The Merlion - A special gift for CEO of LEGO® Group Mr Jørgen Vig Knudstorp


The Merlion


When we know the CEO of LEGO® Group would be meeting
our very own Singapore LEGO® fan group, everyone was
totally thrilled and excited!

The fan group wanted to give him a surprise present to
remember this trip to our sunny island and meeting us.

A few ideas were discussed on what’s representative of
Singapore. We decided finally we should create a
merlion sculpture.

I am very fortunate to be given the opportunity to
design it with the great support of everyone in the
fan group.

This sculpture holds on it own without the need of glue.
It was designed in different components (head piece, manes,
tail fins, etc..) and would fit nicely with each other without
falling apart. It was created using MLcad before purchasing
the needed elements from Bricklink.

Total time for designing, exploring possible sizes,
experimenting different building techniques and piecing it
together took about two weeks. The final model was glued
(for safe shipping) and fixed inside a nice hand-made acrylic
case before presented to Mr Jørgen.

We sincerely hope Mr Jørgen Vig Knudstorp will like this
special present.

An icon of Singapore for an iconic figure in the world of

Artist side notes: It was a real experience and pleasure
meeting Mr Jørgen. He is patient, humble, very friendly and
humourous too. Personally, I feel he's a great thinker with
good values and beliefs, not to mention a visionary too.

The evening we all shared was like a meeting of friends more
than a usual fan club meeting. All the best wishes to Mr Jørgen,
his family and all the people working with LEGO® Group.

It's fantastic to have a CEO (and boss too i'm sure for people
working with him!) like him that truly cares!

For more pictures, please follow the link here to Brickshelf.

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