Richmond Review (article): Hong Kong replica made out of Lego rising at Aberdeen Centre

For those of you who don’t get the Richmond Review, certified Lego Professional, Robin Sather is building the Hong Kong skyline at Aberdeen Mall.

Article  from the Richmond Review website

By Martin van den Hemel – Richmond Review
Published: July 06, 2012 9:00 AM
Updated: July 06, 2012 3:08 PM

By the time everything’s done, hundreds of hours of work, more than 100,000 Lego and Duplo pieces, and nine signature Hong Kong high-rises will soar inside Aberdeen Centre atrium.

Also featuring the city’s picturesque backdrop, along with Victoria Harbour, the detailed display is part of In My Life, Pearl of the Orient—Hong Kong, which tells the story of the city’s historic evolution from small fishing village to Asia’s World City.

Canadian Robin Sather, one of just 13 certified Lego professionals around the world, said it took 60 hours for him to assemble the HSBC building.

He and his team were busy Thursday, assembling more of the cityscape, work they’ll be doing through July 15th.

Asked what will become of the works after the display is taken down, Sather said he’s not sure.

Each tower will likely be sold individually. The other pieces could be auctioned off as well.

The rest of the exhibition includes: photo, art, and music exhibitions featuring historic icons of Hong Kong entertainment; a display of antiques and family treasures from the private collection of Mr. Roger Tsui; scale-model miniatures showcasing Hong Kong’s street food stalls; a “Monkey Hill” replica of the famous Kam Shan County Park; and a photo opportunity to sit in an old-style rickshaw.

For more about the display, visit

—with files from Jamie Peng

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