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.
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!)
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.
I’ve just finished making some super cool trophies which will be awarded to each state Chima Speedorz Champion.
These were a lot of fun to make, I look forward to seeing each of the winners!
With the release of the new LEGO Sydney Opera House, I have decided to offer its companion, the Sydney harbour Bridge as its own LEGO set.
This is a very rare opportunity for you to own one of my designs and also have an amazing part of Australia made out of LEGO.
All you need to do is click “support” and once it his 10,000 likes it is on its way!
Here’s the details:
LEGO has recently released its new CREATOR expert model, the world famous Sydney Opera House
However there is only one problem, it is missing its equally as famous and just as significant twin, the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
These two inseparable icons form the backdrop to one of the most famous harbours in the world.
So here is your chance to have the companion model.
Designed by Australia’s own LEGO Certified Professional; Ryan McNaught.
The Bridge brings new and interesting modelling techniques as well as an amazing looking model.
• Partner model of the new #10234 Sydney Opera house
• Each tower whilst looks the same uses a different construction technique, thus avoiding the dreaded x4 often seen in LEGO instructions.
• Includes Sydney ferries and a myriad of mini cars and trucks.
• Teaches important concepts such as making curved models out of rectangular bricks.
• Advanced Half stud offset technique used in all 4 towers.
• Measures over 90cm long, 30cm wide and 30cm high.
Click HERE to support it!
Here’s a bit of a behind the scenes look at my latest model.
A giant LEGO minfig called Laval from LEGo Legends of Chima.
He is just under 6 Ft Tall and with his sword its over 8 feet tall, and well over 100,000 LEGO Bricks!
Here’s a picture of him in the loading dock just before he heads off to a department store.
To give you an idea of just how big he is, on top of his left hand is a normal LEGO minifig (That tiny pink dot!)
All up he was about 280-300 hours worth of work, and a hell of a challenge.
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.
I recently had the chance to take a trip over to New Zealand.
To say it is a beautiful country does not do it justice.
Whilst I was over there i managed to slot in a slot on breakfast TV, promoting the National LEGO building competition.
Here’s a link to the Interview, and here’s a close up of some flowers I gave to the shows hosts.
Nothing to do over Easter? Live in Sydney? Want to come and play LEGO?
I’ll be in the harbour city over the next few weeks;
21 March 1st April
10am to 4pm every day
Sydney Family Show
In the Entertainment Quarter at Moore Park.
Come along to say hello and lets build some amazing things together!
(My 250,000 brick LEGO Love boat has also set sail, for its first visit to Sydney! – come and check it out.)
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.