LEGO has taken over the touring hall at Melbourne Museum with a showcase of the Brickman “Wonders of the World”.
When: 1 April – 7 May, from 10am daily
Where: Touring Hall, Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson Street CARLTON
Cost: $20-95, book here
This exhibition literally consists of thousands of hours of painstaking work by a team of LEGO professionals! Surely the dream career of many a child (and a few grown-ups I know of too).
The Brickman “Wonders of the World” include buildings, natural wonders, engineering feats (think the concord and International Space Station) and artworks.
Thanks to Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNaught, you can explore a world of epic LEGO masterpieces and learn about some of mankind’s most amazing achievements from all over the globe. It’s both inspiring to see it in LEGO but also awesome to consider each piece for what it represents (along with some fun little details the Brickman team have included).
There are more than 50 awe-inspiring models on display, including a giant LEGO Arc de Triomphe, LEGO Empire State Building with King Kong, LEGO Big Ben, a LEGO Leaning Tower of Pisa and even a LEGO version of Michelangelo’s Statue of David.
Added to the displays are plenty of opportunities to get creative yourself – from making your own replicas, building a racing car, creating an artwork and just having some fun with LEGO – there is plenty for little hands to do.
This world-class exhibition has been exclusively curated by Ryan McNaught and his expert Brickman team – Ryan is the only LEGO® Certified Professional in the Southern Hemisphere and one of only 14 in the world.
We made the mistake of thinking an hour would be plenty of time to visit this exhibition – my two 8-year-old boy reviewers could have happily stayed another hour (possibly longer)! After a quick look at all the models, they were intent on getting busy with their own creations (and the racing track was an absolute winner!).
Add this to a visit to Melbourne Museum and you have a perfect day out sorted (don’t forget the IMAX next door for a little quiet time!). Melbourne Museum has some school holiday activities happening included with your Museum general admission (please note entry to the Wonders of the World does not include entry to the Museum).
Be warned, the exit is via the gift shop.