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Creating a mini Melbourne

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Creating a mini Melbourne

May 24, 2017

Creating a mini Melbourne

Declan Mulcahy is working on a MiniMelbourne project that turns the CBD’s most iconic landmarks into miniature Nanoblocks.

An avid Lego lover and lifetime Melburnian, Mr Mulcahy started MiniMelbourne late last year after being inspired by the hand-drawn Melbourne Map curated by artists Lewis Brownlie and Deborah Young.

Mr Mulcahy said he thought the CBD deserved to be celebrated for its “interesting buildings and the beautiful layout of the city”.

“I saw that Lego released its Sydney skyline product and got a little jealous that it wasn’t Melbourne,” he said.

“Just because we don’t have a Harbour Bridge or Opera House doesn’t mean Melbourne is not worth celebrating.”

The first stage of the MiniMelbourne project includes miniaturised landmarks like Flinders Street Station, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Arts Centre and the Eureka Tower.

The project currently expands from Southbank to Collins St and is bordered on either side by Queen and Exhibition streets.

Mr Mulcahy has set the goal of miniaturising the entire Hoddle Grid and expanding it to Carlton and Docklands.

A single Nanoblock is as small as several millimetres and Mr Mulcahy has to measure the size of the actual building to make the Nanoblocks up to scale with the landmarks.


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