OKJ at Viking Village
Over four days, the Viking Village was visited by more than 30,000 Singaporeans - learning about the history and lifestyle of the Vikings.
With original costumes from the hit series, Vikings, flown in from the production set in Ireland, visitors got the best interactive experience possible of being immersed and learning more about their favourite series.
I had previously reported on what you could have enjoyed at the event, so do check out my article on "7 things to do at the Viking Village".
The highlight of the interactive event is the completion of Singapore's largest mural made of Lego bricks. Over 140,000 bricks were used to construct this amazing 5.4m by 2.3m mural that was at the center of attention at Marina Square Central Atrium.
About 700 people will be receiving a certificate of appreciation for their contribution to the construction of the mural within the coming weeks, but the credit really goes to the team that stayed through the four days coordinating the construction. Their cheers of joy are a great representation of the pride of their efforts!
By the time of this writing, History will be starting to plan and break down the unique mural to ready them for distribution to several charities, giving the underprivileged more avenues to express their creativity much like how History had expressed theirs.
The Viking Village had undoubtedly succeeded in attracting attention not only towards Vikings the series, but History and its direction.
A peak of what is to come in the following months on History shows that the channel will continue to bet on the historical-fiction genre.
Past shows like "The Men Who Built America" and "The World Wars" had set a new identity of History as they continue to set themselves apart from other education channels.
Vikings running into the 3rd season is proof that the company running History, A+E Networks' US$20 million bet had indeed paid off.
P.S. I am still hoping for a documentary that compliments the heavily stylised (but accurate written) series.
While History will be doubling down on the historical-fiction genre, it seems to me that their next big bet will be on the competitive-reality genre. Photo Face-Off will be returning for a second season, and a brand new show called History Bee Asia is in the pipeline.
What lies ahead in 2015 for History is very interesting to say the least, and you can definitely expect OKJ Discoveries to be THE place to read all the latest updates!