The Brickman “Wonders of the World” exhibition was in Brisbane this past week
and we almost didn’t go.
The price! Ouch!
But, at the last minute, we snagged some discounted tickets
and we’re so glad that we did!
This exhibition was brilliant!
We spent between two and three hours exploring the exhibits
and building our own creations.
The theme, obviously, was Wonders of the World
and there were plenty of wonders to see.
(It was also amusing and horrifying to listen to people talking about the exhibits.
According to one person, the Christ the Redeemer statue is in Rome.
And here I was thinking it was in Brazil.)
We enjoyed revisiting wonders we have seen in real life.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the Ancient Wonders still existed?!
At the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus
a little Lego sculptor was still hard at work creating the exhibit for us.
Over at the Temple of Artemis
we saw a sacrifice to the goddess.
And if you look closely,
you can see just how much research went into the accurate design of these buildings.
We were impressed! 🙂
Many of the exhibits were almost as breathtaking as the originals.
The Notre Dame Cathedral is a building I would love to see in real life.
Of course, the Notre Dame isn’t complete without Quasimodo.
While the exhibits as a whole were impressive,
it was the details of each that appealed to us the most.
Almost all of them were cut-away models,
which allowed you to peer inside.
Guess what we found behind the Hollywood sign?
No, not graffiti, although that was included to enhance the authenticity of the sign.
You’ll never guess. I’ll just have to tell you.
We found ELVIS!!
He’s living in a subterranean room behind the Hollywood sign!
“Wonders of the World” is quite a large exhibition with displays in several rooms,
many of which are simply breathtaking.
The Arc de Triomph is another wonder I’d love to visit.
Just look at the detail on this model.
Such attention to detail. 🙂
Even the scenes around the models were fantastic.
But, my absolute favourite model and building
is St Basil’s Cathedral in Russia.
Isn’t it gorgeous?!
Everywhere you looked, in and around this building,
there was something interesting and amusing.
If you know your history,
you’ll know whose statue is being pulled down.
Did you see the fallout shelter under the statue?
What about the Mutant Ninja Turtle about to collect some pizza?
For the Minecraft fans, there’s even a creeper to be found,
if you look carefully.
There’s even another Aussie stripped down to his budgie-smugglers?? (aka swimmers)
I think the biggest crowd-pleaser was the Titantic model.
Isn’t it fantastic?
We spent the most time at this model as there was so much to see –
people clinging to the decks for dear life,
crowding onto life-rafts,
the ultra-rich hogging life-rafts in order to save their treasures,
and this dedicated postie who continued to sort the mail even in the freezing Atlantic waters.
There are even scenes that you can see through some of the windows.
Throughout the exhibition, we were also hunting for Eddie the Explorer.
He’s hidden in many of the scenes.
We hunted high
and low for Eddie.
We found saw strange characters
and even saw Harry Potter and his owl on a bus in London,
but, we only found a certain number of Eddies.
No, we can’t disclose that number
as you have to enter the number into a Lego competition.
There were so many masterpieces at this exhibition,
as well as lots of opportunities to make your own Lego masterpieces.
If you are thinking about going to Brickman’s “Wonder of the World” exhibition,
save your Christmas money and definitely buy tickets!
It is worth every dollar.
We loved it!
(P.S. Brisbanites, tomorrow is the exhibition’s very last day in Brisbane so run, don’t walk, to get tickets!!)