BLOG – Tsim Sha Tsui in LEGO 4


Yau Tsim Mong district and Victoria Harbour have been recreated in LEGO, currently exhibiting at City Gallery (next to City Hall).

‘City Impressions @ Tsim Sha Tsui’ will take you on an interesting journey back to yesterday, through today. Revealed in the exhibition are maps, photos, plans, simulated images together with colourful plastic brick models of Tsim Sha Tsui.”

Running until June 17th, this ‘plastic brick model‘ event is clearly ‘unofficially’ LEGO-related, but is worth a visit if around Central, plus it’s free.

There are two exhibits – the first shows TST in the early 20th century – a busy scene of hawkers, rickshaws and ‘hotdog’ buses set around the old Kowloon Station on the waterfront. The second depicts the same area as it looks today (thus leaving visitors to ponder the eternal question: ‘Is it me, or is everything shit now?‘)

Both scenes include a huge rubber duck, which is docks in the harbour today.

See also: Hong Kong in Miniature.

Even the great harbour swim is included…