I finally designed a Hina dolls that I want to give to myself and my friends!
I hope you will feel the same way when you see this.
Lego is an opportunity to learn about different cultures.
Some famous architectural structures I first learned about through other people's Lego.
This time I also used Lego to express the culture I want to convey.
Hina dolls (雛人形) also known as Ohinasama (お雛様) are dolls that is decorated for the Hinamatsuri (雛祭り).
First, take a look at the beautiful dolls on Pinterest.
Hinamatsuri is a traditional Japanese festival often called "Doll's Festival" or "Girl's Festival" in English.
It is a day to pray for the health and happiness of young girls.
But this time, like the Lego architecture series, I aimed to create something that not only children but also adults would want to decorate.
Hina dolls wear the costumes of aristocrats in the Heian period.
It was a challenging challenge for me to reproduce them in a small size with Lego.
I enjoyed the trial and error process.
There are many types of Hina dolls.
Therefore, I designed it so that you can enjoy making several kinds of dolls just like Lego Idea Fender Stratocaster (21329), Lego Bonsai tree (10281), and so on.
The final product was realized with 2,599 Lego parts.
I would be happy if this could be a good opportunity for people to become interested in real Hina dolls as well.
Designing Lego products is my dream.
Furthermore, I wanted to create something that did not resemble any of Lego's products.
So I would really appreciate your support!
“Obina (男雛)” is dressed as the emperor and “Mebina (女雛)” is dressed as the empress, and they are a cute representation of a happy wedding ceremony at court. Originally, it was a children's doll play.
Bonbori (雪洞)：Lanterns for Hina Dolls.
Syokudai (燭台)：These ones are also traditional style lights.
Hishimochi (菱餅)：Diamond-shape rice cake.
Sanpō and Kuchibana (三方と口花)：A table and flowers in vases.
Hokai (行器)：Lacquered wooden boxes for carrying preserved food.
Tachibana and Sakura (橘と桜)：An orange tree and a blooming cherry tree. They are from the Kyoto Imperial Palace.
Hakubai and Kōbai (白梅と紅梅)：White plum blossoms and red plum blossoms.
Byōbu (屏風)：Screen panels for Hina Dolls.
Shinnōdai (親王台)：Tatami seats and Black-lacquered seats for Hina Dolls. "Shinnō" means an Imperial prince.
Kazaridai (飾り台)：Display stand.