Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Wordless Wednesday - LEGO Brick Zone and A Special PR Event...

 
 
This week we had the pleasure of attending an exclusive PR event in Melbourne to experience the LEGO Brick Zone and meet Ryan McNaught - the only certified LEGO Master Builder in the Southern Hemisphere and one of only 13 in the world at that.
 
 
My boys wait excitedly to tour a LEGO exhibition alongside Max the LEGO Club mascot
 
 
The Brick Man himself - Ryan McNaught, talks all things LEGO and explains the inspiration and effort behind each of his models. This was great stuff!
 
 
The Love Boat - complete with actual scenes from the 1970's TV show built-in.
 
 
A cutaway of the Sydney Opera House - one of Ryan's most challenging builds to date thanks to the sails on the roof and window features. (I believe the real thing was a similar challenge!)
 
 
Australia's Elvis Erikson Helicopter.
 
 
This impressive rocket; too tall to frame in this photograph and reinforced with steel for extra strength.
 
 
The kids enjoyed an included screening of The LEGO Movie at the conclusion of the event which marked Celeste's first ever visit to a cinema - complete with a tub of popcorn as big as herself.
What a fantastic day!
To visit the models yourself (if you live in Melbourne), all the details can be found here.
To read more about Ryan McNaught's fantastic career, visit here.
 
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23 comments:

  1. The Lego post!! I babysat for a child not long back and he had a whole Lego room! As did his Dad. Between them they had some amazing models and collectibles!

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    1. Wow! I think the amount of LEGO my boys have collected would justify an entire room of its own too. I really love LEGO and think it is one of the world's best ever toys.

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  2. What a fantastic event to be a part of. Looks like you all had a ball (or brick?) ;)

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  3. Oh my goodness, my boys would have been in heaven. I'm a bit of a closet Lego lover too!

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    1. I adore LEGO! I would like to toss all the other toys and just fill the house with this toy instead!

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  4. Lego creations AMAZE me, some people are so clever! I think I can spot Clairey Hewitt in the background of one of your pics!

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    1. Such a talent. I had so many questions and sadly not enough time to ask more than a few. I did discover that Ryan begins each model at its most challenging section and builds around it from there. He also does not use computers to plot his designs as it is considered cheating! All of the models are handmade originals which is absolutely incredible. (Yes that is Claire in the background who I had the pleasure of meeting amongst others!)

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  5. Wow, look at that! I absolutely love lego and loved it when I was a kid. Elliott doesn't have any lego just yet as I had been worried it was too small, but I actually think he'll be ok. I wrote an article for a brisbane website on a lego activity open in the school holidays and can't wait to take Elliott along. I haven't ever seen the lego movie though.

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    1. Kids of all ages and both sexes enjoy LEGO. It is one of the most valuable toys you will ever own. I loved it as a child and still do too. The movie is hilarious and has a very catchy theme song!

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  6. My little boy would have been in heaven...before he tried to touch everything and bring it all down in one foul swoop. Boys!

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  7. That looks like soooo much fun! Lego heaven!

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  8. Those are some awesomely impressive lego models. So much work and detail :)

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    1. I should have mentioned too that the models are motorised - the propeller on the helicopter rotates, the rocket had vents to produce dry ice plumes - all so amazing!

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  9. I love lego, and we have just recently introduced it to our boy - moving up from duplo! Looks like good fun!

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  10. So jealous! That boat is amazing! I bet Trent would try and build something like that in our lounge room if I'd let him (which I wont).

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  11. We love the Lego movie.. everything is awesome!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

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  12. Looks like it was a great day! Love that popcorn shot! Never too young for popcorn :)

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  13. Whoa amazing! Your tribe must have been in pig-heaven with all those awesome Lego creations!

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  14. Lego is such a hot item around our place right now. What a golden ticket!

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  15. Oh Lego - I both love and loathe you lol. How insanely awesome is that Love Boat Wow!!! xx

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  16. Coolest event ever! I wish I lived in Melbourne to check it out! Your boys are so lucky to have gone to this event. Looks so awesome :) Just a tad jealous right here :P Maria. x

    http://mummygoesmad.blogspot.com.au

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