Did you know there was such a thing as a certified LEGO® professional? Well, there is, and there’s only 12 in the world. One of them is Australian Ryan Mcnaught, whose recent project is now on exhibition at the Museum of Sydney. Part of Sydney Living Museum’s program, the Towers of Tomorrow recreates 18 tall and extraordinary buildings from Australia and Asia. Some are engineering head-turners while others are technical marvels.
LEGO master Ryan Mcnaught working on Marina Bay Sands model
Some of these eye-popping giants, like the Shanghai Tower, pioneer new ways of living, while others like Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands are instant global landmarks. Some are green, others lean. Some are strange and other-worldly, others are breathtakingly beautiful.
Sydney Tower, sky-high and up close
This is a study in architectural construction, with some models standing over 3 metres high, in stunning architectural detail and playful use of colours and textures. They will inspire kids and big kids alike to create their own ‘towers of tomorrow’, with over 200,000 loose LEGO® bricks on hand. You can build your own towering creation and add it to the colourful futuristic metropolis rising in the heart of the exhibition.
Eureka Tower and Central Park Tower, up close
Towers of Tomorrow runs until 12 July
Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums