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Sydney Icons in Lego

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Waaaay back in January, immediately after seeing Nathan Sawaya's Art of the Brick, I took a train (it was free. and it was hot.) from Central to Circular Quay, had a quick bite to eat, hacked some portals and went to the Museum of Sydney to see Sydney Icons in Lego, by Ryan McNaught.  It was a bit of a strange exhibition in that as well as the Lego displays (which were awesome), there was thousands of Lego bricks to play with. So while each session was an hour, most of the kids took a quick look at the displays then started playing with the Lego.  I just tried to get photos, which sometimes proved difficult with lots of kids heads in the way.  

Museum of Sydney
Museum of Sydney

Opera House in Lego
Opera House in Lego

Opera House in Lego
Opera House in Lego

Front of Opera House
Front of Opera House

Steps of the Opera House
Steps of the Opera House

Interior of the Opera House
Interior of the Opera House

Darth Vader and Chancellor Palpatine attend a show at the Opera House
Darth Vader and Chancellor Palpatine attend a show at the Opera House

Endeavour and Opera House
Endeavour and Opera House

HMS Endeavour in Lego
HMS Endeavour in Lego

Sydney Harbour Bridge in Lego
Sydney Harbour Bridge in Lego

Sydney Harbour Bridge in Lego
Sydney Harbour Bridge in Lego

Harbour Bridge deck
Harbour Bridge deck

Bridge climbers
Bridge climbers

Reckon that's Paul Hogan painting the Harbour Bridge?
Reckon that's Paul Hogan painting the Harbour Bridge?

Accident in the Harbour Tunnel
Accident in the Harbour Tunnel

Pacific Aria in Lego
Pacific Aria in Lego

Pacific Aria in Lego
Pacific Aria in Lego

Pacific Aria cutaway
Pacific Aria cutaway

Pacific Aria cutaway
Pacific Aria cutaway

Pacific Aria cutaway
Pacific Aria cutaway

Pacific Aria cutaway
Pacific Aria cutaway

Pacific Aria cutaway
Pacific Aria cutaway

Jack and Rose and some random on the prow of the Pacific Aria
Jack and Rose and some random on the prow of the Pacific Aria

Galley of the Pacific Aria
Galley of the Pacific Aria

Partying on the Pacific Aria
Partying on the Pacific Aria

Swimming on the Pacific Aria
Swimming on the Pacific Aria

Someone having a shower on the Pacific Aria
Someone having a shower on the Pacific Aria

Sydney Harbour yachts
Sydney Harbour yachts

Sydney Harbour yachts
Sydney Harbour yachts

Luna Park in Lego
Luna Park in Lego

Luna Park in Lego
Luna Park in Lego

Luna Park in Lego
Luna Park in Lego

Luna Park in Lego
Luna Park in Lego

Luna Park in Lego
Luna Park in Lego

Luna Park in Lego
Luna Park in Lego

Channel 7 helicopter
Channel 7 helicopter

Bricks!
Bricks!

Waaaaaay back in January I saw another one of Nathan Sawaya's Lego exhibitions in Sydney.  This one had a DC Comics theme, so lots of comics and super heroes.  It was at the Powerhouse Museum, and very nicely they let you take photos.  And they didn't overcrowd each session, so it was possible to get photos without a thousand kids heads in the way.

Nathan's trademark yellow man, done like the Joker
Art of the Brick

Batman
Art of the Brick

Wonder Woman and Superman
Art of the Brick

Justice League of America
Art of the Brick

Action Comics
Art of the Brick

Green Lantern
Art of the Brick

Superman
Art of the Brick

Trident
Art of the Brick

Detail in the trident - fish, starfish and crabs!
Art of the Brick

Flash Forward
Art of the Brick

Cobblepot
Art of the Brick

Superman (I really liked the mosaic that made the mirror)
Art of the Brick

Mosaics of comic book covers, and the original covers

Art of the Brick Art of the Brick

Art of the Brick Art of the Brick

Cowl Collection
Art of the Brick

Joker
Art of the Brick

This completely black sculpture of Batman looked transparent because of the way the light reflected.  A photo doesn't capture this.
Art of the Brick

Next to Batman is a Batman logo
Art of the Brick

Inside the logo is all different kinds of bats and Batman weapons
Art of the Brick

The Batmobile
Art of the Brick

Art of the Brick

Check out the detail in the wheels!
Art of the Brick

Art of the Brick

So what else has been happening?

On Tuesday night we went and tried the bar under A. Baker.  We had a beer each, which were local beers.  As we were sitting there I noticed a Clonkilla wine on the shelves.  So I asked the bar tender if all the drinks there were Australian (excepting maybe the spirits of course).  But he said that the majority of drinks were in fact Australian - certainly the wines and beers, and where possible from near the Canberra region.  Even a lot of the spirts were Australian, although they did have some imports for the Scotches and Tequila.  We'll have to go back some time and sample some other stuff.

A Baker

After a drink we met up with Stu's old friend Katie in Dickson for dinner.  We got a selection of bits and pieces that included dumplings and pork buns and peking duck.

Dickson Dumpling House

Last night we went with Neil to the "Mapping our World" exhibit at the National Library.  It was good but a bit too crowded - really hard to get up close to read the info boards.  And it probably should have been called "Mapping Australia" because that's what it mostly focussed on.  It finished off with a lot of Captain Cook and Matthew Flinders' maps of Australia.  

National Library

Fra Mauro World Map

Captain Cook Botany Bay

Captain Cook New South Wales

Captain Cook New South Wales

Matthew Flinders Port Phillip Bay

Matthew Flinders Australia

Then we came home and watched The Shipping News.

I had a terrible week for sleeping.  Sunday/Monday/Tuesday I simply couldn't get to sleep and was a zombie most of the week.  On Wednesday I was desperate and took everything in the house that might help me sleep, including magnesium, a "sleep" vitamin pill, a valdoxan and a shot of scotch.  It had the desired effect and I got to sleep very quickly for once.  Although I woke up at 5am. Sigh.  Thursday night after drinks was also much better, although woke up at 4am with hurty so that ruined that.  Last night I finally got a good night's sleep - getting to sleep early and waking up late.  

The Art of the Brick

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While in Sydney I went along to Nathan Sawaya's Lego exhibition "The Art of the Brick" at the Town Hall.  It was pretty crowded with kids but was otherwise awesome, and unlike the money-hungry Warner Bros you were allowed to take photos at this exhibition.  Which made it all kinds of wonderful.

Nathan Sawaya's Art of the Brick
Nathan Sawaya's Art of the Brick
Nathan Sawaya's Art of the Brick
"Blue Guy Sitting"
Nathan Sawaya's Art of the Brick
"Mask"
Nathan Sawaya's Art of the Brick
"Mask".  This kind of full face mask is called a Bauta.
Nathan Sawaya's Art of the Brick
Nathan Sawaya's Art of the Brick
"Untitled"
Nathan Sawaya's Art of the Brick
"Untitled"
Nathan Sawaya's Art of the Brick
"Courtney Yellow"
Nathan Sawaya's Art of the Brick
"Parthenon"
Nathan Sawaya's Art of the Brick
"The Artist's View"
Nathan Sawaya's Art of the Brick
"Untitled"
Nathan Sawaya's Art of the Brick
"Swimmer"
Nathan Sawaya's Art of the Brick
"Peaces"
Nathan Sawaya's Art of the Brick
"Yellow"
Nathan Sawaya's Art of the Brick
"Hands".  The sculptor's worst nightmare: living without the use of his hands.
Nathan Sawaya's Art of the Brick
"Skulls"
Nathan Sawaya's Art of the Brick
"Rain"
Nathan Sawaya's Art of the Brick
"Apples"
Nathan Sawaya's Art of the Brick
"T-Rex".  This piece took Nathan 80,000 Lego bricks and an entire summer to create.
Nathan Sawaya's Art of the Brick
"Sing"
Nathan Sawaya's Art of the Brick
"Untitled"
Nathan Sawaya's Art of the Brick
"Globe"
Nathan Sawaya's Art of the Brick
Nathan Sawaya's Art of the Brick
"Thinker"
Nathan Sawaya's Art of the Brick


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