2 of 2 - Lego Pompeii and the Nicholson Museum / by Anthony Gibbins

In February, Legonium episode 7, Claudia will be visiting Pompeii. This has been made possible by the incredible Lego Pompeii that forms part of the collection of the Nicholson Museum. Sydney University’s Nicholson Museum has a proud (if recent) tradition of displaying historical Lego models. In 2012 they displayed a wonderful Lego Colosseum, and in 2014 the Athenian Acropolis. Both were built by LEGO Professional Builder Ryan McNaught. Both brought in a huge number of visitors who otherwise may not have visited the museum. The latest model is their most ambitious by far; Pompeii. In Legonium episode 7 Claudia will visit Lego Pompeii. Here is a little about the model from the Nicholson Museum’s website.

LEGO Pompeii, one of the largest LEGO historical models ever built, is on display in the Nicholson Museum, constructed by LEGO Professional Builder Ryan McNaught aka The Brickman. The model includes Pompeii as it was at the moment of destruction in 79AD, as it was when rediscovered in the 1700s, and as it is today.

As with our LEGO Colosseum and our LEGO Acropolis the model incorporates fact and fiction, history and pop culture. Be on the look out for...

                  Admiral of the Fleet Pliny the Elder

                  Pink Floyd in concert at the Amphiteatre

                  Mozart feeling inspired in the Temple of Isis

                  Archaeologist Steven Ellis

                  Doctor Who and his TARDIS

                  Vulcanologist and antiquarian Sir William Hamilton

                    'Indiana Bones' Estelle Lazer

Soon, breakfast completed, the two amicae rose and embraced. I will send a letter to you,’ Claudia said.