Maritime history the focus of Lego Brickwrecks exhibition

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Carwyn MonckKalgoorlie Miner
Hayden Bartlett, 1, Wayne Marquand and Gemma Brown next to the Batavia Lego model.
Camera IconHayden Bartlett, 1, Wayne Marquand and Gemma Brown next to the Batavia Lego model. Credit: Carwyn Monck/Kalgoorlie Miner

Lego fans in the Goldfields enjoyed themselves at the Museum of the Goldfields during the opening weekend of the Brickwrecks exhibition which details stories from the world’s most fascinating shipwrecks.

The exhibition features seven models created by a team of 24 Lego professionals, including Lego Masters Australia judge Ryan (The Brickman) McNaught, in collaboration with maritime archaeologists.

The exhibition includes a model of the famous Titanic disaster which used 12,487 Lego bricks to create.
Camera IconThe exhibition includes a model of the famous Titanic disaster which used 12,487 Lego bricks to create. Credit: Carwyn Monck/Kalgoorlie Miner

Brickwrecks: Sunken Ships in Lego Bricks also features interactive activities, multimedia exhibits, real artefacts and Lego build stations together with large-scale models of famous shipwrecks including the Titanic, Batavia and MV Rena.

Museum of the Goldfields acting regional manager Marta Perona said the exhibition was an extraordinary experience where maritime archaeology, technology, and creativity came together.

“Research by maritime archaeologists provides a unique record of human endeavour, engineering, and a spirit of adventure inspired by trade, exploration, global politics, and pursuit of maritime superiority,” she said.

The exhibition will be on display at the Museum of the Goldfields until August 14.

Maeson Lindsay, 7, and Ted Lindsay.
Camera IconMaeson Lindsay, 7, and Ted Lindsay. Credit: Carwyn Monck/Kalgoorlie Miner
The Lego models, such as the Batavia (pictured), contain many hidden details and figurines.
Camera IconThe Lego models, such as the Batavia (pictured), contain many hidden details and figurines. Credit: Carwyn Monck/Kalgoorlie Miner

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