Sunken Ships in LEGO® Bricks
This exhibition is a unique combination of Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNaught’s stunning LEGO® models, plus real shipwreck objects, hands-on interactives and audio visual experiences that bring to life astonishing shipwreck stories.
Come and try different archaeology techniques, sink the Vasa, rebuild the portico from the Batavia wreck, pilot a remotely-operated-vehicle (ROV) beneath the ice to find the Erebus, see if you’d survive the Titanic sinking, clean oil pollution from a penguin and, of course, build your own LEGO® models.
Wrecks featured in the exhibition
The wrecks featured in the exhibition invite you to look closely and wonder at the many stories locked under the sea, they include:
- The oldest known shipwreck which sank off Uluburun, Turkey, around 1300 BCE;
- A Chinese ship that sank in 1323 near the Shinan islands, South Korea;
- Vasa, a Swedish warship that sank in 1628 in the Stockholm harbour;
- Batavia, a Dutch trading vessel that sank in 1629 off the Houtman Abrolhos, Western Australia;
- HMS Pandora which wrecked in 1791 in the Great Barrier Reef whilst on its way to hunt down the Bounty mutineers;
- HMS Terror and HMS Erebus, both wrecked in 1848 off King William Island, Canada, whilst searching for the North West Passage;
- RMS Titanic, the luxury steamship that sank in the North Atlantic in 1912; and
- MV Rena, the Liberian-flagged container ship that sank at Astrolabe Reef, New Zealand, in 2011.