LEGO Brickworks x Aussie Creatives: ‘PLAY’ Exhibition
Posted on June 1, 2012 by Rex
LEGO. It inspired our inner architect, each of us have owned on average LEGO 70 blocks, and it’s been in Australia for 50 years.
To celebrate LEGO Brick’s 50th anniversary in Australia, LEGO collaborated with Australian creatives. I can’t help but feel like tattooing the Southern Cross on my back, with the likes of adidas and LEGO recognising some inspiring Aussies – I’m just so damn proud.
Romance Was Born, 6-year-old child artist Max Treffkorn and Fiona Dalwood are three of the Aussie creative’s invited to submit their own design inspired by ‘play’.
Unveiled Tuesday, the creations are up to 1.1 m tall and are being displayed in a bus shelters in and around Macquarie Street, Sydney until June 4. LEGO Brickworks will then move to the Powerhouse Museum from June 15 to July 30, before the exhibition embarks on a tour of regional museums.
Including Adriano Zumbo, Dinosaur Designs, paper engineer Benja Harney (also in the adidas Make Moves campaign), tattoo artist Simplesime and craft Queen Kitiya Palaskas have submitted an image inspired by their take on “play” for their LEGO Brickworks mosaic, and the result is a visually stunning and unique exhibition paying homage to the iconic construction bricks.
The LEGO Brickworks exhibition was constructed by Melbourne’s Ryan McNaught, one of only 13 LEGO Certified Professionals in the world, and a team of skillful helpers over the course of three weeks with almost 300,000 LEGO bricks. Now, why didn’t my Careers co-ordinator suggest Ryan’s job for me?!