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LEGO masterpieces showcased at Queensland Museum
A LEGO® brick exhibition will be opening at Queensland Museum on 18th June, just in time for the school holidays and will feature more than 50 awe-inspiring LEGO brick masterpieces giving visitors the chance to see some of the world’s most popular landmarks.
Created using more than 1.3 million LEGO bricks and taking almost 5,000 hours to create, the LEGO masterpieces weigh well over a tonne and will be moved into the museum using forklifts and cranes.
Queensland Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch notes “from the Pyramids of Giza to the Arc de Triomphe, Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Great Wall of China, Big Ben and everything in between, there has never been a better time to experience these LEGO wonders.
“The great thing about LEGO is that it is cross-generational, it brings together all ages with its creativity, and combines art and science in a fun and educational way.
“Not only can visitors to this exhibition learn about the landmarks, they can also engage in the creative process and make their own LEGO brick masterpieces inside the exhibition.”
Queensland Museum Network Chief Executive Dr Jim Thompson said Brickman Wonders of the World will open up opportunities to showcase Queensland Museum’s collection to a new audience.
“LEGO fans young and old will delight in some of the world’s greatest and ancient sights in brick form and will be able to play, create and learn more about these iconic landmarks.
“You can see Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef in brick form and then visit Wild State Gallery on Level Four, to learn more about the species who call the reef home or once you have seen the Egyptian Mummies or Pyramid of Giza, a visit to the Discovery Centre will showcase some of the objects from our antiquities collection.”
The exhibition features lego masterpieces made exclusively with LEGO bricks by Australia’s only LEGO certified professional Ryan McNaught who adds “I like to use LEGO to help teach kids about things they might not necessarily know about – I call it education by stealth.
“Not only can these young LEGO enthusiasts see some of the world’s greatest icons up close, they can then explore the rest of the museum and learn a little more.”
Brickman Wonders of the World will open at Level 3 Queensland Museum on Friday 18th June.
Tickets cost Adult: $19.50, Concession (13 years + Seniors) $17, Junior (3-12) $12.50 or Family (2A+2C or 1A + 3C) $59.
People will also have the opportunity to experience Wonders of the World multiple times with a season pass. Costs are Adult: $39, Concession (13 years + Seniors) $34, Junior (3-12) $25 or Family (2A+2C or 1A + 3C) $118. Season passes are also will be available to purchase.
An early bird discount of 20% on exhibition season passes for families for $99 will be available until 16th June.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.qm.qld.gov.au/brick
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