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Brickman’s favourite builds

12 January 2022

Need some inspiration to start building in the new year? Look no further as Brickman – Ryan McNaught – provides a list of his all-time favourite creations, including the struggles and triumphs with each construction. 

Check out Brickman’s responses below:

The Love Boat

This was one of my first huge builds and the one that I took overseas when I initially met LEGO® staff and was invited to become a LEGO® Certified Professional. I built the Love Boat model in sections on 32x32 baseplates on my dining room table, and it took me hundreds of hours and over 250,000 LEGO® bricks to create!

Colosseum

Probably my favourite ever build was the Colosseum build, which taught me so much about building complex shapes and details from LEGO® bricks. The entire building is a series of stepped ovals, which are very hard to produce using square edged LEGO® bricks! Taking 300 hours to make, I used 175,000 LEGO® bricks to make it. 

Tragically in 2020, my original Colosseum was completely destroyed in transit from an overseas exhibition, and we had to rebuild it entirely!

NASA SLS Rocket

In 2017, we built a 7.5m high NASA rocket which will take a man to the moon; it’s a huge, incredible piece of LEGO® engineering that has so much thought put into it. Totalling over 460,323 LEGO® bricks, this enormous model, the tallest LEGO® model in the Southern Hemisphere, ended up taking 563 hours to design and build!

Jurassic World T-Rex

This enormous model represents the latest development for me and the Brickman team - it was such a huge leap for us that taught myself and the builders so much about taking our LEGO® builds and exhibitions to a whole new level!

Interested in learning more about LEGO® at the Library?

Check out our State Library Bricktoria program for opportunities to meet the Brickman’s team and build LEGO® brick creations yourself.