WIN! 5 Double Passes To The DC Comics Lego Exhibition In Sydney!

WIN! 5 Double Passes To The DC Comics Lego Exhibition In Sydney!

If you haven’t yet been down to the amazing Art Of The Brick: DC Comics exhibition at the PowerHouse Museum in Sydney, here’s your chance. Thanks to the PowerHouse, we’re giving away 5 double passes, valued at $52 each ($26 per ticket), to go see your favourite superheroes in Lego form.

Entering is simple: In the comments tell us the coolest thing you’ve made out of Lego in 200 words or less.

Keep it clean and be creative. If you’re a guest commenter, don’t forget to use your correct email address (which will remain hidden) so we can contact you if you win. Kotaku doesn’t share this info with third parties.

Entries close on Wednesday the 20th of January. Here are the full terms and conditions.

Gizmodo also has five double passes up for grabs. So for an extra shot at winning, head on over to Gizmodo and enter there as well.

Art Of The Brick: DC Comics is an offshoot of Lego artist Nathan Sawaya’s art exhibition, who created it as an homage to his favourite heroes.

It features statues and works on DC’s big three – Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, as well as ones structured around themes, as well as galleries dedicated to specific themes. Spread across 10 galleries there are numerous statues, a 5 metre batmobile and even some abstract works.

There are only a couple of weeks left to see the exhibition, before it moves on to its next location on the 1st of May.

If you still aren’t convinced, Hayley Williams attended the launch and took some amazing photos you can check out.

WIN! 5 Double Passes To The DC Comics Lego Exhibition In Sydney!


  • I attempted a four-legged walker once, using my Mindstorms set. So it was hugely top-heavy with the RCX and its six batteries on top, and the walking mechanism came from having the four large wheels as its “shoulders”, and the legs were just the black Technic​​​ axles which I think went down to feet that were made from the smaller, fatter wheels. It was really awkward as it walked, and half the time would destroy itself or at least threaten to. Of course I gave it a face too, and it looked kinda like a retarded dog. I was so proud of it, took a tonne of pictures with the set’s camera (dat VGA quality. It was our first digital camera, so got used for capturing a lot of things :P), and for a moment I thought I’d be able to dig them out since I just so happen to have my hard drive here which has a backup of a bunch of the old 98 machine’s files. Sadly they don’t seem to be in there, they must’ve been on the earlier hard drive that got fried when the power supply blew 🙁

  • Made a house for a mouse…. Was the coolest if you exclude the urine, poo and chewing through the plastic windows, leading to its escape and inevitable capture via mouse trap.

  • When i was a lot younger, around 8 or 9 years old, and shortly after the movie Titanic had just released, i decided to take it upon myself to build a giant replica of the ship.

    About 2 months later i had built, from scratch, and without any form of a guide, a 9 year olds representation of the fantastic ship, with real interior rooms, a deck, lifeboats, i even had a small band playing on one side!

    Naturally my first instinct was to take it straight to the bath for its maiden voyage! However in my excitement, i ran into the bathroom, slipped on the wet floor, and threw the model against the side of the bath where it shattered to pieces.

    I cried my eyes out for days before seeing the eventual irony of the situation.

  • I once attempted to construct some sort of a perpetual motion machine with a set of Lego Pneumatics pieces. It failed, unsurprisingly. :p

  • I think I was luckier than most as a child. I took over the loft with a lego train set, but modified it to be “spacey” to go with the rest of the moonbase I had set up. The train set was powered, so I was able to rig up lights throughout the base (back when basic lego had all that cool powered stuff) and was proudly showed it off to anyone who came to my house.
    Until those damn decepticons rolled into town and trashed the place- I just didn’t have the heart to rebuild 🙁

  • Already entered on Giz, but here’s my story for reference. Team Kotaku, please disregard if this puts me out of contention for being a ctrl-pasta of my post on Gizmodo:

    Not the most complex thing (heck, it was from Duplo!), but I made a simple plane for my two year old son. It used the base of a car, a long block for the fuselage, a flat 2×8 for the wings, and other trimmings for detail; but it gave me pause seeing just how much recognition and imagination a two-year old could manage. 5 years ago, I would have recalled a giant mecha-Gundam-esque thing, but now… it’s the simple things

  • I built a ‘unified hub’ for every existing abomination me and my siblings made as kids. Everything from my sister’s kitchens and family cars, to a space port for my… “spaceships”. It was barely passable to the adult mind, but as a kid it was a way for my sister, brother and I to all link our separate worlds (and imaginations) and play together.

  • I attempt a lot of things, completion however… Best thing was old Star Wars lego.. but my old man used to step on bits all the time and chuck out odd bricks. I could get nothing done!

    Id love to see this exhibition though!

  • when i was 10 i pulled apart my remote control tank (corded, not wireless) because it looked like arse, and then made an awesome new badass shell for it…. then spiderman went to battle riding a tank, kicking the absolute crap out of Optimus Prime, cause he stole his girl, so yo.

  • When I was a kid, I thought I made so many amazing things with lego, but I look back on it now and realise that I just stacked all the blocks as high as I could without making them fall over.

  • As an only child who would get left alone to play the coolest thing I ever made out of lego was a crippling sense of abandonment.

  • I always wanted a really good Lego set, but for some reason my parents only bought me meccano (was kind of disappointed seeing under the christmas tree, but I did try to use it). I’d just spend my time at my friends houses building different types of cars with their Lego sets.

    • I used to pore over the Meccano catalogue thingies so obsessively, pining for those badass-looking “advanced” sets.

      It was all fun and games til the pieces started corroding. Or the plastic panels snapped.

  • When I was about ten my brother and I built a custom Technic car to enter into a local Lego competition. The build design was our very own and completely original, with fully functioning steering, gull-wing doors that opened (we were massive BttF fans) and a drive train that could accommodate a Lego electric motor (which we couldn’t afford in those days.) The only real flaw with the build (which is amusing now that I can look back) was that the steering was reversed as we ran out of space to fit all the necessary gears! Sadly we didn’t win the competition but we had a lot of fun imagining and realising our very own Lego creation!

  • The most awesome Lego I made is the STAR WARS Death Star!
    Building it was no easy feat, having to sort out all the greys and blacks that went into building that beast was a challenge all by itself.
    I like the attention to details when building the model, and I get to re-create all of my favourite scenes in the movie, the trash compactor, the duel between Darth Vader and Luke, the control room, and even the detention block where Han blast his way in to recuse Leia!
    The set is amazing and when I finally place the final brick into the set. Give it a spin and look all the 3803 bricks I had piece together. Mission COMPLETE! Best lego set ever

  • When I was 8, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers was the thing of the moment and I really wanted that Deluxe Megazord from Toys R Us. Unfortunately it was way too expensive for my parents to buy, so thinking they could get away with it they bought me a small cheap version of the Megazord; the one where the Zords can’t detach. I was a sad emo kid, till one boring afternoon I decided to pull out my big box of lego and emptied all the pieces on the carpet (a minefield for those who grew up with lego). I decided to make my own Power Ranger Megazord along with detachable Zords. It took all afternoon but I had done it. I’m pretty sure it didn’t replicate the original design but to me I felt accomplished; even though I could only get the legs and head to detach.

    From that day on I kept begging my parents to buy me more lego, just so I don’t have to disassemble Roger. Yes I named my Lego Megazord, Roger.

  • My brothers and I were huge Exo-Squads and Ring Raiders fans as kids so with our random Lego pieces would create varying versions of these. Alongside these creations were Tie-Fighters and Mechwarrior remakes 😀

  • The coolest thing I ever made was actually just a MOC from set 75049 Snowspeeder. I was 3 months into a year of a contract in Seoul and was currently in my dark ages. My girlfriend sent me this set as a birthday present and by the time I had finished building it, the flame inside me had been reignited and I proceeded to dismantle it and make a MOC. Now one year later I’ve started collecting Technic, Modulars and other various sets that catch my eye and it was all thanks to the little set that could, 75049.

  • Every summer school holidays I would spend hours building up giant Lego cities with everything that any good town would need. I use to play out the characters and what they’d do each day and would add more and more as the days go on. Then on the day I had to pack it all up, Godzilla would turn up and help in the demolition progress.

  • I think the best thing i made as a kid was this spaceship from all these old mismatched lego pieces. I think it was one of the ugliest monstrosities id ever seen but ill be damned if i wasnt a kid with decent imagination that saw that thing as a kick ass cruiser

  • My 8yr old son and I have made our family out of lego. Lots of people looking a bit square! Also he wanted to build the leaning tower of pisa. He managed to build a very tall building towering over 1.5m and made it lean with it only standing up for a short time before it toppled over and there was lego everywhere!

  • I have put together a lot of star wars lego over the years, but i think the coolest thing i have made was one of those castles they had around in the nineties where you had top make everything inside (the bedrooms and kitchens). it was cool imo

  • My Son loves describing his latest Lego rifle / gun design in minute detail. The number of barrels, the type of discharge, the type of scope, stock and magazine etc. etc. all with original sounding fire and or pulse rate: even if his design consists of just three blocks! He sees things in Lego I can’t even begin to imagine.

  • Unfortunately i am in WA and have no chance of going but hey heres my entry.

    Not really the best looking lego or anything but some of my coolest lego i made was 3 of the pups from the kids show Paw Patrol for my 4 year old son, lack of correct lego never helps but the look on his face after seeing them made my day he absolutely loved them. These were made about 5 months ago and they are still built (with additives he made) i even had to create a 4th with even less correct pieces for him.

    So would they be cool to most people doubtful but to my 4 year old they certainly were so i will take that.

  • I tried to make Gundam out of Lego because I could rarely get my hands on them as a kid. The results weren’t pretty but I thought I did a pretty decent job!!

    Nowadays I make sure to separate both worlds of construction/modelling 😛

  • As a child of the 80’s one of my favourite films was, and still is Spies Like Us. One of my favourite scenes was the laser array built into the drive in theatre, particularly the screens fold down to reveal the reflectors which target the laser into space. So I decided to make my version of the laser array, complete with transforming aspects. It used a variety of hinged pieces to create the movie screen reflectors together which could fold up and down as converted space lego rockets with various add-ons (hoses, discs and whatever else I could find) , to get the full laser gun effect. It was pretty gonzo and looked nothing like the film, but for a nine year old, this came as close as I would get to creating an off the books, Reagan era ‘star wars’ weapon in my bedroom

  • I made a QR code out of LEGO once.

    I used the 1 x 1 brick as one pixel. It wasn’t exactly square but I was stoked it actually worked. The QR code went to the website of the IT project I was working on at the time. As the final size turned out to be about A4 size I kept it in the office on my desk for the duration of the project.

    My co-workers started augmenting it with other bricks and minifigs. Was a cool talking point and impromptu collaborative fun. (My next project is to try an AR code)

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