Summer visitors build LEGO mosaics

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by Kate C
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3 January 2014
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This January we have The Brickman in residence at Melbourne Museum! Ryan McNaught is LEGO® Certified Professional - and yes, that means his job is to play with LEGO®.

Ryan created two mystery mosaics for our visitors to construct over the summer holidays. Thousands of coloured plastic bricks, plus the support rig that holds the mosaics, arrived just before Christmas and the fun began on Boxing Day.

Men unloading from truck. Ryan's crew unloading the pieces of the framework designed to support the mystery mosaics.
Image: Rod Start
Source: Museum Victoria
 

Man assembling frame Assembling the mosaic frames. And what do you use to hold LEGO® baseplates together while you bolt them down? Bits of LEGO®, of course!
Image: Rod Start
Source: Museum Victoria
 

Men with LEGO® Ryan unpacking hundreds of little numbered square plates, which form the mosaic when covered in LEGO® pieces.
Image: Rod Start
Source: Museum Victoria
 

Bits of lego Each of the plates are numbered, colour-coded, and correspond to a space on the mosaic frame.
Image: Rod Start
Source: Museum Victoria
 

visitors doing lego activity in foyer Visitors began constructing the mystery mosaic in the Melbourne Museum foyer on Boxing Day.
Image: Rod Start
Source: Museum Victoria
 

You can come and help fill in the mosaic between 11:00 and 3:00 every day until 26 January as part of the Summer holiday program at Melbourne Museum.

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Tyson and Baden 4 January, 2014 08:40
We added two Lego pieces on New Years Day and are excited to see what we helped create. Will there be a finished photo on the website?
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Erica and Polly 5 January, 2014 20:32
We are hoping to see photos also: maybe after the 26th so the secrets aren't revealed, or maybe photos of the progress that day but only available to view for a day so the fun isn't spoiled for others, as I understand they may be built more than once
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Zahra Azizi 6 January, 2014 01:27
So exiting!!! I'd like to come and put 1 Lego piece and waiting for seeing completed picture...
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Kate C 6 January, 2014 10:56

Hello Tyson and Baden, Erica and Polly, and Zahra,

There is time-lapse footage of the mosaic coming together on the LEGO® Mystery Mosaic event listing, where you can see how it looked when completed. You might even spot yourselves in the crowd!

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