LEGO® lovers look out! Direct from a blockbuster summer at Te Papa, Ryan McNaught (aka Brickman) one of only fourteen LEGO Certified Professionals globally, will bring some of the world’s most iconic landmarks and masterpieces made exclusively from LEGO bricks to Auckland Museum from Friday 30 March to Sunday 14 May 2018.
Ryan McNaught and his team have spent a jaw-dropping 4,944 hours building the 50 LEGO masterpieces that will be on display including the Taj Mahal, Michelangelo’s Statue of David, The Great Wall of China, the Empire State Building (complete with King Kong), the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Arc de Triomphe.
Visitors will be taken on a historical journey through time, with the opportunity to discover more about each attraction – real life and LEGO life! Ryan will also be enlisting the building skills of the public to help with some of the model making, creating a truly interactive and imaginative experience.
Brickman: Wonders of the World
When: Friday 30 March to Sunday 14 May 2018
Where: Special Exhibitions Hall, Auckland Museum
Tickets: On sale from Monday 26 February at Ticketek.co.nz
See Bug Lab, an interactive science exhibition at Auckland Zoo, developed by Te Papa and Weta Workshop in the summer school holidays.
Featuring giant 3-D bug models within four magical chambers, Bug Lab is a spectacularly interactive and immersive experience for all ages that offers visitors the unique opportunity to learn from the genius of bugs.
Enter the ‘operating theatre’ of the iridescent jewel wasp and watch her turn a cockroach into a zombie – to feed the kids of course. Help the Japanese honeybees defeat the giant hornet, their greatest enemy. The kids (and the adults too) can test themselves against the bugs with games of skill.
Every bug has a secret, and your families goal is to discover it at Bug Lab. Precision flight, mind control, swarm intelligence... bugs did it all first, and they’re still doing it better. What would the future look like if humans could match their brilliance?
Bug Lab is on at Auckland Zoo from Wednesday 20 December 2017. Bug Lab sessions are booked in one hour time slots, so it is advisable to book your tickets here ahead of your visit to ensure you get to go to Bug Lab on the day you visit. Children under 15 years old must be accompanied by an adult to visit Bug Lab.
For more information see: www.aucklandzoo.co.nz/bug-lab
Downtown Auckland will be taken over by incredible busking talent from 26 to 29 January 2018, including an international line-up that festival producers have been trying to snag for years. Auckland International Buskers Festival 2018 brings acrobatics, magic, comedy, dance and unicycles to the masses for an unmissable four days of glorious street theatre.
A dozen astonishing performers will entertain audiences away with shows that embody everything great about going to a modern circus and everything fun about outdoor performing.
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