LEGO SG50 Singapore Icons Mini Builds
Accompanying the #LEGORebuildSG campaign is the launch of 4 LEGO SG50 Limited Edition Singapore Icons Mini Builds. The 4 Mini Builds include quintessential Singaporean icons of the past such as The Cable Car, Ice Cream Bike, HDB Flats and the Dragon Playground. The Mini Builds are redeemable at selected stores with a minimum purchase of S$50 of LEGO products in a single receipt. Note that the Mini Builds have already been fully redeemed.
The easiest Mini Build to build is the Cable Car which only has 1 page of instructions, requiring 56 pieces of LEGO bricks to build. Next is the Ice Cream Bike with 2 pages of instructions, requiring 35 pieces of LEGO bricks to build.
Next up is the HDB Flats which also has 2 pages of instructions but requiring 138 pieces of LEGO bricks to build which is the most number of pieces among the 4 Mini Builds. Lastly, the most complicated Mini Build is the Dragon Playground which has 3 pages of instructions and requires 92 pieces of LEGO bricks to build.
Enjoy the pictures as well as the setup instructions for the LEGO SG50 Singapore Icons Mini Builds.
Opened on 15th February 1974, the Singapore Cable Car was the world’s first aerial ropeway system across a harbour, connecting Mount Faber to Sentosa Island. It was also a prominent feature in many noteworth events, such as the Southeast Asia Games in 1990.
By 1995, over 20 million riders had experience the Singapore Cable Car.
Today, two cable car lines make up the Sky Network, offering breathtaking views from sleek chrome cabins and stopping at Mount Faber Station, HarbourFront Station and Sentosa Station.
LEGO SG50 Limited Edition Singapore Icons Mini Build Cable Car requires 56 pieces of LEGO bricks to build.
Ice Cream Bike
When many of their fellow hawkers left the streets for food centres, the ice cream bike endured as an evergreen symbol of Singapore street food culture, Nonetheless, their numbers have dwindled drastically.
These roving “Ice Cream Uncles” and their motor-bicycles with large metallic containers are now often sighted at touristy areas. Occasionally, they can also be seen in some housing estates, serving up flavours like sweet corn, red bean and durian between wafers or a slice of fluffy bread – all at a very affordable prices.
The LEGO SG50 Limited Edition Singapore Icons Mini Build Ice Cream Bike requires 35 pieces of LEGO bricks to build.
After Singapore gained independence, public housing was built on a massive scale to cater to the population boom. The first new towns that came with HDB flats were Tiong Bahru and Queenstown.
In 1992, Tampines New Town won the United Nations “World Habitat Award for Excellence in Housing Design”.
Public housing in Singapore has indeed come a long way since the sixties. Today, more than 80% of Singaporeans live comfortably in HDB flats, a symbol of growth and prosperity.
The LEGO SG50 Limited Edition Singapore Icons Mini Build HDB Flat requires 138 pieces of LEGO bricks to build.
As high-rise housing estates in Singapore multiplied, sandbox playgrounds designed to look like fruit and animals became an increasingly common sight in the 70s. Out of these, the Dragon Playground is perhaps the most iconic.
Designed in 1979 by Khor Ean Ghee and inspired by Chinese folklore, the Dragon Playground is a memorable part of many Singaporeans’ childhood. The dragons have heads decorated with terrazzo tiles, a spine made up of steel rails, slides, as well as tyre swings.
Today, few such playgrounds remain. The last remaining sandbox Dragon Playground can be found at Toa Payoh Lorong 6, while others have been demolished or have undergone modification.
The LEGO SG50 Limited Edition Singapore Icons Mini Build – Dragonball Playground requires 92 pieces of LEGO bricks to build.