The Brickman is back with a whole new show.
This time last year, Ryan McNaught — the only LEGO Certified Professional in the southern hemisphere — wowed Brisbane when he brought The Brickman Experience to the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Now he’s back with an even more spectacular show, Brickman: Wonders of the World, featuring more than 50 awe-inspiring and never-before-seen models, taking visitors on a hands-on journey through history.
Some of the new models being showcased include a giant Arc de Triomphe, Empire State Building (complete with King Kong), Big Ben, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Michelangelo’s Statue of David, the Great Wall of China, and even the Tokyo Subway System, all made entirely from LEGO bricks.
Incredibly, the exhibition took 4,944 hours to build.
“I am beyond excited to debut the global premiere of my brand new exhibition, Wonders of the World, in Brisbane,” McNaught says. “This exhibition is like nothing that has ever been seen before, every model is brand new and infinitely more detailed than anything I’ve ever created.”
Each model includes a plaque with info about the real place, item or vehicle it’s based on, as well as the behind-the-scenes story of how the model was built.
The exhibition is interactive, too — there are build stations scattered around the exhibit, giving you a chance to build your own models to add to the show.
“The exhibition is super interactive with lots of activities for LEGO fanatics to get involved in,” McNaught says. “Builders will have the chance to build a statue of themselves next to the mighty Statue of David, and they can also help me build some LEGO cars for the traffic jam around the Arc de Triomphe. There’s so many hands-on things to get involved with — hopefully all the budding builders out there are up for the challenge!”
Brickman: Wonders of the World is open now at Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre and will close on Wednesday 14 December. For more information and tickets, visit Ticketek.