Since 1888, crossing Hong Kong’s spectacular Victoria Harbour has been a cheap and wonderful journey, thanks to the delightful Star Ferries. Some of the current ships have been in operation since the 1950s, although since retro-fitted with modern power, and whatever turmoil an increasingly despotic Chinese government inflicts upon the once autonomous region, the Star Ferries have remained a much needed constant.
This beautiful replica of the ‘Solar Star’ – that first sailed in 1958 and is still in use today – comes from Yama Jason, who has captured the iconic Star Ferry shape superbly in brick form. Lovely detailing and some very clever techniques make this worth a closer look, and there’s more of the model to see on Flickr. Click the link above to head from Kowloon to Hong Kong Island for just 20c.
Hong Kong’s Star Ferries are this TLCB writer’s favourite ferries in the world. Which is a niche list, but they’re still at the top. Criss-crossing Victoria Harbour between Hong Kong Island and Mainland Hong Kong, they cost about 20¢ and surely have one of the most stunning urban backdrops of any journey.
If you haven’t travelled on them however, Vincent’s LEGO Creation can offer the experience at a fraction of the scale, thanks to this utterly bewitching replica complete with a beautifully detailed mini-figure interior and full LED lighting.
Vincent has deployed some spectacular building techniques in his quest to create a perfect Star Ferry scale model, making this one of the finest creations of any sort that we featured here this year, and there’s loads more to see at Vincent’s photostream. Click the link above, pay 20¢, and enjoy the best ferry crossing in the world.