You’ve probably been hearing a lot about LEGO lately as it’s LEGO’s 50th anniversary in Australia. As part of the ongoing Festival of Play, there is one event which needs your historical input.
The ‘Creating History’ callout asks you to choose your favourite moment from the last 50 years to be recreated using LEGO Minifigures. These will then be photographed by British photographer Mike Stimpson and unveiled in an online exhibition. From sporting milestones to famous celebrity weddings, LEGO Australia has compiled a list of 25 of some of the most popular and iconic moments from the past 50 years (you might not agree with all of them – see below).
Vote for your favourite here. Voting closes on 1 August. Stimpson will then recreate and photograph the top 10.
2012: Australian racehorse Black Caviaris undefeated in 22 races
2012: One Direction arrive in Sydney
2011: Prince William tours flood ravaged Queensland
2011: Sam Stosur wins the Tennis US Open
2011: Cadel Evans wins the Tour de France
2010: Jessica Watson becomes the youngest person to sail solo and unassisted around the world
2006: Layne Beachley becomes the first woman in history to win 7 surfing world championships
2004: The wedding of Danish Crown Prince Frederik and Mary Donaldson
2004: Steve Irwin feeds a crocodile with one hand, while cradling his baby son in the other
2004: Steve Waugh retires from Cricket
2002: Steven Bradbury wins gold in the men’s 1000m speed skating at the Winter Olympics
2000: Nikki Webster stars in the Opening Ceremony of the Sydney Olympics
2000: Cathy Freeman wins gold in 400m at the Sydney Olympics
1997: The Castle film receives widespread acclaim
1993: Shane Warne bowls the ‘Ball of the Century
1991: Nick Farr Jones captains the Rugby World Cup winning team
1988: The television wedding of Neighbours’ characters Scott and Charlene
1987: Pat Cash wins at Wimbledon
1984: Paul Hogan throws a “shrimp on the barbie” for Tourism Australia
1983: Prince Charles and Princess Dianatour Australia
1983: America’s Cup victory for Australia ends US domination
1980: Red and yellow flags become the standard Australian water safety symbol according to ‘Australian Standard’
1979: Mad Max, an Australian post-apocalyptic film starring Mel Gibson, is released
1973: Sydney Opera House opens
1964: The Beatles visit Australia
Thumbnail image supplied by LEGO.