Brickman: Wonders of the World
Melbourne’s biggest ever LEGO exhibition comes to the Melbourne Museum this month
BRICKMAN: WONDERS OF the
World is the new interactive exhibition brought to you by Ryan ‘The Brickman’ Mcnaught (pictured below) – an all-round LEGO wizard based in Melbourne and the only LEGO Certified Professional (yes, that’s a thing) in the Southern Hemisphere. “I am thrilled to be bringing my brand new exhibition,
Wonders of the World, to Melbourne – my hometown and home to my LEGO workshop where all the creativity and building happens,” says Mcnaught. “This exhibition is a collection of my most ambitious works. Every model is brand new, and infinitely more detailed than anything I’ve ever created.”
The exhibition offers the chance to witness mankind’s most amazing achievements masterfully recreated by Mcnaught in LEGO form. More than 50 of his models will be on display, including LEGO versions of the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, New York City’s Empire State Building (which naturally features a mini King Kong), London’s Big Ben, Italy’s Leaning Tower of Pisa and even a LEGO version of that Florentine icon, Michelangelo’s ‘David’ statue. There’s also a LEGO Mount Rushmore, a Great LEGO Wall of China, a LEGO Kremlin and more.
Visitors can expect an educational journey through history, with fun facts about each attraction on display. Keen little builders can get busy in the hands-on in the master builder zones.
The exhibition is open daily and booking ahead is advised. It takes about 90 minutes to get through the whole show and arriving 15 minutes early is advised. ■ Rebecca Russo àmelbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson St, Carlton 3053. museumvictoria.com.au/ melbournemuseum/. Daily 10am-5pm. $0-$95. Apr 1-May 7.