Happy 4th of July!
- Created on Thursday, 23 June 2016 03:51
Here’s something new for our American friends from our upcoming exhibition- Happy Fourth of July guys!
While I've seen a few brick built versions of Mount Rushmore before, no one seems to have done the most obvious thing and done a version using giant minifigs! We had some fun with the moustache before attaching it to the model too:
Our version of Mount Rushmore uses 35,658 LEGO bricks and took builders Claire Ashworth and Mitchell Kruik over 90 hours to build
LEGO TARDIS timelapse
- Created on Monday, 06 June 2016 07:36
Check out the timelapse video of the life-size LEGO® TARDIS we built last year that appeared on Bondi Beach in Sydney! 75,000 bricks, 400 kilos and 300 hours!
The Flying Scotsman in Lego Bricks!
- Created on Monday, 30 May 2016 23:13
Down here at the Brickman workshop we are running like an express train because we're gearing up toward a massive new touring show! While the full details are still under wraps we thought we'd tease you all by showing one of the biggest new models we've built for the show- the first train in the world to break 100mph, The Flying Scotsman!
The model itself is huge; it's over 3 metres long, weighs over 80kg, and uses nearly 165,000 bricks!
It features a fully detailed cab, pistons and brick built lettering and took 217 hours to build. Here's the model with two of our team members Mitchell Kruik and Claire Ashworth for scale:
The model was designed by Mitchell, and built by three of our team. Check out a few more behind the scenes pics here:
Towers of Tomorrow Townsville
- Created on Friday, 06 May 2016 22:54
I'm back in sunny Townsville for the weekend! This time I'm with the Towers of Tomorrow exhibition me and my team built a few years ago, which includes some of the toughest models I've ever built of the many of the world's tallest buildings! The exhibit also includes hundreds of thousands of bricks visitors can use to build their own model. So if you're in North Queensland or heading there over the next few months, drop by and check them out!
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.