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Head’s up LEGO lovers, a LEGO Exhibition is happening in Sydney and that means it’s time to channel your inner master builder and make EVERYTHING awesome with LEGO.

If the words “LEGO” aren’t enough to get you excited then listen up. The Brick Man Experience is landing in Sydney and Melbourne from 27 June 2015 in the ultimate display of LEGO extravagance showcasing certified (yup, certified) LEGO professional (or master builder as we like to call him) Ryan McNaught and his incredible collection of LEGO creations. We’re talking 60+ works made from 5+ million LEGO bricks. He and his team will be giving the intel on how to build the most badass models using the loveable bricks.

What: The Brickman Experience / Ryan McNaught

Where: Sydney (Town Hall)

When: 27 June - 12 July 2015

Tickets: The Brickman Experience

Hone your brick-building skills a.k.a. buy LEGO now

Before you head to the show, there’s one thing you should do: get off your double-decker couch and start honing those brick-building skills.

STEP ONE: Buy some LEGO

Here are the top three online shops to start your collection:

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David Jones

Just like LEGO, David Jones is a household name and one that stocks literally hundreds of different LEGO sets and ranges from the kid-friendly City range to the more complex Star Wars ranges.

Buy LEGO from David Jones


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OzGameShop

For lovers of toys and games in general, OzGameShop has it all - including its bevy of LEGO bricks and sets. Their stock leans more to the “difficult” side of things and include Minecraft, Marvel Superheroes and Harry Potter to name a few heavy hitters.

Buy LEGO from OzGameShop


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oo.com.au

The online department store has everything - including the LEGO kitchen sink. Well, not literally, but it does stock a healthy range of LEGO bricks. Build little imaginations with the Playmobil, Disney Princesses and Disney DUPLO ranges. Then, feed your obsession with a LEGO Movie or Star Wars set for yourself.

STEP TWO: Get some expert tips

Going rogue and “winging” it is fun, but what of that feeling of ultimate satisfaction you get when you build something like this? masterbuildersintraining Yeah, you know what we’re talkin’ about. Now, train up to be a master builder with these bricktastic idea books:

The Lego Ideas Book
The Book Depository
Brick City
Wordery
The LEGO Build-It Book: More Amazing Vehicles
Booktopia

STEP THREE: Build your collection

We don’t need to tell you twice that once you start building, you can’t stop. Welcome our favourite and most coveted LEGO sets you can buy online right now:

LEGO City Demolition Site
David Jones
LEGO Super Heroes Batman: Man-Bat Attack
ozgameshop.com
LEGO Simpsons House
David Jones
LEGO Movie Metalbeard's Sea Cow
David Jones

STEP FOUR: Why stop at LEGO sets when there are games and accessories, too?

With the latest installment of Batman 3 landing in a (Gotham) city near you we couldn’t help but drop these hot little games into our shopping carts.

LEGO Batman 3 Beyond Gotham on PS3
ozgameshop.com
LEGO Batman DC Superheroes Lamp
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LEGO Storage Bricks
ThinkGeek

STEP FIVE: Visit LEGOLAND

To date there are seven LEGOlands in the world. Which ones can you tick off? Pssst - for those of you afraid to fly, there’s a Facebook page going around dubbed “Bring LEGOland to Australia”. legoinlineaustraliawhat You know the drill. In the meantime, get thee to a theme park immediately!


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LEGOLAND California

California’s installment of LEGOLAND is block full of mariachi bands and Mexican hats. It’s only 60km north of San Diego and sports over 60 rides for kids and kidults. Stay one day, or stay longer. We know which we’re more inclined to do.

Where: Just off Interstate 5, in the seaside village of Carlsbad

Resorts: LEGOLAND California, LEGOLAND Water Park, Sea Life Aquarium

Opening hours: Varies between seasons but is generally open from 10am-5pm in winter and 9am-8pm in summer. See the schedule for details.

Price: $89 (adult, walkup, 1-day LEGOLAND only). Save with an early online order.

Visit and stay at LEGOLAND California

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LEGOLAND Dubai

Dubai is quickly growing to the destination of the UAE with architectural wonder Burj Khalifah one of TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Landmarks in the World in 2015. Soon kids will love the city too as it’s penned to get its very own LEGOLAND in 2016.

Where: Jebel Ali

Resorts: TBA

Opening hours: TBA

Price: TBA

Visit and stay at LEGOLAND Dubai (stay tuned)

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LEGOLAND Florida

The biggest drawcard to make Florida the first LEGOLAND on your list is the fact that it’s the largest. At 150ha it’s a mammoth display of interactive LEGO awesomeness over 50+ rides, shopping precincts botanical garden and waterpark.

Where: One LEGOLAND Way, Winter Haven Florida

Resorts: LEGOLAND Florida, LEGOLAND Water Park

Opening hours: Seasonal but generally open from 10am-5pm (winter) and 9am-8pm (summer). See the schedule for details.

Price: $89 (adult, walkup, 1-day LEGOLAND only). Save with an early online order.

Visit and stay at LEGOLAND Florida

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LEGOLAND Billund

Denmark’s #1 attraction according to TripAdvisor reviews has that unmistakable touch of “Danishness” to it with displays of Copenhagen’s brightly coloured houses being featured alongside rides like the LEGO X-Wing Starfighter and LEGO Friends Rooms.

Where: Nordmarksvej 9, 7190 Billund, Denmark

Resorts: LEGOLAND Billund

Opening hours:March and November 10am-6pm (extended hours may apply on public holidays, school vacation and weekends). See the schedule for details.

Price: DKK329 (adult, walkup, 1-day LEGOLAND only). Save with an early online order.

Visit and stay at LEGOLAND Billund

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LEGOLAND Deutschland

It’s not all bricks and mortar at this amusement park. On the bill is a bevy of LEGO-inspired entertainment e.g. a cameo performance by the Chinese National Circus (June-Sept 2015). Flexibility that LEGO characters can only hope to achieve one day.

Where: LEGOLAND ALLEE, 89312 Günzburg, Germany

Resorts: LEGOLAND Deutschland

Opening hours: March and November 10am-6pm (extended hours may apply on public holidays, weekends and school vacation) See the schedule for details.

Price: €41.50 (adult, walkup, 1-day LEGOLAND only). Save with an early online order.

Visit and stay at LEGOLAND Deutschland

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LEGOLAND Malaysia

Childhood dream = for REALZ. Like all other official LEGOLAND hotels, each room in Malaysia’s LEGOLAND hotel is decked to the hilt with LEGO gear and themed to the tune of pirates, kingdom (knights and dragons) and Egypt.

Where: Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia

Resorts: LEGOLAND Malaysia, LEGOLAND Water Park

Opening hours: Daily 10am-6pm (extended hours may apply on public holidays, school vacation and weekends). See the schedule for details.

Price: RM165 (adult, walkup, 1-day LEGOLAND only). Save with an early online order.

Visit and stay at LEGOLAND Malaysia

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LEGOLAND Windsor

Planning a trip to Windsor Castle? Why not go the extra mile to LEGOLAND? Spread across 150 acres there’s 55 interactive rides available for play, including the UK’s ONLY LEGO Star Wars Miniland Model Display. Its latest addition? Glastonbury models, naturally.

Where: Winkfield Road, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 4AY

Resorts: LEGOLAND Windsor

Opening hours: Open March to November, from 10am most days. See the schedule for details.

Price: £49.20 (adult, walkup, 1-day LEGOLAND only). Save with an early online order.

Visit LEGOLAND Windsor

STEP SIX: Take your obsession to Cambridge and back.

We mean it. Once you’re up there with the master builders of the world then it’s time to make the title change from Master Builder to Professor of LEGO. No, really. Cambridge is currently scouting for one. It’s not what you think. As a professor and not a builder (terminology is important, yo’) the position will look into the psychological effects playing with LEGO has on children and their development and education. Fun AND educational? Just another reason to start playing with bricks. As Brick Man says: “Eat, Sleep, Build”. And on that note:

#sorrynotsorry

Stephanie Yip

Stephanie is a journalist, avid traveller and all-round bargain hunter. If there's an online coupon code, deal or cheap flight available, she'll know about it. And she'll let you know about it, too.

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