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In Pictures: 1980s Hong Kong food hawker LEGO set gains support online

A proposal for a new LEGO set based on Hong Kong street food is gaining traction on the toy company’s fan-backed Ideas website.

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Kalok Toys submitted a plan for a set featuring the city’s well-loved egg waffle, stinky tofu and fishball vendors. As well as 1980s newspaper and ice-cream hawkers.

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“I submitted this project because of my love for real Hong Kong culture – it is not only street food culture which is under threat,” a Kalok Toys spokesperson told HKFP. “Developer hegemony and our government kill many small businesses – these businesses represent the real Hong Kong culture, and I want to use LEGO to remind people of that.”

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Proposals with more than 10,000 supporters are reviewed by LEGO. The proposal had almost 2,000 supporters as of Monday morning.

legco street food mong kok

legco street food mong kok

legco street food mong kok

legco street food mong kok

legco street food mong kok

legco street food mong kok

legco street food mong kok

 

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In Pictures: 1980s Hong Kong food hawker LEGO set gains support online