MakeMini[Wellington] (Maker Faire, 2018)

MakeMini[Wellington] (Maker Faire, 2018)

MakeMini[Wellington] was the inaugural event for the “MakeMini[…]” interactive art platform. MakeMini[Wellington] was just one of the many great things on offer at the Maker Faire held in Wellington on 4th November 2018 in Shed 6.

What did we make?

Wellingtonians got together to construct a miniature Wellington made up of 101 pieces including: people, dogs, houses, trees, buildings and some special Wellington icons (Te Papa, Cable Cars, Beehive, Ferry, Shed 6, and Carter Observatory).

Here are some photos taken at the event by my wonderful brother Amos Mann.

All photos in the gallery below © Copyright Amos Mann 2018.

Check out the video below of the final constructed miniature Wellington.

Participant experience

I was really impressed with the wonderful pieces that people produced. It took us ~5 hours to construct the miniature Wellington with an average of 6 people working at any given time. That’s 30 man-hours! MakeMini was pretty popular with the kids. The most popular piece to make was a dog.

MakeMini[Wellington] received two Maker of Merit awards (one for fantastic audience experience).

Find out more about MakeMini[…]

Want to know more about MakeMini[…] interactive art platform? Check out this page:


Thanks to Amos and Anna for helping me on the day! Thanks so much to the team at Capital E for putting on such a fantastic event.