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    It's no child's play

    Muse, Published on 13/01/2018

    » This Children's Day, Lego aficionados can witness the beauty of Bangkok via the world's most popular building blocks. Created with over 500,000 Lego bricks, 11 iconic destinations in Bangkok have been recreated in both mosaic and 3D, and from an 8.5m, snap-ready panorama. Both traditional and colonial treasures are on display, be it the Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall, Wat Phra Kaew or Yaowarat Road. The model-building team -- all men who have a hobby of Lego building -- first decided where to position each place, before they worked together to connect the sky mosaic in the background. Then, each person worked to scale down their building, a process which averaged up to two months, with one month to design the final display and another month to build the actual destination. We talked to two of the 11 builders who have long been on the Lego circuit about how creating model destinations is no child's play.

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    What's trending and happening this week

    Muse, Apipar Norapoompipat, Published on 13/01/2018

    » 1It's a good start to the new year for music lovers as English indie pop band The XX will make their debut in Bangkok on Jan 29 at ThunderDome Muang Thong Thani. The London-based pop trio -- Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim and Jamie Smith are known for their minimal and hypnotic sound, drawing in huge raves from critics with their first album XX (2009) and later on Coexist (2012). After four years, the band just released their latest album I See You in early 2017. Prepare to be hypnotised by their biggest hits like Intro, Crystalised and Say Something Loving. The tickets are on sale now via www.ticketmelon.com, 02-026-3068. 2,800 baht per person for standing tickets only.

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    A writer of versatility and promise

    Muse, Melalin Mahavongtrakul, Published on 13/01/2018

    » When Jidanun Lueangpiansamut sat down in front of me, we had a purple book rested between us on a glass table. On its cover, a green silhouette of a timid lion stood out from a roaring crowd -- quite an appropriate design considering its title: Singto Nok Kok. The lion doesn't fit in or conform with the rest of the pack.

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