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Chingay 2015

The Chingay 2015 will be happening on 27 and 28 February at the F1 Pit. More than 11,000 colourful multi-cultural performers took part in this year’s Chingay. The theme for this year’s Chingay is “We Love SG” as we celebrate SG50.

Besides local performers, there are also foreign contingents from China (Gansu, Suzhou, Tianjin, Xinjiang), India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Russia, Rwanda, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey and Vietnam.

I managed to catch the Chingay 2015 few weeks ago during their rehearsal / NE Show. Here are some of the spectaculars you can expect from this year’s Chingay.

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LEGO Starbucks Cafe on LEGO Ideas

If you have been reading my blog long enough, you will notice that I love Starbucks and LEGO. That’s why I’m super excited when I saw this LEGO Starbucks Cafe on LEGO Ideas.

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The 3 level Starbucks Cafe is built on a 32 x 32 plates and is able to fit in Modular series nicely. The ground floor is the cafe entrance, indoor sitting area, counter and espresso machine. The second floor include indoor and outdoor sitting and a transparent curved stairs to the roof top area. The third floor is the roof top and fully outdoor.

The whole design uses around 3000 bricks and even comes with customized Starbucks barista minifigure complete with green apron. How cool is that?

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The LEGO Starbucks Cafe is now on LEGO Ideas. Please go support it. If this idea get 10,000 supporters, LEGO will review it and maybe we might see it on the LEGO store shelf someday.

Starbucks Honey Vanilla Macchiato

There’s a new drink at Starbucks this spring. The Honey Vanilla Macchiato features a mild honey sweetness that’s accentuated with a hint of vanilla.

The uniqueness of honey together with well-loved vanilla flavors are then combined with velvety steamed milk and signature espresso, and finished with a cross hatch of honey vanilla drizzle, resulting in a deliciously delightful beverage.

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Also back this season is the Hazelnut Macchiato and Caramel Macchiato.

Receive an exclusive Starbucks reusable cup for S$3.90 (S$2.90 for My Starbucks Rewards card members) with any purchase of the featured Macchiato drinks (Caramel Macchiato, Honey Vanilla Macchiato or Hazelnut Macchiato). Bring the cup back for your next purchase and enjoy 50 cents off your handcrafted beverage.

LEGO Oscar

The LEGO Movie wasn’t nominated for best animated feature. But that doesn’t mean LEGO can’t steal the show during the 87th Academy Awards ceremony. During the performance of Everything is Awesome, several LEGO Oscar statuettes were handed out to the celebrities at the Dolby Theater.

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These LEGO Oscar statuettes were created by Nathan Sawaya, LEGO Certified Professional and artist behind The Art of the Brick exhibit.

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It seems like the LEGO Oscar statuettes was a big hit among the celebrities.

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It’s a pity that The LEGO Movie wasn’t even nominated for best animated feature. What was the Academy thinking? Anyway, Congrats to Big Hero 6 for winning best animated feature.

Update: Someone reversed engineered the LEGO Oscar statuettes and posted the instructions online. (Requires Lego Digital Designer to view)

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Hitman: Agent 47

Singaporeans might find some of the scenes in Hitman: Agent 47 familiar. That’s because part of the film was shot in Singapore.

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The filming crew were in Singapore in May 2014 to shoot the action thriller starring Rupert Friend and Zachary Quinto. The action packed street scene in the trailer was shot along Robinson Road, the same location for the battle scene in the local movie Ah Boy to Men.

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Oh, and in case you are wondering, we don’t usually have so many blue cabs on the street. Lol.

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Besides Robinson Road, the filming crew also went to places like Gardens by the Bay.

HITMAN: AGENT 47 centers on an elite assassin who was genetically engineered from conception to be the perfect killing machine, and is known only by the last two digits on the barcode tattooed on the back of his neck. His latest target is a mega-corporation that plans to unlock the secret of Agent 47’s past to create an army of killers whose powers surpass even his own.

Hitman: Agent 47 opens in Singapore 27 August 2015.