Have you seen this exhibit of the Philippine map and famous regional landmarks all made from LEGO Bricks?

LEGO PILIPINAS, TARA NA! EXHIBIT


LAJ Marketing Phililippines – the exclusive distributor of the LEGO, the Exhibit Master Builder — Jig Manaloto,  and Philippine Bricksters were inspired by the LEGO Brickstructures featuring international structures and landmarks.

They challenged themselves and asked the question “Why Not here in the Philippines?” 


This gave birth to this awesome LEGO brick structure exhibit in SM Mall of Asia. 


To best experience this blog post, please play the new Pilipinas, Tara Na! video while reading it. 

For maximum Nostalgic and Last Song Syndrome Effect, please print this lyrics and sing along. 

Pilipinas, Tara Na! v.1
Words by: Rene Nieva
Composed by: Mike Villegas and Rico Blanco
Arranged by: Angelo Villegas
Performed by Artists for Philippine Tourism: 6Cyclemind, Aiza Seguerra, Barbie Almalbis, Bayang Barrios, Billy Crawford, Bituin Escalante, Boboy Garovillo, Christian Bautista, Cookie Chua, Dolphy, Ebe Dancel, Gabby Alipe, Gail Blanco, Gloc 9, Itchyworms, Janno Gibbs, Jaya, Jay-R, Jed Madela, Jett Pangan, Jim Paredes, John Lesaca, Jong Cuenco, Karylle, Kevin Roy, Kitchie Nadal, Kris Lawrence, Kyla, Martin Nievera, Nikki Gil, Noel Cabangon, Ogie Alcasid, Pepe Smith, Raimund Marasigan, Regine Velasquez, Rico J. Puno, Rivermaya, Sam Concepcion, Spongecola, Yeng Constantino and ZsaZsa Padilla.  

Ikaw ba’y nalulungkot
Naiinip, nababagot
Ikaw ba’y napapagod
Araw gabi’y puro kayod?

Buhay mo ba’y walang saysay
Walang sigla, walang kulay?
Bawa’t araw ba’y pareho
Parang walang pagbabago?

Tara na, biyahe tayo
Kasama ang pamilya
Barkada at buong grupo
Para mag-enjoy ng todo.

Halika, biyahe tayo
Nang ating makita
Ang ganda ng Pilipinas
Ang galing ng Pilipino.

Nag-driving ka na ba
Sa mga bayan sa baybay
Ng buong Laguna de Bay
Tuloy-tuloy sa Tagaytay?

Nalasap mo na ba
Ang Lanzones ng Camiguin
Penoy balot ng Pateros
Ensaymada ng Malolos?

Tara na, biyahe tayo
Upang ating matanto
Tayo man ay iba-iba
Diwa’t puso ay iisa

Halika, biyahe tayo
Nang ating makita
Ang ganda ng Pilipinas
Ang galing ng Pilipino.

RAP:
Mga kababayan, ating puntahan,
Dambana ng kadakilaan at kagitingan
Fort Santiago, Kawit, Mactan
Barasoain, Corregidor at Bataan.

Nag-shopping ka na ba
Sa malls ng Metro Manila
Naka-bargain sa Baclaran
Greenhills at Divisoria?

Nakapag-uwi ka na ba
Ng perlas mula Sulu
World-class shoes from Marikina
Abaca bags from Bicolandia?

Tara na, biyahe tayo
Nang makabili
Ng maganda at murang-mura
Gawa ng kapwa-Pilipino.

Halika, biyahe tayo
Nang ating makita
Ang ganda ng Pilipinas
Ang galing ng Pilipino.

Nakisaya ka na ba
Sa Pahiyas at Masskara
Moriones at Ati-atihan
Sinulog at Kadayawan?

Namiesta ka na ba
Sa Penafrancia sa Naga
Umakyat sa Antipolo
Nagsayaw sa Obando?

Tara na, biyahe tayo
Upang ating matamo
Ligaya at pagkakaibigan
Kaunlaran, kapayapaan.

Halika, biyahe tayo
Nang ating makita
Ang ganda ng Pilipinas
Ang galing ng Pilipino.

Tara na, biyahe tayo
Upang ating matamo                   
Ligaya at pagkakaibigan
Kaunlaran, kapayapaan.

Halika, biyahe tayo
Nang ating makita
Ang ganda ng Pilipinas
Ang galing  ng Pilipino.

 

Ready? LEGO around the Philippines!

LUZON

 
Philippine Jeepney, Luneta Park and SM Mall of Asia


St. James Church in Alabang


Fort Santiago and the Town of Vigan (UNESCO World Heritage Site)


Paoay Church (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and Bangui Windmills


Banaue Rice Terraces (UNESCO World Heritage Site)


Basco Lighthouse in Batanes! (My personal favorite)


Mayon Volcano and Butanding


Moriones Festival, Marinduque

PALAWAN


Coron Limestone Cliffs

  
St. Paul’s Subterranean River (UNESCO World Heritage Site)

(Don’t forget to vote PP Underground River, Palawan as the New 7 Wonders of Nature!)


El Nido Resorts!


Crocodile Farm

 

VISAYAS


San Juanico Bridge in Tacloban, Museo Iloilo, and Magellan’s Cross in Cebu


Apo Reef and the Philippine Carabao (Black at the back)


Chocolate Hills and Tarsier (the cutest LEGO animal) in Bohol


Paseo del Mar, Masskara Festival, and our very own Tricycle. 


Masskara Festival in Bacolod!

 

MINDANAO 


Pineapple Plantation


Pearl Farm and Philippine Eagle in Davao


Kadayawan Festival in Davao 🙂

 
Vinta in Zamboanga


Sintankai Houses in Tawi-Tawi 


Our Native Weave 🙂


Don’t miss this first-ever LEGO Filipino theme event in partnership with the Department of Tourism entitled, “LEGO PILIPINAS, TARA NA!” 

Travel the spectacular Philippines with a giant Philippine map and famous regional landmarks such as Luneta, Fort Santiago, El Nido Resorts, Vigan, Batanes, Bohol and other interesting Filipino sites – all built with LEGO bricks. 

It opened today at the SM Mall of Asia Atrium. Don’t miss it until Aug. 27


I’m proud to be a Filipino 🙂 Tara na, Biyahe Tayo! LEGO!  

Live an Awesome Life,

Anton 
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 P.S. Thanks to Creative Juice  for inviting us to the opening of this awesome exhibit!