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Piece of Peace display by TLC in Japan

PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2004 7:36 pm
by Bruce N H
Hi all,

I found some photos of a display by TLC in Japan, but Manfred Moolhuysen surfed around and found some better photos:
http://kids.yahoo.co.jp/docs/event/piec ... index.html
Yes, it's all Japanese language, but just click on all the links for pics of great ancient and castle models.
Here's Manfred's post with some more information.

Bruce

PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2004 7:41 pm
by Sir Terrance
Those are pretty cool! I like the castle one the most.

PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2004 9:00 pm
by Formendacil
I have to agree that these are good. I love the Taj Mahal.

Much better than the Orient Expedition wannabe (although it really wasn't that bad.)

Thanks for the links!

(Pity I can't read Japanese. Or speak it. Or anything other than English.)

Re: Piece of Peace display by TLC in Japan

PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2004 1:08 am
by footsteps
Oh man, those are so good it's disgusting. (and I mean that in the nicest possible way :wink: ) I like Westminster a lot.

Alan

PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2004 8:35 am
by The Blue Knight
Great models. Thanks for bringing these things to us Bruce

Re: Piece of Peace display by TLC in Japan

PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2004 10:55 am
by moom
Bruce N H wrote:Here's Manfred's post with some more information.


I think Bruce forgot to add the actual link:
http://news.lugnet.com/build/ancient/?n=597

This post contains direct links to 600x450 pixel size pictures of the models, some links to additional information about the less well known Japanese sites, and a link to the website of the UNESCO World Heritage List, where you can find information about the other sites.

With friendly greetings, M. Moolhuysen.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2004 5:31 pm
by Tycho McKorley
I would have to say that Westminster and the Acropolis are my favorites.

Warning: Boring architectural comment:
The way the builders distinguished between Doric and Ionic columns is creative to say the least.

PostPosted: Sat Jul 03, 2004 5:36 pm
by wlister
Thanks for the link moom,

Those are some excellent pictures, the Japanese structures look great. As do the others already mentioned here. AMazing to say the least. This is where skill and a great supply of bricks really comes into play.

Will

PostPosted: Tue Jul 06, 2004 7:09 pm
by Bruce N H
Oops, thanks for adding the link, Moom.

Bruce

PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 4:52 pm
by Bruce N H
Dredging up an old thread, I just found some more pics of this display. Apparently it is still being shown in Japan. (Perhaps this should get mentioned on Pan-Pacific-Bricks, Duney?) My favorite is probably the [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/m1a9366b/95569956/in/set-72057594059310401/]microscale Mont-St-Michel.

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Bruce

PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 8:19 pm
by Maedhros
Thanks for reviving this topic. Some truly wonderful things here. My favourite got to be this one but all of them are impressive. Japanese builders never cease to amaze me... would be nice to get some members here.

PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 8:27 pm
by Dunechaser
Bruce N H wrote:Dredging up an old thread, I just found some more pics of this display. Apparently it is still being shown in Japan. (Perhaps this should get mentioned on Pan-Pacific-Bricks, Duney?) My favorite is probably the [url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/m1a9366b/95569956/in/set-72057594059310401/]microscale Mont-St-Michel.

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Bruce


Good suggestion. I remember running across these before I started PPB, and forgot to come back around and feature them.

EDIT: The LEGO Master Builder's name is Kazuyoshi Naoe (pronounce each vowel separately, as in Spanish: Na-oh-eh). Of the 36 Master Builders in the world, Mr. Naoe is the only one in Japan.

This exhibit of UNESCO World Heritage Sites recreated in LEGO is being sponsored by Yahoo! Kids Japan, intended to promote cross-cultural understanding and world peace. The exhibit has been touring since 2003, and the final listed date on the tour schedule is last October, so it may actually be over in Japan.

Bruce posted the link to the main gallery page, and Manfred's post identifies each of the UNESCO sites in English. I don't have much to add to what Manfred already said (an amazing job, given the language barrier), so I'll probably do something like translate the interview with Mr. Naoe.

In the meantime, feel free to post any questions you have about this event, and I'll try to dig around on the official site and answer them. :)

PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 6:20 am
by JPinoy
Such great MOCs in differing styles of build/scale. :shock:

Okay... I think that Lego needs to hire whoever built these as new set designers! Seriously.

Re: Piece of Peace display by TLC in Japan

PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 2:24 pm
by Blueandwhite
moom wrote:This post contains direct links to 600x450 pixel size pictures of the models, some links to additional information about the less well known Japanese sites, and a link to the website of the UNESCO World Heritage List, where you can find information about the other sites.

With friendly greetings, M. Moolhuysen.



Interesting list.

I must say, I find that there are some noticeable absences including K-2 and Everest. I mean, sure you can't list everything, but Everest is generally regarded as one of the seven natural Wonders of the World!

Still, these are beautiful. I particularly like Mont St. Michel (though I would have preferred brick-built trees). Overall, these are fantastic! True masterworks.

Later.

PostPosted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 8:56 pm
by Jacob C.
That model of Mont St. Michael is amazing!
It's the best microscale model I've ever seen.

I would love to build something similar in the future.