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Opening 9 April 2022
HOTA, Home of the Arts on the Gold Coast

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Brick-tionary by Brickman | 9th April 2022, HOTA, Home of the Arts
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Brick-tionary by Brickman | 9th April 2022, HOTA, Home of the Arts

Brickman’s newest lego brick exhibition

journey based on our latest book

Just like Brickman’s latest book, The Bricktionary: The ultimate LEGO® A-Z, our latest exhibition is built to inspire LEGO builders’ imaginations and challenge visitors with new interactive build zones! Filled with over 150 models from the book, the exhibition also includes models from TV’s LEGO Masters Australia, never-seen-before creations and over 45 new models from the imaginations of the Brickman team!

Brick-tionary by Brickman | 9th April 2022, HOTA, Home of the Arts

Featuring an all new interactive build zone

ncounter a brand new interactive experience with our Earthquake Challenge!

We’ve added a whole new level of challenge to our exhibition build zones for Bricktionary! In a Brickman exhibition first, visitors to Bricktionary must build a LEGO® brick model to survive an earthquake! Learn about how to make your LEGO builds strong then test your skills against our Earthquake machine! How long can your build last?

Dragon | Brick-tionary by Brickman

show us your building skills!

eady for the robot revolution?

Take inspiration from Brickman’s 2.4m tall Mech and design your own LEGO® brick robot! It could be a super-fast police robot, or a robot to tidy your room for you! With thousands of LEGO parts to build with, the only limit to your robot is your imagination!

If you can dream it, you can build it!

ake a walk through LEGO A-Z

As part of the Bricktionary exhibition Brickman gave all the builders a chance to build a LEGO® brick model of anything they could think of, showcasing both their skill and passions. From anime to animals, fashion to fantasy and tabletop games to TV shows, there’s something to inspire everyone to get out their LEGO bricks and get building!

Airship
is for...
Airship
Builder:
Darren Ballingall
Number of bricks:
8,753
Number of hours:
130
"The Oneiron" translates to "Ship of Dreams", explore all the curiosities of the old and new worlds in this incredible contraption
Airship
Balloon Dog
is for...
Balloon Dog
Builder:
Eamon Riley
Number of bricks:
13,243
Number of hours:
63
The inspiration for Pop came from the pop art and pop culture genres. Pop takes on a pose that viewers will recognise as an iconic stance for everyone’s favourite balloon animal.
Balloon Dog
Costume
is for...
Costume
Builder:
Eamon Riley
Number of bricks:
3,000
Number of hours:
112.5
My goal was to create something that was completely out of the ordinary, push the boundaries of what LEGO® can do and prove that LEGO is more than just a toy.
Costume
Dragon
is for...
Dragon
Builder:
Mark Curnow
Number of bricks:
10,665
Number of hours:
111
With all the new LEGO® wedge and horn elements out now I thought it was the right time to build the dragon I always wanted to!
Dragon
Eagle
is for...
Eagle
Builder:
Gus McLaren
Number of bricks:
13,388
Number of hours:
90
The aim in my builds is to give LEGO® bricks a perceived sense of motion through a high level of realism.
Eagle
Ford Galaxie 1946
is for...
Ford Galaxie 1946
Builder:
Luke Cini
Number of bricks:
9,575
Number of hours:
95
I picked this car to build as I love the long sleek lines of this era which I thought would also be a great challenge to replicate in LEGO® brick form.
Ford Galaxie 1946
Gnome Castle
is for...
Gnome Castle
Builder:
Darren Ballingall
Number of bricks:
7,850
Number of hours:
112
I've always loved cute fantasy creatures and when I created my first little LEGO brick gnome I knew they needed a castle to live in!
Gnome Castle
Hercules vs Hydra
is for...
Hercules vs Hydra
Builder:
Mark Curnow
Number of bricks:
8,763
Number of hours:
63
Continuing on a theme of mythological creatures and dynamic battles, I delved into one of my favourite childhood themes - Greek myths!
Hercules vs Hydra

the lego® master

ho is Brickman?

The Brickman is a team of skilled LEGO® brick craftspeople led by Ryan McNaught, aka “The Brickman.”  Ryan is a LEGO® Certified Professional, one of only 22 in the world and the only one in the Southern Hemisphere.  Ryan is also the main competition judge on Channel Nine’s blockbuster TV series LEGO Masters Australia beside host Hamish Blake.

Brick-tionary by Brickman | Ryan McNaught
Dog Brick-tionary by Brickman

a covid-safe event

Event information

Bricktionary: The Interactive Exhibition is a whole new type of LEGO® brick experience. Inspired by our latest book, The Bricktionary: the ultimate A-Z of LEGO®, the exhibition not only includes all the creations from the book, it also showcases some of our biggest and latest LEGO brick models, including ones from LEGO Masters Australia that have never been seen by the public before!

With the book as our guide the exhibition also aims to inspire visitors with over 45 models from the minds of the Brickman team, ranging from life-size animals to creations based on the builder’s favourite things, from anime to animals, fashion to fantasy!

With over 200 individual models on display, brand new interactive challenges, and over 1 million LEGO bricks to build with, Bricktionary: The Interactive Exhibition has something to spark everyone’s creativity and inspire them to build their imaginations!

It is strongly recommended to pre-book to secure a preferred session time.
The safety of patrons and staff is top priority, and Bricktionary: The Interactive Exhibition will operate with a commitment to a COVID safe environment including capped visitor numbers, physical distancing measures and sanitiser stations onsite.

Frequently asked questions

What are the COVID-19 precautions?

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To keep everyone safe while at HOTA we have a COVID Safe plan. All visitors to HOTA are required to be fully vaccinated in line with the Queensland Government health directive. Please make sure you keep up to date with Queensland Government guidelines at health.qld.gov.au.

View our COVID Safe Plan here.

What is the price for tickets?

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All prices will be listed on Ticketek. All prices include GST but booking fees apply.

Adult $19.50

Child (3-15 years) $12.50

Family (Admits 4: 2 adults + 2 children or 1 adult + 3 children) $59

Concession (Students, Pensioners, Seniors) $17.50

 

Do not buy tickets from unauthorised re-sellers. You risk buying fraudulent or invalid tickets.

What is your refund policy?

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Under normal circumstances we would try and move tickets to another day, however if that is not possible ( due to COVID or other situations) then a full refund will be available.

What are the opening hours?

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The HOTA Gallery is open 10am-5pm daily, with the exhibition normally open from 10am and the last session going in at 4pm

Please check the Ticketek website for session times as they are subject to change.

Session times – how long can we stay in session?

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We normally recommend 30-90 minutes to explore the exhibition's models and try all the build activities.

Do you accept Companion Cards?

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As an affiliate of the Queensland Government’s Companion Card program, HOTA provide Companion Card holders a second ticket for their chosen companion at no cost.

What if I need to change my tickets?

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To change your tickets you will need to contact Ticketek- you can complete their online form here

It is under help on their website.

Group bookings

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For 11 or more tickets, contact Ticketek’s group/premium products team HERE.

Can you buy tickets at the door?

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Tickets are available to buy at the door, but we encourage you to buy tickets online before you arrive to ensure you can secure tickets for your preferred session time, as many are selling out, especially in the mornings and on weekends.

From what age will children be charged for entry?

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Children three years and over will be charged entry.

If I buy a family pass can it be used for 1 adult and 3 children?

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Yes, a family is classified as either 2 adults + 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children.

Why can't I book when a session says it is 'available'?

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Unfortunately because sessions are selling out so fast and have strict capacity limits to comply with COVID rules, sometimes there were only a handful of slots left in a session- so it may say "available" but if your ticket order was for more than is available, then it won’t let you proceed. If you can’t even get 2 tickets, then that means there’s only 1 slot ( 1 person) left available in those sessions for example. When you go into a session, if it says “limited availability” at the top, that means there is less than 10 slots left, most likely less than 5.
Due to current Victorian Health Department requirements Ticketek are also unable to process more than 6 people through in one transaction- so if you need tickets for more than 6 you will need to do them in a second transaction.

What is the age limit for children’s tickets?

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The age limit for children's tickets is under 16 years old.

Are food and drinks allowed?

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Food and beverages are not permitted in our galleries or exhibition spaces to ensure the preservation of our important collections.

HOTA Café is the perfect place to unwind and connect with old friends and new-see more here.
Situated in the stunning HOTA Gallery, Palette offers a unique blend of art and food on the Gold Coast- see more here.

What if I've lost something at the exhibtion?

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Any property that is found at HOTA is handed into our HOTA Central Hello Desk where it is logged and stored safely. To check if your item has been found, you can contact the Hello Desk via email hello@hota.com.au

Are there ATM’s nearby?

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There’s an ATM next to the Box Office in the HOTA Central foyer

Is there wheelchair and pram access?

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HOTA is committed to providing access to the performing arts for visitors with special needs. Please call Box Office on 5588 4000 to book your tickets.
Read more here.

What are the Parking and Transport Options?

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Parking, including wheelchair accessible parking, is available at the HOTA – but it’s limited. There are two main carparks, one in front of HOTA Central and a second carpark directly in front of HOTA Gallery. See the map below for details. Visitors may park at HOTA for up to four hours free of charge. For parking longer than four hours, payment can be made via a parking machine on site, or via the EasyPark mobile app. Parking is managed by City of Gold Coast. Click here for full details on parking at HOTA. If you have any queries please contact City of Gold Coast on 1300 322 111.

Ride the G:link to Surfers Paradise and walk across Chevron Island which takes around 20 minutes – search ridetheg.com.au. Catch a bus – call 13 12 30 or search translink.com.au for timetable information. Jump on the ferry – search hopo.com.au for more information. If you live locally you could walk, ride or even skateboard there! Or you can come by taxi – gccabs.com.au.

Are we able to take photographs?

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Most definitely, although commercial photography is not permitted

Will Ryan be at the event?

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Ryan will be visiting the exhibition periodically for special events-stay tuned to our social media for updates!