Monday, March 5, 2018

Lego: World Heritage Sites

レゴ で 作った世界遺産

Piece of Peace, is an exhibition that recreates UNESCO World Heritage sites with LEGO blocks.
The exhibition is being held on the 14th floor of the Daimaru department building near Shinsaibashi station in Osaka.
The exhibition will be running from 3/2-4/15 and entry costs 500 yen for adults.
There is also a creative option for visitors, you can build your LEGO model and it will be placed in a public contributors space along with symbols of Osaka.

The 14th floor of Daimaru has a theater and gallery space.

Nikko Shrines and Temples: specifically, Toshogu Shrine in Tochigi prefecture, Japan.

Itsukushima shrine in Hiroshima, Japan.
Made from 12,000 pieces.

Historic villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama.
They have a steep roof because they are in areas of heavy snowfall.
Made from 4,500 pieces.

The pagoda of Horyu-ji Temple in Nara, Japan.
Made from 5,000 pieces.

Gunkanjima. Representing various sites of the Meiji-era industrial revolution.
Made from 6,000 pieces.

Mt. Fuji.
Made from 21,500 pieces.

Kinkakuji; representing the various historic monuments of Kyoto prefecture.
Made from 3.600 pieces.

Temples and pilgrimage route of the Kii mountains.
Made from 8,000 pieces.

The Shuri Palace in Okinawa.

Made from 10,000 pieces.

The Great Wall of China.
Made from 900 pieces.

Himeji Castle.
Made from 20,000 pieces.


Hwaseong Fortress in South Korea (built in 1796).
Made from 10,000 pieces.

Taj Mahal (1632) from India.
Made from 8,000 pieces.

Representing the Hue monuments in Vietnam.
Made from 35,000 pieces.

The historic city of Vigan in the Phillipines.
Made from 5,400 pieces.

Angkor Wat in Cambodia.
Made from 13,000 pieces.

Representing the town of Luang Prabang in Laos.
Made from 13,000 pieces.

The Borobudur Temple Compound in Indonesia.
Made from 7,000 pieces.

Representing the historic town of Sukhothal and associated historic towns in Thailand.
26,000 pieces.

The Singapore Botanic Gardens.
Made from 10,000 pieces.

Kathmandu Valley.
Made from 9,000 pieces.

The Saganda Familia cathedral in Spain. Representing the works of architect Antoni Gaudi.
Made from 25,000 pieces.

A closer look at the nativity statues on the Saganda Familia.

Westminster Abbey.
Made from 11,000 pieces.

Bremen's Town Hall and Marketplace in Germany.

Made from 10,000 pieces.

The Roman Coliseum.
Made from 7,000 pieces.

The Eiffel Tower.
Made from 3,428 pieces.

Includes a little French flag.

Piazza del Duomo, Pisa (the leaning tower of Pisa).
Made from 2,200 pieces.

Different types of columns to give the tower some tilt?

The historic center of Vienna, Austria.
Made from 18,300 pieces.

The Kremlin in Moscow, Russia.
16,000 pieces.

The Acropolis in Athens, Greece.
Made from 3,000 pieces.

Mont-Saint-Michel in northern France.
Made from 6,800 pieces.

The Hagia Sophia. Representing the historic areas of Istanbul.
Made from 11,000 pieces.

Machu Picchu in Peru.
Made from 2,000 pieces.

The Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt.
Made from 6,700 pieces.

A pharoah (looter?) in cargo pants?

The sphinx with a sarcophagus on its back.

The Sydney Opera House.
Made from 12,000 pieces.

A globe made of 800 pieces.

Symbols of Osaka.

The Tower of the Sun, at Banpakku (1970 Expo Park).

The giant rubber duck that sometimes appears at Nakanoshima.

Kuidaore Taro, symbol of Dotombori.

Tsutenkaku, from Shin-Sekai, near Shin-Imamiya station.
A popular symbol of Osaka.

The Statue of Liberty from New York City, USA.
6,500 pieces.

The historic town of Guanajuato and the adjacent mines.
Made from 10,000 pieces.

The Easter Island Heads (Rapa Nul National Park in Chile).
Made from 4,500 pieces.

Nubian monuments from Egypt.
Made from 20,000 pieces.

A sea captain who greets people at the elevator.