his next meal. Behind the grass you will see a glimpse of the old hut in the trees with two giant slides.

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Kerri Russ 1 year ago

Ok, this one is so cool, too! I love that Lion and the giant grass!

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#5 Kristineberg Slottspark

Kristineberg Slottspark

The creepy crawling is all over the large playground in Kristinebergs Slottspark. The two giant owls, both 5.5 meters tall, are the king and the queen of the playground. They are ruling over a large slide area, tempting curious boys and girls to enter both long and short slides.

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#6 Childrens Railway Station

Childrens Railway Station

Childrens Railway Station is an indoor playground on the Danish Railway Museum in Odense. The playground is inspired by Odense station in the 1960´s.

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Bella Jie 1 year ago

HAPPIEST PLACE IN THE UNIVERSAL.....

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#7 The Eel And The Lighthouse

The Eel And The Lighthouse

Right next to the National Museum of Bermuda you will find a giant green murray eel wrapped around the a lighthouse.

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Lyndsay B 1 year ago

Is it a moray eel named Murray?

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#8 The Sperm Whale

The Sperm Whale

The Sperm Whale has been the focal point of many exciting stories through times. From story about Jonas and the Whale to the stories on Moby Dick and Pinocchio.

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Kerri Russ 1 year ago

OMG... the skeleton painted inside and the part missing is genius! Brilliant!

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#9 Futuroscope

Futuroscope

Have you ever dreamed to be the size of the insects? The playground, Futuroscope frames that adventure with tall grass, large flowers and a giant ant.

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Sherry Mock 1 year ago

Where is this located?

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#10 The Dragon

The Dragon

A large dragon has settled in Mulighedernes Park in Aalborg, so children come play if you dare!

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Starry Night Lover 1 year ago

Climbing inside a dragon...Heck Yes!

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#11 The Globe

The Globe

On DOKK1 (Arhus new main library and citizen service center) you will find the playground ‘Kloden’ (english: the globe). The project is made in collaboration with Schmidt / Hammer / Lassen Architects and Kristine Jensen Architects. The project was donated by the Herman Salling Foundation.

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Lily Dougherty 1 year ago

That's cool!

#12 The Bermuda Triangle

The Bermuda Triangle

A pilot has been on a long expedition across the Bermuda Triangle to investigate the many stories about the ships and planes mysteriously disappearing in the area

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Little letitia 1 year ago

What so you think because there are children suffering in different countries that that means children from less hostile/wartorn countries should be banned from having fun or enjoying things? What an absurd comment! Its not these children fault that children in other countries aren't having a happy childhood!

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#13 Cosmos

Cosmos

The idea of the playground is a journey through the Russian space program. Meet the dogs Lika, Belka or Strelke and jump on to the satellite Sputnik, the launch vehicle R-7 Semyorka and moon vehicle Lunokhod 1. Climb around and explore the history and feel the rush when you crawl into the big crawling tubes or slide down the big slides. Enjoy!

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#14 The Towers

The Towers

If you as a small child want to feel big go to ‘Fælledparken’ in Copenhagen and visit The Tower Playground with its countless opportunities for physical activity and technological interaction.

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#15 The Fortress City

The Fortress City

The Fortress City is designed as a small adventure land where children can hide and play role games.

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#16 Gedden

Gedden

The Pike is a very voracious fish that eats everything. In the year 1230 a German Emperor captured a pike that was over five meters long and weighed more than 1/4 ton.

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Kerri Russ 1 year ago

Love the water grasses with the fish. This one is my favorite.

#17 Terville

Terville

In Terville a large frog is looking out of the water. He tries to catch the flies with his long tongue. So beware you do not get eaten, he may well think you are a fly.

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#18 The Rocket And The Princess Tower

The Rocket And The Princess Tower

The background of the founding fathers of MONSTRUM is in building set designs for theatres in Copenhagen. Just like a set design a playground must have an inspiring front attracting children and a functional backside with climbing, sliding and relaxing options.

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Kerri Russ 1 year ago

Love this! Something for everybody... little girl astronauts or aliens, princes and princesses... what fun!!

#19 The Fisheries And Maritime Museum

The Fisheries And Maritime Museum

Perhaps two ships have stranded on a small island with a lighthouse and a small lighthouse keeper’s house? Perhaps they have been lured in there by the people living on the island?

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#20 The Alphabet Playground

The Alphabet Playground

Lots of giant letters are scattered all over the area, inspiring the children to play and have fun. The crazy, oversized letters have different sizes, colors and play opportunities.

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Kerri Russ 1 year ago

Wish I could give this one more than one arrow... brilliant!!

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#21 The Submarine And The Lighthouse

The Submarine And The Lighthouse

The inside of the submarine is separated by a bulkhead with round manholes. The navigation deck can be accessed via the ladder in the submarine tower. Older children can climb from the navigation deck onto the hull of the submarine.

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Sunset Pitcher 1 year ago

First

#22 The Snake In The MeldgÅrd Forest

The Snake In The MeldgÅrd Forest

A large grass snake twists and turns on the forest floor. Inside the snake there is a long mazy tunnel in which you can hide from the other children when playing tag.

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Lea Opitz 1 year ago

omg this one is so cool!!!!!!!!

#23 Tivoli Hotel Og Congress Center

Tivoli Hotel Og Congress Center

The playground is located at the third floor level, and you can see all the way to Tivoli from the top of the Japanese tower.

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#24 Diesel Engine

Diesel Engine

You can enter the the 260cm tall Diesel engine through the flywheel, and climb on up to three tube slides.

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Laura Durbin 1 year ago

These ideas are amazing! Who would ever think!!!!!

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#25 Dannebroge

Dannebroge

A cannon is on the way out of the hull, still attached to the deck. It looks just too difficult to get on board, but soon you will see new opportunities to find small routes around the explosion.

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Hanne Godiksen 1 year ago

Inspired by the battle in Køge Bay (Denmark).

#26 The Lighthouse And The Fishermans House

The Lighthouse And The Fishermans House

The fishing boat is equipped with a rudder and compass, so that the children have acces to all the tools they need to navigate the boat safely into port.

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Kristine Phillips 1 year ago

Nice Place for a Picnic.

#27 Octopus In Gorky Park

Octopus In Gorky Park

The proud ship S/S Oceanliner is on a long journey. Suddenly, a giant octopus rises from the deep blue sea and attacks the ship.

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Lea Opitz 1 year ago

I love the waves!

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#28 Stjernedrys

Stjernedrys

Stjerneskuddet is an integrated childcare institution for children aged one to six years in Copenhagen. The playground is divided into areas, providing space for riding a bike, playing ball, climbing and sand digging.

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Kerri Russ 1 year ago

WORLD OF NO! Nope. Uh uh... no way. Very cool... but no.

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#29 Theater Playground

Theater Playground

“Din Teaterpark” in Pildammsparken is designed by artist and scenographer Annika Carlsson together with MONSTRUM, and carried out in collaboration with Malmo Stad in 2013-2014.

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Rebecca Williams 1 year ago

This is awesome I want to play, sing , dance , act ❤️

#30 Tutti Frutti

Tutti Frutti

You are dreaming about a big and sweet banana or pear, while you are sliding down from an apple, climbing on an orange or sailing away on a melon shell.

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#31 Santa Maria And The Easter Islands

Santa Maria And The Easter Islands

Marco Polo’s old ship has run aground the Easter Islands, and she now lies half buried in sand far from civilisation. Two of the cannons are still intact, but the mast lies broken across the railing

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Kerri Russ 1 year ago

The textures in this one are really great... ropes, wood, rock climbing handles, sand. Very nice.

#32 Trinidad – The Lost Coaster

Trinidad – The Lost Coaster

The coaster has wrecked on a sandbank and is broken in two. The many wreckage pieces, such as boxes and logs are spread out in the water and on the sandbank.

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Teresinha Costa 1 year ago

I imagime little leonardo dicaprios going like "I'm the king of the playgroung!"

#33 The Parrot

The Parrot

A big parrot with multiple levels inside is the new central play equipment on the playground.

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#34 The Monster In Bispeparken

The Monster In Bispeparken

The children in Bispeparken wanted a monster on the playground. MONSTRUM put up a trap and caught one.

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Sunset Pitcher 1 year ago

Slightly scary

#35 The Large Cod

The Large Cod

The large cod is swimming in the eelgrass with tiny fish around him. It works as a combined climbing frame and hide out.

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Lea Opitz 1 year ago

OH this one is so cool! I love the eelgrass!

#36 Petzi’s World

Petzi’s World

The Danish cartoon series on Petzi tell about a life of adventure. Petzi and his friends sail their ship Mary to discover new land, solve problems for their new friends, build new things, trade, and play together.

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#37 Lund

Lund

This small city is composed of a series of small playhouses, connected by a network of paths that meander through the small town.

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#38 Seaweed

Seaweed

It is a hot summer day at the beach. We are in very shallow waters where the bladder seaweed sways slightly in the waves.

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#39 Societetsparken

Societetsparken

A large haunted house, three fluttering bats and a dark forest inhabited by ghosts set the mood of the spooky ghost playground in Varberg.

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Lea Opitz 1 year ago

Oh this one is the best!!!!!!!!!!

#40 Crocodiles

Crocodiles

The crocodiles are two sculptural elements on the beach. Here you can play – or just sit and enjoy the view.

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Lea Opitz 1 year ago

Awesome! What a great beach!

#41 The Roly Poly

The Roly Poly

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Laura Durbin 1 year ago

So fun!

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#42 Gyllins Drivhus

Gyllins Drivhus

Playhouses in Gyllins Trädgård float on piles in different heights and provide a lovely view of the area.

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#43 The Spider And The Wooden Huts

The Spider And The Wooden Huts

The spider is designed as a giant mechanical spider being caught in its own web. The head is the control cabin with two joystick controllers to handle all the legs.

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Lea Opitz 1 year ago

Love Love Love the spider!

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#44 The Ladybird

The Ladybird

This playground is designed like a small section of the forest floor with a ladybird, some branches, and some small rocks.

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Lea Opitz 1 year ago

Sweet spot!

#45 The Submarine

The Submarine

The submarine has just surfaced after yet another adventure. The wave laps onto the foredeck in large soft shape, a great place to run across

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#46 Pheasant In The Reeds

Pheasant In The Reeds

Between the long reeds stands a big beautiful pheasant. You can crawl into the body of the pheasant that serves as a playhouse in three floors. Around the pheasant is the 2-3 m tall reeds, where you can climb and balance on ropes between the tribes. Both children and adults can use the pheasant, which invites to play and stay.

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Ditto 1 year ago

YAY FOR ADULTS!

#47 The Third Planet From The Sun

The Third Planet From The Sun

The large globe fell down, and as it hit the ground all the continents slid off. That is why they are now scattered around the globe all over the playground.

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Lea Opitz 1 year ago

Awesome!

#48 Small Globe

Small Globe

The Globe is a nice little space that you can reach by a net, a fireman’s pole or a slide

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#49 The Apple In The Grass

The Apple In The Grass

An apple has just fallen from the tree and is now in the grass. You can become tiny and crawl into it and explore.

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#50 The Cargo Ship

The Cargo Ship

A huge cargo ship is sunk. Now it is on the ocean floor next to the lighthouse and among cargo crates and fish.

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#51 The Galion

The Galion

A great old Galion has gone down in a storm close to shore. Waves are lapping over the sides of the ship.

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Lea Opitz 1 year ago

Best playhouse ever!!!!!!!!!!!

#52 The Striped Town

The Striped Town

The playground consists of a small striped town on the fringe of the forest with a large spider in the middle.

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Lea Opitz 1 year ago

I love the spider!!!!!!