MOC: Apliu Street in Hong Kong

There have been a coupls of great MOCs recently. Been too busy to share them here but think I should get started… 1st off, Alexhui on Eurobricks just shared his MOC which is an entry in the Hong Kong LEGO Building competition that will be held 7/30/2010 – 3/8/2010 in Hong Kong Conference and Exhibition Center (wish I had a business trip to HK…). His model is one of the 12 finalists: Link

I think it excellently captures the bustle and ‘noise’ of HK… and I love how he did the neon looking lights. He even included Mahjong players on the rooftop! 🙂  The minifigs don’t look like Hong Kong-ers tho… Visit Eurobricks for more pics!

“Apliu Street (simplified Chinese: 鸭寮街; traditional Chinese: 鴨寮街) is a street in the Sham Shui Po, Kowloon, Hong Kong. It runs parallel to Cheung Sha Wan Road between Yen Chow Street and Nam Cheong Street. An easy way to reach it is to get off at the MTR Sham Shui Po Station. Use the A2 or C2 exit and you will be ascending directly into Apliu Street.

The Cantonese name “apliu” (鴨寮) comes from a village which was formerly located nearby but has long since been buried underneath the urbanization of Sham Shui Po.

Apliu Street has a huge flea market containing electronics, electrical components, and related items. A shopper can find both new and used merchandise in the area. Apliu Street is well known for geek shopping.

While Apliu Street is famous for electronic parts, the Golden Shopping Arcade found on the other side of Cheung Sha Wan Road is famous for computer hardware and related items.”

One Response to MOC: Apliu Street in Hong Kong

  1. Fili says:

    Came here looking for something on Sham Shui Po. Gotta say – this is brilliant ^_^ tweeted.

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