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A UNESCO world heritage art exhibition is coming to Singapore next month

Around the world, in one day

By Adam Kerr | Jun 15, 2017

  • A UNESCO world heritage art exhibition is coming to Singapore next month
    Itsukushima Shinto Shrine, Hiroshima, Japan

Lego’s history is a toy story that everyone is familiar with—most of us grew up learning to exercise our creativity with Lego bricks. And then when we became adults, we learned about how the company was on the brink of bankruptcy in the early noughties and how they quickly overcame it to become one of the world's most successful brands, thanks to restructuring, a new CEO and some low-risk but innovative strategies.

Now, Lego has become a force to be reckoned with; they’ve had major partnerships to create ready-to-buy iconic structures (the Death Star from Star Wars is definitely a must-have for hobbyists) for kids (and kidults) to build at home, and hosted exhibitions showcasing epic, sometimes life-size structures made out of Lego blocks, like the Piece of Peace World Tour that’ll be held at Fort Canning Arts Centre on Jul 27-Sep 3.

Lego has teamed up with the Piece of Peace executive committee (made up of Parco Co. Ltd., Lego Japan and Bau Communications) to showcase the various UNESCO world heritage listed sites built using Lego blocks as part of ASEAN’s 50th anniversary celebrations. Singapore is the first Southeast Asian country to host this once-in-a-lifetime UNESCO world heritage art exhibition, which has seen over 2.9 million visitors worldwide.

The Singapore leg will showcase 34 Lego replicas of UNESCO heritage sites from 25 countries, and nine others from ASEAN countries, which will be put together by eight local builders. Think of it as travelling the world to see Mexico’s historic town of Guanajuato and Adjacent Mines, Greece’s Acropolis of Athens, Australia’s Sydney Opera House, Japan’s Itsukushima Shinto Shrine and many other sites, all in one place.

Tickets are $13-$17 on weekdays and $15-$19 on weekends, available via Apac Tix. More deets here. Here's what you can expect to see:


Basilica of Sagrada Família, Barcelona, Spain

Moai, Napa Nui, Chile

A cluster of Lego replicas of UNESCO world heritage sites

Piazza del Duomo, Pisa, Ital

Close-up shot of St. Basil's Cathedral, Moscow, Russia

Statue of Liberty, New York City, United States of America

Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India

 

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