RELICS: A New World Rises | LEGO® Exhibition | South Australian Museum | 4 Mar – 23 Jul 2023

RELICS: A New World Rises LEGO® Exhibition at the South Australian Museum

LEGO® minifigures take over the South Australian Museum in the world premiere exhibition of RELICS: A New World Rises Exhibition by LEGO® Masters winners Jackson Harvey and Alex Towler. 

Set in the year 2530, long after the world has been abandoned by humans, the exhibition takes visitors to a world where LEGO® minifigures have risen from the debris to build intricate civilisations in discarded and forgotten objects once inhabited or used by humans, reminding us of the impact that we have had on our environment.

Among the ‘relics’ are a marauding band of inventors who have reverse-engineered a grandfather clock to build a time machine, a cryonics facility nestled inside a vintage refrigerator to keep minifigures in a frosty state safe from the effects of climate change, and a retro arcade with airlocks and elevators that connect a series of gaming machines to form a futuristic spaceport.

South Australian Museum Acting Director Justine van Mourik is expecting RELICS to be a big hit with visitors.

Kids will love the number of minifigures and all the little hidden LEGO® details in each of the relics, while the young at heart and anyone who’s ever owned a LEGO® set or a LEGO® minifig will appreciate the creativity, engineering and masterful design used to turn everyday items into one-of-a-kind artistic creations of curious worlds with strange stories to tell.

Co-creator Jackson Harvey said the RELICS exhibition was two years in the making and born out of a desire to create something that pushed the bounds of their imagination using their love of LEGO® and storytelling abilities.

The minifigures are the plastic puppets of our stories, and we’ve had so much fun constructing hundreds of narratives with them. We hope people can find these stories and create some of their own.


  • General Admission $19
  • Child (5-12 years) $14
  • Concession $14
  • Family (2 adults and up to 3 children 5-12 years) $66
  • Child (under 5 years) Free
  • Museum Members $12

RELICS: A New World Rises opens on Saturday 4 March and runs until Sunday 23 July 2023.


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For more information and all enquiries please visit the Relics Exhibitions website.

WhatRELICS: A New World Rises Exhibition

When: 4 March – 23 July 2023 | Open daily 10am – 5pm

Where:  SA Museum | North Terrace, Adelaide

Who:   All Ages

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