Tickets are available online as well as at the door. Cash and EFTPOS is available for door sales.
When purchasing online, the tickets are grouped grouped into half an hour timeslots. This is in order to manage entry numbers so the exhibition isn't crowded and everyone has the chance to see the exhibits. Once entered, you are welcome to stay in the venue for as long as you please.
Parking is available through Gate 4, off Brooklyn Road. Parking is $5 cash only.
The exhibition opens from 9am each day and concludes at 4pm.
Ever wondered if an orca could make it as far up the Waikato as Hamilton? Answer: Yes! This most amazing phenomenon is about to happen as a 3m tall orca lands on the city as part of the spectacular Brickman Awesome exhibition these July school holidays.
After completing a stunningly successful season at Auckland Museum, which saw over 100,000 attendees, this world-class exhibition produced by LEGO® Certified Professional Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNaught’s will open at Claudelands Events Centre in Hamilton on 3 July, running through to 1 August. The centrepiece attraction is the ORCA model, which has been built with over 14,200 LEGO and DUPLO® bricks.
The giant orca model is just one of 37 awe-inspiring creations constructed over 5,000 hours from just under one million LEGO® bricks. Another of the most ‘awesome’ models in the exhibition is the world’s first life-size LEGO® brick Harley-Davidson, which will be showcased alongside a number of record-breaking models, including the largest ever LEGO® brick Caterpillar 797 dump truck!
Visitors will be forgiven for thinking they have stepped inside a zoo, as they find themselves surrounded by a LEGO® brick kangaroo, koala, Emperor penguins and even a full-sized LEGO® brick Australian saltwater crocodile, weighing over 60kgs and built using more than 40,000 LEGO® bricks.
Marking Ryan’s third exhibition made entirely from LEGO® bricks, Brickman Awesome also showcases the tallest LEGO® model in the Southern Hemisphere – a NASA SLS rocket standing at a whopping 7.5m tall and built from more than 450,000 bricks! Taking more than 500 hours to create, Ryan has pushed LEGO® building boundaries by installing an in-built lighting system giving the effect that the rocket is blasting off into space.
Corner of Brooklyn Road and Heaphy Terrace