Bandar Seri Begawan: Brunei Usergroup Lego and Technic (BULAT) has once again been invited to Times Square to exhibit its Lego display at the Toys Exhibition 2013, which runs from September 4 to 8, on the ground floor of Times Square in Berakas, standing alongside various other toy displays.
Roping in an estimated 5,000 people since the start of the exhibit, the event sees BULAT members putting together a collage of colourful buildings made of Lego pieces, totalling more than 20 contributions from these members.
Speaking to the Bulletin, Zulhilmi Harun, one of the administrators of BULAT who organised the whole layout of the current exhibit, noted that the objective of holding the event is to extend an invitation for 'My Own Creation's' (MOCs) and individual collections.
Among the displayed exhibits is a MOC of the Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque, created by Ampuan Hamid, which had previously been sent to Thailand for a Lego display organised and hosted by Thai-LUG (Lego Usergroup) for Thailand's National Science Fair themed Asean: Energy, Environment & Technology' along with other participating countries like Malay- sia, the Philippines and Indonesia.
"It took me three days to design it digitally with a free software, Lego Digital Designer, last year. At the time, I didn't have all the parts or bricks for it yet. Only this year was I able to purchase them via bricklink.com and LUG support," Ampuan Hamid told the Bulletin.
He said it felt good to have been a part of a larger Lego community and to somehow represent Brunei through his Lego hobby.
Another display exhibited by BULAT was of a recreation club created by Cj Lee, which took two weeks to put together, portraying a colourful apartment building with a Lego swimming pool built in the middle of the building, a sand pit, barbecue area as well as a cafe.
"It took me two hours every night to come up with the display and a lot of cool techniques are used for some sections, like the curved wall of the tower and the heart-shaped swimming pool. It was basically built for my children to play with," said CJ.
For more information on future exhibits by BULAT, interested parties can visit its blog at www.bulatlego.blogspot.com.