Nangman of Brickshelf looks likes he’s been busy building this impressive creation, something that he calls his Chang Dong Goong Project. One would definately need a large open space to create something like this large Asian city. Lots of details are hidden within the numerous pictures of the large city. Make sure you check out at least a few of the images.
As White Fang has mentioned, January 26 is Chinese New Year. Chinese New Year is also known as the Spring Festival and is celebrated throughout China as a time to spend with family and friends. In honor of this year’s Chinese New Year, I have selected the Tragon by Lego builder Megan Rothrock, a creation built in 2005. Happy Chinese New Year!
This day also marks the end or our Orient Adventures, but never fear, I will be going on to my next World Adventure location soon. My only hint about the location is that it is very green and wet. I hope you’ve enjoyed the Orient and special thanks to my good friend White Fang for his outstanding knowledge and research of Asian history (and for getting Short Round to help us escape Shanghai).
Happy Chinese New Year to all Classic Town readers. TheBrickster and I are right here in Beijing, China where the live excitement can be felt upon welcoming the Year of the Ox. Lots of fireworks and firecrackers can be seen in the buzzing streets. Classic-Town.net staff wishes our readers a safe and bountiful new year.
I have a sudden thought. Do you know that the 2008 Summer Olympic games are held in August last year? It was a significant grand event, which marks one global sporting event that brings the world together to view the sporting events. One of the most significant grand masterpieces is the Beijing National Stadium, nicknamed the Bird Nest. It was constructed by a consortium group of companies reside in Hong Kong, known as HKLUG. The stadium features a lattice-like steel outer skeleton around the concrete stadium bowl and has a seating capacity of over 90,000 people.
The Beijing National Stadium was the site of the opening and closing ceremonies, as well as the athletics events and soccer finals. TheBrickster, shall we join in the fun. There is a big party bash over there.
Well, I didn’t know the guys we threw out of the rickshaw had connections with Chinese gangsters. Seems we’ve been Shanghaied WhiteFang! Do you think Indy might lend us a hand?
I don’t know about you WhiteFang, but that rickshaw ride to Shanghai made me rather hungry. What do you say we stop at Tibicsoki’s Black Dragon Chinese Restaurant for some Dim Sum?
One of the best modes of transportation along China’s busy city streets in the hand-pulled RICKSHAW. What do you say WhiteFang? Should we commandere one of these bad boys? Just be sure not to pay until after our ride.
TheBrickster, let’s take a closer look at this amazing invention. Understanding from ancient China History, this is the first Chinese Water Clock which was completed in 125 AD by an outstanding talented scholar in the Han Dynasty by the name of Zhang Heng. The water clock is supposed to aid astronomers in their star observation and calendar computations.
This Chinese Water Clock is also known as the Armillary sphere that could represent the Celestial sphere. Engineers and Astronomers such as oldhamk contributed to the very success to its concluding design of this magnificent water clock.
Shall we take a walk inside and observe these integrated gears from beneath and marvel at this superb science creation from the Chinese.
Spanning over 6,400 km (or 4,000 miles), the construction of the Great Wall of China began in the 5th Century. Sections of the wall were originally constructed to protect the northern borders of China from fierce nomadic tribes from Central Asia, known as the Xiongnu. Centuries later, the Great Wall would continue to protect China from other raiding factions. Lego builder KK shares images of one Great Wall creation in his Brickshelf folder.
Residing at the southeastern end of Repulse Bay outside Hong Kong, is a beautiful shrine known as the Temple of Kwun Yam (also known as Guan Yin). Kwun Yam is the Buddhist God of Mercy and some believe that if one places their hands upon one of her many statues and reach into their pocket, they will accumulate wealth. Whether you believe in this ancient legend or not, you can appreciate the majestic beauty of the temple and its surroundings.
One common mode of travel that is still popular today in modern China is the Junk, meaning “Ship”. The junk has been around since the Han Dynasty dating as far back as 220 BC. With its bright red brick-built sails, Lego fan AtomicBuilder created this wonderful JUNK for a crew of Asian pirates. Check out his majestic and outstanding creation!