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Throwback Thursday: LEGO® Sydney Aquarium models

Created on June 15, 2017 12:48 pm

In 2009 Ryan had one of his first big LEGO company jobs as the newly minted Australian LEGO Certified Professional helping the LEGO build teams from Enfield LEGO Workshop in the US install and repair a huge number of massive LEGO models for Sydney’s Aquarium and Wildlife World. There was a MASSIVE 4+ metre tall […]

Throwback Thursday: LEGO® Sydney Aquarium models

Throwback Thursday: LEGO® Brick Brisbane Hospital

Created on June 8, 2017 4:29 pm

Here’s a Throwback Thursday especially for our Queensland fans! Back in 2011 Ryan was commissioned to build models of the planned new Children’s Hospital in Brisbane, later renamed to Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital​. At the time Brisbane had 2 aging Children’s Hospitals and both were to be closed and replaced by the new hospital, so […]

Throwback Thursday: LEGO® Brick Brisbane Hospital

Throwback Thursday: LEGO® brick Banana Heist

Created on June 1, 2017 11:47 am

For this Throwback Thursday we’re focusing not so much on some Banana models we built as what happened to them- they were stolen! Back in 2015 we were invited to display as part of Townsville’s Strand Ephemera festival, where sculptures from local and international artists are displayed along the Townsville beachfront around the trees. We […]

Throwback Thursday: LEGO® brick Banana Heist

Throwback Thursday: LEGO® brick Hot Air Balloon

Created on May 25, 2017 8:39 am

This week’s model, Ryan’s beautiful rainbow coloured hot-air balloon, is a bit different in that Ryan built it purely for himself and just for the challenge of it! Building a pattern into a complex compounding curving shape like a balloon in LEGO is about as hard as it gets. Ryan started by getting the shape […]

Throwback Thursday: LEGO® brick Hot Air Balloon

Throwback Thursday: LEGO® brick Pompeii

Created on May 18, 2017 8:14 am

mrkFor this week we’re flying back in time to the 3rd LEGO® build we have done for Sydney University’s Nicholson Museum- LEGO® Pompeii! Being a museum piece we couldn’t show the city being destroyed, because we wouldn’t be able to show the history of the city, so we chose to depict the city the moment […]

Throwback Thursday: LEGO® brick Pompeii

Throwback Thursday: LEGO® brick Ming Vase

Created on May 11, 2017 12:56 pm

For this week’s Throwback Thursday we’re looking at a very different type of model – a model Ryan had to build live! Ryan was exhibiting a few of his big models at the Brisbane Ekka show in 2012 and they wanted Ryan to build something while he was there, so he chose to build a […]

Throwback Thursday: LEGO® brick Ming Vase

Throwback Thursday: LEGO® Brick Didgeridoos

Created on April 27, 2017 10:11 am

Back in 2012 LEGO Australia celebrated it’s 50th Anniversary in Australia with the “Festival of Play” which included a visit to Australia by LEGO’s CEO. It was decided to build something distinctly Australian as gifts to the LEGO group VIPs and Ryan chose to build LEGO brick versions of the iconic Aboriginal instrument -the Didgeridoo! […]

Throwback Thursday: LEGO® Brick Didgeridoos

Throwback Thursday: LEGO® Brick MCG

Created on April 6, 2017 8:31 am

To celebrate the opening of Wonders of the World in Ryan’s hometown of Melbourne we figured we’d throwback to one of Ryan’s most memorable Melbourne models- the legendary MCG! Ryan’s huge version of the Melbourne Cricket Ground actually holds the Australian record for the most number of LEGO minifigures in one model – at well over […]

Throwback Thursday: LEGO® Brick MCG

Throwback Thursday: LEGO brick Love Boat

Created on March 23, 2017 2:32 pm

  For this week’s Throwback Thursday we’re going back to one of Ryan’s biggest and most enduring models: The LEGO brick Love Boat! Built back in 2010, the Love Boat was actually built from the same bricks Ryan used in his first big model, the A-380 and came about when Ryan tried to think of a […]

Throwback Thursday: LEGO brick Love Boat

Throwback Thursday: LEGO​® Elvis Firefighting Helicopter

Created on March 16, 2017 7:04 am

This week’s Throwback Thursday is probably our most infamous model- The giant firefighting Erickson Skycrane named “Elvis”! Elvis is actually a Canadian skycrane that the Australian firefighting service borrows each summer to help contain and fight bushfires. It was Ryan’s twin boys who told him he had to build Elvis when they saw it flying […]

Throwback Thursday: LEGO​® Elvis Firefighting Helicopter
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