Playmobil is best known as an imaginative play toy and few things inspire one’s imagination as much as the circus. Oliver Schaffer of Germany has brought together both the imaginative worlds of Playmobil and of the circus with his Circus Oliver exhibitions. Featuring more than 5,000 Playmobil figures, the exhibitions showcase different types of circuses ,many aspects of circus culture and display’s from the actual circuses themselves. The circus and Playmobil are quite a draw, so much in fact that more than half a million people have seen the 7 separate Circus Oliver exhibitions that have taken place in Europe over the last 10 years. Circus Oliver is currently exhibiting in Chemnitz, Germany until February 23rd at the Galerie Roter Turm. For more pictures of the exhibitions, check out Circus Oliver’s Facebook page.
To mark the Chinese New Year, LEGOLAND Malaysia is attempting to build the world’s longest LEGO snake model. Being the year of the snake, more than one million bricks will be used to construct the nearly 1000 foot long model, which will be built with the help of park visitors. The head of the snake has already been built while the construction of the Snake’s body will begin on Chinese New Year Eve, February 9th, and continue for 10 days after that. The Chinese New Year and Year of the Snake will begin on February 10th,2013.
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LEGOLAND Florida plans to ring in the New Year in quite a unique way. At 6 PM EST (midnight KST or Kid Standard Time according to the park), LEGOLAND Florida will ring in the New Year with a Brick drop, akin to the ball drop that will take place a few hours later in New York City. LEGOLAND Florida, the worlds largest LEGOLAND park and the second one to open in North America after LEGOLAND California. Located in Winter Haven, Florida, the park was formerly home to Cypress Gardens.
A Paris hotel is hosting a very unique art exhibit that is centered around Playmobil. Featuring works by Richard Unglik, a photographer, the exhibit features the familar Playmobil figure in iconic photographic and pieces, ranging from the legendary Abbey road album cover of The Beetles (pictured above) to Mount Rushmore. The exhibitiion, which began October 18th, is set to run until Janaury 15,2013.
On November 15th LEGOLAND Discovery Centers located on three different continents will attempt to build the largest LEGO Christmas train ever in hopes of achieving a Guiness world record. The event is set to take place at selected LEGOLAND Discovery centers in The United States, The United Kingdom (including LEGOLAND Windsor), Japan and Germany . For more information on the event and participating locations, check out the World Record Attempt site.
The LEGO Store’s Brick Friday Event will soon be upon us, and shoppers are sure in for a treat. Those who purchase more than $99 worth of goods at LEGO stores will recieve a Limited Edition 2012 Holiday Set. The set includes a horse drawn carriage, a snowy bench area with a lamp outfitted in holiday decor and four minifigures as well. The Brick Friday Event starts on November 23rd and will run until November 26th.
Adult Fans of LEGO (AFOL) are in for a treat on October 29th when the LEGOLAND Discovery Center Chicago will host its first ever No Kids Allowed Night from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Fans 18 and older will have the opportunity to participate in a costume contest, Halloween-themed speed build, advanced model builder work shop, creative challenges and the opportunity to display their LEGO creations, among other events. Tickets are $19.95 and can be bought online.
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LEGO Master Builders, along with the help of fans, will be building all night starting on September 29th and going onto 30th. Master builders and fans will be working on a 10 foot tall LEGO Lord Vampyre from the LEGO Monster Fighters theme.
The event, which is free, and is set to take place at the Washington Artillery Park Amphitheater,has a long lineup of events, including:
- 12:00 PM-5:00 PM: Open brick building for Lord Vampyre model
- 5:00 PM: Lord Vampyre assembly begins
- 6:00 PM: Costume contest (for children up to age 14)
- 9:00 PM & 10:00 PM: Monster-inspired Saintsations dance performances
- 3:00-7:00 PM: LEGO Club Kids Activities
- 6:00 AM hour: Master Builder, Erik Varszegi, will place final brick
Washington Artillery Park Amphitheater, where the event will be taking place, starting September 29th, is located at 750 Decatur St., between St. Peter and St. Ann Sts. New Orleans, LA 70116.