Well, its Massive!

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.

The LEGO Movie

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.

Giant LEGO Sydney Opera House

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.

Bond, James Bond…….

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!

LEGO Melbourne Star

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/

MYER Adelaide.

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!)

Auckland Skytower

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.

Perc Tucker Gallery

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.

LEGO Acropolis

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 Laval from the Legends of Chima.

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.

Brickvention 2011

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 […]

Ships Ahoy!

Well, it seems that the next big thing is under way, literally that is! After last years Airbus model, ive been thinking about a cruise ship, and of course there is none better than the Love Boat! Split in half to reveal a fully detailed interior it will be just over 3.2 meters in length […]

Brickworld Chicago 2010 recap

Well folks, Brickworld has been and gone, I’m back from the good old US of A I have to say it was an amazing show, so many great models, so many great people, I had a real blast, also a huge thanks to my mum and father in law; Alan who helped me! Couldn’t have […]

The Airbus actually flies!

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 […]

Another Airbus Update

Airbus A380 Follow up, Well The airbus it seems has literally “taken off” i have been very lucky to have been blogged by about a dozen different sources, including by Tim at The brothers brick: www.brothers-brick.com  which is my favourite Lego blog site, and one which i check and read every day. I have a […]

Brickvention 2010

Well Brickvention 2010 is now over for another year! It was unquestionably the best brickvention ever, with over 2700 people coming throught he doors on the public day! The queue to get in went down flinders street, and around into Elizabeth street!. I was lucky enought his year to be crowned the best in show […]

Airbus Update

Airbus Update, Well its about time i posted an update on the Airbus,  and posted a little picture 🙂 It is going along really well, i have been very focussed on the NXT side of things, and a bit of programming work for the controlling systems, i had to get some help from some external […]

On Brick Printing

Well, i dont want to open a can of worms, but: I really do not like putting stickers on my LEGO(r) bricks, simply because it further limits what i can do with those bricks, and mainly because, well they end up getting tattered and battered, and the look ordinary.  Printed bricks on the other hand […]

Brickvention 2010

Registrations are now open for Brickvention 2010! Brickvention is Australia’s own LEGO convention and it’s only a few months away so now is the time to register for the event. Brickvention 2010 will be held over the weekend just before Australia Day (January 22nd to 24th) in Melbourne, Australia and promises to be an exciting […]

Airbus Work in Progress

I’ve been asked by a lot of people to share my progress on my latest large MOC, my Airbus A380. Normally i am loathed to take and share pictures of Work in Progress, as so much can change and may not have finished parts or certain details. Which is the case here, i have just […]

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