Sydney Harbour Icons

Sydney Harbour Icons with LEGO Bricks, was a world-premiere exhibition at the Museum of Sydney which finished on 31 July 2016.

Australia’s only certified LEGO professional Ryan McNaught recreated Sydney Harbour’s most iconic and visionary structures, as well as some of its most famous moments, bringing to life the spectacle of Sydney Harbour in colourful LEGO bricks with a series of playful installations incorporating world-first fireworks, lights, movement and almost 1000 minifigs.

Guests saw a flotilla of harbour watercraft including Sydney to Hobart maxi yachts, a tug boat, P&O cruise ship and the Endeavour tall ship, as well as a cross section through the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall.

Visitors marvelled at the giant model of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, made from over 130,000 LEGO bricks, and complete with traffic, pedestrians, criss-crossing commuter trains and the Harbour Tunnel underneath. Suspended above the exhibition was a trio of exploding LEGO fireworks. Visitors had fun exploring the intricate detail within Ryan’s LEGO creations; discovering minifigs at the opera, on a cruise, having fun at Luna Park and climbing the harbour bridge. Perhaps even spotting a Sydney celebrity or two amongst the sea of bricks.

Please note: this is a PAST exhibition.

Exhibition partners

Major partner

Major partner, Museum of Sydney

Past exhibition

  • 7 November 2015 - 31 July 2016