To celebrate the opening of Wonders of the World in Ryan’s hometown of Melbourne we figured we’d throwback to one of Ryan’s most memorable Melbourne models- the legendary MCG!
Ryan’s huge version of the Melbourne Cricket Ground actually holds the Australian record for the most number of LEGO minifigures in one model – at well over 5000!
The MCG was built back in 2014 and is over 2.5m wide and 1.5m deep. It uses the same techniques Ryan learnt when he built the Colosseum.
One of Ryan’s favourite features in the model is all the advertising banners that adorn the layers of the stands. Not being to use real brand names, Ryan and the team had heaps of fun coming up with
jokes, puns and references to use on the banners, that are all built using S.N.O.T ( Studs Not On Top ) lettering.
Being Ryan’s model, he had to have his team, the Western Bulldogs, beating the Collingwood Magpies by a whopping 124 points in a Grand Final! Little to Ryan dare to dream that his beloved Bulldogs would actually win the Grand Final only 2 years later!
The LEGO brick MCG is on permanent display in the toy section of Myer Melbourne City, so if you’re ever near there, head on in and check it out!
Watch Ryan talk about building the model: