Friday, November 18, 2016

Weekend @ One Utama Shopping Mall

It was a very packed weekend at the mall with many families visiting the Japan Travel fair and LEGO City's Exhibition. The economy must be good with many people flying off to Japan for vacations. More people are also buying LEGO sets nowadays too. This is such an expensive hobby as my good friend Bruce Lee has invested thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours building his LEGO sets! So we went to see Bruce's own exhibit on display.



  Shoppers are always attracted to anything about Japan!
Their food, vacations and products are often well rated.
We went to check their discounted train fares for our coming
trip to see the Sapporo Snow Festival this Winter.




The whole exhibition area was set up like a traditional shopping
street in Kyoto.



 Their folks were very attentive and gave very helpful information
to everyone who dropped by.




 It was like walking inside Japan with people wearing their traditional
uniform. I saw a Ninja too.




 Pretty ladies in their Winter Outfits to promote
the snowing season in Hokkaido.




 Their new bullet train Hokkaido Shinkansen has been connected from Tokyo 
directly to the South of Hokkaido. It would be very soon when it reaches 
Sapporo City. As you know, they build everything fast and even 
patched up the huge sinkhole in Fukuoka 
within 2 days!!!



LEGO CITY EXHIBITION



  

 Entrance into the LEGO City with Christmas Trees all over.




  

All generations in the families enjoyed themselves!
The organizers are very smart to plan and draw the crowds.



  

 Who is this man?



 

 A policeman!!





 My friend Bruce Lee's masterpiece is the cream coloured building in the middle.
That costs him over RM1,000 and he dare not tell me the actual costs. Tsk! Tsk!




I played with LEGO bricks when I was barely 8 years old. These LEGO
sets were not available in Malaysia then, and it belonged to my childhood
friends whose parents owned the MUI Group. They bought them
from Hong Kong.


 Looks like a crowded area in Shinjuku, Tokyo.



Someday we can make a full scale KL City using Lego bricks too.




My eyes went giddy looking at the whole city. 




This expensive hobby is able to gather the parents and children
to spend many hours to explore their creativity with LEGO bricks.




This must be "The Bridge Over Troubled Waters".




They even assembled an airport complete with movable
planes and airport runway!



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35 comments:

  1. Good afternoon TM.. The sky is dark now, should be raining soon...

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    1. Good Afternoon! It is very dark here too. Rain come down please!

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  2. When I was small I used to play with Lego too. But at that time it was just simple building blocks unlike these very sophisticated ones we have nowadays. Wah, did not know Lego can build such grand scale models! I saw the Japan travel booths but did not go near. I cannot afford. Sobs!

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    1. What a joke that you could not afford to go near the Japan Travel Fair. You are a big boss blogger that we all know of. Japan is calling you now.

      I think Lego is suitable for people of all ages. Perhaps it might prevent dementia too.

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  3. Guess your friend is shy to tell you the actual cost, hehe...

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    1. My friend is not shy. Maybe he is afraid to hear my screams.

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    1. Oh good. Now mummy plays them with her kids too. It is good to help build their innovation and creativity.

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  5. I saw on Facebook Pablo has opened recently at One Utama (old wing)

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    1. So interesting to look at the different Lego exhibits, thanks for sharing

      I had been to Korea but never to Japan, Japan expensive lah and I can't afford too

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    2. I am so amazed that you knew Pablo has opened at One Utama! I am a regular there yet I didn't know its new outlet. Yes, Pablo is very nice and big sized.

      Now I find that Japan is slightly cheaper to visit compared to South Korea.

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    1. What a joker!! You and Derek should parade there in fundoshis to attract flies. LOLOL

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  7. The Japan Travel fair looked organised and neat. I like :) The LEGO looked so intricate! Wow.

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    1. While the Travel Fair was relaxed and neat, the LEGO section was so crowded and my head turned giddy on looking at the displays. Ha ha

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  8. Wow.. so interesting just by looking at the creativity of these legos.. During my days, no lego for me and siblings.. mana ada duit beli then.. no wonder till today, I am not creative at all.. :)

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    1. Same here, no legos for me. Had to borrow the chance from the rich kids.

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  9. Been to a few Lego exhibits and they are always impressive. It is expensive and worth buying in a family of many children. They last a lifetime as well. I know a number of students into Lego building.

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    1. I agree that it is actually a good investment and the limited editions would appreciate in price. That's what my friend Bruce had done so.

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  10. The last second picture is one of those pictures that I lost, so sad! As I saw somewhere selling that model set before but I choose the other one instead.

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    1. Oh poor you. How did you lost it? Hope you will buy another replacement and be happy again.

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  11. Your friend Bruce Lee must be so scared of you scolding him that he dares not tell you the real cost. You must be a fierce man, hehehehe. :)

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    1. You bet! My friend Bruce Lee is afraid of my fiery flaming mouth that often spits fire at him. Muahahaha

      I wonder how did you guess my character so well?

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  12. I'm also a big fan of this...not Lego (as it requires more space for storage) but nanablock. I'm also starting my own collection with most pieces costing up to RM200 only, cannot afford RM1,000 pieces like your friend! ;) When I was at Legoland 4 years ago, I was truly amazed at all the grand, grand scale of the stuff they built.

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    1. I am also impressed by what the LEGO blocks could build nowadays. I think the Nanoblocks are good enough. It is the brands that costs a bomb.

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  13. My kids love Lego but I didn't get to bring them there. I just don't want to get sandwich in the crowd..They should stay until the school holidays so I can bring them out during the weekdays, then it will not be so crowded.

    Hokkaido..you are heading there soon!! Nice..

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    1. That is what I said you have always been a good mama. You are not a kiasu type and definitely a practical mama. Kudos!

      Yeah, thanks to you and HB for luring me there!!

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  14. Collecting Lego is an expensive hobby! I have a friend who is just as crazy as urs...and he had even bought some big boxes for her daughter to build a city!

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  15. I like to see those miniature cities of Lego, we only bought smaller sets Lego for my girls, need space to keep after they have finished assembled them.

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  16. When is Anay travelling?

    To Sapporo, right?

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  17. Wow Sapporo trip..thats wonderful and I am looking forward to your blog post about it.

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  18. i always find Japan very fascinating specially since i heard form someone that Japaneses less like people from outside .
    your profile writing scared me that you have seen worst men .i wish all the best to you .
    found this post really interesting and informative .
    loved the photos

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  19. One question, how your friend move the whole set from his house to 1U? o.O"

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  20. I was there too but could not remember when. I checked all your pic to see if I was hidden in any of them but none. LoL. When I was there, too many people, I malas wanna look see look see eventhough my sons pestered me to hang around.

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  21. This post made me feel like participating the event myself, as I’m interested in what Japanese things other Asian people are interested in. You are to visit Sapporo Snow Festival next year. I travelled around Hokkaido only in summer. BTW, the best autumn foliage time is late November, if you feel inclined to visit Nara again. Thanks for your visit to my blog and leaving comments.

    Yoko

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