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.
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.