Almost exactly two years ago, we highlighted the Piece of Peace exhibit in Japan, featuring UNESCO World Heritage sites built from LEGO by Japanese Master Builder Kazuyoshi Naoe (photo by SkylineGTR).
Now, a second exhibit (complete with an official blog) has been opened at the Parco shopping complex in Shibuya (an area of Tokyo), and photos of the amazing models have been turning up everywhere since the exhibit first opened in Shibuya on February 1st (the exhibit is now in Nagoya, until March 24).
Check out some of the World Heritage sites featured in the exhibit.
Shirakawa Village (photo by Yuki Koga)
The Acropolis (photo by Koji Hachisu):
Mont St. Michelle (photo by Hirotaka Hatayama):
And what a difference two years makes! I had to dig all over the ‘net to find the handful of pictures I used in my post, but here are just a few of the places where this event has been covered so far:
- How Many Studs to LEGOLAND
- Koji Hachisu’s photostream
- Hirotaka Hatayama’s photostream
- Yuki Koga’s photostream
- eddie’s photostream
- Norio Nakayama’s photostream
- SkylineGTR’s photostream
(Photo of Sagrada Familia by Hirotaka Hatayama.)
For more information on UNESCO World Heritage sites, you can peruse the complete list on UNESCO.org.
Finally, I leave you with the tag-line: “Pieces of piece — the more the better.” Indeed.