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Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville, LEGO exhibition smashes attendance records

Posted on: 10 February 2014

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery’s current exhibition Brick by Brick has broken all manner of attendance records since it opened on 13 December, with over 60 000 enthusiastic visitors already recorded. The Gallery’s previous visitation record, which was set during the 2011 Xstrata Children’s Exhibition Zookini, stood at 17 121.

Shane Fitzgerald, Manager of Townsville’s Gallery Services and the exhibition’s Curator, said the exhibition “was a triumph for the Gallery and the region.”

LEGO® products are obviously an icon of popular culture and have had a lasting impression on so many of our lives, as evidenced by the show’s popularity. Brick by Brick showcases historic LEGO® items for the first time in Australia, while tracing the development of the toy throughout the generations.

 

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Developed by Perc Tucker Regional Gallery with information and materials provided by The LEGO® Group, Brick by Brick explores the origins of LEGO® bricks, bringing together the history, design and impact that these products have played upon popular culture.

The exhibition features 53 historical items which have been sent directly from the LEGO® Idea House in Billund, Denmark. These items include early products such as the pull-along duck (1945) and assorted wooden toys, the Ferguson Tractor (1952), the original System of Play set, through to more recent special edition, limited edition, and memorable LEGO® sets.

These items are complemented by a LEGO® building room and video game room, a host of interactive activities, and large-scale sculptures by the Southern Hemisphere’s only LEGO® Certified Professional Ryan McNaught, aka The Brickman.

Brick by Brick is the largest ever exhibition of LEGO® history and products in Townsville, and will continue to thrill the young and young at heart until 23 February.

LEGO, the LEGO logo and the Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group. © 2013 The LEGO Group. All rights reserved. Historical information and material provided by The LEGO Group.

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