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Hong Kong's 'Umbrella Revolution' Recreated in Lego

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Image: Toy Lego characters depicting a scene of protesters confrontation riot police are seen on a table outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong
A Lego sculpture depicting a scene of protesters confronting riot police is displayed on a table outside government headquarters in Hong Kong on October 20, 2014. TYRONE SIU / Reuters

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A protester in Hong Kong has created a Lego tableau depicting the face-off between riot cops and 'Umbrella Revolution' demonstrators in the Chinese-controlled city.

Natalie Chan told the South China Morning Post she had painstakingly built the artwork while camped out in the city's Admiralty district over the last ten nights. "I think I've played with enough Lego this week to last a lifetime," the 25-year-old said. Chan's sculpture is just the latest addition to a wave of street art inspired by Hong Kong's political crisis.

Image: Toy Lego characters depicting a scene of protesters confrontation riot police are seen on a table outside the government headquarters in Hong Kong
A Lego sculpture depicting a scene of protesters confronting riot police is displayed on a table outside government headquarters in Hong Kong on Monday.TYRONE SIU / Reuters

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