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Throwback Thursday LEGO® Brick Rouse Hill Farm

For these week’s Throwback Thursday we’re going all the way back to … May this year! In what was one of our biggest collaborative projects, Sydney Living Museums​ commissioned us to build a 3.5 m x 1.5m replica of the historic Rouse Hill House and Farm​ in Sydney. It was so big in fact the […]

Throwback Thursday LEGO® Brick Auckland Skytower

Here’s a Throwback Thursday especially for a Kiwi friends! Back in 2013 Ryan was given his first commission for Auckland’s Toyco toy store- and given floorspace was at a premium he decided to build a vertical model, and what better than Auckland’s tallest building the Skytower? As with many of our builds it all started […]

Throwback Thursday LEGO® Brick Shell’s Prelude FLNG Facility

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 […]

Throwback Thursday: LEGO® brick Tokyo Skytree

For this Throwback Thursday we’re going back to Japan and probably the hardest model Ryan had to build for Sydney Living Museums’ Towers of Tomorrow exhibition- a 2m+ version of the Tokyo Skytree tower! The skytree’s distinctive white latticework was hard enough to build, but it was made even tougher thanks to the fact it […]

Throwback Thursday: LEGO® Brick Brisbane Hospital

Here’s a Throwback Thursday especially for our Queensland fans! Back in 2011 Ryan was commissioned to build models of the planned new Children’s Hospital in Brisbane, later renamed to Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital​. At the time Brisbane had 2 aging Children’s Hospitals and both were to be closed and replaced by the new hospital, so […]

Throwback Thursday: LEGO® brick Banana Heist

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 […]

Throwback Thursday: LEGO® brick Hot Air Balloon

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 […]

Throwback Thursday: LEGO® brick Pompeii

mrkFor this week we’re flying back in time to the 3rd LEGO® build we have done for Sydney University’s Nicholson Museum- LEGO® Pompeii! Being a museum piece we couldn’t show the city being destroyed, because we wouldn’t be able to show the history of the city, so we chose to depict the city the moment […]

Throwback Thursday: LEGO® brick Ming Vase

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 […]

Throwback Thursday: LEGO® Brick Didgeridoos

Didgeridoo 1

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! […]

Throwback Thursday: LEGO brick Love Boat

  For this week’s Throwback Thursday we’re going back to one of Ryan’s biggest and most enduring models: The LEGO brick Love Boat! Built back in 2010, the Love Boat was actually built from the same bricks Ryan used in his first big model, the A-380 and came about when Ryan tried to think of a […]

Throwback Thursday: LEGO​® Elvis Firefighting Helicopter

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 […]

Throwback Thursday: LEGO Sydney Opera House

Considering the construction of the actual Sydney Opera House was started in 1959 on 1st March, it seems appropriate that this week’s Throwback Thursday is all about Ryan’s versions of this Australian icon. Of course it’s even more appropriate that Ryan build the Opera House from LEGO bricks, because the original architect of the Opera […]

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