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Throwback Thursday LEGO® Brick Cinderella

Back in 2015 we were tasked with creating a life-sized Disney Princess​ Cinderella​ from LEGO​® bricks! We built Cindy ( as we called her in the workshop) for a Disney event where kids could come and have high tea with real-life Disney Princesses. Apart from her size, one of the toughest part of building her […]

Throwback Thursday LEGO® Brick Star Wars The Force Awakens figures

Back in 2015 we were given a super-secret project: to build life-sized LEGO​® brick versions of characters from the then upcoming Star Wars The Force Awakens​ for the red carpet premiere in China! We built models of Rey, Kylo Ren​ and BB-8, with each presenting a whole heap of different challenges. All of the models […]

Throwback Thursday LEGO® Brick Rouse Hill Farm

For these week’s Throwback Thursday we’re going all the way back to … May this year! In what was one of our biggest collaborative projects, Sydney Living Museums​ commissioned us to build a 3.5 m x 1.5m replica of the historic Rouse Hill House and Farm​ in Sydney. It was so big in fact the […]

Throwback Thursday LEGO® Brick Auckland Skytower

Here’s a Throwback Thursday especially for a Kiwi friends! Back in 2013 Ryan was given his first commission for Auckland’s Toyco toy store- and given floorspace was at a premium he decided to build a vertical model, and what better than Auckland’s tallest building the Skytower? As with many of our builds it all started […]

Throwback Thursday LEGO® Brick Shell’s Prelude FLNG Facility

In this week’s Throwback we’re going back to one of our biggest and most complex models- a huge nearly 5m long Shell Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) Facility! We built the facility in separate sections for ease of transport and construction. This model was built back in the old workshop and was so big it […]

Throwback Thursday LEGO® brick Pirate Ship

Yearrr! On this week’s Throwback we’re taking to the high seas with our huge LEGO® brick Pirate Ship! Ryan created this model back in 2014 for the Melbourne AFOL event Brickvention and has cut it in half so you can see all the crazy pirate action below decks! We tried to fill it with as many […]

Throwback Thursday LEGO® Movie logo

For this week we’re throwing back to the ENORMOUS 200kg logo we made for The LEGO Movie​! Building the logo on the angle it is on was especially challenging as well working out how to super-size the LEGO​® brick parts the sign is made from. Given the specific 15 degree angle (on 2 axis no […]

Throwback Thursday: LEGO® Brick Medici Venus

This week we’re going back to early last year for the fourth and most recent model we’ve created for the Nicholson Museum in Sydney- a lifesize LEGO brick version of the iconic Medici Venus statue! The statue’s design has been reproduced by many different artists and sculptures over the centuries, but the Nicholson Museum chose […]

Throwback Thursday: LEGO® Brick Jetstar 787

Throwback Thursday is back! This week we’re going back to Ryan’s LEGO​® brick Jetstar 787 from 2014. As much as Ryan loves building planes, there was a very specific reason he chose to do his Jetstar 787 the way he did;  Jetstar actually lost his luggage full of LEGO on a flight to Rockhampton so […]

Throwback Thursday: LEGO® brick Shanghai Tower

In this week’s Throwback Thursday we’re going back to another skyscraper model and our LEGO​® brick model of the world’s 2nd tallest building- the 632m tall, 128 level Shanghai Tower​! Apart from the sheer height of the building (over 3m in the 1:200 scale that the entire Towers of Tomorrow exhibition was built in) the […]

Throwback Thursday: LEGO® brick Tokyo Skytree

For this Throwback Thursday we’re going back to Japan and probably the hardest model Ryan had to build for Sydney Living Museums’ Towers of Tomorrow exhibition- a 2m+ version of the Tokyo Skytree tower! The skytree’s distinctive white latticework was hard enough to build, but it was made even tougher thanks to the fact it […]

Throwback Thursday: LEGO® brick Space Shuttle

The Space Shuttle is one of those iconic vehicles that captures the imagination and Ryan had always wanted to build one, but was at a bit of loss at first as to how best to do it. Ryan normally likes to build in “minifig-scale” so he can feature LEGO minifigures, but at that scale the […]

Throwback Thursday: LEGO® brick 101 Collins St Tower

When Ryan built his version of 101 Collins St Melbourne in 2011, it was Australia’s tallest LEGO brick model at over 2 metres tall! Ryan chose to build this particular skyscraper mainly because he used to look at it all the time in his old job! It was also very square and relatively LEGO friendly […]

Throwback Thursday: LEGO® Brick Ferrari

This week we’re throwing back to probably Ryan’s coolest LEGO® models ever- his 1/4 scale 1961 Ferrari 250GT California! The car features in Ryan’s favourite ever movie, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and he’s wanted one ever since, but at over $10 million each, he figured building one out of LEGO® bricks will be the closest he’ll […]

Throwback Thursday: LEGO® Sydney Aquarium models

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® Brick Brisbane Hospital

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 Banana Heist

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 Hot Air Balloon

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 Pompeii

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 Ming Vase

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 Didgeridoos

Didgeridoo 1

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! […]

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