Mount Maunganui set to host 'Wonders of the World' - the interactive exhibition made entirely from LEGO bricks!
Ever dreamed of visiting the Empire State Building, Arc De Triomphe, Big Ben and other world-famous landmarks?
Soon it will be Tauranga’s turn to experience the wonderful world of Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNaught’s epic LEGO masterpieces and learn about some of mankind’s most amazing achievements from all over the globe in the fully interactive, educational experience that is Brickman ‘Wonders of the World’.
This exceptionally popular event will now come to Mt Maunganui after wowing Auckland LEGO fans following a hugely successful two-month run at the iconic Auckland Museum. To date, over 170,000 LEGO lovers combined have visited the Wellington, Hamilton and Auckland Brickman ‘Wonders of the World’ exhibitions!
Ryan McNaught says: “It was incredible to have so many people come to see Brickman Wonders of the World at Auckland Museum, a phenomenal turnout of kids and adults that love LEGO as much as I do! Now I can’t wait to bring the party to Mt Maunganui, it’s going to be awesome!”
Opening at Baypark Stadium Lounge on Saturday 30th June and running until Sunday 22nd July, the exhibition boasts 50 awe-inspiring models on display, taking visitors on a hands-on, educational journey through history.
Throughout the exhibition, visitors will have the opportunity to learn along the way and discover more about each attraction – real life and LEGO life.
Kids and adults will come face-to-face with LEGO versions of world famous landmarks including a giant LEGO Arc de Triomphe, LEGO Empire State Building with King Kong, LEGO Big Ben, a LEGO Leaning Tower of Pisa and even a LEGO version of Michelangelo’s Statue of David!
Ryan McNaught is the only LEGO Certified Professional in the Southern Hemisphere and one of only 14 in the world. Incredibly, ‘Wonders of the World’ took him and his expert Brickman team a jaw-dropping 4,944 hours and over seven tonnes of LEGO bricks to build!
“The exhibition is super interactive with lots of activities for LEGO fanatics of all ages to get involved in,” says Ryan. “Brickies will have the chance to build a statue of themselves next to the mighty Statue of David, build cars to drive around the Arc De Triomphe, add their own LEGO fish and coral to our Great Barrier Reef and heaps more. Hopefully all the budding builders in Tauranga are up for the challenge!” added Ryan.
As well as being immersed amongst the incredible LEGO creations, there will also be a number of hands-on activities to take part in. Ryan will also be enlisting the building skills of the public to help with some of the model making, with little and big kids (LEGO code for adults!) having the chance to show off their building talents in 8 interactive zones, creating a truly interactive and imaginative experience.