Sometimes, just sometimes we get to have some fun, this poor guy is simply called “Oh Noes!”
When we were contacted by Shell last year, we had no idea just how big a model can get, until we heard about a thing called the ‘Prelude”
At just over 483m long it is simply massive, its a floating Liquid natural gas refinery, extractor and storage facility all in one!
It will be stationed off the north west coast of Australia when it is finished and is a huge feat of engineering.
Here’s a couple of builds we have recently finished for the upcoming release of the LEGO movie.
The LEGO Movie logo is one of the biggest builds we have ever done, weighing in at a massive 360kgs!
It is 5x the size of the original logo used in the movie. As you can see the model had some very special challenges around building it!
The minifig Emmett and Lucy were also a lot of fun to build.
My own personal Mount Everest has now been climbed!
Unquestionably one of the hardest shapes to make out of LEGO bricks, my 75,000 brick version shows the famous Australian landmark off inside and out.
(I love doing my trademark cutaway treatment on the big models!)
For more detailed pictures check out my flickr.
From Boxing day until January 27th I’ll be at the Melbourne Museum building some huge James Bond themed LEGO mosaics, come down and help build them with me.
The Designing James bond (50 years of 007) is also at the museum where you can see some amazing sets and props from the movies.
Here’s the first, gotta love that car!
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!)
Up at the Perc Tucker Gallery in Townsville my latest mystery mosaic has just been finished.
I’ve always wanted to do this picture in LEGO, and with 23 different colours and just under 50,000 bricks, it was unquestionably one of the most complex ones I have ever done! (Here is the original next to it for reference!)
Pop by the gallery to check it out and enjoy the lots of other activities there.
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!)
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.
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.