Hyde Park LEGO model makes debut

Published on Friday, 20 May 2022 at 9:00:00 AM

The WA Brick Society’s Hyde Park LEGO model has made its debut at the City of Vincent Library and Local History Centre.

Vincent’s local history librarian Susanna Iuliano recently made a call-out on social media for scale modellers to build a model to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Hyde Park as a park.

Hyde Park’s rich history extends far further than 125 years, as it was originally a wetland known to Noongar people as Boodjamooling, then to Europeans as Third Swamp Reserve before being made a public garden in 1897. 

Society volunteers Chris McRae and Ryan Masters took on the challenge and spent two months with several other volunteers to create the model.

They delivered their model on 14 May.

The Hyde Park LEGO model

Deputy Mayor Susan Gontaszewski thanked the volunteers for their contribution.

“LEGO is such a great way to connect people – young or old – through play,” she said.

“We hope it inspires local kids to get creative and build things they see and love in their local neighbourhoods.

“The model has already attracted interest from the community, including many kids who now have another way to celebrate the history of Hyde Park.” 

Mr Masters said it was a great opportunity to share with a local community some of the amazing things that could be built with LEGO.

The LEGO model is part of a historic display at the centre, which also includes a range of photos, maps and artistic perspectives and stories about the park.

The display will be at the City of Vincent Library and Local History Centre until September.

There is also a LEGO Club for kids that runs every Tuesday at the Library from 3.30pm to 5.30pm.


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