4 March - 23 July 2023

RELICS: A New World Rises

Open daily 10am-5pm

School groups wishing to visit RELICS can book their visit here.

RELICS: A New World Rises is an exciting new touring exhibition premiering at the South Australian Museum in 2023 by artists/creators Alex Towler and Jackson Harvey, winners of Channel 9 LEGO® Masters in 2020.

RELICS: A New World Rises is a collection of old and forgotten objects housing miniature worlds built of LEGO®. Each display weaves intricate LEGO® constructions into unique objects to evoke a sense of nostalgia and ignite fresh curiosity, inviting audiences young and old to explore the world within a world.

Within each relic, the LEGO® civilisation has adapted to the distinctive character of the artefact it inhabits. A marauding band of inventors have reverse-engineered a grandfather clock to build a time machine. A cryonics facility, nestled inside a vintage refrigerator, maintains mini figures in a frosty stasis to keep them safe from the effects of an overheated climate. In a retro arcade, airlocks and elevators connect a series of gaming machines together to form a futuristic space port. Even more curious worlds can be discovered, each with their own strange stories to tell!

Please note: This exhibition has been adjusted to timed hourly ticketing to cater for demand. Tickets available for purchase at the front desk on the day may be limited. To avoid disappointment and secure your preferred session time, please pre-book your tickets.

School groups wishing to visit RELICS can book their visit here.

LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorise or endorse this exhibition.

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People's Choice Prize

While you're visiting the exhibition you can also vote for your favourite Relic and be in the chance to WIN a monthly $100 voucher or the grand prize of a $500 voucher from the South Australian Museum Shop, where you can select from a great range of LEGO® products.

Prizes to be won are:

  • March: $100 voucher

  • April: $100 voucher

  • May: $100 voucher

  • June: $100 voucher

  • July: $500 voucher

To enter, simply complete the short survey and vote for your favourite Relic at the voting kiosks in the exhibition gallery.

People's Choice competition terms and conditions:

Entries open at 5.00pm ACDT Thursday 4 March 2023 and close at 5.00pm ACDT Sunday 23 July 2023. Promotion open to South Australian residents only. 1 entry per person. 1 entry is 1 successfully submitted vote in the People’s Choice survey. Prizes are 4 x $100 Museum Shop vouchers drawn monthly, and 1 x $500 Museum Shop voucher to be drawn on 31 July 2023. Monthly prizes will be drawn on 3 April 2023, 1 May 2023, 1 June 2023 and 3 July 2023. Prizes are not transferrable and cannot be exchanged or redeemed for cash. Winners must collect prizes from the South Australian Museum, North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000. Winners will be notified via email and will have 14 days from notice to confirm their acceptance of the prize via return email. If winners have not confirmed within 14 days of their intention to accept the prize, the prize will be forfeited, and the South Australian Museum will choose a new winner from the original entry list.

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