The year is 2530, and humans have long abandoned Earth. LEGO minifigures have risen from the debris, and are now living in intricate civilisations, set inside a series of discarded objects. This imagined future by Perth duo Jackson Harvey and Alex Towler is coming to Melbourne. After winning LEGO Masters Season 2, they’ve channelled their creativity into a unique exhibition for you to explore. RELICS: A New World Rises will open at Melbourne Museum on Friday September 1.
RELICS: A New World Rises at Melbourne Museum
This exhibition was first on display at the South Australian Museum, where it broke attendance records. Now, it’s coming to Melbourne, bigger and more complete than before. Go on a journey of discovery, and see LEGO creations tucked away inside discarded treasures. As the narrative unfolds, you’re encouraged to see the world in a new light, and think about sustainability.
“The LEGO minifigs are the plastic puppets of our stories, and we’ve had so much fun constructing hundreds of narratives with them,” said Jackson Harvey. “We hope people are able to find these stories, and create some of their own.”
There’s 15 different worlds for you to explore. Find minifigures inside a vintage refrigerator, retro arcade, grandfather clock and more. The more you look, the more details you’ll see.
“We are excited to welcome the creations of this dynamic duo to Melbourne Museum in such an imaginative and intriguing exhibition,” said Museums Victoria Director and CEO Lynley Crosswell. “LEGO inspires storytelling in people of all ages, and the exhibition’s messages of conserving the past while looking to the future are enduring ones.”
This interactive exhibition is suitable for all ages. Check it out from Friday September 1 to Sunday January 28.