August 6, 2015
Art may be subjective, but we’ve come across many questionable SG50 ones. These, thankfully, aren’t, and we’re definitely proud that they exist:
Lego SG50 + SG100 video
Call us jealous. We certainly did have some green-eyed monster going on when we heard that school kids and teachers get their version of SG50 lego, featuring the Changi Control Tower, Cavenagh Bridge and Gardens by the Bay’s Supertrees. Thankfully, save for shelling out $100 on Carousell, we can still get our hands on some official Lego merchandise versions, that feature the Dragon Playground and Ice Cream Bike for instance (while stocks last, at selected outlets).
And to tug at our patriotic heart strings a little more, here’s a video, titled Lego SG100: Rebuild.
Image Credit: Channel News Asia, Lego
Past Forward: Hearts & Craft Exhibition
This one’s held at the National Library, and sees three displays, supported by the Singapore Memory Project, that showcase Singapore through different creative mediums. For Little Red Brick’s exhibition, we see intricate structures and familiar landmarks built with Lego bricks, made by top builders from the local Adult Fans of Lego (AFOL), while Lee Xiaohui and Freda Chua of TINKR recreate key historical events with cute 3-d printed dioramas.
STGCC x SG50
The Singapore Toy, Game and Comic Convention (STGCC) falls on 12th & 13th September, but we get some of the excitement first with a special collection of limited edition SG50 collectibles, all by Singapore artists such as Tell Your Children, Zigi of Monster Little, and Keh Choon Wee. All available for bidding at a silent auction, where all proceeds will go to Club Rainbow.
Images: Keatopia, Keh Choon Wee’s MajuLAH, Ziqi of Monster Little’s Munny
A project illustrated by Teo Yu Siang that explores 50 significant buildings in Singapore – there are the usual icons such as the Merlion, Gardens by the Bay and the Esplanade, the historical ones like Dakota Crescent and Tanjong Pagar Railway Station , and even the ones that we hardly talk about but catch our eye like Parkview Square and “The Rainbow HDB” at Hougang. Each comes with some helpful facts as well, while you can preorder postcard-sized mementos directly from the website. The designer calls his project “an introspective celebration of our nation’s 50th birthday – in a way that’s much more honest, and a lot less masturbatory”. Humour and passion? We’re on board.
This ambitious, but satisfying, film project pools together seven of Singapore’s talented filmmakers, with a collection of seven short films, each presenting an honest, open letter on their country. You’ve probably heard of them: Boo Junfeng, Eric Khoo, K Rajagopal, Jack Neo, Tan Pin Pin, Roystan Tan and Kevin Tong. Those who didn’t get their tickets the first time round – and these went out in less than two hours – can catch them in the cinemas instead, exclusively at Golden Village cinemas from 20 to 26 August. All proceeds will go towards the project’s community causes.