On a surprisingly sunny winter’s Sunday, the Southern Bricks LEGO® User Group (SBLUG) visited the National Motor Museum in Birdwood, just 20 minutes east of the Adelaide CBD.
The National Motor Museum has been preserving the motoring heritage of Australian road transport since 1965. It’s home to approximately 200 vehicles and also displays a number of vehicles from private collectors and organisations. They also have an extensive collection of motoring-related paraphernalia.
Not only that, but the National Motor Museum offers educational programs for students involving LEGO! LEGOworks gives students from Reception to Year 4 the chance to experience an assembly line and build their own LEGO vehicle. Ramp Racers is a school holiday/OSHC program where kids learn about physics by building their own LEGO hot rod, dragster or super car.
Needless to say, there was plenty of things to do and discover there for anyone with an interest in vehicles and their history. With minifigures on hand to document the day, SBLUG members captured the fun from a slightly smaller perspective.
The National Motor Museum is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary this year with a range of activities as part of their “Over the Hills and Turning 50” celebrations. These include “Pole Position” – a changing display of special vehicles and a special birthday bash on Sunday 22 November.
Disclaimer: A SBLUG member is an employee of the National Motor Museum, Birdwood
Southern Bricks LEGO Users Group is a community of LEGO fans from Adelaide and across South Australia.