The 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, started today, August 8, 2008 (8/8/08). To honor this auspicious day, Sean Kenney built this cool sculpture of the number 8 (with lots of other details): Read more about this sculpture on Sean’s blog.
LEGO China models on The Brothers Brick | Page 2
One of the world’s oldest cultures, China has given the world everything from fireworks to pasta. The culture and history of the “Middle Kingdom” continue to inspire LEGO builders all across the globe.
We recently highlighted HKLUG’s LEGO Sport City display, with huge models of the venues we’ll be seeing in the Beijing Olympics next month. Thanks to LEGO Ambassador and HKLUG member Tsang Yiu Keung (better known as Chiukeung), we have lots more information on the models, including behind-the-scenes photos. Chiukeung gives a sense of just how Continue reading →
Nelson Yrizarry‘s Chinese Lion from the culture classic lion dance is easily recognizable as an iconic symbol of the Chinese culture. But I have to say that it look rather cute in its LEGO version and resembles candy, mmm sweet.
If you frequently browse Brickshelf, then you’ve probably seen the works of Tiger (tiger0207). To those who only know him by his works, Tiger is reputed as a LEGO comic artist who is skilled in producing comics and artistic LEGO graphics in Chinese. Those who’ve inquired a bit further into his works may have stumbled Continue reading →
Yungang Grottoes are a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Datong, China. Tiger0207 presents a scene of a Buddhist monk meditating in one of the caves: Via VignetteBricks.
Chinese inventor Su Song (1020-1101) invented a water clock that Brickshelfer oldhamk has faithfully recreated in LEGO: oldhamk has included lots of great details, from the armillary sphere (or astrolabe) and other astronomical instruments on the top to the working gears inside. Click the picture above to watch two movies of the water clock in Continue reading →
mumu’s wife distills a Chinese house with a courtyard down to micro-scale: Add to Del.icio.us | Digg It | Furl It Technorati tags: LEGO China Micro-Scale House mumu Brickshelf
Brickshelf user tiger0207 posts beautifully photographed and consistently interesting creations that all seem to tell some sort of story. The problem is, tiger0207 tells these stories in Chinese. Here’s an example Bruce and I have been wondering about: According to Classic-Castle Forums member Gumby (who showed the picture to his grandmother), this is a famous Continue reading →
Taking another break from our usual Japanese fare, Brickshelf user Legokinsfolk presents Kwun Yam Temple. Here’s what Legokinsfolk has to say: There is the Goddess of Mercy in the Kwun Yam Temple. The Goddess of Mercy has power to assume any shape to save those in distress. She is one of the most popular buddhas Continue reading →