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 […]
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 […]
Our original interactive Brickman Experience exhibition is back home in Melbourne these school holidays at Harbour Town Melbourne for the final time in Australia! Before we take the show overseas we wanted to farewell Australia back in our home town of Melbourne, so we brought it back, with a few new models that weren’t built […]
This week we’re talking DUPLO! Earlier this year we built a super-sized DUPLO train from this year’s new sets so big you can sit in it. Or even ride in! We built the train based on the new 2017 DUPLO numbers train set and it was used to showcase the new DUPLO range at a […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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! […]
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 […]
Australia’s tallest LEGO model, Ryan’s massive 6 metre tall Saturn V Rocket and Launch tower, has just been featured in the Guinness Book of World Records- Blockbuster edition for 2017! We thought this was a great reason to look back at the Rocket model itself, which was built way back in 2012, and first displayed […]
It’s the moment that Australian AFOLs have been waiting a lifetime for-the opening of Australia’s first LEGO store at Dreamworld on the Gold Coast! But we’ve also been waiting for it because it means we can finally reveal the massive models we built for it! We built 4 models in collaboration with LEGO USA for […]
It’s been an epic first week up in Brisbane for our new Wonders of the World exhibition! It was both exhilarating and slightly frightening to show all the models we’ve been working on for over a year to the public for the first time. But seeing the looks on the faces of the kids ( […]
Here’s something new for our American friends from our upcoming exhibition- Happy Fourth of July guys!
Check out the timelapse video of the life-size LEGO® TARDIS we built last year that appeared on Bondi Beach in Sydney! 75,000 bricks, 400 kilos and 300 hours!
Down here at the Brickman workshop we are running like an express train because we’re gearing up toward a massive new touring show! While the full details are still under wraps we thought we’d tease you all by showing one of the biggest new models we’ve built for the show- the first train in the world to break 100mph, The Flying Scotsman!
I’m back in sunny Townsville for the weekend! This time I’m with the Towers of Tomorrow exhibition me and my team built a few years ago, which includes some of the toughest models I’ve ever built of the many of the world’s tallest buildings! The exhibit also includes hundreds of thousands of bricks visitors can use to build their own model. So if you’re in North Queensland or heading there over the next few months, drop by and check them out!