Newcastle Museum

6 Workshop Way, Newcastle

newcastlemuseum.com.au

Until June 29

 

Winner of the Museums and Galleries NSW 2013 IMAGinE Award for best exhibition, this one is really for the kids… or the big kid in all of us. In Newcastle, about two hours north of Sydney, the drive is worth it for the Lego-building lover. After Newcastle, the display heads down to Albury Art Gallery.

From their website:

A quarter of a million bricks were used in its construction put together by 10,000 slaves working for architect and LEGO Certified Professional Ryan ‘Vitruvius’ McNaught.

The model is the centrepiece of an exhibition about Rome’s largest surviving building from the great days of its Empire. The exhibition includes sculpture and coins of the Emperors, as well as artefacts used in daily life by the ordinary Roman who enjoyed 100 days of holiday and games when the original Colosseum opened in 80 AD.

 

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