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Brickman Lego Exhibition Set to be a “Block” Buster

The exhibition has been put together using more than 1.3 million Lego bricks and has taken almost 5,000 hours to create.

By 96five Monday 14 Jun 2021NewsReading Time: 3 minutes

A jaw-dropping Lego brick exhibition is coming to Queensland Museum and will be sure to have Queenslanders lining up for blocks.

Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch said tickets are now on sale for the Brickman Wonders of the World Lego brick exhibition, which opens on Friday June 18, just in time for the school holidays.

“This exhibition is set to be a ‘block’ buster, featuring more than 50 awe-inspiring Lego brick masterpieces that will give visitors the chance to see some of the world’s most iconic landmarks,” Minister Enoch said.

“From the Pyramids of Giza to the Arc de Triomphe, Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Great Wall of China, Big Ben and everything in between, there has never been a better time to experience these Lego wonders, and you can do it right here in Queensland.”

More than 50 awe-inspiring models will be on display at the newly expanded “Wonders of the World” exhibition at Queensland Museum, including, for the first time ever, the 4m tall LEGO Masters Australia Space Shuttle!

Visitors will be taken on a historical, storytelling journey through time, with the opportunity to discover more about each attraction – real life and Lego life.

Created using more than 1.3 million Lego bricks and taking almost 5,000 hours to create, the Lego masterpieces weigh well over a tonne and will be moved into the museum using forklifts and cranes.

Queensland Museum Network CEO Dr Jim Thompson said Brickman Wonders of the World will open up opportunities to showcase Queensland Museum’s collection to a new audience.

“Lego fans young and old will delight in some of the world’s greatest and ancient sights in brick form and will be able to play, create and learn more about these iconic landmarks,” Dr Thompson said.

“You can see Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef in brick form and then visit Wild State Gallery on Level Four, to learn more about the species who call the reef home or once you have seen the Egyptian Mummies or Pyramid of Giza, a visit to the Discovery Centre will showcase some of the objects from our antiquities collection.”

The exhibition featuring some of the world’s most iconic landmarks and masterpieces were made exclusively with Lego bricks by Australia’s only Lego certified professional Ryan McNaught.

In 2019 he joined Channel Nine’s hit TV show Lego Masters Australia as the main competition judge along side host Hamish Blake.

Ryan McNaught (left) with 2021 Lego Masters champions Gus & David, along with host Hamish Blake. (Supplied: Channel 9)

Ryan said he was pleased to be bringing Wonders of the World to Queensland Museum.

“I like to use Lego to help teach kids about things they might not necessarily know about – I call it education by stealth,” Mr McNaught said.

“Not only can these young Lego enthusiasts see some of the world’s greatest icons up close, they can then explore the rest of the museum and learn a little more.”

Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.  The exhibition opens 9:30am daily and closes at 4pm.