In traditional Chinese weddings, the bride is hidden from the public until marriage. The golden beads, a sign of wealth and fortune, acts as a veil to shield her face from curious onlookers. The ultra-rich showcase their wealth with intricate gold designs very much like the LEGO headdress built by Timothy Ng. Traditionally, the color red is very much a symbol of loyalty, fertility, and love and thus very much plays a vital role in Chinese weddings.
Timothy took a month to assemble this masterpiece, accumulating gold parts over time with a lot of patience. These days, headdresses like this are still used by those wishing to keep to traditions and have that additional feel of royalty and glamour. And while this LEGO headpiece may not be made of gold, it does still come at a hefty price!
Showcased at Japan Brickfest in Kobe over the weekend, this sturdy build was a hit, and attracted many fans to give it a go. Pictured here is how one could imagine it would fit on a bride.
Timothy has an alternate build of the headpiece and fitted it onto a maxi figurines of a wedding couple in full regalia. Do visit his Flickr photostream for unique, wedding-themed Chinese LEGO builds.