Lego Wonders of the World Exhibit: Te Papa Museum

I’ll be honest: I much more enjoy looking at other people’s Lego creations than building my own. I’ve tried my hand in putting those little car ones together before and I did have fun. I just don’t think I have the patience to build a massive Lego structure on my own. Having said that, you can probably imagine how dumbstruck I was to see the things displayed at the Lego Wonders of the World exhibit. I missed out on visiting Legoland when I was in Malaysia, but I made sure S and I dropped by Te Papa Museum when this exhibit opened to the public.

Te Papa Museum entrance

Arc de Triomphe
Arc de Triomphe

It wasn’t a big exhibit, but there was enough to capture our attention for a good hour and a half. The entrance fee of NZ$19.50/adult is admittedly a bit steep, but once you see how much time and effort went into the displays, you’ll realize it’s well worth it. Each Lego structure was amazing in its own way. There’s an info sheet near each one so I highly suggest you read about the people and the reasons behind the featured item. It even tells you how many pieces were used and the number of hours spent in creating the model! Reading about those things was as much a treat as looking at each of the displays. Yes, I’m geeky that way.

Leaning Tower of Pisa
Leaning Tower of Pisa
Big Ben repairs
Big Ben repairs

minecraft on the church of st. basil

Get close to the models and really look at all the nooks and crannies. You might just spot Medusa having a go at karaoke under the Temple of Artemis, or find a well-camouflaged Minecraft creature on the roofs of the Church of St. Basil the Blessed.

The Wonders of the World exhibit runs until 11 February 2018, so there’s still some time to catch it if you haven’t yet. S and I enjoyed it immensely. Now I’m thinking if I should start getting my own Lego sets…

minifigs dining
Dining at Piazza San Marco

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