Lego Lover Replicates Iconic Singapore Landmarks Like Golden Mile Complex
A multitude of Singaporean buildings once part of our skyline have given way to new developments over the years.
While some of us may refer to pictures or videos of these structures for sentimental reasons, one Singaporean named Gene Tan thought it was best to pay tribute using the toy he loved best — Lego.
Using Lego blocks, he recreates iconic structures in Singapore that are so realistic they’ll give you instant nostalgia in a glance.
He actively shares these creations on his Facebook page ‘My little WORLD‘. Here are some of our favourites.
1. Golden Mile Complex
News of Golden Mile Complex possibly going en bloc first broke in August 2018, to the dismay of supper-goers who often flock there for late night mookata.
Mr Tan’s Lego building probably won’t emit the same lemongrass scent associated with Golden Mile Complex, but hey, at least you won’t have to worry about it getting demolished.
2. Ai Tong School
Ai Tong Primary School with its white and blue facade, is easily one of the most recognisable school buildings in Singapore.
If you’re an Ai Tong alumnus who misses your school days, this one will surely remind you of your primary school days.
3. Dragon slide at Toa Payoh
Ask any Singaporean about Toa Payoh and the first thing that comes to mind will surely be the dragon playground located ahead of the expressway entrance.
Mr Tan has also incorporated sand into his Lego model of the playground, giving it a much more realistic feel.
4. National Library at Stanford Road
Millennials may be familiar with the National Library Building located at Bugis, but those born decades ago will forever remember the former National Library which used to sit along Stanford Road.
Mr Tan probably have some fond memory at the old National Library. After all, he spent 6 whole months completing this Lego structure of the building, which looks pretty stunning if you ask us.
5. Fish & Co at Glasshouse
Fish & Co at Glasshouse was a favourite hangout spot for many Singaporeans, until its closure in 2016. Known for its full-glass exterior, this restaurant was especially popular with couples looking for a romantic place to dine.
Mr Tan didn’t just recreate the exterior, he also went through the trouble of reproducing the experience of dining in as well. Just looking at it is making us crave for Fish & Co’s signature lemon butter sauce & fish fillets.
6. Milo Van
Most of us would be familiar with the adrenaline rush when chiong-ing to the Milo Van for a cup of chocolate malt drink back in Primary School.
Even though this model may not be able to dispense Milo, it will surely get you overflowing with sentimental thoughts.
Bonus: Remembering Mr Lee Kuan Yew
Mr Tan also used Lego to pay tribute to Mr Lee Kuan Yew — the late founding father of modern Singapore.
Here, Mr Lee can be seen in Parliament holding on to an issue of the newspaper which covered the tragic Hock Lee bus riot. We love his attention to detail — look out for the prominent forehead of our late-Prime Minister.
He constructed a structure to capture the memorable moment when Singaporeans lined the streets to bid farewell to Mr Lee for the last time.
Singaporeans’ graciousness is also accurately depicted here as one member of the public holds up her umbrella for a soldier on duty.
May sell, if there’s enough demand
By now, you may be wondering if Mr Tan’s Lego creations are up for sale. Well, the short answer is no.
However, he did mention that he may consider selling his models if there’s enough demand. He shares that he has already do so previously with some popular structures.
So if you’re keen on having one of these structures on display at home, do indicate your interest here.
Meanwhile, let us know which of Mr Tan’s creations is your favourite in the comments.
Featured image from Facebook.