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When

Until 11 May 2025

9 am to 5 pm daily

Location

Gallery 1

Audience

Everyone

Pack your curiosity, leave behind the textbooks and join us for an unforgettable experience, where breakthroughs are built, one LEGO brick at a time!

CURIOSITY: Building Breakthroughs in LEGO® Bricks is a hands-on learning experience that brings science and history to life in a collaboration between world-famous LEGO Certified Professional Ryan ‘Brickman’ McNaught and Questacon.

Join Brickman for a look inside the exhibition...

Show Transcript

[Music plays and an image appears of a medium view of various space Lego display models, and then a white “Curiosity” sign bubble appears in the centre, and the Lego logo in the bottom right with text: Lego Certified Professional, Ryan McNaught]

[Image changes to show a medium view of Ryan McNaught walking into view from the right smiling, talking and gesturing to the camera, and text appears: Ryan ‘Brickman’ McNaught, Lego® Certified Professional]

Ryan McNaught: Hello, Ryan McNaught here. Or you probably know me as Brickman. I’ve got some huge news. Our brand new exhibition, Curiosity, is now open. 

[Image changes to show a medium view of Ryan talking and gesturing to the camera, and then the image changes to show Ryan turning and walking away towards two large 3D planet Lego display models which are behind him]

Why don’t we take a sneak peek? Let’s go. 

[Music plays as image moves through following a medium side view of Ryan slightly crouching, touching and studying a large planet display model]

[Image moves through following Ryan in fast forwarded motion turning around and walking to a large 3D Lego robot vehicle model, and a side view of Ryan talking about the robot]

[Image moves following Ryan in a fast forwarded motion walking past a 2D display of a USA flag next to a robot moon landing, and Ryan touching the purple wall with coloured Lego pieces and smiling]

[Image moves following Ryan in a fast forwarded motion turning and walking past various displays to a large 3D Lego duck pond with lily pads, and Ryan picking up two individual Lego ducks and placing them on a large Lego built duck]

[Image moves following Ryan in a fast forwarded motion turning and walking with arms wide to a giant 3D Lego man, and then Ryan opening his mouth wide with surprise] 

[Image moves following Ryan in a fast forwarded motion walking past various Lego displays to a giant 3D Lego toy abacus, and then Ryan going behind the display and sliding a few counters on the abacus]

[Image changes to show in fast forwarded motion a quick glance around the room, and then the image changes to show a close view of Ryan looking at a small 3D Lego display of stacked books below a laptop]

[Image changes to show in fast forwarded motion Ryan looking at a long 3D Lego display of various bridges while walking towards the camera]

[Image changes to show Ryan talking and gesturing to the camera]

Curiosity is now open. So come on down and let’s play.

 

[Music plays and the image changes to show a purple Lego background, and the Lego Certified Professional, Australian Government and Questacon logos and text appears: Building breakthroughs in LEGO® bricks, Ryan McNaught, Curiosity, Book now]

Designed by Brickman, one of the world’s leading LEGO brick artists and the only LEGO Certified Professional in the southern hemisphere; Brickman and his team have meticulously crafted this unforgettable experience in a form that’s as playful as it is profound. Each LEGO creation is a testament to the power of curiosity, inviting visitors to engage, explore, and reimagine the past through a lens of creativity. 

Families, kids and adults alike will be taken on an exhilarating exploration of scientific knowledge, technological advancements, engineering feats and mathematical wonders, recreated in stunning detail with the versatile magic of LEGO bricks. 

Whether you're a history buff, an aspiring innovator, or just someone looking for a unique and entertaining experience, CURIOSITY is your ticket to a world of wonder.

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Visitors to Curiosity by Brickman are learning more about science all around us. There are five different Mystery Mosaics on rotation in the exhibition, which mosaic did you help create?

Don't miss...

The 7.5 metre tall NASA Space Launch System rocket made from LEGO® bricks in the Questacon foyer.

LEGO® Braille bricks have been integrated throughout CURIOSITY, helping to make the exhibition accessible to visitors with low vision or blindness and their accompanying families and carers, thanks to a partnership with Vision Australia.

For more information, see Accessibility at Questacon.