LEGO Festival of Play ‘Creating History’
Posted on July 16, 2012 by Rex
LEGO are celebrating 50 years in Australia, and have recreated famous moments from the past 50 years that are instantly recognisable – even when made of LEGO.
Toy photographer aka the coolest guy in the world Mike Stimpson has photographed moments recreated with LEGO Minifigures from Maradona’s ‘hand-of-God’ in the 86 World Cup to Buzz Aldrin’s first steps on the moon, and now LEGO are inviting you to choose 10 of 25 Australian moments that will be recreated.
Personally, I’m hoping 1988: The television wedding of Neighbours’ characters Scott and Charlene gets through. How the hell are they going to do the hair and outfits of the 80′s? Only voting and time will tell.
This is not to be taken lightly – the way we vote will reflect how we are seen in the LEGO Universe forever, so if you vote for Nikki Webster to be one of the top 10 moments – shame on you.
Voting is open from now until August 1, just head here to vote for the moment you’d most like to see in a LEGO universe, and then Mike Stimpson gets to recreate the top 10 before sharing his photographs with us all. Lucky.
The top 25 moments:
2012: Australian racehorse Black Caviar is undefeated in 22 races
2012: One Direction arrive in Sydney
2011: Prince William tours flood ravaged Queensland
2011: Sam Stosur wins the Tennis US Open
2011: Cadel Evans wins the Tour de France
2010: Jessica Watson becomes the youngest person to sail solo and unassisted around the world
2006: Layne Beachley becomes the first woman in history to win 7 surfing world championships
2004: The wedding of Danish Crown Prince Frederik and Mary Donaldson
2004: Steve Irwin feeds a crocodile with one hand, while cradling his baby son in the other
2004: Steve Waugh retires from Cricket
2002: Steven Bradbury wins gold in the men’s 1000m speed skating at the Winter Olympics
2000: Nikki Webster stars in the Opening Ceremony of the Sydney Olympics
2000: Cathy Freeman wins gold in 400m at the Sydney Olympics
1997: The Castle film receives widespread acclaim
1993:Shane Warne bowls the ‘Ball of the Century’
1991: Nick Farr Jones captains the Rugby World Cup winning team
1988: The television wedding of Neighbours’ characters Scott and Charlene
1987: Pat Cash wins at Wimbledon
1984: Paul Hogan throws a “shrimp on the barbie” for Tourism Australia
1983: Prince Charles and Princess Diana tour Australia
1983: America’s Cup victory for Australia ends US domination
1980: Red and yellow flags become the standard Australian water safety symbol according to ‘Australian Standard’
1979: Mad Max, an Australian post-apocalyptic film starring Mel Gibson, is released
1973: Sydney Opera House opens
1964: The Beatles visit Australia