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#MadeInSingapore | Singapore's Own Lego Brick Artist

December 03, 2018

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Mr Jeffrey Kong, 37 is an established Singaporean Lego brick artist. He is the founder of the Artisan Bricks company. His works have been commissioned by corporate firms like Deloitte as well as Government bodies such as the Ministry of Trade and Industry. (Source: Channel News Asia)

Video Credit: BBC Channel

(Transcript)

My name is Jeffrey Kong and I’m a brick artist from Singapore.

I create art with building bricks.

I think the building brick is a very powerful art medium,

That anybody young or old can use to express themselves to tell their own story.

I like to think of myself as a baker.

The Lego brand is just a brand of flour that I use to bake my cakes.

The local scene is pretty small.

We do work together especially for bigger projects.

I also like to hang out with artists who work in other mediums like for example in wood or graphic artist because there is so much I can learn from them.

I’m still discovering new ways of building new things, new ideas every day.

If I can a put a smile on their faces, I would say I’ve succeeded.

I believe an artist has a responsibility to showcase their work and inspire people.

If not why call yourself an artist?

One thing I’ve always wanted to build for myself is actually a little casket, a cool little coffin.

My dream coffin for myself.

I know this may sound a little bit morbid and I think death shouldn’t be such a taboo subject.

Maybe I can put my ashes in it?

That would make me very happy.

Since this is Chinese New Year, I’ve prepare something special for you.

So I thought it would be cool to have a little lion dance and it’s supposed to bring you good luck and happiness for the rest of the year.

#MadeInSingapore #LegoBrickArtist #ChineseNewYear #LionDance



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