LEGO MOUNT PANORAMA – WAHLUU MODEL - MEDIA RELEASE
These LEGO models tell the stories of the cultural significance and history of Mount Panorama – Wahluu and its evolution into one of the best known racing facilities in Australia. At the Museum we have included information about how the mountain formed and geology of the region.
In 2016 Bathurst Regional Art Gallery (BRAG) commissioned Ryan ‘the Brickman’ McNaught, to build two LEGO models, one of the top of Mount Panorama – Wahluu and the other of the Mount Panorama - Wahluu Pit Straight.
Ryan ‘the Brickman’ McNaught is one of only 14 LEGO certified professionals in the world, and the only one in the Southern Hemisphere. The models were built in The Brickman’s Melbourne studio over a few weeks by a team of LEGO builders. There are a total of 18 well known stories about the history of the site included in the two models, each created from photographs, track diagrams and local details.
The exhibition is free with Museum entry or if you want to visit the LEGO exhibition only, the cost is $5 per child per day to ‘play’. Bookings will only be taken for groups of 10+. Parents are welcome to join in however, all children must be accompanied by an adult.
The LEGO Mount Panorama - Wahluu Model will be on exhibition at the Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum from 7 April until 24 July 2017.
This is a Bathurst Regional Art Gallery touring exhibition.