• The Lego Parliament House was constructed to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the building. Photo and caption by Alex Ellinghausen.
    The Lego Parliament House was constructed to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the building. Photo and caption by Alex Ellinghausen.
  • The Lego Parliament House, built by Ryan McNaught, was constructed using 152,690 bricks and took 740 hours to finish. Photo and caption by Alex Ellinghausen.
    The Lego Parliament House, built by Ryan McNaught, was constructed using 152,690 bricks and took 740 hours to finish. Photo and caption by Alex Ellinghausen.
  • The Lego Senate chamber, complete with Imperial Guards. Photo and caption by Alex Ellinghausen.
    The Lego Senate chamber, complete with Imperial Guards. Photo and caption by Alex Ellinghausen.
  • Labor Senate leader Penny Wong in the Lego Senate chamber. Photo and caption by Alex Ellinghausen.
    Labor Senate leader Penny Wong in the Lego Senate chamber. Photo and caption by Alex Ellinghausen.
  • Tourists take happy snaps outside Lego Parliament House. Photo and caption by Alex Ellinghausen.
    Tourists take happy snaps outside Lego Parliament House. Photo and caption by Alex Ellinghausen.
  • The famous budget tree, known for its bright red leaves at the time of the May federal budget, is featured in the Lego Parliament House. Photo and caption by Alex Ellinghausen.
    The famous budget tree, known for its bright red leaves at the time of the May federal budget, is featured in the Lego Parliament House. Photo and caption by Alex Ellinghausen.
  • Greens senator Larissa Waters breastfeeding in the Lego Senate chambers. Photo and caption by Alex Ellinghausen.
    Greens senator Larissa Waters breastfeeding in the Lego Senate chambers. Photo and caption by Alex Ellinghausen.
  • The Lego House of Representatives chamber in full swing. Photo and caption by Alex Ellinghausen.
    The Lego House of Representatives chamber in full swing. Photo and caption by Alex Ellinghausen.
  • Prime Minister Scott Morrison on his feet in the Lego House of Representatives chamber. Photo and caption by Alex Ellinghausen.
    Prime Minister Scott Morrison on his feet in the Lego House of Representatives chamber. Photo and caption by Alex Ellinghausen.
  • Queensland independent MP Bob Katter is interviewed by journalists after arriving at the Lego Parliament House. Photo and caption by Alex Ellinghausen.
    Queensland independent MP Bob Katter is interviewed by journalists after arriving at the Lego Parliament House. Photo and caption by Alex Ellinghausen.
  • MPs take their seats in the House of Representatives chamber of Lego Parliament House. Photo and caption by Alex Ellinghausen.
    MPs take their seats in the House of Representatives chamber of Lego Parliament House. Photo and caption by Alex Ellinghausen.
  • Members of the public watch their MPs debate in Question Time. Photo and caption by Alex Ellinghausen.
    Members of the public watch their MPs debate in Question Time. Photo and caption by Alex Ellinghausen.
  • A member of the public accidentally drops a hotdog to the floor of Lego Parliament House. Photo and caption by Alex Ellinghausen.
    A member of the public accidentally drops a hotdog to the floor of Lego Parliament House. Photo and caption by Alex Ellinghausen.
  • Gardeners maintain the lawns of Lego Parliament House. Photo and caption by Alex Ellinghausen.
    Gardeners maintain the lawns of Lego Parliament House. Photo and caption by Alex Ellinghausen.
  • The gardeners mow the lawn of Lego Parliament while tourists roll down the hill. Photo and caption by Alex Ellinghausen.
    The gardeners mow the lawn of Lego Parliament while tourists roll down the hill. Photo and caption by Alex Ellinghausen.
  • People rolling down the lawns on top of Lego Parliament house. Photo and caption by Alex Ellinghausen.
    People rolling down the lawns on top of Lego Parliament house. Photo and caption by Alex Ellinghausen.
  • Cyclists and joggers exercise on the paths around Lego Parliament House. Photo and caption by Alex Ellinghausen.
    Cyclists and joggers exercise on the paths around Lego Parliament House. Photo and caption by Alex Ellinghausen.
  • A cross section of the offices at Lego Parliament House. Photo and caption by Alex Ellinghausen.
    A cross section of the offices at Lego Parliament House. Photo and caption by Alex Ellinghausen.
  • A Lego recreation of an infamous press conference with Clive Palmer when the sprinklers suddenly went off. Photo and caption by Alex Ellinghausen.
    A Lego recreation of an infamous press conference with Clive Palmer when the sprinklers suddenly went off. Photo and caption by Alex Ellinghausen.
  • Beekeepers tend to the hives at Lego Parliament House. Photo and caption by Alex Ellinghausen.
    Beekeepers tend to the hives at Lego Parliament House. Photo and caption by Alex Ellinghausen.
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To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Australia's Parliament House building, Ryan 'The Brickman' McNaught and his team built a Lego replica of the iconic building.

The structure, which took over 740 hours to complete, uses 152,690 Lego pieces and was on display at the Parliament House open day on 06 October.

Scroll through the gallery above for a look inside the structure and watch the video below for the building process.

 

All photos by Alex Ellinghausen.

 

 

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