Singapore LEGO Fans Celebrate National Day with Pride | SG57 MOC by Jeff (Artisan Bricks)
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Singapore LEGO Fans Celebrate National Day with Pride
Builds by Jeff (Artisan Bricks)
DRAGON PLAYGROUND TOA PAYOH
Growing up in Toa Payoh in the 1980s meant playing in the many animal-themed playgrounds here, and taking family photos at the iconic observation tower in the Toa Payoh Town Park. Here is a small rendition of the beloved dragon playground, along with the tower that so many Toa Payoh residents know and love.
Also known as the Singtel Tetris Tower, the Ayer Rajah Telephone Exchange at Dover Road was built in 1978, and would no doubt be a familiar sight to students of Singapore Polytechnic nearby. This brick rendition is flanked by the seven Tetris pieces (Tetrominos) in a playful nod to its namesake - I could imagine the tower falling from the sky in a massive brick game.
The Cathay Cineplex at Handy Road closes after entertaining generations of moviegoers in Singapore since 1939. This brick sketch is my attempt to recreate the iconic art deco facade of this national monument in a small scale, using only simple shapes. I've included the balloon dog that stands guard at the entrance, as well as a little Oscar-like statuette in tribute to its legacy.
Once upon a time, children in Singapore had fun in playgrounds built in the shape of animals and local icons. This brick sketch is my tribute to the last pelican playground opposite Block 35 in Dover Road. It was built in the 1980s and demolished in 2012. Here I've used small square tiles to mirror the terrazzo tiling on the original playground, and included a little HDB flat in the colour scheme of the former Dover Estate.