Jam-packed full of a huge record breaking LEGO models, this exhibition is for the young and the young at heart.
Brickman Awesome totals more than 1.5 million bricks and has taken over 4,500 hours to complete.
‘We all worked such long hours on it so it would be very nice to have a break and watch people enjoying the fruits of our labour’ said Ryan “The Brickman” McNaught. This will mark his third LEGO exhibition.
That being said, all LEGO artists must start somewhere. Ryan laments about his first ever experience with LEGO, “It was my third birthday and I got a little blue ship set from my grandmother. It cost 29 cents from Coles!”
His latest exhibition has already broken LEGO records, showcasing the tallest LEGO model in the Southern Hemisphere – a NASA SLS rocket which is 7.5m tall and built from over 450,000 bricks. There is also the life-sized Australian saltwater crocodile which weighs over 60kgs.
“We’ve got a whole series of Australian animals in the show including a roo, koala and even a platypus so having a croc was a natural extension” said Ryan.
People from all walks of life can also add and contribute to the exhibition with their own creations on display next to the models.
“That’s the coolest part of what we do, our job isn’t really to build LEGO, it’s to inspire kids (and big kids!) to show what creativity, patience, perseverance and persistence can achieve!”
Dec 26-Feb 4. The Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centre, 14 Darling Dr, Sydney. $25-$35, Tickets & Info: www.ticketek.com.au
By Ellouise Bailey.