Brickman Awesome

Ever wondered if an orca could make it as far up the Waikato as Hamilton? Answer: Yes!

This most amazing phenomenon is about to happen as a 3m tall orca lands on the city as part of the spectacular Brickman Awesome exhibition these July school holidays.

After completing a stunningly successful season at Auckland Museum, which saw over 100,000 attendees, this world-class exhibition produced by LEGO® Certified Professional Ryan 'The Brickman' McNaught's will open at Claudelands Events Centre in Hamilton on 3 July, running through to 1 August. The centrepiece attraction is the ORCA model, which has been built with over 14,200 LEGO and DUPLO® bricks.

The giant orca model is just one of 37 awe-inspiring creations constructed over 5,000 hours from just under one million LEGO® bricks. Another of the most 'awesome' models in the exhibition is the world's first life-size LEGO® brick Harley-Davidson, which will be showcased alongside a number of record-breaking models, including the largest ever LEGO® brick Caterpillar 797 dump truck!

Visitors will be forgiven for thinking they have stepped inside a zoo, as they find themselves surrounded by a LEGO® brick kangaroo, koala, Emperor penguins and even a full-sized LEGO® brick Australian saltwater crocodile, weighing over 60kgs and built using more than 40,000 LEGO® bricks.

Marking Ryan's third exhibition made entirely from LEGO® bricks, Brickman Awesome also showcases the tallest LEGO® model in the Southern Hemisphere - a NASA SLS rocket standing at a whopping 7.5m tall and built from more than 450,000 bricks! Taking more than 500 hours to create, Ryan has pushed LEGO® building boundaries by installing an in-built lighting system giving the effect that the rocket is blasting off into space.

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