‘Bricktionary’: A huge new interactive Lego exhibit – with more than one million bricks – is coming to Melbourne

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‘Bricktionary’: A huge new interactive Lego exhibit – with more than one million bricks – is coming to Melbourne

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From life-sized animals to fashion and fantasy, some of the biggest and best Lego creations will exhibit at Melbourne Museum from Saturday 3 September as part of 'Bricktionary: The Interactive LEGO® brick Exhibition'

Created by one of the world’s leading Lego brick artists and the only Lego Certified Professional (LCP) – yes, apparently that’s a thing – in the southern hemisphere, Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNaught, this brand-new exhibition is based on his latest book, The Bricktionary: The Ultimate A-Z of LEGO.

Built to inspire the imaginations of Lego fans of all ages, and challenge visitors with six interactive build zones, the exhibition will feature over 150 models from McNaught’s book and models from television’s LEGO Masters Australia. The exhibition also includes 45 new brick models from the imaginations of The Brickman team, ranging from life-size animals to creations based on the builder’s favourite things.

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It comes as the latest in a series of brand activations for the popular children’s toy, after the southern hemisphere’s largest Lego store recently opened in Melbourne.

Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNaught said: “I am so excited to be presenting my brand-new show, Bricktionary: The Interactive LEGO brick Exhibition at The Melbourne Museum. This exhibition is based on my new book, The Bricktionary, and is all about using LEGO bricks to inspire and celebrate the power of imagination.

“With over 150 models to inspire you, millions of Lego bricks to build and play with, and six all-new build zones, (including an earthquake challenge), I can’t wait to see what Melbournians create.”


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Bricktionary: The Interactive Exhibition is being marketed as a whole new type of Lego brick experience. The exhibition not only includes all the creations from the book, but also showcases some of the biggest and latest Lego brick models, including models from LEGO Masters Australia that have never been on display before in Melbourne.

Linda Sproul, Museums Victoria’s director of exhibitions and audience experiences, added: “We are excited to welcome the Brickman team to Melbourne Museum for this colourful and fun exhibition. Lego inspires creativity in both kids and big kids at heart. At Melbourne Museum we understand the power and importance of play-based learning and are thrilled to offer our visitors the chance to let their imaginations run wild with this wondrous exhibition.”

TEG CEO Geoff Jones further added: “It’s great to be able to bring the exhibition to Melbourne Museum. There is no doubt that Lego is a phenomenon that inspires fascination and joy in equal measure, it is a fabulous family experience for everyone from the grandparents to the toddlers.”

Bricktionary: The Interactive Exhibition is designed as an interactive LEGO brick experience, offering creation for families, children and adults alike, with hands-on challenges and featuring over one million Lego bricks.

Bricktionary: The Interactive LEGO brick Exhibition will open on Saturday 3 September at Melbourne Museum.

Tickets are now on sale via their website here.