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PIECE OF PEACE Executive Committee*, with the support from SWIRE PROPERTIES, is please to announce its decision to hold the “PIECE OF PEACE -World Heritage Exhibition Built with LEGO ® Brick” in Hong Kong starting from the 5th July to the 31st July at Cityplaza.
This exhibition is originated in Japan to support the UNESCO’s World Heritage activities and to promote peace through bringing the awareness of the World Heritage to the general public in all ages. From 2003, the exhibition has made more than 30 appearances throughout Japan during the nationwide tour and attracted more than 1.5 million visitors. This will be its first overseas exhibition to mark its beginning of the world tour since it started 10 years ago.
The exhibition will primarily feature a collections of World Cultural and Natural Heritage replicas made by LEGO® bricks built by a renown Asian LEGO ® builder. These include Angkor, the Mont Saint-Michel, the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto, the Sagrada Familia, the Historic Center of Vienna, the Sydney Opera House, the Nikko Tosho-gu, and the Temples of Hiraizumi, etc. In addition, there will be 3 newly built replicas for the Chinese World Heritage sites to be included in the exhibition.
Hong Kong offers excellent with a rich experience of culture and heritage, and it is a prime destination of the tourists from all over the world. We are honoured to start the world tour from Hong Kong.
* The PIECE OF PEACE Executive Committee members are PARCO Co., Ltd., LEGO Japan Co., Ltd., and BAU Communications Co., Ltd.
Overview of the Exhibition
List of Works
Westminster Palace, Westminster Abbey, and St. Margaret’s Church; United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland / Acropolis; Athens, Greece/Mont-Saint-Michel and its Bay, France / Paris, Banks of the Seine (Reproduction of the Eiffel Tower); France / Piazza del Duomo, Pisa (Reproduction of the Tower of Pisa), Italy / Historic Centre of Rome, the Properties of the Holy See in That City Enjoying Extraterritorial Rights and San Paolo Fuori le Mura (Reproduction of the Colosseum); Holy See and Italy / Roskilde Cathedral, Denmark / Town Hall and Roland on the Marketplace of Bremen, Germany / Works of Antoni Gaudi (Reproduction of the Basilica of the Sagrada Família), Spain / Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow (Reproduction of Saint Basil's Cathedral), Russian Federation / Nubian Monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae (Reproduction of the Great Temple), Egypt / Memphis and its Necropolis—the Pyramid Fields from Giza to Dahshur (Reproduction of a pyramid), Egypt / Rapa Nui National Park (Reproduction of moai), Chile / Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, Peru / Brasilia (Reproduction of the Cathedral of Brasília), Brazil / Budapest, including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy Avenue (Reproduction of Buda Castle); Hungary / Sydney Opera House, Australia / Historic Centre of Vienna (Reproduction of St Stephen's Cathedral), Austria / Coro and its Port, Venezuela / Historic Town of Guanajuato and Adjacent Mines, Mexico / Taj Mahal, India / Angkor, Cambodia / Hwaseong Fortress (Reproduction of the Changnyongmun gate), South Korea / The Great Wall, China / Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries, China / Historic Areas of Istanbul (Reproduction of the Sultan Ahmed Mosque), Turkey / Itsukushima Shinto Shrine, Japan / Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities) (Reproduction of Kinkaku-ji), Japan / Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama, Japan / Shrines and Temples of Nikko, Japan / Himeji-jo, Japan / Hiraizumi — Temples, Gardens and Archaeological Sites Representing the Buddhist Pure Land (Reproduction of Chuson-ji Konjikido), Japan / Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu-ji Area, Japan / Gusuku Sites and Related Properties of the Kingdom of Ryukyu (Reproduction of the Shuri Castle), Okinawa, Japan / Kathmandu Valley (Reproduction of the Swayambhunath Stupa), Nepal / Complex of Hué Monuments, Viet Nam / Fujisan, sacred place and source of artistic inspiration,Japan
Works builder of Hong Kong made
Temple of Heaven, China / The Mogao Grottoes, China / Fujian Tulou, China
The globe, built with LEGO® bricks
- ・World Heritage sites seen from space (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA))
Views of the earth and its treasures from space are shown in photographs.
- ・Corner introducing UNESCO’s World Heritage activities
Join the “Build Your World” Asia Tour and win a trip to LEGOLAND Malaysia!
Concurrent with the exhibition at Cityplaza, visitors can join the inaugural LEGO® “Build Your World” Asia Tournament, which is available in Hong Kong exclusively at Cityplaza. Available in two age categories, the competition challenges participants to express their vision of a dream world by building their own LEGO® model in a limited amount of time. The grand winners will receive a trip to LEGOLAND Malaysia, including two round-trip air tickets and accommodation, and will even have the opportunity to display their winning work! Interested parties are welcome to visit LEGO®’s website for registration. Limited places are also available for onsite registration at Cityplaza, on a first come, first served basis.
(For further details about the “Build Your World” Competition Asia Tour in Hong Kong, please visit LEGO’s website: http://www.LEGObyw.com/Countries/HongKong/)
- ・Organizer: Cityplaza
- ・Co-organizer: PIECE OF PEACE Executive Committee JAPAN*, LEGO Hong Kong
- ・Supported by :Unesco Hong Kong Association, National Federation of UNESCO Associations in Japan (NFUAJ)
- * The PIECE OF PEACE Executive Committee members are PARCO Co., Ltd., LEGO Japan Co., Ltd., and BAU Communications Co., Ltd.
Cityplaza is honored to invite everyone to experience the spectacular “PIECE OF PEACE – WORLD HERITAGE EXHIBITION BUILT WITH LEGO® BRICKS”, its first-ever trip outside Japan. In this exhibition, we aim to convey the message of world peace and cultural resources preservation through presenting 40 World Heritage sites with LEGO bricks. These beautiful creations will also serve to enhance visitors’ understanding about different unique cultures so as to broaden their horizons. With cleverish inventiveness and sophisticated skills, amazing ingenuity is shown in every exhibit, which local creators have participated alongside with the renowned Japanese LEGO builders to build the models.