LEGO to Sydney!
Looking for some inspiration? Then you’ll love the LEGO-powered Brickman Cities exhibition (until February 10) at the Entertainment Quarter Sydney, a unique showcase masterminded by Ryan McNaught (the only LEGO Certified Professional in the Southern Hemisphere) and his team of expert builders. The event combines fun but intricate models with cutting-edge technology. thebrickman.com/cities
Join the carnival in Hong Kong
The fifth AIA Great European Carnival is set to close on February 17, but there’s still plenty to check out in Hong Kong before then. Sit with The Great Circus of Europe (two to four performances a day; on all days except Monday), direct from the UK, and witness the acrobatic feats that make up the Cloud Swing, Aerial Duo and Double Giant Space Wheel. For thrill-seekers, hop on the exhilarating, swinging and rotating gondola Mach 5 (KMG) and Atmos Fear rides. The young ones can prance in bouncy castles and tumble around on inflatable slides and courses. The carnival uses e-tokens, which may be purchased in the form of entry tickets. tgec.asia
It’s still lit in Fukuoka
Still not quite over Christmas? Then you’ll be happy to know that the festive mood continues at the Canal Panorama Illumination (until February 24) at Canal City Hakata shopping complex in Fukuoka. The retail destination is home to brands like ABC-MART, niko and the moomin Bakery and Café and Ultraman World M78 character goods store. Once done with the shopping, venture to the complex’s outdoor spaces to interact with the Tree of Knowledge with its colorful, light-up ornaments and appreciate the Wall of Light that spans the mall’s 180m-long canal. canalcity-event.com/illumination
This article first appeared in the February 2019 issue of Smile magazine.