The doors have just opened to Asia's biggest Lego store. The 4,000 sq ft space in Langham Place (8 Argyle St, Mong Kok) is a veritable Lego wonderland for big kids and little kids alike, and features the latest products that, for the first time, will be released in Hong Kong on the same day they're released internationally. The store features a 'Pick-A-Brick' wall which includes over 100 different buckets and pieces, making this possibly Hong Kong's first Lego smorgasbord.
As well as the range, there are also numerous Lego displays that have been designed by certified Lego master – because this, apparently, is very much a thing – Hung Chi Kin, and his team of experts with a true Hong Kong edge. A highlight is the nearly 10 sq ft mosaic depicting Victoria Harbour and the Star Ferry, which makes use of over 100,000 Lego pieces and is officially the largest Lego fixture in Hong Kong. In the centre of the shop there's possibly an even more impressive display, in the form of a Mong Kok street scene. This has been crafted using over 700,000 Lego pieces, and takes in Argyle and Sai Yeung Choi Streets as well as the bustle of Nathan Road. It's taken over two months to create, and the streets around Langham Place are set to be added in future.
With two more megastores slated to open in Causeway Bay and the New Territories, we could be on our way to a full-blown Lego takeover. Combined with the current Pokémon Go craze, could Hong Kong be on its way to seeing something of a 90s revival?