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Brickman Events On Now

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Ryan McNaught has been touring two different events around Australia and I admit that I completely missed the latest dates. For those readers who haven’t seen these events advertised elsewhere here are the details.

Wonders of the World – Melbourne Museum – Until May 7th

The Wonders of the World exhibition features more than 50 awe-inspring models on display, taking visitors on a hands-on journey through history. Some of the models that will be showcased include a giant LEGO® Arc de Triomphe, LEGO® Empire State Building with Kong Kong, LEGO® Big Ben, a LEGO® Leaning Tower of Pisa! And even Michelangelo’s statue of David made from LEGO ® bricks.

The event takes place at the Melbourne Museum – 11 Nicholson St, Carlton VIC 3053

Ticket Prices

  • Adult (17 years and over) – $35.00
  • Junior (4 – 16yrs) – $25.00
  • Family (2Adlt + 2Jnr or 1Adlt+3Jnr) – $95.00
  • Concession – $30.00

Tickets can be purchased via Ticketek

The Brickman Experience – Newcastle Entertainment Centre – Until April 30th

This exhibit features sixty of Ryan’s original LEGO® brick models along with their own unique behind-the-scenes story, including original drawings and sketches.

The event takes place at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre - Newcastle Showground, Broadmeadow NSW 2292

Ticket Prices

  • General Admission – $29.00
  • Concession – $25.00
  • Family of Four (Admits 4) – $80.00
  • Junior – $22.00

Tickets can be purchased via Ticketek

Thanks to those who reminded me I hadn’t posted about these yet.

“Wonders of The World” Show To Open In Brisbane

After a busy year touring the country with his Brickman Experience shows Ryan McNaught will return to Brisbane this November for an all new exhibition.

The Wonders of The World show will take you on a tour of some of the world’s most iconic places, all made out of LEGO.

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The exhibition will open on Wednesday 23rd November and run until Wednesday 14th December at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. After Brisbane the show will continue around Australia stopping in Sydney, Melbourne & Perth.

More than 50 awe-inspring and never-seen-before models will be on display, taking visitors on a hands-on journey through history. Some of the models that will be showcased include a giant Arc de Triomphe, Empire State Building, Big Ben, a Leaning Tower of Pisa and even Michelangelo’s statue of David.

Ticket prices for the event are:

  • Adult (17 yrs+) $35.00
  • Concession $30.00
  • Junior (4 to 16 yrs) $25.00
  • Family (2A & 2J or 1A & 3J) (Admits 4) $95.00

You can buy tickets now via Ticketek Australia.

For more information including a video advertisement please read on below.

Brickman Experience Hits Perth – Win A Family Pass

Perth people, get ready to immerse yourself in all things LEGO as Australia’s largest exhibition of LEGO works heads to Perth! Brick Man Experience – The Complete Collection by Ryan McNaught, is back by public demand and is heading to Elizabeth Quay for 14 days only.

Following three sell-out tours in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane, Ryan is bringing his remarkable collection of 60 LEGO works to Ashton’s Big Top Tent on the magnificent foreshore site at the newly launched Elizabeth Quay from 7th until 20th April.

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Read on for more information about the show and your chance to win a family pass.

Brickman Experience On Now In Brisbane

Chances are that a lot of our Brisbane readers are already aware of this, but for those of you who may have missed it - Ryan McNaught’s Brickman Experience show is now on for a limited time at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

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The show is on now and runs until December 23rd 2015. Tickets appear to be selling fast, so don’t miss out. You can grab your tickets via Ticketek.

Brickman Experience Heading To Brisbane

As somebody who lives in Brisbane I am super excited about this news. After appearing is Sydney and Melbourne, the Ryan McNaught LEGO exhibit “The Brickman Experience” is finally heading to Brisbane.

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The show will be on from December 10th to 23rd 2015 at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre. The timing is perfect for young LEGO fans on school holidays.

Sydney Harbour Icons With LEGO Bricks

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We know that there is plenty of friendly rivalry between Australian cities but no matter where you come from it’s hard to deny that Sydney is home to some true icons of Australia such as the Sydney Opera House.

LEGO fans in Sydney will be able to check out the city’s most famous attractions in LEGO form at a new exhibition at the Museum of Sydney from this Saturday (November 7th 2015). Tickets start at $15 for non-members.

Certified LEGO professional Ryan McNaught has recreated Sydney Harbour’s most iconic and visionary structures, as well as some of its most famous moments. Ryan’s creations bring to life the spectacle of Sydney Harbour in LEGO with a series of playful installations incorporating world-first fireworks, lights, movement and almost 1000 minifigs.

Brickman Experience Hits Sydney

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After a successful run in Melbourne, Ryan McNaught’s Brickman Experience show hit Sydney on the weekend.

We forgot to post about this on Friday, but don’t worry – it will be in Sydney until July 12th, so there is still plenty of time to head along.

You can purchase tickets for the event here

In the meantime you can check out our interview with Ryan here, or see the press release for the Sydney show below.

Brick Man Experience – The Complete Collection by Ryan McNaught, a world first spectacular exhibition made entirely from LEGO® bricks is heading to Sydney following its successful debut in Melbourne.

Back by public demand, the exhibition will head to Sydney for 16 days only with Ryan’s remarkable collection of 60 LEGO® works on display at Sydney Town Hall from June 27th – July 12th. Early bird tickets are on sale now via brickmanexperience.com.au.

Sixty original works will be featured along with their own unique behind the scenes story, including original drawings and sketches. A variety of Ryan’s LEGO® works will be displayed including a never seen before
QANTAS A380, a quarter scale LEGO® Ferrari and a giant space shuttle. Incredibly, over 5 million LEGO® bricks make up the works!

In addition to Ryan’s pieces, for the first time anywhere in the world, works from other LEGO® Certified Professionals will be displayed, based around the ‘Transport’ theme from their native country.

“I am thrilled to be bringing the Brick Man Experience to Sydney! It’s great for me to be able to have all my works together in one place for people to enjoy. This is the last chance to see these works on display in
Australia so it really is a must-see for all the family!”
said Ryan McNaught.

Ryan continues, “We had a great response to the exhibition in Melbourne and I’m really excited to share my creations with LEGO fans in Sydney. I’ve also got a few exciting things for the kids (and big kids!) to participate in, so everyone can enjoy creating brick masterpieces as well as enjoying the exhibition. It’s going to be heaps of fun!”

LEGO® bricks play a cherished role in childhoods across the globe – the beloved plastic bricks have been around for over 50 years! Back in 2010, Ryan took his love for LEGO® to a whole new level by becoming the
only LEGO® Certified Professional in the Southern Hemisphere – he now goes by the name of ‘The Brick Man’.

Proud to be one of only 12 LEGO® Certified Professionals in the world, and the only one in the Southern Hemisphere, Ryan ‘The Brick man’ McNaught used to be a slave to the corporate world before trading in the
boardroom for a LEGO® workshop! Traditionally, Ryan’s internationally awarded works are the domain of the toy section in department stores but for the first time you can see them all together in the one place!
Married with twin sons and based in Melbourne, Ryan’s greatest concern is that there’s a whole lot of eight year olds out there who want to bump him off to take his job!

Ryan McNaught Talks To Bricking Around About The Brickman Experience

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Australia’s only LEGO Certified Professional – Ryan McNaught – will for the first time ever exhibit his remarkable LEGO creations at BRICKMAN EXPERIENCE in Melbourne March 31st – April 12th and then Sydney June 27th- July 12th.

More than 50 original works will be featured along with their own unique behind the scenes story, including original drawings and sketches. A variety of Ryan’s LEGO works will be displayed with over 5 million LEGO bricks making up the works.

Ryan took some time out from his busy schedule to talk to Bricking Around about the show, and life as a LEGO professional.

Westfield Celebrating Christmas With LEGO

Build Your LEGO Christmas

Westfield shopping centres around the country are getting in to the Christmas Spirit in the best possible way – with LEGO!

LEGO fans in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia will be able to take part in a event called “Build Your LEGO Christmas”

Over two days, you will be able to build one of three LEGO Christmas decorations to take home; a Santa, a reindeer or a Christmas tree.

Here are the details of each event

QLD – Westfield Carindale
15th November 9:00am – 5:00pm
16th November 10:00am – 5:00pm
http://www.westfield.com.au/carindale/events/10688

SA – Westfield Marion
15th November 9:00am – 5:00pm
16th November 11:00am – 5:00pm
http://www.westfield.com.au/marion/events/10690

VIC – Westfield Southland
22nd November 9:00am – 5:00pm
23rd November 10:00am – 5:00pm
http://www.westfield.com.au/southland/events/10692

NSW – Westfield Miranda
22nd November 9:00am – 5:00pm
23rd November 10:00am – 5:00pm
http://www.westfield.com.au/miranda/events/10691

As part of their LEGO Christmas celebrations Westfield Sydney will also be building the biggest LEGO Christmas Tree ever seen in the Southern Hemisphere.

Sydney is gearing up for the city’s biggest ever festive season, with the exciting addition of a magical LEGO® Christmas Tree built entirely out of LEGO bricks, from 27 November to 27 December 2014 at Westfield Sydney.

Built especially for LEGO fans by Australia’s very own LEGO Certified Professional, Ryan McNaught, the breathtaking tree will stand close to 10m tall and will be built from close to half a million LEGO bricks making it the biggest LEGO Christmas Tree ever seen in the Southern Hemisphere.

Accompanying the model will be a life-sized Santa and sleigh, and a very special build designed by one lucky young LEGO Club Member, all made entirely from LEGO bricks. Together with the tree, these colourful models will make up a stunning LEGO Christmas themed set, bound to delight LEGO fans of all ages.

To add a touch of sparkle, the LEGO Christmas Tree will come to life every night with a light show set to Christmas music (from approximately 8pm).

This awe-inspiring tree will be part of the wider City of Sydney Christmas celebrations, which will include elaborate decorations, a series of free concerts, fireworks and a special visit from Santa himself. The LEGO Christmas Tree will be officially launched on Thursday, November 27 as part of the citywide celebrations. So come along and be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime Christmas experience and be inspired to build your LEGO Christmas!

Westfield Sydney
27th November – 27th December
http://www.westfield.com.au/sydney/events/10165

Fans who attend the build events will also get to see a small scale replica of the LEGO Christmas Tree being built in Sydney.

LEGO Certified Professional Ryan McNaught Is Hiring!

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Most Australian LEGO fans will be familiar with Ryan McNaught – Australia’s only LEGO Certified Professional. Well now LEGO lovers have a chance to join Ryan for 3-4 weeks of paid LEGO building. That wasn’t a mistake – you can actually get paid to build with LEGO.

There are 5 positions available, with the work starting on the 13th of October 2014. The work will take place in Ryan’s studio west of Melbourne. Applications (a single page PDF about yourself) need to be submitted by 5PM Monday 15th September 2014.

If you have some holiday time saved up with your current employer than now may be the time to take it.

Here are the full details via The Brickman website

Want to play with LEGO® bricks all day?

Now is your chance.

I am looking for 5 people to start on the 13th of October for 3-4 weeks of full time LEGO® brick building, so take some annual leave from your day job and do something super cool.

Based just over the Westgate in Melbourne’s west you will be working with our existing team on the coolest LEGO® project to hit Australian shores.

You will be physically building models with bricks, which means you need to have the skills to back it up, and we are talking not just building a LEGO® set or two, you need to be well drilled in the fine art of brickin’ it up.

You must be over 18 years of age be fully able to work autonomously under minimal supervision and be able to work to a deadline (yes that is secret HR speak for working late if needed – insert whip cracking sound)

You must be able to take instructions, learn from us and run with it.

Above award rates apply and who knows if you are good enough you may make the cut and stay on with the team.

We build in a fully industrial/construction style environment complete with an awful choice of radio station that plays too much Pearl Jam and Chilli Peppers so throw away the suit and tie.

What do you need to do?  A simple 1 page PDF document (only 1 page) telling us who you are and why we should take you on sent to jobs@thebrickman.com.

Applications close at 5pm on Monday the 15th of September.

Correspondence via the above e-mail address ONLY
You MUST be able to work a minimum of 2 weeks at any one time, preference will be given to those who are able to work the full period (as there is training involved before you start building)
No recruitment agencies.
No tyre kickers or time wasters.

Applicants must also be available for an interview after hours midweek in late September for our version of ‘Australia’s next top model – Builder’

Only successful applicants will be contacted.