Queensland LEGO® fans, prepare to be awed, because Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNaught is bringing his latest exhibition, Brickman Awesome, to Brisbane this December.
Following successful runs in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, Brickman Awesome, presented by Toyota Camry, will run from Saturday 1 December until Saturday 22 December 2018 at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. Tickets will go on sale at 2pm today, Tuesday 13 November through Ticketek.
Brickman Awesome marks Ryan’s fourth exhibition made entirely from LEGO® bricks. It features 39 models – none of which have ever been seen in Brisbane before – and is made from more than two million LEGO® bricks, taking over 5,000 hours to build.
One of the most ‘awesome’ models in the exhibition is a full-scale LEGO® replica of the new, eighth generation Toyota Camry, which is 616 LEGO® studs long, 230 LEGO® studs wide, and weighs over a tonne! The Toyota Camry will be showcased alongside a number of record-breaking models, including the only life-sized LEGO® Harley Davidson ever made, and the largest ever LEGO® Caterpillar 797 dump truck.
Adding to the awesomeness is the tallest LEGO® model in the Southern Hemisphere – a NASA SLS rocket, standing at a whopping 7.5m tall and built from more than 450,000 bricks! Taking more than 500 hours to build, Ryan has pushed LEGO® building boundaries by installing an in-built lighting and sound system, giving the effect that the rocket is blasting off into space.
Visitors will be forgiven for thinking they have stepped inside a zoo, as they find themselves surrounded by a LEGO® kangaroo, koala, giant orca whale and even a full-sized LEGO® Australian saltwater crocodile, weighing over 60kgs and built using more than 40,000 LEGO® bricks.
Brickman Awesome will be open daily from 1 December – 22 December 2018 at Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Tickets go on sale to the general public at 2pm, Tuesday 13 November through www.ticketek.com.au