Fast summer fun at Ipswich Art Gallery


Rev your engines and race into the Ipswich Art Gallery these summer holidays for another exciting escapade as the popular Built for Speed interactive exhibition returns for one more victory lap.

Back by popular demand, Built for Speed calls Lego car enthusiasts young and old to design and build your own hot-rod, dragster or supercar and then race your creation down radical ramps and slick tracks.

There’s four race ramp experiences to choose from: the speed-hump jump ramp, a speedway timer-track, the super-sized mega-ramp with stunt challenges and the awesome sky-high ramp complete with car conveyor belt to carry your wheels to the top.

Will your creation make the jump? Or will you be forced into pit-lane for a rebuild? Not satisfied with your race time or performance?

There’s plenty of Lego parts to modify your ride and you can re-race your turbocharged wheels as many times as you like to achieve ultimate victory!

Ipswich City Council Arts and Community Development Committee Chairperson Councillor Kylie Stoneman said that the Gallery’s Built for Speed exhibition presented a great family outing for the school holidays.

“The Ipswich Art Gallery has a well-earned reputation for giving family audiences a fun and engaging holiday experience for all ages and Built for Speed is no exception.”

“Young people can learn the foundations of design and engineering while enjoying a great family day out.”

“I’m also pleased to announce that this year the Ipswich Art Gallery will be open between Christmas and New Year (excluding public holidays) so there’s a great opportunity for Ipswich residents to bring along any visiting family and friends over the festive season.”

With the exhibition spread throughout the entire Gallery there’s plenty to engage the whole family from anywhere between two hours to a whole day.

All ages can enjoy a variety of different experience: from the intensity of building and racing through to chill-out zones for quieter play. Take a break on the comfy beanbags and watch a collection of racing-inspired videos or head to the craft area to make a glitzy championship medal for yourself. There’s also a Duplo-space for the under 4s.

Entry is only $5 per person (under-2s free), or a $15 family pass for up to five people, making a visit to Built for Speed not only great family fun but great value-for-money too with pass-outs allowing same day re-entry as many times as you like.

Whatever your speed adventure brings there’ll be thrills, spills and awesome crashes guaranteed!

Built for Speed is open now until Sunday 18 February 2018. With adults at kids’ prices, all tickets are just $5 each or $15 for a Family Pass and under 2 are free.

The Ipswich Art Gallery is open from 10am to 5pm daily* and is located in d’Arcy Doyle Place between Limestone and Brisbane Streets, Ipswich. *Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

No Bookings Required. Pay at the door. For more information contact the Ipswich Art Gallery at or call 07 3810 7222.