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Brick by Brick: Build your own capital

Get creative for Canberra!

Build one of the iconic buildings in Canberra using Lego and Duplo blocks, or create your own design. A dedicated Lego™ activity space forms part of the National Capital Exhibition, providing a creative, hands on environment to nurture the imaginations of visitors of all ages. With about 30,000 bricks to built with, the scope is endless.

The Brick by Brick space is available to the public whenever it is not booked by a school group. Additional Duplo and Lego tables are available to families during education programs.

Entry is free.

Share your creations with us on

  • Facebook 
  • Twitter 
  • or Instagram with #brickbybrick #buildyourowncapital.

Little Griffins

A free guided program for toddlers and pre-schoolers, with singing, building with Duplo and other activities.

At 10 am on the last Friday of each month, come along for an hour of constructive fun at the National Capital Exhibition,

2017 dates

  • Friday, 27 October 2017
  • Friday, 24 November 2017
  • Friday, 23 February 2018

No bookings necessary, prams welcome.

For more information contact:

Phone: (02) 6272 2902
Fax: (02) 6247 1875
E-mail: nce@nca.gov.au

Please note

  • LEGO and DUPLO are trademarks of the LEGO Group, which does not sponsor, authorise or endorse this exhibition
  • Adults must accompany children at all times.

Download step-by-step instructions for some of our national institutions and buildings.