Brickvention 2020 Spotlight: LEGO® St Louis Gateway Arch

For our last Brickvention 2020 Spotlight we’re focusing on Stephan’s enormous LEGO® Technic version of the St Louis Gateway Arch. Perhaps not so well known outside the US, the Gateway Arch is the largest human-made arch in the world and is a massive 192m tall! Stephan lived and worked in St Louis for a number […]

Brickvention 2020 Spotlight: LEGO® brick Taz Devil

Our resident motorcycle rider builder KC surprised us by deciding to NOT build a motorcycle for Brickvention 2020! He decided instead to create a “life-size” version of his favourite Looney Tunes character, and fellow Tasmanian, Taz Devil. Not only that, he also decided to build the model as a self-portrait. KC created the model from […]

Brickvention 2020 Spotlight: LEGO® Beckoning Cat

Dating back to the 18th Century Japan, the Beckoning, Maneki-Neko or Lucky Cat is a popular good luck charm and is said to bring good fortune and success! Our model builder Tullett wanted to build one for his Brickvention model as he has a growing collection at home and wanted to challenge himself using technic […]

Brickvention 2020 Spotlight: LEGO® Brick Sydney Olympic Cauldron

There was never any doubt that our Workshop Manager Clay would build something Olympic related for Brickvention this year! A bone-fide Olympics-nut, Clay has had a passion for the ceremony and spectacle of the Olympics ever since he saw the Sydney 2000 Olympics as a 6 year old. So when Ryan offered him the chance […]

Brickvention 2020 Spotlight: LEGO® Brick Chocolate Factory

Believe it or not, this LEGO® brick interpretation of the iconic scene in the original Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory released in 1971 is Tracey ( our Inventory Manager ) and Lecy ( our Graphic Designer)’s first proper LEGO MOC!  Tracey and Lecy wanted to recreate the moment the doors opened and the adults […]

Brickvention 2020 Spotlight: LEGO® Brick Lowrider

Luke is our resident car enthusiast so there was never any doubt that he’d build a LEGO® brick car for his Brickvention model! Building a simple straight model wasn’t going to be enough, so Luke set himself the challenge of creating a bouncing Lowrider! Using LEGO motors and Linear actuators was going to be way […]

Brickvention 2020 Spotlight: LEGO® Brick Dragon

When Ryan presented the Brickman team with the opportunity to build whatever that wanted for Brickvention, Mark’s mind went immediately to dragons! Titled “The Sad Tale of Sir Warick the Overconfident”, Mark’s finished LEGO model is dominated by an enormous brick-built dragon blasting a single unfortunate knight, Sir Warick, on horseback with its fiery breath. […]

Brickvention 2020 Spotlight: LEGO® Brick Steampunk Ship

For his Brickvention model Darren went back to one of his favourite themes- Steampunk! For those who don’t know, Steampunk is a kind of fantasy future based on steam-powered technology.  A long time fan of the aesthetic and and airships meant Darren quickly had a good idea of what his model would look like and […]

Brickvention 2020 Spotlight: LEGO® Star Wars Prison

As a self-proclaimed MASSIVE Star Wars fan, Jordan was always going to take inspiration for his Brickvention model from the iconic series. Jordan started off attempting to build a UCS scale D5 Mantis Patrol Spaceship, then added a landed a pad, before deciding to scrap the Mantis ship and focus instead on creating his own […]

Brickvention 2020 Spotlight: LEGO® Brick Timberwolf Mech

Melbourne’s LEGO® fan exhibition, Brickvention,was where Ryan started his LEGO® career. So he thought that 2020 would be a great opportunity to return to Brickvention after a 4 year break, but this time he’d bring the entire Brickman team with him! The idea was for every team member, from our Inventory Manager through to Ryan himself, to […]

A Brickman Brickvention 2020 wrap-up

Halfway through 2019 Ryan decided that the whole team could build whatever that wanted to for Melbourne’s premier LEGO® Fan exhibition, Brickvention 2020. Needless to say, the whole team was pretty excited! The idea was for every team member, from our Inventory Manager through to Ryan himself, to build LEGO® models to showcase their skills […]

Throwback Thursday LEGO® brick Pirate Ship

Yearrr! On this week’s Throwback we’re taking to the high seas with our huge LEGO® brick Pirate Ship! Ryan created this model back in 2014 for the Melbourne AFOL event Brickvention and has cut it in half so you can see all the crazy pirate action below decks! We tried to fill it with as many […]

Throwback Thursday: LEGO® brick Space Shuttle

The Space Shuttle is one of those iconic vehicles that captures the imagination and Ryan had always wanted to build one, but was at a bit of loss at first as to how best to do it. Ryan normally likes to build in “minifig-scale” so he can feature LEGO minifigures, but at that scale the […]

Throwback Thursday: LEGO® brick 101 Collins St Tower

When Ryan built his version of 101 Collins St Melbourne in 2011, it was Australia’s tallest LEGO brick model at over 2 metres tall! Ryan chose to build this particular skyscraper mainly because he used to look at it all the time in his old job! It was also very square and relatively LEGO friendly […]

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® brick A380

This week’s Throwback Thursday takes us right back to 2009 and one of Ryan’s most important models- the A380 model which set Ryan on the path to become Australia’s first LEGO Certified Professional! Long before he became an LCP, Ryan was a long-time fan of both planes and the cutaway books, so when it came to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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