What sorts of models are on display?
Brickman Cities focuses on some of the world’s greatest cities – Dubai, London, New York, Sydney and Tokyo – with Brickman’s trademark cut-away detailed models representing three different stages of each city’s history, from 1000AD up to the present day and shows how each has evolved and grown. The centrepiece of Brickman Cities is a 3m x 4m 1:600 scale model of Lower Manhattan, New York, built entirely from white LEGO® bricks to enable 3D stories of the city to be projected directly onto them using UHD 4K projectors.
This exhibition is a smaller, more intimate and immersive experience than our other exhibitions, with a focus put on learning and play rather than large scale sculptures. It should also be noted that, unlike our other exhibitions, Cities does not have DUPLO bricks as part of the activities for smaller children.
What will I learn about these huge models?
Each model includes a plaque with information about the real history of the City as well as behind-the-scenes stories about how we built them! The 3D story of Lower Manhattan takes visitors from the days of the First People’s villages amongst the swamps of the River Delta right up until the present day.
What sorts of activities will there be?
Every person that comes along gets to build a new version of Sydney, Dubai, London or Tokyo and what they think it will look like in the future with millions of LEGO® bricks! And if that wasn’t enough LEGO® fun, the Brickman Cities exhibition will feature for the first-time ever, a brand-new collaboration with LEGO® CITY – an entire wall devoted to showcasing the history of LEGO® CITY, with CITY Fire Stations from decades ago. This interactive master builder zone offers kids the opportunity to get hands-on with over half a million LEGO® bricks, become the heroes of LEGO® CITY and spark their creativity and build the LEGO® CITY of tomorrow.
“To integrate 3D projection technology with bricks like we have is something I never thought was even possible, let alone for it to tell such a cool story. We’ve taken education by stealth to a whole new level, imagine LEGO® bricks telling a story, that’s what we have been able to achieve. People around the world have seen amazing projections on buildings, imagine being able to project and tell stories on a whole city!!! What we’ve been able to do is mind bending”, says Ryan McNaught. added Ryan.
Who is this Ryan McNaught guy anyway?
Ryan McNaught is a LEGO® Certified Professional, one of only 14 in the world, its Ryan’s job to make LEGO® models for toy stores and department stores all around the Asia Pacific region, he is the guy that has built famous models such as a 4m tall Darth Vader and a 10m tall Christmas tree in Sydney’s Pitt Street mall.
For more information visit his website: www.thebrickman.com