The Chinese Lego Lion Dance (Barongsai)

Donna Liem's Lego Chinese Lion Dance

Get ready to ring in the lunar new year. The year of the sheep (goat, ram) has officially started. If you happen to see any giant Lions dancing, make sure to join in the fun. Those Lions are hungry for green. Flickr user, Donna Liem, has created four “Barongsai in action” Lego scenes. Featuring the traditional Lion Dance, with drummers, and even an old lady feeding the lion. Barongsai is the Indonesian word for the Chinese Lion dance (採青).

Donna Liem's Lego Barongsai In Action, Lion Dance

The four Lego Lions are all distinctively different. There are two red and yellow Lions, a black and yellow Lion, and a black and white Lion. Interestingly the Black Lion is the youngest of all the Lions.

Donna Liem's Lego Barongsai In Action

There is also another series titled the Chinese Lion Dance (採青), which features the same four Lions but in a more simplified display. These guys look awesome. Check out the different ways the eyes have been used to show their personalities. Each one is extremely similar but they are all different too. Check out the red Lego mug being used to connect the eyes to the body in the second Lion. Gung Hei Fat Choy.

Donna Liem's Lego New Year Barongsai, Lion DanceDonna Liem's Lego Chinese New Year Lion Dance

 

You can find all four of these Lions over on Donna Liem’s Flickr page: https://www.flickr.com/photos/105128883@N07/16389140339/

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