By Claire Matthews
Lego fans of all generations can marvel at the Brickman Lego exhibition, featuring 50 displays and over 1.3 million lego bricks at Queensland Museum.
Open until 4 October, the display takes viewers on a journey through history and the wonders of the world.
From Asia, Europe, America, the Ancient Wonders, Technology and Transport, to natural wonders, the highly-detailed displays will spark imaginations.
Highlights include Big Ben, The Titanic, The Space Shuttle, The Great Wall of China, the Taj Mahal, the Pyramids of Giza, the Arc de Triomphe and the Great Barrier Reef.
The exhibition took 4,922 hours – or 205 days – to build, and the overall display weighs more than a tonne. In addition, visitors can create their own Lego masterpieces, with an additional 1 million bricks available.
Queensland Museum Network CEO Dr Jim Thompson said excitement is building for the exhibition’s opening, with the venue selling 7400 tickets in two weeks.
“It doesn’t matter what age you are, if you’re a master builder or just beginning your LEGO story, Brickman Wonders of the World will take you on a journey that will inspire your imagination,” Dr Thompson.
“This is your chance to explore history’s greatest masterpieces, brought to life by LEGO professional and LEGO Master’s Australia judge, Ryan ‘Brickman’ McNaught.”
Minister Enoch said the success of this exhibition so far showed how vital arts and cultural experiences are in Queensland’s economic recovery.
“The arts are key to delivering our plan for economic recovery, each year contributing $8.5 billion into the state’s economy and supporting more than 92,000 jobs for Queenslanders.
“That is why in this week’s Budget, the Palaszczuk Government has continued our investment in the sector, including a commitment of $9 million to ensure the continuation of the World Science Festival at Queensland Museum, which is the only Festival of its kinds held outside of New York.”
Brickman Wonders of the World is the perfect way to entertain the kids these school holidays. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: https://www.qm.qld.gov.au/brick.