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[New LEGO Dragon Boat Race Set]

LEGO Singapore has just announced the upcoming 80103 Dragon Boat Race set featuring 2 dragon boats and a staggering 15 minifigures from 1st May 2019 at LEGO Certified Stores

SINGAPORE, 26th April 2019 – LEGO® Singapore has announced the arrival of the much-anticipated LEGO Dragon Boat Race set to arrive on our shores! Available from 1st May 2019 onwards, the LEGO Dragon Boat Race set is expected to be a splash with fans of the sport and LEGO enthusiasts alike.

As with the two Lunar New Year (LNY) themed sets that were released earlier this year, the LEGO Dragon Boat Race set is part of the new wave of Asian themed LEGO sets. Priced at SGD84.90, the LEGO Dragon Boat Race set is expected to fly off the shelves, similarly to the LEGO LNY sets which were sold out both online and in-store shortly after their release.

The Dragon Boat Festival, popularly known as theDuanwu Festival, is a cultural festival originating in China and occurring close to the summer solstice, around the end of May to mid-June. It commemorates the life and death of the famous Chinese scholar Qu Yuan (Chu Yuan).

It is unofficially observed by the Chinese communities of Southeast Asia, including Malaysia and Singapore. Two of the most widespread activities conducted during the festival are preparing and eating zongzi(traditional bamboo leaf-wrapped sticky rice dumplings) and racing dragon boats.

A dragon boat is a paddle boat that is traditionally made of teak wood to various designs and sizes. They usually have brightly decorated designs, with the front end shaped like open-mouthed dragons and the back end with a scaly tail. A sacred ceremony is performed before any competition in order to “bring the boat to life” by painting the eyes.

As with the LEGO LNY sets, the LEGO Dragon Boat Race Set is part of the Spring Festival series, as can be seen by the gold medallion featured on the upper right corner of the packaging.

The latest in the series will allow fans to recreate all the color and thrills of a Dragon Boat Festival and features two impressive dragon boats (one green and one red). Each boat features a dragon head with an opening mouth and posable tail, three minifigure seats for the paddlers, space for the helmsman and drummer to stand, plus small wheels underneath for racing.

There is also a dock which features a food stall with different elements including a pot, rice bucket, six cooked zongzi, two uncooked zongzi and a food sign. The dock is attached to a viewing area for spectators and the judge’s stand with steps, decorative elements and a trophy!

The set comes with 15 minifigures which are made up of two dragon boat helmsmen, six paddlers, two drummers, two spectators, a judge, a young boy and a stall keeper. The helmsmen and paddler minifigures are brand new additions to the LEGO minifigure family.

“Our LEGO Spring Festival series is instrumental in commemorating the rich culture and celebrations of the region, and we are very excited to launch the first ever Dragon Boat Race set in Singapore,” said Cesar Ridruejo, General Manager of LEGO Singapore and Malaysia.

“LEGO is committed to producing sets that are targeted especially to fans in the region, as well as children who will get a unique play experience that is deeply fundamental in culture,” she added.

Enblock – A LEGO Brick Convention 2019 Review

Happening from 19 – 21st April during the long Easter weekend, we take you on a photo tour at Singapore’s First Brick Convention happening in 2019 at Funan Showsuite (not to be confused with the New Funan which is yet to open).

The huge poster of the event greeted us upon arrival. Take note there is an entrance fee of SGD6.00 per adult and SGD4.00 for children 12 and below.

“Old School” Nostalgic display

While you are making payment for the entry ticket, begin your visual tour into the collection of some live size 1980-90′ builds including the Ice Kachang machine, orange pay phone, mahjong table, kopi shop breakfast set and more.

The first floor of the Convention includes a couple of large scale water theme display, moc train display and more.

Castle Builds – last seen in 2018 over at Raffles City

Train lover area

More on the 1st floor

Bazaar area – To satisfy your retail therapy

Custom LEGO water colour portrait by Trivialities

Custom printing by Minifiglabs

Stairway MOC display

This is one of the most fascinating section as many visitors stopped in between the steps to admire the XXL rollercoaster and rotating ferris wheel in action alongside with local and neighbour countries builder MOCs.

Able to recall the stretch of Tiong Bahru conserved flats here?

2nd Floor MOC exhibit

And finally after ascending the massive stairway we are now up on the 2nd level with some lovely architecture, Star Wars, Mecha and various theme moc builds.

Architecture Zone

Miniature vehicle builds by Gerald Cacas

Replica of SkyTerrace @Dawson estate (SCDA architect) by Matthew Fam

Replica or iconic corner shophouse at the junction of Keong Saik and Teck Lim Road now the home of Potato Head restaurant (former 东亚 eating house) by Andy Goh.

A miniature CBD LEGO plan by Gavin Foo

Heartlands by Kenneth Chen

Green Zone cluster

An unusual section with Minfigures artpiece, anime and overwatch theme builds and more.

Spaceman by Evan Chang

Train to Busan by Evan Chang & Wong Chee Keen

Skemish at Junkertown! by Jem Tan and Ivan Ho

Military builds by our local Eric Ong (for all the Boys to Men fans)

Last but not least Gundam by Eugene Tan

Star Wars section

Apart from the stairway display, there is another cluster of Star Wars builds over at 2nd floor

Invasion of the BB-8s by Handoko Setyawan

Harry Potter Mania

Brick Mecha Division by Freddy Tan, Kelvin Low and Benjamin Cheh

Last but not least the replica of the upcoming FUNAN opening soon in June 2019 – commissioned by Capital land and build by Eugene Tan and Xylvie Wong.

April 2019 LEGO Certified Stores Calendar – by Bricks World

LEGO return with a vengeance this April with a month long new releases and promotions awaiting us!

Beginning 1st April

1. LEGO Ideas Steamboat Willie $149.90

2. LEGO new releases for Marvel Avengers End Games movie & Star Wars 20th Anniversary sets from 1st April

3. Exclusive NASA Bundle @ $188

Featuring LEGO Ideas 21309 & 21312

4. Other new arrivals in April

The highly talked about Minifigure Ceramic Mug is now available at $24.90

From 5th April

5. April Gift-With-Purchase

Get your FREE Chicken Skater Pod with minimum spend of $70 on any LEGO products exclusively at LEGO Certified Stores valid from 5th to 22nd April. While stocks last.

6. Monthly Mini Build Event

Register your child (Age 6-14) interest for the build-and-take-home event on 13 & 14 April.

7. Gift-with-Purchase #2

Get your FREE LEGO 40334 Avengers Tower polybag with minimum purchase of $120 from 19 April – 31 May while stocks last.

Full store calendar:

LEGO Certified Store Calendar March 2019 – by Bricks World

1 NEW ARRIVALs

We begin March with the upcoming LEGO Creator Expert 10265 Ford Mustang set available from 1st March at RRP: $229.90

Also available is the LEGO IDEAS 21316 The Flintstones set at $99.90 also on 1st March.

2. March Gift-with-Purchase

Pick up this lovely LEGO Popcorn cart polybag FREE with minimum $60 spending at LEGO Certified Stores. Certain exclusion apply.

3. Monthly Mini Build for kids age 6-14

Sign up for your little ones here.

More via Bricks World LEGO Certified Stores

LEGO Certified Stores February 2019 Calendar

February is an exciting month as we welcome 71023 The LEGO MOVIE 2 Minifigures Series (1st Feb), Chinese New Year (5th Feb), The LEGO Movie 2 premiere (7th Feb), 70840 Welcome To Apocalypseburg(9th Feb) and Valentine’s Day (14th Feb).

February Gift-with-purchase (01-28 Feb)

FREE LEGO Mini-Master Building Emmet Polybag with minimum S$60 purchase on LEGO products.

The LEGO Movie 2 Roadshow

Be there at the LEGO Movie 2 Roadshow at Vivo City Atrium from 8th – 24th February to redeem exclusive GWP!

Purchase the 70840 from 9th February at the roadshow to redeem the Emmet Mosaic FREE!

Out of Vault Collection (14-28 Feb)

Look out for some out-of-production sets available for a limited time, while stocks last!

Via LEGO Certified Stores Feburary Calendar

(Courtesy of Bricks World LEGO Certified Stores)
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RESEARCH REVEALS SINGAPOREAN CHILDREN NEED TO FOCUS ON DIFFERENT SKILLS TO BE SUCCESSFUL FUTURE CAREERS 

RESEARCH REVEALS SINGAPOREAN CHILDREN NEED TO FOCUS ON DIFFERENT SKILLS TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THE CAREERS OF THE FUTURE

  • 93% of parents believe that their kids are under more pressure than they were at a similar age
  • 98% of parents say that it is vital for kids to play imaginatively to be well prepared for the careers of future, but 55% say there is not enough time in the day for them to play imaginatively
  • The 17-day largest LEGO Movie 2 event in Singapore at VivoCity from 8th – 24th February will provide a platform designed to allow children to unlock their imagination and creativity, and discover their individual passions – including movie-making, story-telling, dance and building workshops

Singapore, 24th January 2019 – LEGO Singapore has launched new research which reveals that a regime of school and extracurricular work is resulting in a lack of time and opportunity for children to explore their more imaginative playful sides and develop essential skills for the future. In response, LEGO Singapore has launched its largest ever 17-day action packed event at VivoCity to celebrate the LEGO Movie 2 and invite parents and children to try new activities and unlock their imagination and enable creative development.

Today’s children can expect to have very different career paths from their parents and a less traditional life, with 85% of future jobs having not exist today. In new research conducted by LEGO Singapore, over half (55%) of 400 parents polled said there isn’t enough time built into the school day for children to explore their creative side. Homework (62%), tuition (45%) and extracurricular activities (30%) were ranked the top activities that took up this play time.

Despite top careers children aspire to are, film/video maker (30%), artists (29%), astronauts (19%), Traveler (18%) etc. require very different set of skills to the traditional roles, parents believe there is little opportunity for children to explore this side of them despite 98% believing it is vital for kids to play imaginatively to be more prepared for the future.

To encourage imaginative play and develop creativity, LEGO Singapore is inviting parents and children to attend its largest 17-day event at VivoCity which will bring to life the worlds and characters in LEGO Movie 2 and encourage children to experiment with a range of new activities and skills. This includes story-telling, dance activities, movie-making activities and building sessions with LEGO Certified professional, Nicholas Foo.

While 98% of parents say that it is vital for kids to be creative and play imaginatively so they become well-rounded for the future, they are concerned that there isn’t enough time in the day for them to indulge this part of growing up.

“This research shows the lack of time and opportunities for imaginative play, despite parents believing that this is critical for a child’s development and future success.” says Kiran Chadaram from LEGO Singapore, who commissioned the survey.

“At LEGO we understand how important education and academia are, and we are also aware of how important it is to develop imagination and creative skills for children’s development and for the child’s future. Hence we have created the largest LEGO event ever in Singapore that provides ample opportunity for unstructured, truly creative play for children to explore new passions and create amazing things together. From LEGO graffiti walls for the future artists, interactive games at the Systar System for the aspiring astronauts, to a LEGO Movie Maker activity for the film makers of tomorrow – there is something for everyone.”

Exploring children’s imagination through different universes at The LEGO Movie 2 Event

In light of these findings, and in celebration of the release of the new LEGO Movie 2, LEGO Singapore is inviting parents and children to the LEGO Movie 2 Event to further explore their creative side with the different universes from the movie.

From 8th – 24th February 2019, LEGO Singapore will be hosting an exciting event at VivoCity, from 10am – 10pm. Kids will get to experience first-hand the different universes from The LEGO Movie including the DUPLO Planet, Systar System, Land of Apocalypseburg and Alien Jungle. There will be numerous opportunities for children to let loose and explore their creativity with activities like workshops, LEGO exhibits and interactive games for all.

Please refer to The LEGO Movie 2 event listing for more information.

Role-playing with The LEGO Movie 2 Welcome to Apocalypseburg!

In celebration of its movie premier, LEGO Singapore is launching The biggest LEGO Movie 2 set, 70840 Welcome to Apocalypseburg! – an epic 360 degree play experience that allows builders to create and recreate scenes from the movie and prepare for the alien invasion. This advanced building set has 3,178 pieces and presents an awesome challenge even for master builders. The set will be launched at the event on the 9th February 2019.

This set features a detailed representation of the movie’s iconic scenes such as the Statue of Liberty with a chill-out room in the head, café, Scribble Cop’s office with a chair-kicking function, armory, barber’s/tattoo parlor, Lucy’s hideout, Fuse’s workshop, rooftop diner, gym, spa, lookout platforms and loads more! This action-packed toy also comes with 12 brand new minifigures from The LEGO Movie 2 to role-play and reimagine favorite scenes from this blockbuster film.

On top of this exciting set, LEGO Singapore will also be offering shoppers an exclusive Gift with Purchase – The Emmet’s Lenticular Mosaic. This Gift with Purchase was specially created by LEGO Certified Professional, Nicholas Foo, and will be free for redemption only at The LEGO Movie 2 event with every purchase of the Welcome to Apocalyseburg set, while stocks last. There will also be another adorable heart-shaped Gift with Purchase with any purchase of SGD60 at the event.

For more information on The LEGO Movie 2 event, please visit:https://lego.build/LEGOMovie2EventSG

NEW LAUNCH – THE LEGO MOVIE 2 70840 Welcome to Apocalypseburg!

THE LEGO MOVIE 2 70840 Welcome to Apocalypseburg! flagship set is now official!

Get ready for an epic scale adventure with the mammoth set with over 3000pcs targeting AFOLs (and Statue of Liberty fans?) as we gear up for The LEGO Movie 2 from 7th February in Singapore.

3178pcs, Age 16+
Retailing from 16th January
USD 299.99, £279.99

(Asia prices TBA)

More of the set:
Enjoy an epic 360-degree play experience—and prepare for an alien invasion—with THE LEGO MOVIE 2 70840 Welcome to Apocalypseburg! construction toy. An advanced building set, it has over 3,000 pieces and presents an awesome challenge even for master builders.

This THE LEGO MOVIE 2 set features a section of the Statue of Liberty with a chill-out room in the head, café, Scribble Cop’s office with a chair-kicking function, armory, barber’s/tattoo parlor, Lucy’s hideout, Fuse’s workshop, rooftop diner, gym, spa, lookout platforms and loads more! This action-packed toy also comes with 12 THE LEGO MOVIE 2 minifigures to role-play and reimagine your favorite scenes from the blockbuster film.

• This creative toy includes 12 new-for-January-2019 THE LEGO MOVIE 2 minifigures: Emmet, Lucy, Batman, Scribble Cop, Harley Quinn, Green Lantern, ’Where are my pants?’ Guy, Larry the Barista, Chainsaw Dave, Mo-Hawk, Roxxi and Fuse, plus a rat figure.

• This huge Apocalypseburg construction toy has removable modules for easy play and features a section of the Statue of Liberty, café, Scribble Cop’s office, armory, barber’s/tattoo parlor, Lucy’s hideout, Fuse’s workshop, rooftop diner, gym, spa and more!

• The Statue of Liberty section of this THE LEGO MOVIE 2 playset features a buildable torch, opening Lady Liberty head with a chill-out room including a buildable telescope, and 3 lookout platforms.

• The Coffee Unchained café features a service counter, cash register, buildable coffee machine with 2 coffee pumps, table and seat, and an outdoor table with a parasol and 2 seats.

• Scribble Cop’s office features an opening jail door and chair-kicking function.

• Armory features a mannequin, goggles, 3 minifigure helmet elements and 2 buildable weapons.

• Barber’s/tattoo parlor features a barber’s chair, buildable tattoo machine and hair-cutting tool elements.

• Lucy’s hideout features a buildable bed with a secret compartment containing various fun elements including a love letter from Batman. The room also features weapon storage and assorted elements including new-for-January-2019 barbed wire.

Set measures over 52cm high, 49cm wide and 33cm deep.

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Awesome LEGO MOC Series – THE CENTENNIAL BUILDING

In this episode we pay a visit to ‘The Centennial Building’ built using 2940pcs. The builder created this building through real-life inspiration from the old Nassau County Courthouse, a historic courthouse located in Florida of America.

For those whom owns a set of the modular building 10224 Town Hall may find it familiar with the grandeur scale.

More from the builder
Add this building to your LEGO city for an instant touch of class! This historic building is perfect for any city layout and can be used for a variety of purposes, depending on the builder’s wish. Let your imagination run wild!

Features:
– 2,940 total pieces
– Hinged build allows for easy access, as well as increased playability.
– Unique clock tower caps the whole building, with many cool details. See if you can spot them all!
– This two-story brick building is flexible enough to be used for a variety of purposes. Make it a museum, a school, a courthouse, a town hall, and so much more.
– Frog-goyles peer down at you from the corners of the building’s corniced roof.
– Ascend the stairs to the second floor, where you’ll find wood-paneled walls and an ornate chandelier hanging from the ceiling.

Builder: OrientExpress26
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Via bit.ly/SGbricksClub_Centbuilding

Awesome LEGO MOC Series – THE CAR WASH

If you are looking out for the perfect companion to 2018’s LEGO Modular Building Downtown Diner set, The Car Wash would be our top pick with it’s art deco charm (oi boi how we love the imposing electric guitar). And it even double up as a decent car wash.

It is time to make a stop to clean the car and what better place than the car wash that is next to the music store.

A site that is recognized from a distance because it has a giant guitar that announces the place.

More from the Builder

It is an Art deco tropical building style of the late 50s similar to the style of the official set 10260

(Downtown diner) that I find spectacular, and had the need to make an add on for it.

On the ground floor we have outside the car wash with hose, water, taps, buckets, soap, sponges and an industrial vacuum cleaner, inside, a large music store with many records and a typical decoration of the time.

On the first floor we have a more comfortable area to listen to the records and on the outside the great guitar.

On the second floor, the studio of the musician, where he composes his songs and signs the discs of his fans, there are also some of his prizes like the guitar and the golden statuette


The ceiling reveals a glazed space for more light.


The ceiling reveals a glazed space for more light.

The ceiling reveals a glazed space for more light.

The ceiling reveals a glazed space for more light.

The set includes 5 minifigures a puppy and a car.

-Rocker and composer
-Owner of the music store
-Woman with a bag
-Violinist
-Baseball player



#LEGOartdeco #LEGOmoc #LEGOcarwash

Builder: Bricky_brick

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Awesome LEGO MOC Series – THE CONCERT GRAND PIANO

Awesome LEGO MOC Series

The Concert Grand Piano is highlight today to share with all music lovers.

Built entirely from 2798pcs LEGO bricks, it accurately captures the mechanical details of a real piano. We were especially impressed with the video shared by the builder (Special thanks to SleepyCow)

More from the builder

“Ever since I started learning music, I have always wanted to build a piano out of LEGO bricks. I have also been asked many times by my students about the inner-workings of a piano. I think this will be a great set to teach students about piano mechanics. I’ve seen many people do it in different ways, but I decided to make my own version, as well as try to make it as similar to a real piano as possible with correct proportions.

Making the LEGO piano playable was my main focus when I designed this model, and at the same time, the most challenging part of the build. Finishing the model and seeing it work smoothly brought me great satisfaction. I spent a long time just siting there playing with the LEGO piano keys, imaging the sounds of a real piano. This is a great example of the creativity and diversity of LEGO bricks.”

Key features;

– Removable keyboard with 25 independent working keys, each key connects to its own hammer.
– Working damper and pedal function.
– 25 strings.
– Realistic piano lid which can be open either half stick of full stick.
– Realistic fall board with a soft close.
– Removable music stand.
– Height adjustable piano bench.
– Self-playing function enabled by adding Power Functions, which allows keys to play at different tempos and rhythms.
– Realistic piano wheels.

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Builder: Sleepycow

Via http://bit.ly/SGBricksClub_ConcrtPiano