Family of four in awe of LEGO buildings

Brickman Cities: Build the Future

9 March 2024 – 27 October 2024

Recommended for all ages

Queensland Museum Tropics

 Adult $16.50
 Child (3 - 15 years) $12.50
 Concession* $12.50
 Family (2 adults + 2 kids) $47.60
 Group (10 or more adults) $12.50

*on presentation of Concession Card

About the exhibition

Brickman Cities: Build the Future is an immersive LEGO® CITY experience, created by one of the world’s leading LEGO® brick artists and only LEGO® Certified Professional in the southern hemisphere, Ryan ‘Brickman’ McNaught. 

This interactive exhibition showcases the life and architecture of some of the world’s most iconic cities: Sydney, Dubai, London, Tokyo, and New York; at three different historical periods of their development.

From castles and forts to massive skyscrapers, discover the history of the world’s greatest cities and help create your own cities of the future, in the interactive build zone. There are hundreds of thousands of LEGO® bricks for families and children to build their own cities and unique LEGO® creations!

Part WOW factor, part educational, Brickman Cities took Ryan and The Brickman team over 1,500 hours, and 900,000 LEGO bricks to create. Discover the history of the world’s greatest cities and help build the LEGO® Cities of tomorrow at the Brickman Cities exhibition!


Ryan McNaught, aka “Brickman” is one of the world’s leading LEGO® brick artists and the only LEGO® Certified Professional (LCP) in the southern hemisphere. In 2019, Ryan took on the role of judge and LEGO® expert on Australia’s award-winning TV show, LEGO® Masters Australia, which just completed its fifth season – Grand Masters. 

Ryan and his team of highly skilled LEGO® brick model builders and craftspeople at The Brickman have built some of the largest and most detailed LEGO® brick models in the world. With a growing portfolio of work, eight globally touring exhibitions and hundreds of models in museums, galleries, and shopping locations worldwide; there really isn’t anything The Brickman team can’t make out of LEGO® bricks.

Allow 60 minutes to experience the exhibition.

A strictly limited number of Season Passes were available but have now sold out unfortunately.

Visit as a school

Brickman Cities: Build the Future showcases some of the world’s most iconic cities and explores their history through the medium of LEGO® bricks. 

This exhibition is an immersive experience, focussed on learning through play. The centrepiece is an impressive 3m x 4m 1:600 scale model of Lower Manhattan built entirely out of white LEGO®  bricks. Circling Manhattan there are four more great cities of the world: London, Tokyo, Dubai, and Sydney!

Each city is represented with three huge skyscrapers showcasing three different stages of their history, from 1000AD up to the present day and shows how each city has evolved and grown. Part wow factor, part educational, Brickman Cities took over 1,500 hours to build and uses over 900,000 LEGO bricks. 

Brickman Cities features multiple hands-on activities in the exhibition supported by downloadable learning resources available for teachers to use with their students, designed for pre- and post- visit learning and exploration. Don’t miss out on bringing your class to the educational, imaginative and immersive world of Brickman Cities at Queensland Museum Tropics from 9 March - 27 October.

Brickman Cities Education Kit


Bookings are essential for all school and children’s group visits. We recommend you book as far in advance as possible to secure your preferred visit date and time. 

A discounted ticket price of $10 per student is available for the following Self-Led group bookings: 

  • School Group (prep – Year 12) – 10+ students
  • Children’s Group (children aged 3 – 15 years) – 10+ children

School’s experiencing socio-educational disadvantage (ICSEA below 1000) can book discounted exhibition tickets. Please reach out to 

School's Challenge Competition

Queensland Museum Tropics, Townsville invites students in Years 3-6 in the Townsville geographic area to imagine the future of our city in this 4-week Design and Technology challenge! Learn more here.

Free visit for teachers

We invite teachers, early years educators and group supervisors to preview the museum prior to your visit to plan and prepare for your group’s learning experiences. As this exhibition is ticketed, entry fees apply for family members and accompanying guests. Email to arrange your free visit.

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