‘We’re All Smurfs!’ village at Harbour City
In Hong Kong’s Harbour City, the Ocean Terminal Forecourt has been transformed into a giant “We’re All Smurfs!” village.
Visitors are greeted by a 4m-high Smurf, together with a display of eight classic comic scenes of The Smurfs.
A feature is an exhibition of 36 original works, on show for the first time, by Smurfs creator Pierre Culliford (1928-1992), known as Peyo.
Fans can collect Hong Kong special-edition Smurf figures and premiums from all over the world, while children can attend The Smurfs summer school to earn badges for learning different skills.
Harbour City is offering “We’re All Smurfs!” themed dishes, desserts and drinks, while The Smurfs are again working with Unicef with the “Yes I Smurf!” global online charity sale.
Peyo’s grandson Nicholas Tytgat flew from Belgium for the exhibition’s opening ceremony, also attended by singer/actor Aaron Kwok.
Features of the “We’re All Smurfs!” village are 35 1m-tall Smurfs and a 6m-high mushroom house which features AR (augmented reality) interactive games.
In the passageway leading to the attraction, Hong Kong miniature artists Maggie Chan and Tony Lai have created models based on the key elements of eight Smurfs comic strips.
The Smurfs Rarities Collection pop-up store offers limited-edition collectibles.
Restaurants at Harbour City offering Smurfs delicacies include [email protected], Cafe Marco, Dan Ryan’s Chicago Grill, Han Bing Korean Dessert Cafe, Homie Cookies, Le Cafe de Joel Robuchon, Niji Bistro and Three on Canton.
All proceeds from “We’re All Smurfs” art exhibition are being donated to Unicef Hong Kong, while profits from the on-line sale – if pre-order figures reach 5000 – will go to Unicef Belgium to help children living in poverty.
The event continues until August 21.