Sydney Living Museums presents Sydney Harbour Icons With LEGO® Bricks, a world-première exhibition at the Museum Of Sydney from 7 November 2015 that brings to life the spectacle of Sydney Harbour in colourful LEGO.
Australia’s only certified LEGO® professional, Ryan McNaught, has recreated Sydney Harbour’s most iconic & visionary structures, as well as some of its most famous moments, in a series of playful LEGO® installations incorporating world-first fireworks, lights, movement & almost 1000 minifigs.
Visitors will see a flotilla of harbour watercraft including Sydney To Hobart maxi yachts, a tug boat, ocean liner & the Endeavour tall ship as well as a cross-section through the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall.
Across the Harbour will be the joyously grinning face of Luna Park, the waterfront amusement park where generations of Sydneysiders have been thrilled & enchanted, along with the park’s Ferris Wheel, Wild Mouse roller coaster & Crystal Palace.
Central to the exhibition will be a giant model of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, made from over 130,000 LEGO® bricks & complete with traffic, pedestrians, criss-crossing commuter trains & the Harbour Tunnel underneath. Suspended above the exhibition will be a trio of exploding LEGO® fireworks.
Visitors to the exhibition will have fun exploring the intricate detail within Ryan’s LEGO® creations; discover minifigs at the opera, on a cruise, having fun at Luna Park & climbing the Harbour Bridge. Perhaps even spot a Sydney celebrity or two amongst the sea of bricks.
“Sydney Harbour Icons With LEGO® Bricks recreates the magic of our world-famous harbour in a creative & playful way. Visitors will marvel at the charming level of detail featured in each of the LEGO® structures, which are just as eye-catching as the real-life versions” said Dr Caroline Butler-Bowdon, Assistant Director, Creative Services at Sydney Living Museums.
The exhibition will also take visitors behind the scenes, exploring the techniques & tricks used by Ryan McNaught in creating his vivid & imaginative models, as well as interviews filmed on board & on top of these spectacular Sydney Harbour icons.
Best of all, visitors will be able to put their own LEGO® skills to the test. The exhibition will be brimming with over 500,000 loose LEGO® & DUPLO® bricks for visitors of all ages to assemble, share & display their own inspired creations. See if you can match the playfulness & wit of Ryan McNaught or perhaps even add your own Harbour icon to the display.
Sydney Harbour Icons With LEGO® Bricks is the 2nd exhibition developed by Sydney Living Museums with LEGO® professional Ryan McNaught & follows the highly successful Towers Of Tomorrow With LEGO® Bricks which drew record crowds to the Museum Of Sydney earlier this year.
“I was thrilled to work with Sydney Living Museums again on this latest exhibition, recreating some of Sydney Harbour’s much-loved landmarks. It’s been challenging but terrific fun to build these LEGO® models, bringing them to life with interactive elements & an array of colourful minifigs” said Ryan McNaught.
- EXHIBITION: Sydney Harbour Icons With LEGO® Bricks
- DATE: 7 November 2015 – 31 July 2016
- VENUE: Museum Of Sydney, Corner of Phillip & Bridge Streets, Sydney
- TICKETS: $15 adult, $15 child, $45 family (4 people), children 3 & under free
- BOOKINGS: Online at slm.is/harbouricons or phone 1300 448 849
Media Release: Sydney Living Museums