Lego collector recreates Vietnam road scenes in miniature
revealed : 23 Mar 2021 at 11:03
HO CHI MINH CITY: In a room crammed from ceiling to ground with containers, cupboards and drawers of Lego bricks, Hoang Dang intently builds a brilliant blue, yellow and purple fishing boat with a Vietnamese flag and eyes at its prow.
The commercial designer has cherished Lego for so long as he can keep in mind, however began amassing it severely a couple of years in the past on an abroad examine journey to Detroit, amazed by the vary of units accessible in america.
Hoang is most impressed by scenes near house in Vietnam, painstakingly recreating his childhood home, a temple in Hanoi’s Previous Quarter and a 1990s lounge throughout Lunar New 12 months, all in intricate and vibrant miniature element.
“I wish to convey my perspective to buddies everywhere in the world, as a result of Vietnam’s Lego constructing neighborhood remains to be little identified regionally and globally,” he mentioned.
Hoang is midway to his objective of constructing 10 large-scale creations for an exhibition. It takes about 5 months to complete a 5,000-piece facade, he mentioned, though a lot of that point is spent discovering the fitting items.
“I usually spend a complete night to search for simply that one brick,” he added.
Regardless of a group of over two million Lego bricks, Hoang is all the time on the hunt for brand new items. That is how he made what he calls his “Lego buddies”, together with Khang Huynh in Ho Chi Minh Metropolis.
The pair met on a Fb group for Lego builders and collectors. The identify “Lego” is an abbreviation of “leg godt” that means “play nicely” in Danish.
“Constructing Lego helps us to recharge our inventive vitality after engaged on lengthy and tiring tasks,” mentioned Hoang.
They prefer to photograph what evokes them on the road, then recreate it with bricks. For Khang, that features road scenes with advanced builds like a traditional Honda Cub bike.
“I’m drawn to the on a regular basis issues round me which might be very acquainted,” mentioned Khang. “I construct something that I really feel is cute and pricey to me.”