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Lego Wonders of the World

Lego Wonders of the World Exhibition

It’s the most popular toy in the world, and now instead of treading on it at home, parents can take their kids on a journey through time to visit the Ancient, natural and modern wonders from around the world, painstakingly recreated with the plastic bricks.

Wonders of the World is an incredible, fully interactive experience, created in Australia by The Brick Man, Ryan McNaught - the only LEGO Certified Professional in the Southern Hemisphere and one of only 14 in the world. Incredibly, the exhibition includes over two million LEGO bricks and took almost 5000 man-hours to build.

The seven Wonders of the Ancient World: the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Statue of Zeus, the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, the Colossus of Rhodes, the Lighthouse at Alexandria, and the Great Pyramid at Giza are all here. You’ll also see new Seven wonders including the Christ the Redeemer in Brazil and the Colosseum and the Taj Mahal amongst more than 50 awe-inspiring and never-seen-before LEGO models of world-famous landmarks, each extraordinary in its detail!

Lego Wonders of the World

My two are particularly enamoured with the Great Wall of China and the Empire State Building, complete with King Kong. And an enormous detailed LEGO interpretation of Michelangelo’s Statue of David in all his glory has them in fits of giggles.

The exhibition gets my kids thinking, not only about how they too can create such amazing LEGO structures but also by the stories each tells. My son is intrigued by the replica Trojan Horse and my curious daughter wants to know how the incredibly detailed replica of the Titanic stays perpetually suspended mid sink.

Several of the LEGO creations are surrounded by tubs of LEGO, each designed to encourage the kids to dive in and get creative too. My daughter creates a Stingray to add to the Great Barrier Reef exhibit, while my son busies himself with racing LEGO cars and building bridges.

Lego Wonders of the World

The best thing about the exhibit is that it provides learning by stealth. The famous structures, made suddenly more interesting by the use of LEGO, come with a written history that my kids find fascinating. The creators have also cleverly incorporated a LEGO man hunt, which has them searching intently through the detailed interiors and exteriors of each structure to count Eddie The Explorer mini figures hidden within. The search is genius as it not only gives the kids a chance to win a LEGO Prize Pack, but has them really focusing in on the cool mini-figures’ stories and scenarios unfolding in the depths of each creation.

Sydney LEGO lovers have just one week left to see the take the Brickman’s fascinating journey through history through time before it closes on 5 February 2017, ready for its travel on to Melbourne and Perth. Dates TBA.

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When she’s not treading on Lego and being forced to watch Frozen on loop, Aleney de Winter is a travel, food and parenting writer. She shares tales of travelling and eating along with the hilarious antics of her globetrotting six-year old foodie son and daredevil three-year old daughter on her blog, Boy Eats World.

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