LEGO Australia reveals LEGO Minifigure recreations of the top ten Aussie moments from the past 50 years, as voted by the nation.
In an exciting photographic gallery, Creating History is a showcase of the nation’s fondest nostalgic moments on display now at LEGOfestival.com.au
. From unforgettable sporting milestones, iconic Aussie films and significant occasions – the following moments are now immortalised forever:
- 2012: Australian racehorse Black Caviar is undefeated in 22 races
- 2011: Cadel Evans wins the Tour de France
- 2004: Steve Irwin feeds a crocodile with one hand, while cradling hisbaby son in the other
- 2002: Steven Bradbury wins gold in the men's 1000m speed skating at the Winter Olympics
- 2000: Nikki Webster stars in the Opening Ceremony of the Sydney Olympics
- 2000: Cathy Freeman wins gold in 400m at the Sydney Olympics
- 1997: The Castle film receives widespread acclaim
- 1983: America's Cup victory for Australia ends US domination
- 1979: Mad Max, an Australian post-apocalyptic film starring Mel Gibson, is released
- 1973: Sydney Opera House opens
In July, the Australian public was invited to choose from 25 moments over a three-week period. Almost 14,000 votes were cast, and esteemed British photographer Mike Stimpson has spent weeks recreating the top ten in a playful and fun way using LEGO Minifigures.
Mike Stimpson said; “Creating historical moments with LEGO Minifigures is a great passion of mine, and I’ve had a lot of fun taking these moments that Aussies hold are so dear to them and turning them into fun and playful LEGOMinifigure versions.”
Creating History is the latest activation to be announced as part of this year’s LEGO Festival of Play, a series of digital, social and experiential events all paying homage to the humble LEGO brick and its 50-year milestone in Australia.
Creative Concept: Host and One Green Bean
PR & Community Management: One Green Bean
Project Management: One Green Bean
Photographer: Mike Stimpson