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Travel though the greatest cities in the world


If your kids love Lego, they are sure to be inspired by Brickman Cities powered by LEGOŽ an interactive experience taking over Scienceworks Melbourne from Saturday 15 June to Sunday 4 August 2019.



There is some history and geography entailed in this experience as it showcases the life and architecture of five of the world's most iconic cities – Dubai, London, New York, Sydney and Tokyo – from castles and forts to massive skyscrapers.



Children and their parents can trace each city's evolution, all the way from 1000AD to today in a fun, educational and immersive way as well as seeing some of the world's largest and most detailed LEGOŽ brick models.

At the centre of this new interactive experience is a 3m x 4m scale model of Lower Manhattan, built entirely in white LEGOŽ pieces with 3D stories of New York projected onto them using cutting-edge technology of UHD 4K projectors.



The Brickman is a team of skilled LEGOŽ artists and craftspeople led by Ryan McNaught, aka "The Brickman".

More than 1,900 hours and 1 million LEGOŽ bricks were spent building Brickman Cities powered by LEGOŽ CITY. McNaught and the creative team spent a further 250 hours developing sophisticated 3D projections to bring the city of New York to life.



McNaught is well known in the LEGOŽ construction world as the only certified LEGOŽ Professional in the Southern Hemisphere, one of just 14 in the world and also as the official judge of Channel Nine's new blockbuster reality series, LEGOŽ Masters.

The Brickman team have also garnered many prestigious awards for its work. For more informaiton click here.

Of course as well as viewing, kids can enter an interactive master build zone where there are half a million LEGOŽ bricks where they can build their own vision of a LEGOŽ CITY of tomorrow.

Brickman Cities also features a brand-new collaboration with LEGOŽ CITY, an entire wall showcasing the history of LEGOŽ CITY, including CITY Fire Stations from decades ago.

This great event runs from Saturday 15 June to Sunday 4 August so perfect for the school holidays.



For more information, click here.

Tickets to Brickman Cities powered by LEGOŽ CITY are on sale at Ticketek and this secures the time you wish to attend. Click here to buy tickets.

Tickets will be available at the door but only buying online guarantees your preferred session time.

Adults = $27.50
Concession/Child = $15.00
Family of 4 = $68.00 (this might be two adults and two children or one adult and three children).

Your Brickman Cities ticket includes entry to the Scienceworks Museum.

Getting there

Ferry available daily from Southbank – Williamstown Ferries (03) 9682 9555.

Public transport via train (Werribee and Williamstown Lines) to Spotswood; allow for a 10 minute walk.

By Car
Paid parking is available in the carpark in front of the Museum.

By Bicycle
Scienceworks is located close to bicycle routes along the Maribyrnong River, Hyde Street, the Yarra River and Hudsons Road. There is bicycle parking available near the front of the Scienceworks building.

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Why? Chance to play with all that Lego
When: Daily
Phone: 61 3 9392 4800
Where: Scienceworks 2 Booker St, Spotswood
Cost: Adults = $27.50 Concession/Child = $15.00 *Family of 4 = $68.00 (this might be two adults and two children or one adult and three children).
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