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LEGO Carnival San Diego Blooming Buddha
[Reported by Pan Qingxia, San Diego, California, USA] 2023-08-28
The Lego Carnival (Brick Fest Live), which tours major cities in the United States, integrates inspiration, education, and entertainment, and is reported by many major media. This is the family fun event that most Lego fans participate in. Eugene Chiang, a follower of Fo Guang Shan Western Temple, was invited to participate in the exhibition at San Diego Station on August 26 and 27. In the San Diego Convention Center (San Diego Convention Center), there will be Fo Guang Shan Western Temple and Asian festivals, etc. Lego works, connecting with the public, small building blocks, blooming the light of the big Buddha.
Master Miaozang of the Western Temple Supervisor Temple said that Jiang Yuqing will exhibit Lego artworks in the Western Temple during the Spring Festival in 2022 and 2023. Street Parade), which has been highly recognized by the public and brought Western Temple into the community. The children who participated in the LEGO carnival this time also got to know Xixisi Temple through the work, and then signed up for the children’s class. Master Miaozang affirmed and thanked Jiang Yuqing for using LEGO art as a convenient way to attract sentient beings.
Jiang Yuqing has been involved in LEGO creation since 2017. The first work was the Western Temple, supported by fellow practitioner Christina Liu. During the exhibition, the two guided the public and unfolded the building floors of the Western Temple to let the public appreciate the interior full of details. Even Master Miaozang, Master Zhiqing, and Master Zhiji were restored to life, and the Lego portraits stood in front of the Western Temple model to welcome the public, which amazed the public. Children also exclaimed “Wow! Dragon dance and lion dance!”
At the carnival, Lego enthusiasts combined cultural and historical events with Lego to create life-size Egyptian Pharaohs, Thai Erawan Buddhas, and American Civil War scenes. Some people also turned famous figures, such as Queen Elizabeth of England, into Lego Figures, for oil painting creation. In addition to holding the LEGO assembly car race, the organizer also prepared more than 200,000 LEGO bricks. In the huge LEGO swimming pool, the parents and children of the exhibitors were allowed to play freely and create together. The scene was full of laughter.
Among the volunteer team of the Western Temple, Joseph Chi from Fo Guang Shan Fo Guang University, who used his summer vacation to visit and intern in various ashrams in the United States, said that he was amazed by Jiang Yuqing’s works, and the details and reproduction were all admirable.
In the exhibition hall, Joseph was responsible for explaining the origin of festivals such as the Lunar New Year and Mid-Autumn Festival, and communicating with the public about their respective cultural festivals. He admired Jiang Yuqing’s concept of combining Lego with human Buddhism, so that more people can understand each other; The first step is to spell out the Fo Guang Shan Hsi Lai Temple in Los Angeles. Joseph echoed: “When the Hsi Lai Temple is completed, it will be the Fo Guang Shan in Taiwan.” As soon as this remark was made, the volunteers applauded.
Jiang Yuqing Lego creation: https://eugenethepanda.com/brickpanda/