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AM presents Jurassic World by Brickman

Farley Fitzgerald, Jurassic World dinosaurs descend on the harbour city, Australian Museum, 17 February 2022

Thursday 17 February 2022 – 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 physical distancing, increased cleaning and hygiene practices. Facemasks are encouraged.

View our full COVID-19 safety information here.

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Kmart presents Jurassic World by Brickman®

Australian Museum
5 March – 29 May 2022
Tickets on sale:
Thursday 17 February, 10.00am (AEDT) via Ticketek and via the Australian Museum website.

It is strongly recommended to pre-book to secure a preferred session time. The Australian Museum has COVID-19 protocols in place to help keep staff, visitors and the community safe, including physical distancing, increased cleaning and hygiene practices. Facemasks are encouraged.

View our full COVID-19 safety information here.

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About Jurassic World

From Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment, Jurassic World immerses audiences of all ages in a new era of wonder and thrills where dinosaurs and humankind must learn to coexist. Jurassic World is more than a film franchise. At every turn, this $5 billion film series delivers a larger-than-life destination for exploration, discovery, and epic adventure. Dinosaurs live again and they live in Jurassic World. Jurassic World: Dominion debuts in cinemas June 2022.

About Brickman

The Brickman is a team of skilled LEGO® brick craftspeople led by Ryan McNaught, aka “The Brickman.” Ryan is a LEGO® Certified Professional, one of only 21 in the world and the only one in the Southern Hemisphere. Ryan and his team have built some of the world’s largest and most detailed LEGO® models and are responsible for building models for LEGO® offices around the world. Having produced six touring exhibitions and hundreds of models for museums, galleries and shopping locations globally, The Brickman team have garnered many prestigious awards for their works. Brickman maintains a unique style, which makes their creations some of the best and most recognisable in the world.

About TEG Live

TEG Live is wholly owned by TEG, Asia Pacific’s leading ticketing, live entertainment and data analytics company. TEG Live is a dynamic and diverse promoter of live content in music, sport, family entertainment, eSports and exhibitions. TEG Live connects millions of fans every year with unique live experiences and adds value to events with hospitality and sponsorship services. For more information: TEG Live Website: http://www.teglive.com.au

About the Australian Museum

The Australian Museum (AM) was founded in 1827 and is the nation’s first museum. It is internationally recognised as a natural science and culture institution focused on Australia and the Pacific. The AM’s mission is to ignite wonder, inspire debate and drive change. The AM’s vision is to be a leading voice for the richness of life, the Earth and culture in Australia and the Pacific. The AM commits to transforming the conversation around climate change, the environment and wildlife conservation; to being a strong advocate for First Nations cultures; and to continuing to develop world-leading science, collections, exhibitions and education programs. With more than 21.9 million objects and specimens and the Australian Museum Research Institute (AMRI), the AM is not only a dynamic source of reliable scientific information on some of the most pressing environmental and social challenges facing our region, but also an important site of cultural exchange and learning.

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Media Contacts

Jannah Flockhart, AMPR
T 0421 868 416
E jannah@ampr.com.au

Farley Fitzgerald, Communications Advisor
T 0455 306 78
E farley.fitzgerald@australian.museum

Claire Vince, Media Advisor
T 0468 726 910
E claire.vince@australian.musem

See also: Dinosaurs are roaming the earth – in the form of Lego | ABC News

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