For the first time ever in Singapore, LEGO’s exhibition of UNESCO world heritage sites that have been recreated with LEGO bricks will be on display at Fort Canning.
The Piece of Peace exhibition started in 2003 as a way to promote peace and heritage. Taking inspiration from UNESCO’s mission to “contribute to the building of peace … through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information”, LEGO created the Piece of Peace exhibition with the understanding that heritage is one of mankind’s treasures and the way to preserve it is through knowledge.
LEGO’s aim with Piece of Peace, and why it has steadily expanded over the past few years, is to present the messages of peace and heritage through beauty in a way that everyone can understand - through significant cultural landmarks found across the world and LEGO’s beloved bricks.
At the Singapore edition of Piece of Peace, alongside the LOVE EARTH and LOVE ASIA highlights, LEGO will feature LOVE ASEAN unveiling nine new UNESCO Heritage models to commemorate ASEAN’s 50th anniversary.
The first model that was built for the Piece of Peace exhibition was the Eiffel Tower. This symbol of Paris, originally built over a century ago, has come to represent the strength and perseverance of the French capital. Each of the models in the Piece of Peace exhibition are important symbols for their nations from the historic temples of Angkor Wat to the Petronas Towers which have become a symbol of SE Asia’s rapid march into the future.
If you’ve ever struggled to follow the step by step instructions on how to build a LEGO set, you’ll be impressed by the fact that all of the models were made from photos, rather than using a map or predetermined plan. LEGO chooses which sites to build largely based on input from the local embassy and the community.
It’s what inspired LEGO to design the Singapore food builds as opposed to more prominent symbols of the country like the Merlion or Marina Bay Sands. Be sure to complete your collection of the full set of Singapore food builds by reserving the Nyonya Kueh set while you’re at Piece by Peace. These can be reserved when you spend $40 on tickets and $80 on LEGO products in a single receipt.
If there is a burgeoning architect among your kiddos, they’ll be thrilled to learn that all of the bricks used in the construction of the models are standard issue bricks that are available in regular LEGO sets.
LEGO-lovers will also want to check out Brick by Brick, an interactive installation where visitors can add their own LEGO creations to a map based off Singapore. As visitors incorporate their own additions to the map, it will become a display of local Singaporean culture on an even larger scale than the BuildAmazing builds.
Follow the Piece of Peace exhibition on Instagram and tag your pictures with #PieceofPeaceSG, #BuildAmazingSG and #LEGOSG
This is Piece of Peace's one stop in Singapore, so don't miss it!!
When: July 27th - September 3rd | Weekdays 10am-9pm | Weekends & Public Holidays 10am - 12am (last admission 60 minutes before closing)
Where: Fort Canning Arts Centre | 5 Cox Terrace, Singapore 179620