If you’re anything like me, you’d probably love building LEGO but have never made the big leap into building a massive creation from scratch. While LEGO does afford such an endeavour, sometimes the safe confines of the instruction booklet is good enough for the most of us. Or the lack of parts.
However, if you’re wondering how far the imagination can go with LEGO, the newly opened Piece of Peace LEGO exhibition will showcase that there really is no limit.
Given the right parts and a good amount of time, master builders from around the world have built 42 UNESCO World Heritage sites out of LEGO and the result is glorious!
Capturing the best from Eastern and Western civilisation, here’s a small sampling of what to expect at the exhibition –
While the event covers UNESCO World Heritage sites around the world, I personally found the exhibits for Asia more impressive. Check out the above entry for Thailand.
Every exhibit is Instagram worthy but the next representative from Japan was by far one of the most popular the day I visited.
The Itsukushima Shinto Shrine exhibit was the only one without a solid acrylic case covering the display. This allowed for great shots of the LEGO shrine itself.
Complete with miniature stone guardians at the temple steps proves that no scale is daunting for a LEGO master builder.
While looking more dreary compared to the rest of the representatives from Asia, the Angkor and Borobudur Temples were awesome in their own right.
However, the real show stealer of the entire event had to go to our very own Singapore Botanic Gardens display.
Built by Singaporean builders Wong Jun Heng (Brickfinder) and Jeffrey Kong (Artisan Bricks), this display represents a small sliver of what the Botanic Gardens has to offer. Look at the number of LEGO flowers used to blanket the scene!
Best of all, all these flowers are still attached to their sprues giving the rain trees a much more organic look as opposed to them individually stuck on. Impressive? Yes. Insane? Definitely!
No detail is too minor to be left out! From the tree canopy to the garden floor, extra special care has been taken to highlight the careful curation found in the actual Singapore Botanic Gardens.
Even if you’re not able to travel, these folks made an attempt to grab a selfie with Mount Fuji.
China represent! While not as impressive as the Japanese works on display, perhaps the next build up the sleeves of the tour might be a feature of Tiananmen.
While not really part of the main Piece of Peace exhibition, I was strangely attracted to this build of the Singapore skyline and the various other buildings that makes us so iconic.
The best part of it all, everyone is invited to build their own unique representation of Singapore and add it to the huge display. Wonder how this display would eventually look at the end of the exhibition come 3 September 2017.
And here’s a quick runthrough of the event –
While it might be rather challenging to get to Fort Canning, a shuttle bus is available to get you to and fro the venue. Make sure to check out the shuttle instead of climbing up the hill in Singapore weather –
Piece of Peace Singapore
Dates: July 27th – September 3rd | Weekdays 10am-9pm | Weekends & Public Holidays 10am – 12am (last admission 60 minutes before closing)
Where: Fort Canning Arts Centre | 5 Cox Terrace, Singapore 179620
Prices start from $13 for kids and $17 for adults.