Jurassic World and LEGO meet in an epic and world-class exhibition.
The world premiere of Jurassic World by Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNaught, which takes the wildly popular Jurassic World franchise off the cinema screen and transforms it into an immersive LEGO adventure, opens on 1 April at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. But when it closes at the end of May, it’s going to tour Australia! (Featured image: supplied)
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.
Not too afraid to walk through those gates and visitors will discover Isla Nublar. From the science labs of the Park where the dinosaurs are genetically modified to the baby dinosaur enclosure where a life-size, two-tonne LEGO Brachiosaurus will be waiting for them as well as encountering escaped Velociraptors and the infamous T-Rex, this is an experience that will be adored by LEGO and Jurassic World fans alike.
Visitors, though, will not just walk through this adventure as they will also get to get hands-on with more than 2.5 million LEGO bricks to show off their own building skills. Among the myriad of activities available, our favourite would have to be the building of a vehicle fit enough to escape the clutches of T-Rex. Will you survive or be eaten alive?
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. 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. It will be an epic adventure that I’m excited to share with Victorians, just in time for the school holidays and before we tour the rest of the country.
”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.
Unfortunately, we still don’t have dates for when Jurassic World by Brickman will be touring the country. The good news is that this six million brick adventure is already here and Australians will be the first in the world to see it.
For more info on Jurassic World, see the exhibition website here.