During a recent trip to Singapore, I was lucky enough to catch the LEGO BTS Dynamite Experience, a massive pop-up experience located in Orchard Road, the heart of Singapore’s main shopping district.
KPOP band BTS is a huge deal in Asia, so it makes plenty of sense that an ambitious experiential pop-up dedicated to promoting the LEGO Ideas BTS Dynamite set makes plenty of sense. In case you’re unfamiliar with Singapore – the location is prime real estate, just opposite the Apple Store, and flanked by plenty of designer boutiques.
If you’re in Singapore, you can check out the pop-up which runs until 16 July 2023, and is open from 11am – 9pm daily. It’s located in front of Ngee Ann City, right across Takashimaya.
Here’s a look at what you can expect – there’s plenty to see and do, as well as LEGO to buy, and it should be a lot of fun if you’re a BTS or LEGO fan!
The pop-up takes the LEGO BTS Dynamite set as inspiration, with many of the small structures modelled after sections of the set, which itself is based on the Dynamite music video.
There are plenty of different zones and activities that you can do – you can grab this BTS Dynamite Experience vinyl leaflet before you begin exploring.
Throughout the different zones are activities that you can do which will give you a stamp upon completion, to then give you an opportunity to win a prize from the claw machine.
These activities are all free, so you don’t need to spend money to score some free LEGO swag.
First up, here’s a look at the Record Discovery Zone!
Not a make and take, but you can build a LEGO Donut and hang it up on the LEGO Donut wall. They’re aiming to get into the Singapore Book of Records by forming Singapore’s largest LEGO Donut Wall, with over 500 donuts built.
Did this to get a stamp as it was pretty easy!
There’s a Build a Minifigure Station, where you can build LEGO minifigures to take photos and place in some of the MOCs on display, but unfortunately, you can’t take them home with you!
Did this to get my 2nd stamp as it was relatively easy – I did have to share it on my social media with the hashtag #LEGOBTSSG.
Oh, and there was this really cool upsized version of the LEGO BTS Dynamite set, built by local Singaporean LUG (LEGO User Group) Titans Creations.
And a Dance Off video game, where you can also earn another stamp. I didn’t want to get sweaty, so politely skipped this section. Also, I have the body coordination of a Galidor figure.
The big drawcard of the entire pop-up is the Big Builds Stage, where you can check out supersized minifigure statues of the BTS Band members.
That’s some great sculpture technique to get Jimin’s butt contoured like that.
These are based off the LEGO Minifigure versions of the BTS boys in the set, and make for a great place to take photos.
Here’s me in Singapore!
Next, there’s the Disco Retail Zone, which is a small pop-up LEGO Store.
It’s pretty cramped inside, but you can of course pick up BTS LEGO sets, and others, and score yourself some GWPs and some other sets on discount.
Spending SGD$49 or more will also net you an extra prize in the claw machine.
There’s also a large window with another MOC by Titans Creations, and an activity where you can count the number of balloons in the crowd to gain a stamp.
Once you’ve acquired three stamps in your booket, you can return to the Record Discovery Zone to try for a prize!
You win your prize by playing this claw machine game. The prizes are in little plastic balls, and there’s a number of things you can win, such as $5 vouchers, a LEGO City Towel, Dots packs and more.
I scored myself a sweet LEGO 90th Anniversary water bottle (and a LEGO City Towel), which I was stoked to win!
So yeah, this was a pretty fun LEGO Pop-Up, and not something I’d have experienced in Australia as BTS isn’t massive here. Was really fortunate that I had a few hours to spare before my flight out from Singapore to check this out, and also win some cool LEGO Prizes.
If you’re in Singapore, you can check out the LEGO BTS Dynamite Experience Pop-up, which runs until 16 July 2023, and is open from 11am – 9pm daily. It’s located in front of Ngee Ann City, right across Takashimaya!
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