The Brick Man Experience is coming to Sydney, Australia starting next month and will be on display for only 16 days starting on June 27. Check out the full press release below.
BRICK MAN EXPERIENCE
THE COMPLETE COLLECTION BY RYAN MCNAUGHT
World first spectacular exhibition made entirely from LEGO® bricks heads to Sydney for 16 days only
Brick Man Experience – The Complete Collection by Ryan McNaught, a world first spectacular exhibition made entirely from LEGO® bricks is heading to Sydney following its successful debut in Melbourne.
Back by public demand, the exhibition will head to Sydney for 16 days only with Ryan’s remarkable collection of 60 LEGO® works on display at Sydney Town Hall from June 27th – July 12th. Early bird tickets are on sale now via brickmanexperience.com.au.
Sixty original works will be featured along with their own unique behind the scenes story, including original drawings and sketches. A variety of Ryan’s LEGO® works will be displayed including a never seen before QANTAS A380, a quarter scale LEGO® Ferrari and a giant space shuttle. Incredibly, over 5 million LEGO® bricks make up the works!
In addition to Ryan’s pieces, for the first time anywhere in the world, works from other LEGO® Certified Professionals will be displayed, based around the ‘Transport’ theme from their native country.
“I am thrilled to be bringing the Brick Man Experience to Sydney! It’s great for me to be able to have all my works together in one place for people to enjoy. This is the last chance to see these works on display in Australia so it really is a must-see for all the family!” said Ryan McNaught.
Ryan continues, “We had a great response to the exhibition in Melbourne and I’m really excited to share my creations with LEGO fans in Sydney. I’ve also got a few exciting things for the kids (and big kids!) to participate in, so everyone can enjoy creating brick masterpieces as well as enjoying the exhibition. It’s going to be heaps of fun!”
LEGO® bricks play a cherished role in childhoods across the globe – the beloved plastic bricks have been around for over 50 years! Back in 2010, Ryan took his love for LEGO® to a whole new level by becoming the only LEGO® Certified Professional in the Southern Hemisphere – he now goes by the name of ‘The Brick Man’.
Proud to be one of only 12 LEGO® Certified Professionals in the world, and the only one in the Southern Hemisphere, Ryan ‘The Brick man’ McNaught used to be a slave to the corporate world before trading in the boardroom for a LEGO® workshop! Traditionally, Ryan’s internationally awarded works are the domain of the toy section in department stores but for the first time you can see them all together in the one place!
Married with twin sons and based in Melbourne, Ryan’s greatest concern is that there’s a whole lot of eight year olds out there who want to bump him off to take his job!
One of the perks of working at LEGO Brand Stores is that if you’re in a management position, you sometimes get to conferences and you also get to bring some memorabilia back home with you. That’s what happened with someone’s friend in the AFOLs of Facebook page.
The OP’s friend was given the above packaged zombie minifigure by their manager who attended the 2015 LEGO Brand Retail Manager’s Conference. It appears that all the pieces of the zombie are official pieces minus the tattered yellow LEGO apron. I’ve seen some pretty cool stuff posted from these conferences but this zombie LEGO employee is probably the coolest one I’ve seen so far.
It looks like there’s going to be a new and updated LEGO Minifigure Display Case coming in the near future. First discovered over on Brick Fanatics, this new case will feature clear doors in the front to access your minifigures from the front. Another thing that is new about these cases is that they are clear all around so you can fully see all 16 minifigures without having to take them out to look at the back like with previous cases. From the example image, it seems that there’s enough room for both the minifigures and their accessories as well. Like with the previous Minifigure Display Cases that LEGO has produced, they have studs on top that lets you stack multiple cases together.
The current LEGO Minifigure Collectors Box (852820) only allows for 15 minifigures so if you’re a collector of the LEGO Collectible Minifigure Series, there’s no way to display all of them unless you cram 2 minifigs in one compartment so this new one is a definite upgrade. Since it’s already listed over in the UK, that probably means it should be available here in the States very soon so keep your eyes peeled for it.
As I mentioned in a previous post, Toys R Us is running a weekly promotion for a free LEGO Star Wars TIE Advanced Prototype (30275) polybag with a purchase of any LEGO purchase of $30 or more. I decided to take a stroll to my local store to see if there were any other new sets available and luckily I found a new set which I’ll be reviewing later. There was also an endcap rack full of the polybags which you can also purchase individually for $3.99.
The TIE Advanced Prototype has 47 pieces and is a really simple build. There are two parts to the ship, the top and bottom part which are almost the same build with some slight differences at the last part of each side. Both sides are attached at the middle with a TECHNIC axle.
Overall, the LEGO Star Wars TIE Advanced Prototype (30275) polybag is pretty bland and a somewhat boring build however it does have a similar look to the larger 75082 set. Again, it is available at Toys R Us for $3.99 each or you can get it, as of this writing, as part of their weekly promo.
Starting today Sunday, 5/24 until Saturday, 5/30, Toys R Us is having a FREE promo for the LEGO Star Wars TIE Advanced Prototype (30275) polybag with purchase of $30 or more on any LEGO set. There have been many people who have purchased this polybag in the past couple of weeks for $3.99 which you can probably do during the promotion period if you find a nice employee. Otherwise, the TIE Advanced Prototype (30275) polybag will most likely be available for purchase widely again next Sunday when the weekly promo is over.
LEGO and Dragonball fans will be pretty excited to see this t-shirt mashup on TeeFury today. The shirt features Son Goku on his Nimbus Cloud flying around the Four-Star Dragon Ball in the style of the LEGO Classic Space logo. The shirt comes in black, royal blue, and powder blue and pricing starts at $11.
Beyond the Brick is planning on going to Brickworld Chicago for their annual coverage and the team has a Kickstarter project going to help them raise funds their DVD with exclusive coverage. What’s neat about their KickStarters is that they have teamed up with some well-known builders in the LEGO community for rewards at certain level of pledges including:
- Custom minifigure by Shilo Parker from ChocoBricks Customs
- Batman character sketch by Chris McVeigh
- Castle and Space LEGO pop-up book by Grant Davis
- Custom build by Tyler Clites aka Legohaulic
There are also various stretch goals if the project reaches a certain level which you can read more about in the link above.