LEGO exhibit set to close

FUN: Brothers Jack, 11, and Sam, 13, Hopkins from Taupo, New Zealand playing with the LEGO display at the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK
FUN: Brothers Jack, 11, and Sam, 13, Hopkins from Taupo, New Zealand playing with the LEGO display at the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum. Photo: CHRIS SEABROOK

THERE is less than a week left to visit the highly popular LEGO exhibition at the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum. 

The exhibition features two LEGO models of Mount Panorama-Wahluu, which were commissioned by Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNaught, as well as other displays about the geology of the landmark.

A pit of LEGO bricks sits under the models for children, and sometimes adults, to make their own creations out of. 

The models were originally on display at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery over the summer school holidays.

Fossil museum public programs officer Penny Packham said the exhibition has helped to bring more people to the facility. 

“It has been extremely popular,” she said. 

“It has been great to have an exhibition during the two school holiday periods that encourages children to engage with engineering and design.

“We’ve got a huge number of lovely creations that kids have put together that we have put up on a shelf as some inspiration.” 

The LEGO exhibition will finish its run at the museum on Monday. 

Patrons can play with the bricks for free with museum entry, or for a $5 fee to play exclusively. 

The LEGO exhibition will be replaced with Space Rocks, a locally-sourced exhibition, by the beginning of August. 

It will feature space photography and examples of meteors.