Monday, June 19, 2017

Brickman Experience - Interactive LEGO exhibition comes to the Gold Coast

Lego was one of my all time favourite toys from my childhood. My mum probably hated having little bits of Lego strewn everywhere around the house, and I probably will too when it invades our house, but I still can't wait for my girls to play with it.

I remember spending hours putting together elaborate play scenes on our huge Lego board and playing with my brother. I loved making big houses with gardens. When I got my first Lego horse I thought it was the best invention ever, because then I could add stables to my houses, which of course was super important to 7 year old me. Then I got a Lego ice-cream shop and omg all my dreams had come true!

Now that bub's getting older we've been thinking about introducing Lego, well to be honest T's been hanging out to buy it for almost four years since she was born, but with a newborn in the house I'm still a little apprehensive. When I heard the Lego Brickman Experience is touring soon I thought it'd be a great way to show the girls how cool Lego is, without it taking over my house, for now. Daddy is also super excited to have a day out looking at huge Lego models {in fact he's probably a lot more excited than bub}.


The Brickman Experience


Ryan McNaught’s Brickman Experience is the largest touring exhibition of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere. Brickman is a team of skilled LEGO® artists and craftspeople led by Ryan McNaught, aka “The Brickman”. Ryan and his team have built some of the world’s largest and most detailed LEGO® models, and are responsible for building models for LEGO® offices around the world. Having produced two touring exhibitions and hundreds of models for museums, galleries and shopping locations globally, the Brickman team have garnered many prestigious awards for their works. Brickman maintain a unique style, which makes their creations some of the best and most recognisable in the world.

The exhibition is made up from more than 5 million LEGO® bricks and includes Ryan’s biggest ever Star Wars LEGO® build, a model Airbus A380, a quarter scale LEGO® Ferrari and the world’s largest LEGO® flower. There is also 2 building zones with thousands of LEGO bricks and parts for visitors to build with; a free build area where visitors can build whatever they want and a mosaic zone where kids can create a LEGO brick artwork and display it on the wall.

Lego Brickman car model

The exhibition will be at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre these school holidays for 15 days only from 24 June until 9 July 2017. For tickets and more info visit Ticketek here bit.ly/BrickmanExp. Read more below for your chance to win a family pass. 

Who is Ryan McNaught?


Back in 2010, Ryan took his love for LEGO® to a whole new level by becoming the only LEGO® Certified Professional in the Southern Hemisphere. He now goes by the name of The Brick Man. Proud to be one of only 14 LEGO® Certified Professionals in the world, and the only one in the Southern Hemisphere, Ryan The Brick Man McNaught used to be a slave to the corporate world before trading in the boardroom for a LEGO® workshop! 

Based in Melbourne with twin sons, Ryan's greatest concern is that there's a whole lot of eight year-old's out there who want to bump him off to take his job. I dare say a lot of adults would want his job too!


Ryan McNaught Lego Brickman with helicopter made of Lego

Win a family pass to Ryan McNaught's Brickman Experience on the Gold Coast


Do you have a Lego lover at your place? 

Head over to the pinned post on my Facebook page and leave me a comment letting me know what's your kids favourite thing to build from Lego?

Toni x


Disclosure - I received complementary tickets to attend the Lego Brickman Experience in exchange for running a giveaway. I did not receive payment for this post.

7 comments:

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  2. Sounds like a great exhibition! My kids, especially my third child, LOVED Lego! I hope this exhibition comes to Sydney too!

    Ingrid
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  3. Fab competition. The girls are both HUGE Lego fans. So huge. I'm actually in the process of organising a Lego Friends birthday party.

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