The Big Egg Hunt

February 27, 2012 15 Comments

The Prize - Fabergé Golden Egg
The hunt is on for large eggs all across London!

Update: I’ve now added a map with locations for all of the eggs along with the relevant text codes. View the Big Egg Hunt Map now.

Fabergé are working with Action for Children and The Elephant Family to bring you an Easter full of fun if you live in London. The Big Egg Hunt sees 210 large decorated eggs let loose on the streets, and it’s your mission to find them all. Once found, you can track your eggs using the QR codes on a special plaque by each one, and if you wish to donate you can text in the special code for each egg with the cash raised being partially split between the two charities.

Those who do donate are in with the chance of winning the special prize that you see above, the Fabergé golden egg worth £100,000. I’ve held it, and I feel it would make an excellent paperweight on my desk at work!

Those of you who remember the Elephant Parade a few years ago will know that I enjoy finding and taking photos of all of these things, so this year I’m keeping my checklist here. As I process the images I will post them on Flickr and add links for them to the list below. You can download your own checklist in Excel format using the link at the end of this post.

So far I have collected 209 of the 210 eggs
I’m still looking for eggs shown in bold font, the eggs without image links are slowly being updated.

Roaming Egg – Where’s Wally – no specific zone

Zone 1 (complete)
29 – Eggstatic Eggstasy (Gees Court – Outdoor)
38 – What came first the chicken or the egg? (Selfridges – Indoor)
44 – Robi & Walt (Selfridges – Indoor)
45 – Walt & Robi (Selfridges – Indoor)
58 – The Happy End of Nature (St Christopher’s Place – Outdoor)
67 – No Placenta (St Christopher’s Place – Outdoor)
80 – The Alpha Egg of London (Selfridges – Indoor)
90 – The Social Egg (Selfridges – Indoor)
97 – The Birds Promise (Selfridges – Indoor)
99 – Little Boy (Selfridges – Indoor)
144 – SELF EGGSPRESSION (Selfridges – Indoor)
146 – Nemesis Sub-Terra (Gees Court – Outdoor)
162 – Seasonal Egg (St Christophers Place – Outdoor)
195 – Eggit (St Christophers Place – Outdoor)

Zone 2 (complete)
1 – The Big Bang Egg (Davies Street – Outdoor)
3 – Angel Hatching (Mill Street – Outdoor)
7 – Butterfly Effect Egg (Mount Street – Outdoor)
9 – Vanitas Vitrified (New Bond Street – Outdoor)
20 – For the Widows in Paradise, for the Fatherless in Ypsilanti (Avery Row – Outdoor)
23 – A penny for your thoughts (Audley Street – Outdoor)
24 – Gem Egg – The Jewellery Box (Berkeley Square – Indoor)
30 – eggshabbychic (Savile Row – Indoor)
33 – Slice (Savile Row – Indoor)
39 – The Peace Egg (South Molton Street – Outdoor)
41 – All the Stars Moon & Sun (Savile Row – Indoor)
51 – Love & Flourish (South Audley St – Outdoor)
62 – Aurore (Dorchester Hotel – Indoor)
63 – Perdita (Claridges – Indoor)
64 – Egg (Mount Street – Outdoor)
65 – Teflon (Mayfair Hotel – Indoor)
85 – Fuego de Huevo (Fire Egg) (Berkeley Square – Outdoor)
89 – The Linley Britannia Egg (Albernarle Street – Indoor)
98 – The Birth of a Legend (Bruton Street – Outdoor)
104 – Resurrection (South Molton Street – Indoor)
106 – Remarkable Connections (Conduit Street – Indoor)
110 – Eggna (Bolton Street – Outdoor)
111 – Faith Egg (South Molton Street – Outdoor)
115 – Fragile (Carlos Place – Outdoor)
120 – Prince of a Thousand Enemies (Lancashire Court – Outdoor)
126 – Love is Life (Davies Street – Outdoor)
129 – Egg (Dorchester – Outdoor)
136 – Hatch (New Bond Street – Outdoor)
141 – Egg Box (New Bond Street – Outdoor)
145 – Harnessing the world’s wealth (Berkeley Street – Indoor)
147 – Rebirth (Berkeley Square – Outdoor)
148 – My Baku (Berkeley Square – Outdoor)
149 – New Day (Berkeley Square – Outdoor)
150 – Baku Fairy tale (Berkeley Square – Outdoor)
151 – Life is Beautiful (Berkeley Square – Indoor)
161 – Egg Voila (Berkeley Street – Indoor)
163 – Phoenix Egg (Lancashire Court – Outdoor)
166 – All the King’s Horses (Crafton Street – Outdoor)
172 – Nymphéas (Mount Street – Indoor)
175 – Purpura Vallis Egg (Davies Street – Outdoor)
176 – Golden Egg of Life (St George Street – Indoor)
177 – Ambush (Conduit Street – Outdoor)
185 – The Prince (Conduit Street – Outdoor)
194 – Mayoral Egg (Bruton Street – Outdoor)
196 – ON / OEUF (Mount Street – Outdoor)
197 – A Cruel Spring (Brook Street – Indoor)
207 – Egg & Soldiers (New Bond Street – Indoor)

Zone 3 (complete)
2 – Birth of Lilith (Sloane Square – Indoor)
8 – Pandora (Duke of York Square – Outdoor)
28 – Seraphina (Sloane Square – Outdoor)
34 – Caeruleus & The Good Egg (Lowndes Street – Indoor)
35 – Extraordinary Rubbish (Sloane Square – Indoor)
47 – Peacock in his Pride (Sloane Square – Outdoor)
50 – Time to Bloom (Duke of York Square – Outdoor)
73 – Charm (Pavillion Road – Outdoor)
74 – Rooster Weather Vane (Brompton Road – Outdoor)
76 – Colourful World (Cliveden Place – Outdoor)
79 – Boo (Sloane Square – Indoor)
88 – Dichotomy (Hans Cresent – Outdoor)
137 – Polar Bear Ballet (Brompton Road – Outdoor)
138 – OVO (Sloane Square – Indoor)
139 – The Egg Projection (Sloane Street – Indoor)
154 – Inception (Hyde Park – Indoor)
181 – The First Spring in Eden (Cadogan Place – Outdoor)
182 – The Prep Egg (Brompton Road – Indoor)
188 – Union Jack (Duke of York Square – Outdoor)
201 – Benedicte (Brompton Road – Outdoor)

Zone 4 (complete)
11 – La Vie en Rose (Green Park – Outdoor)
37 – Conchiglia (Green Park – Outdoor)
61 – Conundrum (Green Park – Outdoor)
87 – Gothegg (Green Park – Outdoor)
190 – ovum ferrugu (Green Park – Outdoor)
191 – Baaaaa-bara (Green Park – Outdoor)

Zone 5 (complete)
15 – Osprey (St James’s Park – Outdoor)
16 – Song Thrush (St James’s Park – Outdoor)
31 – Spring (St James’s Park – Outdoor)
32 – Our Brood (St James’s Park – Outdoor)
43 – Pretty Polly (St James’s Park – Outdoor)
71 – Crochetdermy Fox (St James’s Park – Indoor)
82 – Rainforest (St James’s Park – Outdoor)
103 – Humpty Dumpty (St James’s Park – Outdoor)
159 – The Power of Plants (St James’s Park – Outdoor)

Zone 6
14 – Ascension (Burlington Arcade – Indoor)
57 – Untitled (Burlington Arcade – Indoor)
59 – The Golden Egg (The Ritz – Outdoor)
70 – Cocoon (Jermyn Street – Outdoor)
94 – Work No. 2620 (Burlington Arcade – Indoor)
95 – Fantastic Peter Faun (Hatchards – Indoor)
100 – Don’t Break the Egg (Jermyn Street – Outdoor)
121 – Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham (Fortnum & Mason – Indoor)
122 – Great Eggspectations (Piccadilly – Outdoor)
127 – The Golden Speckled Egg (Fortnum & Mason – Indoor)
142 – Basileus (Burlington Arcade – Indoor)
198 – The Przewalski Horse Egg (Piccadilly Arcade – Indoor)
200 – All that Glisters (Not in my best interest) (Piccadilly Arcade – Indoor)
202 – The Gentleman’s Egg Trunk (Jermyn Street – Indoor)
208 – Emelius (Burlington Arcade – Indoor)

Zone 7 (complete)
5 – Around the world before bedtime… (Trafalgar Square – Outdoor)
40 – RGB+S (St Martins Lane Hotel – Outdoor)
54 – Ouroboros (Cecil Court – Outdoor)
77 – Blackberry Moon (Charing Cross Road – Outdoor)
83 – Egg Race (Chandos Place – Outdoor)
114 – Egg Hog (Charing Cross Road – Outdoor)
124 – Cuckoo (Pall Mall East – Outdoor)
128 – Our Team (Pall Mall East – Outdoor)
135 – Tree of Life (New Row – Indoor)
152 – The Obsidian Egg (Irving St – Outdoor)
167 – White on Black: Sensuality & Restraint (Trafalgar Square – Outdoor)
199 – The Legacy Egg (Strand – Outdoor)

Zone 8 (complete)
6 – S T U D (Carnaby Street – Outdoor)
48 – When I Grow Up (Tenison Court – Outdoor)
101 – My Nameless Egg (Kingly Court – Outdoor)
105 – Rock the Casbah (Fouberts Place – Outdoor)
107 – It’s What’s Inside That Counts (Great Marlborough Street – Outdoor)
113 – Sad Happy Frog Egg (Broadwick Street – Outdoor)
118 – Eddie the Egg (Hamleys – Indoor)
155 – Precious Pussies (Liberty – Indoor)
164 – MIRAI (Newburgh Street – Outdoor)
169 – Egg Letter Box (Carnaby Street – Outdoor)
171 – Embryonic Manufacture (Carnaby Street – Outdoor)
173 – Untitled (Liberty – Indoor)
179 – My Generation (Marshall Street – Outdoor)

Zone 9 (complete)
10 – wOL (King Street – Outdoor)
13 – Kingdom Crossing (James Street – Outdoor)
19 – Ornament and Abstraction Mask (Piazza – Indoor)
21 – Dinosaurs (Piazza – Outdoor)
36 – Hiranya Garbha – The Golden Egg (Piazza – Outdoor)
72 – All That Glitters (St Martins Courtyard – Outdoor)
84 – MOONBOW (Langley Court – Outdoor)
91 – On Egg Shell (Russell Street – Indoor)
92 – Gregg (Piazza – Indoor)
96 – Street Homage to Fabergé (Piazza – Indoor)
109 – Mr Egg (St Pauls Church – Outdoor)
119 – OOOOF (Piazza – Outdoor)
123 – Busby (Seven Dials – Outdoor)
134 – Sao Paulo Skyline (Long Acre – Indoor)
153 – The Early Worm Catches the Moment (Neils Yard – Outdoor)
158 – Egg and Soldier (Seven Dials – Outdoor)
165 – Baby Ganesha’s Nest (Shelton Street – Outdoor)
170 – Blooming of the Lotus Dragon Egg (Great Queen Street – Indoor)
174 – Hope (Great Queen Street – Indoor)
183 – Seasons Change (St Martins Court – Outdoor)
184 – One Eye Wide Shut (Piazza – Indoor)
192 – Pop (Piazza – Indoor)
193 – Chicken or Egg? (Piazza – Outdoor)
206 – The Mighty Moshi Egg (St James Street – Indoor)

Zone 10 (complete)
17 – The Great Eggscape (Riverside Walk – Outdoor)
25 – Amplified (National Theatre – Indoor)
26 – Sarah (Hayward Gallery – Outdoor)
27 – Samara (National Theatre – Outdoor)
42 – Invisible Egg (BFI – Indoor)
52 – Eneggmatic Egg (Southbank Centre – Outdoor)
75 – Untitled (BFI – Indoor)
81 – Scrambled Egg City (Southbank Centre – Outdoor)
102 – Dreamweaver (Southbank Centre – Outdoor)
130 – Eggsquisit London (Southbank Centre – Outdoor)
132 – Unknown (Skate Park – Outdoor)
140 – Regency Egg (Riverside Walkway – Outdoor)
143 – Hypno Egg (BFI – Indoor)
180 – Racing Green (Southbank Centre – Outdoor)
187 – KOJAK (Queen Elizabeth Hall – Outdoor)
189 – The Arden Egg (National Theatre – Indoor)

Zone 11 (complete)
12 – Citadel (Lime Street – Outdoor)
18 – Chicken Crowd (Monument – Outdoor)
22 – Anima Mundi – ‘Awakening the… (Royal Exchange – Outdoor)
46 – The Geocentric Model (Devonshire Square – Indoor)
49 – Birdie (Saint Mary’s Axe – Outdoor)
53 – Blooming Azure (Bishopsgate – Outdoor)
55 – Metropolis (Old Broad Street – Indoor)
60 – The Embryo of Human Greed (Old Broad Street – Indoor)
66 – Zero is… (Leadenhall Market – Outdoor)
68 – From little acorns mighty oaks do grow (Liverpool Street – Outdoor)
78 – Egg Cup (Liverpool Street Station – Outdoor)
108 – Phoenix (Old Broad Street – Outdoor)
112 – Bee-Egg (Devonshire Square – Outdoor)
117 – Rara Avis (Cornhill – Outdoor)
125 – Olympia Parc (Fen Court – Outdoor)
131 – The Vessel (Finsbury Avenue Square – Outdoor)
157 – Egglantine (Leadenhall Market – Indoor)
160 – Leap (Broadgate Circle – Outdoor)
178 – L’ŒUF (Bishopsgate – Outdoor)
186 – Chicken (Devonshire Square – Indoor)
204 – Chocolate Egg (Royal Exchange – Indoor)
210 – Panda – The BlackRock Asian Egg (BlackRock, Throgmorton Avenue)

Zone 12 (complete)
4 – The Golden Cosmic Egg (Cabot Square – Outdoor)
56 – Dracossoma Umbrostigma (Jubilee Place – Indoor)
69 – Love (The Park Pavillion – Outdoor)
86 – The Eight (Reuters Place – Outdoor)
116 – Algorithm (Canada Place – Indoor)
133 – It is but it isn’t (Jubilee Park – Outdoor)
156 – Phoenix (Bank Street – Outdoor)
168 – Origin (One Canada Street – Indoor)
203 – The Ridley Scott Egg (Montgomery Square – Outdoor)
205 – The Anatomy of a Building (Canada Place – Indoor)
209 – Rose Violet (Cabot Place – Indoor)

Download your own checklist in Excel format: The Big Egg Hunt
If you have a smart phone and a little know how, I suggest you upload your excel sheet to Google Docs. Then you can view and edit the sheet out in the field updating your data in real time.

Please note I take no responsibility for the download, though it’s a simple spreadsheet you are downloading and using this at your own risk. Please also note that this webpage is updated more frequently than the spreadsheet, so if I know eggs are moving, I’ll update this page.


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Let the hunt begin…

February 16, 2012 22 Comments

A few years ago we had the Elephant Parade, and later this year we have the BT Artbox project, however it appears there is something else which should satisfy those with a need to hit the streets of London and take photographs of random things, especially if you’re a little bit of an obsessive compulsive like myself and wish to make sure you get all of them.

The Big Egg Hunt is set to take over from where those elephants left off, and will no doubt see several of us walk for miles on end once more to find where these varied art pieces are stored.

I hope the organisers and sponsors learnt a little something form the previous public exhibit. That is, to stop continuously moving things around, to find locations that are accessible for most times of the day and night, and especially for the sponsors to realise that hosting one of these eggs will increase the number of people from the public who will want to access your premises, and those people do want to take a photograph of it without having to be behind a window to do so.

Details are a little sketchy at the moment, other than there will be 200+ of the eggs scattered around London and it’s a world record attempt.

Articles dating back to last November indicate that those wishing to take part may need to pay a small entrance fee, and it’s also suggested that this hunt may have a little more mental power required than those elephants as there may be clues to solve to find some.

I look forward to finding out at the start of next week what the deal is, and then in getting out there and taking shots of them.

If it does turn out to be like the elephant parade, then check back for the obligatory map and continuous photographic updates that will likely be found here – unless the organisers have indeed learnt a lot from those elephants and have an adequate public tracking system in place.

Let the hunt begin…

Further details
The Big Egg Hunt – website | Twitter | Facebook
Starts on 21st February 2012 and lasts for 40 days

ETA
Tentative Dates:
Monday 20th February – eggs are installed around London
Tuesday 21st February – launch event, plus eggs are on the streets
Tuesday 20th March – egg auction – though this seems a little premature
Friday 6th – Sunday 8th April – All 200 eggs get together, somewhere
Sunday 8th April – The hunt is over, and a winner is going to be announced.

Also, I’ve now seen images of several eggs, and know a location of a few of them. I must say some of the designs are looking awesome!

AETA:
Each egg will have a unique code associated to it, and this code can be texted to a special number. Texts will cost £3 for the first egg, and 25p per additional egg texted from the same number. If there are 201 eggs, and there are very likely to be more, then that’ll cost you a whopping £53 to play along.

Yes, it’s for charity, but surely an ‘entry fee’ of £25 would be more appealing to people who intend to do the whole thing?