AT HOME WITH LEGO MASTERS - THE BRICK MAN
New Idea|May 10, 2021
LEGO MASTERS’ RESIDENT EXPERT OFFERS A SNEAK PEEK INTO HIS PRIVATE WORLD
Claire Isaac

Even though Ryan McNaught is LEGO Masters’ beloved ‘Brick Man’, he insists the home he shares with his wife Tracy and 13-year-old twins Riley and Alexander isn’t as full of bricks as people might assume.

“Look, it is probably somewhere in every room,” he concedes. “We have small pieces, some random LEGO things in plant pots, and the kitchen bench will have some bricks on it because that’s where we’re building at the moment. But to be honest, it’s probably less than most families.”

However, Ryan’s role means, of course, that LEGO does figure heavily in their lives… in some surprising ways. Take the huge mosaic portrait of Tracy hanging in the bedroom – that masterpiece was a surprise that took Ryan a week to make.

“I was floored – I had never seen anything like that,” says Tracy of her reaction when she first saw it. “And then I was like, ‘How did you make that? How did you figure out what to put where?’ It was a bit overwhelming!”

Overwhelming maybe, but hardly surprising when you remember that Ryan is the only LEGO-certified professional in the Southern Hemisphere. And while his TV role is fun, he takes his work seriously.

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