Wed, Dec 23, 2015 - Page 3 News List

Post office marks year’s end with tilted mailboxes

By Shelley Shan  /  Staff reporter

Chunghwa Post worker Shih Chi-kuan poses with the Lego replicas of the tilted mailboxes on Taipei’s Longjiang Road in Taipei yesterday.

Photo: Huang Li-hsiang, Taipei Times

Chunghwa Post is giving away Christmas postcards featuring the two tilted mailboxes on Taipei’s Longjiang Rd (龍江路), which were voted this year’s top tourist attraction in a Yahoo-Kimo survey.

The two mailboxes were bent after being hit by a shop sign during Typhoon Soudelor in August. Hundreds of people have since visited the site to take pictures with the mailboxes.

The company said it started giving away postcards featuring the leaning mailboxes yesterday, adding that more would be distributed today and tomorrow in front of the tilted mailboxes from 10am to 5pm.

The company said that it has prepared two different card designs for the give-away, with 5,000 copies made of each design. On 10:30am tomorrow, the company would start giving away a special edition of the postcards featuring cartoon versions of the tilted mailboxes.

The company also unveiled replicas of the mailboxes, which were built using 10,000 Lego pieces.

The replicas were made by 32-year-old postal worker Shih Chi-kuan (施寄寬), who said he has been a Lego enthusiast ever since he was a child. The father of a two-year-old daughter, Shih said that he still plays with Lego bricks in his free time alongside his daughter.

The replicas are 115 cm and 120cm high, Shih said, adding that the project took him about three months to complete, during which he could only work on it on his off days.

Shih said the Legos cost him about NT$60,000, and the work was not finalized until last week. He said he also used Lego blocks to make Christmas gifts and a Christmas wreath to go with replicas of the tilted mailboxes.

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