“Mega Toy”–Happiness Comes Easily! / 「乘大玩具」-簡單就是快樂

(按此看中文版)

“We hope to bring back childhood memories, as well as happiness to everyone.”

Kendama, whipping top, Peaceful War, Paper Fortune… what do all these make you think of? A thing for certain is that these are all fond childhood memories for those who have grown up in Hong Kong. Happiness comes easily in youth. Just a piece of paper and a pen mark the beginning of a “Peaceful War”. The same case happens when you are living in the Student Residence: happiness comes easily as long as residents stay together. This year, residents of Lee Shau Kee Hall (Hall 6) organised a stall, “Mega Toy”, at the Lunar New Year Fair in Victoria Park. This is not only an initiative to strengthen the bond among residents, but also to recall the childhood memories of the general public and to relieve them from daily stress.

Mega Toy organisers (from left to right): Galaxy CHAN, Jay NG, Jessie KO, Walter WONG, Samuel LAI, Victor HO, Ashley TO, Yikki LAM and Roy TUIN–all from Lee Shau Kee Hall. / 來自李兆基堂的乘大玩具檔主們:左起陳晉朗、伍子灝、高詩蘊、王瑞賢、賴俊杰、何廣雋、杜穎彤、林奕淇及段皓程。
All creative plastic folders and toy cushions are all designed by Hall 6 residents. / 創意文件夾和玩具抱枕均由李兆基堂宿生自己設計。

Mega Toy is organized by nine residents from Hall 6.  All procedures including stall auction, product design, promotion, invitation to investors, manufacturer contacting and logistics from Mainland China.  From planning to retailing, they did them all by themselves. They filmed their own promotional videos as well as creating a light-up board of “Mega Toy” with their own engineering knowledge and hands-on experiences.

There are only two concept for their product designs—simple and delightful. Therefore, the organisers chose enlarged nostalgia gadgets as the theme, hoping to tell everyone that seeking pleasures can be as simple as you can imagine. They also wish to share the joy that they have experienced from Hall 6 to everyone else in Hong Kong, as the enlarged toys means to multiply their happiness. The products of “Mega Toy” include self-designed nostalgic cushions and plastic folders. They are just incredibly artistic and innovative!

All creative plastic folders and toy cushions are all designed by Hall 6 residents. / 創意文件夾和玩具抱枕均由李兆基堂宿生自己設計。
All creative plastic folders and toy cushions are all designed by Hall 6 residents. / 創意文件夾和玩具抱枕均由李兆基堂宿生自己設計。

Yet, an idea flashed through the organisers’ minds when they were thinking of ways to impress their customers—what about taking any challenges suggested by eager buyers? Anything ranging from Rock Paper Scissors, IQ questions, running from Tin Hau station to Causeway Bay station, etc. are all welcomed.  As long as the customers win over the Mega Toy staff in any suggested games, they will be able to get a discount for the product. The more creative the game is, the more discount they can get. Mega Toy staff are willing to receive challenges whenever customers are interested in doing so.

“We hope to bring back childhood memories, as well as happiness to everyone. It is an awesome experience for all of us to work in the CNY fair together. Starting from designing products, filming, cheering, selling and playing games with customers… all these memories are precious and treasured. Even though we are physically tired, the moment we realize everyone is enjoying what we are providing, we are perfectly satisfied.” said Jay NG (Lee Shau Kee Hall, Year 2, Media & Communication), one of the organisers of Mega Toy.

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A little boy participates in a kendama challenge against the Mega Toy staff. / 小男孩向乘大玩具檔主挑戰玩劍球。

One of the goals of Mega Toy is to encourage residents of Hall 6 in the coming years to keep organizing the CNY fair stall and make it a hall tradition. What we can see from these residents are not only their passion and willingness to take the responsibilities of maintaining hall harmony, but their efforts in sharing happiness with the community as well. The CNY fair is going to end tonight. Do come to stall 153 at Victoria Park and support these enthusiastic residents! Hope you will be able to find your contentment!

By:   Dilys HO (Lee Shau Kee Hall)
Images:   Jay NG (Lee Shau Kee Hall)

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“我們希望帶給大家的其實不只是童年回憶,更是快樂。”

劍球、陀螺、天下太平、東北西北… 這一切讓你想起了甚麼?相信在香港土生土長的人,都會知道這些就是香港人的童年回憶。小時候,快樂很簡單。只要拿起一張白紙和一支筆,就可以與身邊的好友展開一場激烈的「天下太平」。在宿舍裡的生活亦是如此,只要宿生在一起就有歡樂。這一年,李兆基堂的宿生以宿舍名義在香港維多利亞公園舉辦年宵攤檔,不但是為了連繫宿生感情,亦希望能夠藉此喚起廣大市民的童年回憶,讓他們暫時從繁重的生活中抽離,把最簡單的快樂帶回家。

Mega Toy organisers (from left to right): Galaxy CHAN, Jay NG, Jessie KO, Walter WONG, Samuel LAI, Victor HO, Ashley TO, Yikki LAM and Roy TUIN–all from Lee Shau Kee Hall. / 來自李兆基堂的乘大玩具檔主們:左起陳晉朗、伍子灝、高詩蘊、王瑞賢、賴俊杰、何廣雋、杜穎彤、林奕淇及段皓程。
All creative plastic folders and toy cushions are designed by Hall 6 residents. / 創意文件夾和玩具抱枕均由李兆基堂宿生自己設計。

「乘大玩具」由九位李兆基堂宿生經營,投標、設計產品、宣傳、集資、聯絡廠商、取貨及搬運都是由他們一手打理,例如拍宣傳片、利用工程知識親手製造出「乘大玩具」的燈牌等。產品設計概念只有兩個元素──簡單及快樂,因此檔主們決定要以乘大了尺寸的懷舊小玩意作主題,帶出簡單也可以快樂的道理,希望把他們在宿舍感受到的歡樂放大地帶給市民。產品除了以上提及的劍球、陀螺、天下太平和東北西北等懷舊玩具的造型抱枕外,更有自家設計的文件夾,創意十分。

富有創意靈感的檔主們更以破格手法售賣產品──市民可任意提出遊戲,只要成功挑戰檔員,便能夠獲得折扣。遊戲越有創意,折扣則越高。遊戲程度小至「包剪揼」、IQ題,大至由天后地鐵站跑至銅鑼灣地鐵站,只要是市民感興趣的,檔員都樂於挑戰。

All creative plastic folders and toy cushions are designed by Hall 6 residents. / 創意文件夾和玩具抱枕均由李兆基堂宿生自己設計。
All creative plastic folders and toy cushions are designed by Hall 6 residents. / 創意文件夾和玩具抱枕均由李兆基堂宿生自己設計。

「我們希望帶給大家的其實不只是童年回憶,更是快樂。從我們親自設計產品、拍攝、至年宵開始後各位李兆基堂的宿生來到攤擋一同打氣、售賣、與市民玩遊戲……當中每一個過程也很難得、很珍貴。看到大家如此享受過程,即使身體很疲累,我們也心滿意足。」檔主伍子灝(李兆基堂/媒體與傳播系二年級)說。

thumbnail_16228570_1558592010818458_5574488399085043712_nA little boy participates in a kendama challenge against the Mega Toy staff. / 小男孩向乘大玩具檔主挑戰玩劍球。

「乘大玩具」的檔主們都希望將來的宿生每年也舉辦年宵攤檔,讓此成為李兆基堂的傳統。在他們身上看到的,不只是一顆顆熱愛李兆基堂及回饋社區的決心,更是對快樂和簡單生活的追求。今年年宵將於年三十晚結束,請大家到維園153號支持這一群熱心的宿生,把你們的快樂帶回家吧!

文:   何柏妮 (李兆基堂)
圖:   伍子灝 (李兆基堂)

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