Venus de Medici
- Created on Wednesday, 23 March 2016 22:54
My first LEGO nude! Here's a side by side of the classic Venus de Medici, a marble sculpture depicting the Greek goddess of love Aphrodite and my LEGO version. The Venus de Medici model is displayed at the Nicholson Museum in Sydney University as part of their Alpha & Omega exhibition opening soon: http://bit.ly/1MD4N0u
Aprox. 18,000 bricks &
78 hours to design and build
Built by me, Claire Ashworth & Clay Mellington
- Created on Wednesday, 23 March 2016 22:45
Here is the giant Clay Moorington from LEGO NEXO Knights which we made for the LEGO booth at toyfair.
The funny part is he was built by Clay Mellington – pictured
Coincidence? Likeness? You be the judge. – Just remember our Clay Mellington came first.
If you want to check him out he will be at Fountain gate shopping centre in Melbourne April 9 and 10 for the free LEGO Nexo knights event.
Brisbane Signature Build
- Created on Tuesday, 08 March 2016 22:10
We received a huge number of signed bricks from the last Brick Man Experience show in Brisbane and as with the Melbourne & Sydney shows we've used the bricks to build an iconic Australian animal. Behold the Brisbane shark Signature Build!
We call him Mick.
- Created on Wednesday, 03 February 2016 09:06
Down at the Brickman HQ, for years we have been saying we would love an office pet.
One we could love, look after, be a companion with and generally have fun playing with.
However nobody liked the idea of having to feed and do all the looking after business!
So we compromised! and ended up with "Brutus", be careful though his fangs are razor sharp!
Star Wars - The Force Awakens
- Created on Monday, 18 January 2016 00:17
Last month we, along with the LEGO US model shop and 3 other LEGO Certified Professionals from around the world had the privilege of building models for the Star Wars movie premiere. Our models were for the Shanghai red carpet, whilst my Mandarin is poor, by all accounts people were very happy with them!
The models were designed by the LEGO US model shop. with a special note to the designer of the BB8 Erik Varszegi, one of the best models of another persons design I have ever worked on.
And here we are having some fun:
- Created on Monday, 18 January 2016 00:04
I'd like to thank everyone who came along to Brickvention in Melbourne over the 16th and 17th of January and helped us build one of the worlds largest LEGO classic space sets at 64 times its normal size! Using over 550,000 bricks, we finished it with a few hours to spare at 3pm on Sunday.
Here's what the set from 1979 looks like:
here is what we got everyone to help us build:
And to give you an idea of just how big it is, here is all of us that put it together:
Life Size LEGO Tardis!
- Created on Tuesday, 10 November 2015 08:44
Occasionally we build something that tops our usual standard of awesome, and occasionally we get to play with really cool stuff, like Dr Who.
I remember as a kid watching the Doctor and his adventures around the galaxy, never for one minute did I think I’d ever get to build a life sized Tardis out of LEGO though!
Our team really did a cracking job on this huge model, and whilst I can’t tell you all the details about its build – The BBC are going to run some awesome competitions on it I can tell you that it was a lot of fun to build.
You can check it out at:
The Zing Pop Culture Store in Macquarie Park where it will be on display from the 10-18 November.
Then The Dr Who Festival at the Hordern pavilion in Sydney on the 21st and 22nd of November. (Peter Capaldi will even be there!)
Pictures courtesy of BBC Worldwide, except for the one from our workshop which was courtesy of one of our builders Mitch - The same guy who made the awesome signage on the front of the tardis.