Today I’ve decided to do something a little different and fun. This is a photo of a LEGO model of the Sydney Opera House from an exhibition at the Museum of Sydney.
Australia’s only certified LEGO professional Ryan McNaught (who has just about the best job in the world) built this model out of 210 thousand bricks, taking him 371 hours to build. It is one of several models of Sydney Harbour’s “most iconic and visionary structures” and moments including the Harbour Bridge, Luna Park and the start of the Sydney to Hobart Yacht race. The detail in the models is amazing so it’s worth taking your time when viewing.
A little about the Opera House. It is now 43 years old having been opened by the Queen in 1973. Designed by Jorn Utzon after he won a design competition for the site, it has been World Heritage listed since 2007.
It hosts over 1,500 shows per year with 1.2 million people attending. It is also visited by over 7 million people providing proof of its beauty and genius design. One of the jewels of Sydney.If you’re interested, the Museum of Sydney’s LEGO exhibition is running until mid-next year so you have plenty of time to visit. It will cost you $15 for entry or $45 for a family of 4.
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