LEGO brick exhibition arrives in Singapore, features over 50 replicas of world landmarks
From now till Jul 3, visitors can view large-scale replicas including Singapore’s Merlion and build their own LEGO sculptures to add to the displays.
Those who grew up playing with these miniature bricks are sure to love this touring exhibition that has arrived at the Science Centre Singapore.
Named Brickman Wonders of the World – LEGO Brick Exhibition Singapore, the array of LEGO sculptures will be open for viewing from now till Jul 3, said Science Centre in its press release.
Created by Australia-based Ryan McNaught, Brickman’s managing director and a LEGO Certified Professional himself, the models consist of over 50 large-scale iconic landmarks of the world.
Keeping everything custom built, the preparation phase took the 17-strong Brickman team over 5,000 hours and over 1.4 million LEGO bricks to bring the ideas to life.
Upon entering, visitors can walk up close to view iconic landmarks of today such as the Great Pyramid of Giza, Leaning Tower of Pisa and Taj Mahal.
Several of the sculptures also take on a whimsical touch, including Ryan’s designated figurine called Addie who has been placed at obscure spots in a Where-is-Waldo fashion.
In addition, the exhibition includes human innovations such as the International Space Station and the original Apple Macintosh, as Ryan justifies that they are wonders in their own right in paving the way for the technologies of today.
The exhibition’s launch is also in conjunction with Science Centre Singapore’s 45th anniversary, kicking off the slew of activities it has in store for the rest of the year.
Associate Professor Lim Tit Meng, chief executive of Science Centre Board, said: “LEGO is cross-generational and combines art and science to pique one’s imagination.
“With an aim to spark curiosity about our universe, the exhibition is strongly aligned with Science Centre’s vision to bring experiential, participatory, image-driven and connected experiences.”
Beyond inciting children’s imaginations, Ryan said the exhibition can bring nostalgia and food for thought to young adults, especially those who have played with LEGO in their childhood.
“For people who have got a more mature brain, young adults for example, the intricate sculptures give a kind of mental challenge, like Minecraft but 50 levels harder,” he said.
“A little child may come into the exhibition and go, “Wow!”, but an older person will come in and ask, “How did they do that?””
Located at the Annexe of Science Centre Singapore, the exhibition will open 10am to 8pm on Fridays to Sundays, including school and public holidays. All visitors need to be fully vaccinated and those coming in groups must all be present to gain entry.
Tickets have a base price of $23 and need to be bought in advance through official ticketing partner KKday. Visitors can choose to fix the ticket date or keep it open-dated for the specific month. Further enquiries can be made on organiser Apollo Entertainment Media’s website.