Great Southern LEGO®️ Reef

Part of Wonderwater | 22 December - 4 February

Construct vibrant sea creatures using LEGO®️ bricks

Enter the enchanting world of the Weedy Seadragon! Discover the wonders of the Great Southern Reef – one Australia’s least known, but most astonishing ecosystems – through the joy of LEGO®️ construction. Join us on this building adventure, where every brick brings the underwater realm to life.


Created with the Great Southern Reef Foundation and Ryan “The Brickman” McNaught’s Brickman Team, children (and adults) can construct some of the world’s rarest and most fascinating sea creatures in LEGO®️ bricks. Build one of eight different creatures, or create your own at the ‘free play’ table and them to the shared reef in the centre of the space. From red handfish to striped pyjama squids, let imagination flow like ocean currents


An incredible biodiversity hotspot, the Great Southern Reef is a reef system spanning over 8,000 km, wrapping around Australia's southern coastline, from Kalbarri in Western Australia to the New South Wales-Queensland border. Encompassing different habitats – from kelp forests to seagrass meadows and oyster reefs – the Great Southern Reef is home to iconic species found nowhere else on the planet.



About the contributors:

The Great Southern Reef Foundation
The Great Southern Reef Foundation is run by an independent team of science, media and education professionals working to promote the recognition, stewardship and long-term health of Australia’s kelp forests. Acting as knowledge brokers between science and society, the Foundation’s aim to deeply embed the importance of the Great Southern Reef into Aussie culture.
Ryan "The Brickman" McNaught
Ryan “The Brickman” McNaught, a LEGO®️ Certified Professional - one of only 14 in the world and the only one in the Southern Hemisphere. Ryan and his team created the models for the hugely popular Brickwrecks exhibition, now touring internationally.
Holly Williams 
Holly Williams is a Sydney-based curator and director of creative agency The Curators’ Department. This is her first LEGO(R) exhibition. 



Photos by Tim Pascoe Photography



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