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Things to do, Exhibitions Scienceworks , Spotswood Until Sunday August 4 2019
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Explore the great cities of the world with incredible models made of Lego

There is something fascinating about seeing a world-famous skyline recreated in tiny Lego bricks. Ryan 'the Brickman' McNaught and his team have built some of the greatest cities in the world out of bespoke Lego for a new exhibition at Scienceworks. 

The cities are New York, Dubai, Tokyo, Sydney and London, and the exhibition showcases their histories for almost a thousand years, from castles and forts to skyscrapers and instantly recognisable landscapes.  

The centrepiece of the exhibition is a 3m by 4m to-scale model of lower Manhattan, built out of white Lego. Stories of New York are 3D projected onto the buildings for extra insight into the city's history. 

Lego fans can also have a go of building their own cities of the future in an interactive section of the exhibition.  

It took more than 1,900 hours and 1 million individual Lego bricks to build the exhibition. Catch it at Scienceworks until August 4. 

Venue name: Scienceworks
Contact:
Address: 2 Booker St
Spotswood
Melbourne
3015
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 10am-4.30pm
Transport: Nearby stations: Spotswood
Event website: https://www.thebrickman.com/exhibitions/
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