Australia has voted, we’ve tallied the results, and now we can excitedly reveal the top ten favourite Australian moments that will be recreated in LEGO Minifigures and immortalised forever!
Proving we really are a nation of sporting fanatics, half of the top ten selected moments came from the sporting archives, while classic Aussie films were also a popular choice with voters.
From almost 14,000 votes over a three-week period – here are the top ten moments that Australia voted to see recreated with LEGO Minifigures!
2012: Australian racehorse Black Caviar is undefeated in 22 races
2011: Cadel Evans wins the Tour de France
2004: Steve Irwin feeds a crocodile with one hand, while cradling his baby son in the other
2002: Steven Bradbury wins gold in the men’s 1000m speed skating at the Winter Olympics
2000: Nikki Webster stars in the Opening Ceremony of the Sydney Olympics
2000: Cathy Freeman wins gold in 400m at the Sydney Olympics
1997: The Castle film receives widespread acclaim
1983: America’s Cup victory for Australia ends US domination
1979: Mad Max, an Australian post-apocalyptic film starring Mel Gibson, is released
1973: Sydney Opera House opens
Now it’s over to esteemed British photographer, Mike Stimpson, who will recreate the moments using LEGO Minifigures and photograph them for an online gallery for everyone to enjoy.
Stay tuned…we’ll be revealing the recreations in September.