LEGO Model Icebreaker Ship | South Australian Museum

See the LEGO Icebreaker Ship RSV Nuyina at the South Australian Museum

A massive LEGO model of Australia’s new icebreaker RSV Nuyina has anchored in the South Australian Museum’s foyer after sailing across the sea from the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

The model is on loan from the Australian Antarctic Division and was brought to life in LEGO by Ryan “The Brickman” McNaught. It’s 3.2 metres long, uses 117,612 LEGO bricks and took a team of three people 328 hours to build and most recently it was featured on the hit TV show LEGO Masters Australia.

The inspiration to build the model came to Mr McNaught while he was in Hobart in 2016 where he learned that a new icebreaker was under construction. RSV Nuyina is the main lifeline to Australia’s research stations and the central platform of our Antarctic and Southern Ocean scientific research. ‘Nuyina’ (pronounced noy-yee-nah) means ‘southern lights’ in palawa kani, the language of Tasmanian Aboriginal People.

LEGO RSV Nuyina will dock at the Museum for the next year in the Museum’s foyer. Admission is free. An extensive program of LEGO and polar inspired events are planned for the July school holidays at the Museum and as part of the Illuminate Festival.

About the “Brickman”

Brickman is a team of skilled LEGO® brick artists and craftspeople led by Ryan McNaught, aka “The Brickman”. He is a LEGO® Certified Professional, one of only 21 in the world and the only one in the Southern Hemisphere. In 2019 he joined Channel Nine’s new hit TV show LEGO Masters Australia as the main competition judge alongside host Hamish Blake.

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the SA Museum website.

What:     LEGO Icebreaker Ship RSV Nuyina

When:    Museum opening times: 10am–5pm, including weekends and all public holidays except Christmas Day and Good Friday.

Where:  Located in the SA Museum foyer, North Terrace, Adelaide

Who:      LEGO fans

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

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