June 18, 2013
Sydney’s Nicholson Museum will be exhibiting a Lego reconstruction of the Athenian Acropolis on 6th – 7th July.
Nicholson Museum’s next monumental (Lego) show
Having conquered the Lego Colosseum, the Nicholson Museum have engaged master builder Ryan McNaught (Australia’s only registered Lego builder) to recreate the 5th Century BC Acropolis of Athens, alongside the later Odeon of Herodes Atticus, a large stone amphitheatre built in 161AD. McNaught’s creations will be the centrepiece of this exhibition, which also features ancient Greek archaeological artefacts from the Nicholson Museum’s collection, including sculpture, pottery, and photographs of the Acropolis from the 1890s. There’s also (of course) a designated Lego construction site, for budding builders.
Lego Acropolis will open with a weekend of family activities, on July 6-7, during which visitors can handle ancient artefacts, meet an ancient Greek hoplite soldier, and explore Greek mythology, among other things.
Lego Acropolis details
The University of Sydney
Telephone 02 9351 2274
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