PIECE OF PEACE: WORLD HERITAGE EXHIBIT BUILT WITH LEGO BRICK
One morning, while checking my inbox, the word “LEGO” screamed right into my face. The rest of the email had to wait. Both S&A were into LEGO lately, you could well call them LEGO fanatic. We played with LEGO almost every single day! Needless to say, when I asked my children if they were interested in attending “Piece of Peace: World Heritage Exhibit Built with LEOG Brick”, they concurrently screamed “YES YES YES!!!”, then hopped and jumped around like little bunnies, did a short dance routine and attempted to do a flip! Very dramatic, I know.
So yes, we went for the media invite and we were glad we did.
DO YOU KNOW?
Singapore is the first ASEAN country to host this exhibition! It will be held from 27 July to 3 September 2017 at the Fort Canning Arts Centre. If you are interested in this exhibition, save the dates. The Singapore leg of the “Piece of Peace: World Heritage Exhibit Built with LEOG Brick” world tour will only be held once, ONCE!
The second I walked into the exhibition hall, I was awed. Piece of Peace exhibit is an awesome spectacle of over 40 famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites from 34 counties. These sites are now reimagined by LEGO bricks with stunning details. Some iconic structures include the Australia’s Sydney Opera House, China’s Great Wall, India’s Taj Mahal as well as our Singapore Botanic Gardens!
The Piece of Peace exhibition is spread over two storeys at the Fort Canning Arts Centre. On one level sits the main exhibits which is divided into three zones: (1) LOVE EARTH ZONE; (2) LOVE ASIA ZONE; and (3) LOVE ASEAN ZONE.
LOVE EARTH AND LOVE ASIA zones showcase installations of 34 reconstructed World Heritage Sites from 25 counties.
- Palace of Westminster, London, UK
- Acropolis, Athens, Greece
- Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay, Brittany, France
- Paris, Banks of the Seine, Paris, France
- Piazza del Duomo, Pisa, Italy
- Colosseum, Holy See, Italy
- Roskilde Cathedral, Roskilde, Denmark
- Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace, Bremen, Germany
- Basilica of Sagrada Familia, Barcelona, Spain
- St. Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow, Russia
- Buda Castle, Budapest, Hungary
- St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna, Austria
- Mill Network at Kinderdijk-Elshout, Alblasserwaard, Netherlands
- Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
- Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae, Lake Nasser, Egypt
- Memphis and its Necropolis – the Pyramid, Giza, Egypt
- Statue of Liberty, New York City, United States of America
- Historic Town of Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico
- Coro and its Port, Falcon, Venezuela
- Moai, Napa Nui, Chile
- Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Peru
- Cathedral of Brasilia, Brasilia, Brazil
- Sydney Opera House, Sydney, Australia
- Taj Mahal, Agra, India
- Hwaseong Fortress, Suwon, South Korea
- The Great Wall, Beijing, China
- Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries, Sichuan, China
- Sqayambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
- Itsukushima Shinto Shrine, Hiroshima, Japan
- Kinkaku-ji, Kyoto, Japan
- Himeji-jo, Hyogo, Japan
- Shuri-jo, Okinawa, Japan
- Fujisan, Shizuoka, Japan
LOVE ASEAN shine the spotlight on 9 World Heritage Sites found in ASEAN countries.
- Angkor, SIem Reap, Cambodia
- Complex of Hue Monuments, Thua Thien – Hue, Vietnam
- Borobudur Temple Compounds, Central Jave, Indonesia
- Town of Lusang Prabang, Luang Prabang, Lao
- Kinabalu Park, (Represented by Slipper Orchid)< Sabah, Malaysia
- Pyu Ancient Cities, Myanmar
- Historic City of Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines
- Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore
- Historic Town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns, Sukhothai and Kamphaeng Phet, Thailand
ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN
One level below the main exhibition, the Piece of Peace exhibition continues with a Singapore-themed zone and kids play zone. In the “Cities of Wonders”, kids can delve into separate worlds and run wild with their imagination. They will get to role-play, create with LEGO and discover fun facts along the way!
BRICK BY BRICK SG
Other highlights include the Brick by Brick SG where you can create your own pieces of work. The most creative models will be kept and be used to build a Singapore inspired topographical map.
LIMITED EDITION FOOD CULTURE MINI-BUILDS
Interested in getting your hands on the limited edition food culture mini-builds (Nyonya Kueh)? Spend a minimum of S$40 on PIECE OF PEACE tickets and $80 on LEGO products at PIECE OF PEACE LEGO store in a single receipt.
Date: 27 July to 3 September 2017
Monday to Thursday & Eve of Public Holiday
Operating Hours: 10am – 9pm
Last Admission: 8pm
Friday to Sunday & Public Holiday
Operating Hours: 10am – 12mn
Last Admission: 11pm
Venue: Fort Canning Arts Centre, 5 Cox Terrace, Singapore 179620
Fees: Infant (under 4 years old) Free, Children (4-16 years old) & Seniors (above 60 years old) $13 (Weekdays) $15 (Weekends), All 17 years old & above $17 (Weekdays) $19 (Weekends)
Tickets are available for purchase here.
*To maximise enjoyment of the event, only 1,800 visitors will be permitted per day.