Explore the world through Lego bricks

Brickman Wonders of the World lands at Queensland Museum.

The Brickman Wonders of the WorldLego exhibition has arrived at the Queensland Museum.

Visitors will have the chance to see the 4.5m tall space shuttle that was created for the recent season of the television show Lego Masters Australia.

Queensland Museum Network CEO Dr Jim Thompson said it would be the first time this creation would be on display to the public.

“When we were given the opportunity to include this iconic space shuttle in the Brickman Wonders of the World exhibition, we jumped at the chance,” Dr Thompson said.

“Past exhibitions at Queensland Museum have shown that our visitors love space-themed items and having a huge space shuttle created entirely out of Lego bricks, is sure to be a winner.”

Brickman Wonders of the World allows visitors to explore a world of more than 50 awe-inspiring Lego masterpieces and experience some of the world’s most iconic landmarks with no passport required. 

From the Pyramids of Giza to the Arc de Triomphe, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Great Wall of China, Big Ben and everything in between there has never been a better time to experience these wonders from the safety of home.

The exhibition items were made exclusively with Lego bricks by Australia’s only Lego Certified Professional Ryan McNaught and his team. 

Mr McNaught said he was excited to see the iconic Lego Masters Australia space shuttle on display.

“This is such an iconic piece from season three in 2021 and it took the team 775 hours to build and is made with 167,891 Lego bricks,” Mr McNaught said.

“Standing at 4.5m high it certainly fits the criteria of a wonder of the world!” 

Created using more than 1.3 million Lego bricks and taking almost 5000 hours to create, items built for Brickman Wonders of the World weigh well over a tonne and were moved into the museum using forklifts and cranes.

Brickman Wonders of the World is at the Queensland Museum until 4 October 2021.