Jurassic World and LEGO meet in this larger than life exhibition.
Since Steven Spielberg first introduced the world to Jurassic Park in 1993, the fascination with it has only grown. Till date, the mention of Jurassic World can transform grown adults into excited, dinosaur-loving kids. Everyone unanimously enjoys the sense of thrill and adventure that comes from revisiting the franchise.
So naturally when Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNaught, took the wildly popular Jurassic World franchise off the cinema screen and transformed it into an immersive LEGO adventure back in April last year, excitement was sky high.
The exhibition, which previously opened at the Melbourne Convention is now making its way to Sydney. From Saturday, March 5 until Sunday, May 29, lego and dinosaur enthusiasts can see an epic recreation of the Jurassic World movies — made completely out of lego.
Featuring more than six million LEGO bricks and more than 50 large-scale LEGO creations, visitors to Brickman’s Jurassic World will first be greeted by the iconic Jurassic World gates that stand at an impressive four-metres tall.
Jurassic World by Brickman
The truly immersive lego experience will bring you up close and personal with everything from a two-tonne LEGO Brachiosaurus to the famous Velociraptors – Blue and Delta, and of course the legendary T-Rex.
Also on site is a new 400-kilogram baryonyx which spans 4.8-metres in length. There is also a baby dinosaur enclosure that lets you see heaps of prehistoric creatures up close.
And you don’t just get to walk around and see these impressive creations. You can get hands-on with more than 2.5 million LEGO bricks to show off your own building skills. What are you keen to recreate?
The LEGO Jurassic World has been built by Brickman and headed up by Ryan McNaught — the Southern Hemisphere’s only certified LEGO builder and one of only fourteen in the world. You’ll remember his super festive lego baubles that made an appearance at the Opera House forecourt last Christmas.
Ryan and his team have already produced five touring exhibitions and hundreds of models for museums and galleries as well as LEGO offices around the world.
Of the exhibition, McNaught said, ”This experience brings two of the most iconic and well recognised brands together – LEGO® and Jurassic World.”
“The team and I have worked on this for the last two years, with these being some of the most complex and challenging models we have ever made. They’ve demanded new techniques, thousands of hours building and experimenting to create designs that we’re incredibly proud of and are a true representation of the Jurassic World franchise,” continued McNaught.
Jurassic World by Brickman will be on at the Australian Museum next month with tickets on sale now. And if you can’t get enough of all things dinosaur, you’ll want to mark your calendar for Jurassic World Dominion, the final installment in the Jurassic World trilogy, due to release this June.
For more info on Jurassic World, see the exhibition website here.