Canada will soon be getting its very own LEGOLAND Discovery Center. Set to be located at Vaughan Mills near Toronto, the Discovery Center will join others locations in cities such as Tokyo, Berlin and Chicago. With a 34,000 square foot location and a $12 Million construction budget, the LEGOLAND Discovery Center will open in the Spring of 2013.
Medicom Toys new Soramachi Sky Tree Town store has finally opened in Tokyo and the lineup of Be@rbricks exclusive available for purchase at the location has been unveiled. Priced at roughly $12 each, the lineup features Japanese inspired figures called the beckoning cat, the lion, and the tin goldfish (two different versions).
Thanks to the new Medicom Toy store in Tokyo, Japan, Be@rbricks will soon have a place to call their own. Opening on May 22nd, the Medicom Toy Store will have numerous exclusive figures on sale, including four 100% Be@rBrick figures inspired by wooden kokeshi dolls, Chinese guardian lions, goldfish and kabuki actors. The store will be located in the Tokyo Soramachi Sky Tree Town. The Sky Tree, which is also set to open on the 22nd , is the tallest tower in world as well as the worlds second largest structure after Dubai’s Burj Khalifa.
Building upon Japan’s continuing obsession with life sized anime vehicles, a 1:1 scale Macross VF-25 Valkyrie, along with a variety of characters from the franchise will be on display across Japan. Featuring life sized characters of Lynn Minmay, Sheryl Nome, and Ranka Lee, the Macross exhibit celebrates the 30th anniversary of the franchise and was recently on display until early May in Ikebukuro, Tokyo. Expect to see the exhibit next in Nagoya, where it is set to go on display from June 1st to the 3rd.
Japanese auto shop worker Shinji Tejima has brought the iconic bike of Kaneda, from the 1988 anime film Akira, to life, for a good cause. Having invested more than $100,000 and seven years into the building of the bike, Tejima is riding the bike around the Japan to raise awareness about autism, in partnership with the Bokura Company charity. In addition, expect to see the bike at the Katsuhiro Otomo GENGA Exhibition in Tokyo , where Tejima is aiming to raise funds for the rebuilding of the Tohoku region, which was devastated by a horrific earthquake and tsunami last year.
Source: The Mary Sue