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Building a kid-friendly: the new Lego exhibition in Canberra

By Ben Faulks

Canberra's Towers of Tomorrow Lego exhibition opened just last week at the National Museum of Australia, and it's wonderland that's sure to make your children's dreams a reality. Not only is it an interactive experience because your kids will be able to contribute to a few of the pieces, but it's also an educational one as the exhibition features 20 of the world's largest skyscrapers. 

Property owners in Canberra and Belconnen will be happy to learn about the museum's recent exhibition. It's one more weekend adventure to add to the list of fun, family-friendly activities to do in this city!

Living the dream as Lego builder 

The leader of the exhibition is Ryan McNaught, whose job is the envy of children everywhere. He is one among fourteen certified Lego professionals around the world. 

"Kids always ask how they can get my job," Mr McNaught told ABC Radio Canberra.

Come see the Lego replicas of architectural masterpieces.

The Lego models on show include the tallest buildings in Australia, the USA, Canada, Asia and the United Arab Emirates. More than 577,000 Lego blocks were used to build all these structures.

The Australian skyscrapers featured are the Eureka Tower in Melbourne, Sydney's Barangaroo Crown Sydney Hotel Resort and Brisbane's Infinity Tower. 

The Empire State Building, the Chrysler Building and Taipei 101 are also there. Of course, the exhibition wouldn't be complete without the tallest building in the world: the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, which is a little more than four metres high as models were built on a scale of 1:200. Every little detail mattered when building these structures, so they brought in actual architects to create plans and models on computers so that they were as accurate as possible.

A hands-on experience for the kids

McNaught said that, above all, his goal is to inspire children. The exhibition is designed to get kids involved and to build their own towers with the 200,000 free blocks lying around. It is highly recommended that you book 45-minute sessions to avoid queues and so that you have enough time to play around.

Your kids can become mini architects for the day.

This is sure to be an activity that the whole family can enjoy. Don't miss out and find out how you can make the most of this limited-time exhibition. Keep a look-out for other great activities at the National Museum that cater to kids' interests. Canberra is a wonderful area to raise children with plenty of fun and educational events going on. If you're interested in living in this family-friendly city, contact a Ray White representative today and we'll be glad to help.

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