Wellington Mayor Tory Whanau says Tākina and the Jurassic World by Brickman® exhibition are major bricks in transforming Wellington into a City of Impact.
“It’s fantastic for Wellingtonians and visitors who will get to enjoy a blockbuster exhibition that will attract up to 145,000 people. When conferences are added in, the local economy will be boosted by an estimated $70.4 million between 2023-26. More than $44 million of that will come in the first year alone.
“And it’s just a start. Jurassic World by Brickman® is the first of many world-leading shows Tākina will host on its ground floor exhibition space. I hope Wellingtonians are feeling excited by what’s to come when the centre opens in three months. I know I am.”
Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNaught – the only Southern Hemisphere certified LEGO® professional and judge on Australia’s blockbuster TV series LEGO® Masters Australia – says: “It’s great to be back in Wellington again, our last exhibition “wonders of the world” was a huge success, so we’ve been super busy working on the follow up, hopefully it doesn’t disappoint. Some of these models are the most complex and challenging ones we have made to date, so being able to bring them to Wellington is just fantastic. We have created and used new techniques and committed thousands of hours to build these models that I am personally incredibly proud of.”
To ensure access to tickets register your interest at www.wellingtonnz.com/takina. Keep an eye on the website for further information regarding the show. Tickets will be on sale from May.
Tākina, Wellington Convention & Exhibition Centre, is poised to boost the city’s economy by an estimated $70.4m between 2023-26 – with more than $44m in the first 12 months.
It is the first convention and exhibition centre in New Zealand to have been awarded a 5 Green Star Design Certification.
Jurassic World by Brickman® takes place at Tākina, Wellington Convention & Exhibition Centre, from Saturday 3 June to 16 Oct 2023.