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3 weeks, 300 000 Lego bricks and 10 Australian creatives.
As part of LEGO’s ‘Festival of Play’ which celebrates 50 years of the iconic LEGO Brick in Australia, the LEGO Group presents the ‘LEGO Brickworks Exhibition’ – a project that brings together 10 diverse creative personalities to produce 10 unique pieces of art made entirely out of LEGO bricks. Featuring works from renowned chef Adriano Zumbo, fashion designers Romance Was Born, child artist Max Treffkorn, photographer Louise Whelan, animator Fiona Dalwood and design manufacturer Dinosaur Designs, the vibrant creations stand at up to 1.1 m high and pay a playful homage to the childhood memory of growing up with the LEGO brand.
The exhibition is constructed by Melbourne-based Ryan McNaught, one of only 13 LEGO certified professionals in the world who will lead a team of skilled helpers on the project to bring the designs to life.
Featured designs include:
- Romance Play Armour! by Romance Was Born
Australian fashion design duo Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales take inspiration from LEGO castles and medieval knights, to create their own shield of armour.
- Technicolour Dream Cake by Adriano Zumbo
Showcasing the similarities between constructing desserts and LEGOmodels, Adriano’s Brickworks design takes inspiration from his deliciously outrageous eight-tier vanilla cake.
- Marsman by Max Treffkorn
Building a great 3D superhero the size of a building is the first thing that comes to mind when 6-year-old Max Treffkorn thinks about LEGO bricks. His colourful LEGO Brickworks design portrays his fascination with superheroes, and introduces a new morphed hero built entirely from his imagination.
- Playing With Colour and the Third Dimension
For self-taught Paper Engineer, Benja Harney, “play” is one of the core elements of his work practice. Benja’s 3D LEGO Brickworks creation has been designed to inspire curiosity and draw the viewer in further.
LEGO invites all fans, fanatics, enthusiasts and devotees to follow the LEGO brick road as the exhibition takes up residence at the Powerhouse Museum from 15 June, the Newcastle Museum from 4 August and the Ipswich Art Gallery in Brisbane from 12 September 2012.