More than fifteen dinosaurs will roar into Sydney’s Australian Museum when the Jurassic World by Brickman® exhibition opens on Saturday 5 March 2022.
Created by Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNaught, the popular exhibition will transform the touring exhibition hall at the Australian Museum and bring to life Jurassic World – the blockbuster franchise from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment – turning it into the largest LEGO® exhibition in Australian history. The latest film in the epic franchise, Jurassic World Dominion, will debut in cinemas June 2022.
With over 50 large-scale dinosaurs, props, scenes and activities made from over 6 million LEGO® bricks, the immersive must-do adventure provides inquisitive explorers an interactive and thrilling journey through stories and characters from the Jurassic World franchise.
New for the Sydney experience, a never-before-seen Baryonyx model will be revealed. Weighing in at 400kg, this newest Jurassic World by Brickman dinosaur took 790 hours to design and was created using 102,317 LEGO® bricks! She is 4.8m long, over 1.5m wide and stands 2.5m high.
Proudly presented by Kmart, Jurassic World by Brickman® goes on sale to the general public from 10.00am, Tuesday 17 February 2022, and is brought to Sydney thanks to TEG Live and Brickman®, in partnership with the Australian Museum. The Brickman is led by LEGO® Certified Professional Ryan McNaught, the only LEGO® Certified Professional in the Southern Hemisphere and the star judge of the hit TV show LEGO® Masters Australia.
Visitors to Jurassic World by Brickman® begin by walking through the iconic 4-metre-tall Jurassic World gates to experience the island itself, then the inner workings of the Jurassic World lab, where dinosaurs are genetically engineered. Explorers will then venture to the baby dinosaur enclosure, where a life size LEGO® brick Brachiosaurus awaits that weighs well over 2 tonnes! Journey past a flock of Pteranodons, then learn how to track dinosaurs across the island before encountering escaped Velociraptors Blue and Delta and, of course, an enormous T. rex – a favourite of many Jurassic World fans.
In the Jurassic World by Brickman® experience, LEGO® fans will have an opportunity to channel their inner ‘Brickman’ with a myriad of activities, from island building, LEGO® palaeontology and discovery through mystery mosaics, hybrid dinosaur creations, learning to track a dinosaur by creating species footprints, and even building escape vehicles to get away from a T. rex. With 2.5 million bricks to play with, creativity will not be in short supply!
Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNaught is thrilled to be bringing the experience to Sydney for many more dinosaur and LEGO® enthusiasts to enjoy.
“We know that Sydney fans will be blown away by the scale of the experience. The new location at the Australian Museum in Sydney will have our Jurassic World by Brickman® models just two floors down from the Museum’s spectacular, permanent dinosaur exhibition which will make for an amazing day out for families and dinosaur fans.
“Some of these models are the most complex and challenging ones we have made to date, so being able to bring them to Sydney is just fantastic. We have created and used new techniques and committed thousands of hours to building these models that I am personally incredibly proud of,” continued McNaught.
“Jurassic World and LEGO fans of all ages are going to be in awe at the wonder and thrills that this experience provides, from hands-on building adventures to massive builds of some of your favourite dinosaurs,” said Jo Pascoe, Universal Brand Development Vice President of Consumer Products for Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia.
Geoff Jones, Chief Executive Officer of TEG, shared in the excitement for the Sydney launch of this larger-than-life LEGO® experience.
“It’s great to be able to bring the exhibition to Sydney. It’s no secret that the past few years have been tough on the tourism and events industries, however experiences like Jurassic World by Brickman®, run safely, bring joy to Australian families and much needed support to the sector,” said Jones.
Kim McKay AO, Director and CEO of the Australian Museum, said the Museum is passionate about family friendly experiences that bring people out of their homes and into a safe, educational environment.
“We know our visitors love dinosaurs and we’re thrilled to offer the community a new experience with the launch of this special exhibition. We are proud to host such a fun and highly interactive exhibition which combines LEGO® and Jurassic World, a franchise that has fascinated curious kids of all ages for generations. The sheer scale and skill is something not to be missed,” McKay said.
Kmart presents Jurassic World by Brickman® will run from Saturday 5 March to Sunday 29 May 2022 at the Australian Museum. Tickets on sale to the public on Tuesday 17 February at 10.00am (AEDT) through Ticketek. A special program of events will accompany the special exhibition, including Brickman® Masterclasses, workshops, and more.
The Australian Museum has COVID-19 protocols in place to help keep staff, visitors and the community safe, including vaccination requirements (ages 16+), mandatory facemasks (ages 12+), QR code check in, social distancing, and increased cleaning and hygiene practices.