Dioramas lego projects

LEGO Melbourne Star

Created on December 22, 2013 3:28 am

Here’s my LEGO Melbourne star observation wheel. At just over 3m in diameter it is unquestionably the most difficult thing I have ever built.
It is fully motorised using LEGO power functions using just over 30,000 bricks.
The hardest part was the maths and process in doing a 7 pointed star held by a flying buttress while being powered.

(I have no idea if there are bigger LEGO wheels around, if there is I’m yet to see one)

The model is mounted on permanent display in the gift shop after you ride the observation wheel.
The kids and I are in this shot just for scale!

The Melbourne star opens tomorrow (the 23rd of December, check it out!)
http://www.melbournestar.com/

LEGO Melbourne Star

MYER Adelaide.

Created on December 12, 2013 10:26 pm

Over the last 12 months I’ve been busy updating the LEGO section in some MYER stores.

Here is some goodies from MYER in Adelaide.

(I really did have fun making the Adelaide over scoreboard! – Take that poms!)

MYER Adelaide.

Auckland Skytower

Created on December 12, 2013 10:18 pm

I’ve recently been over in New Zealand at the coolest Toy store in Auckland – Toyco

Installing a giant LEGO Skytower, It is so tall I had to leave a bit off the top spire as it wouldn’t fit.

I had a great day installing it with my assistant for the day Jonathan who won the “Be my assistant for the day: competition.

Auckland Skytower

Perc Tucker Gallery

Created on December 12, 2013 9:57 pm

A fantastic new exhibition has just opened at the Perc Tucker Gallery in Townsville.

Featuring quite a few of my works as well as 53 historical items which have been sent directly from the LEGO Idea House in Billund, Denmark.

I’ll be onsite building some cool stuff from the 13th of December up until the 19th of December so come along and join in the fun.

I’ll be back again in Townsville in February so make sure you keep your eyes peeled for dates and times.

Perc Tucker Gallery

Some stop motion

Created on September 6, 2013 5:26 am

I’ve had a few LEGO stop motion jobs of late, here’s one I did some work on.

Click on the picture to head over to YouTube.

Some stop motion

Sydney, Sydney and Sydney

Created on August 29, 2013 8:27 pm

A bit of an update on a couple of events;

Saturday the 31st of August form 12-2pm at the Sydney Opera House concert hall southern foyer for the launch of the LEGO Sydney Opera House, be there or be compound curved 😉
Jamie Berard, the designer of the set will be in attendance and promises to be good times all round.

The other event is at the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation on Thursday the 5th of September, for an evening of LEGO and fine wine.
Ill be giving a presentation on behind the scenes in my job in what is an amazingly cool secret art gallery.
Click here for SCAF info: http://sherman-scaf.org.au/

Here’s some LEGO recreations I made of some classic Sydney Opera House images.

Sydney, Sydney and Sydney

A little bit of LEGO Western Australia

Created on July 29, 2013 12:14 pm

Here’s a couple of small models which have been made for a department store over in Western Australia.

I’ve been wanting to recreate Australia II winning the Americas cup for a long time now, so this was pretty neat.
Also a real part of WA; a mining truck hauling away some riches. (if you see it in person look out for the secret cave!)

A little bit of LEGO Western Australia

LEGO Acropolis

Created on July 3, 2013 9:09 am

Following on from last years huge success the LEGO Colosseum,

This years model for the Nicholson Museum in Sydney is none other than the Acropolis!
120,000 Bricks and a couple of hundred hours of work.

here’s a picture of it just before it left the workshop, come and check it out (along with a host of real Greek treasures)
Opening day is the 6th of July at the Nicholson Museum at the University of Sydney.

LEGO Acropolis

Sydney, the harbour city.

Created on April 7, 2013 10:41 pm

Here’s a couple of small models I have made for a department store in Sydney.

The timing is rather ironic as I am going to be in Sydney from the 20th to the 29th of April
at the Sydney Brick show. Make sure you come along and say G’day.

Here’s the website, where you can buy tickets online.

Sydney, the harbour city.

LEGO Cityscape

Created on March 3, 2013 6:19 am

Here’s an interesting one, I had to make a city scene for a photoshoot, I sort of modelled it on New York, but added a few more Aussie Details to it.
here’s my favourite view of the city. (For full detailed shots check out my flickr page)

Bonus points if you can guess what TV show the restaurant was in.

LEGO Cityscape

Brickvention 2011

Created on January 1, 2011 11:01 am

Brickvention 2011 is nearly here! Australia’s Premier LEGO convention, where people from all over Australia join in for a couple of days of fun for all things LEGO. The public day the 16th of January promises to be truly massive. This year we have taken over the Melbourne town hall in Swanston street and will […]

Brickvention 2011

The Airbus actually flies!

Created on May 28, 2010 3:48 am

28 May 2010 Part 1. Airbus June 2010 tour! As part of a trip to Dallas in June for a wedding, I’m also taking over the giant Airbus A380 (flights courtesy of Qantas!) to Brickworld in Chicago! This of course poses huge challenges, getting it there, getting it around, setting it up, making it all […]

The Airbus actually flies!