Yip and Goh get own Lego figures

Swimmers Yip Pin Xiu and Theresa Goh's exploits, winning gold and bronze respectively, have earned them Lego mini-figures in their image.
Swimmers Yip Pin Xiu and Theresa Goh's exploits, winning gold and bronze respectively, have earned them Lego mini-figures in their image.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/LEGO

Lego has honoured swimmers Yip Pin Xiu and Theresa Goh's exploits in the Paralympic pool with mini- figures created in their image.

In a Facebook post containing a picture of the two mini-figures on Tuesday, Lego Singapore wrote: "Congratulations to Yip Pin Xiu and Theresa Goh for bringing pride to Singapore! Your accomplishments have inspired us all."

The post has since garnered over 3,000 likes, with many on social media calling it a "cool" move.

Goh also commented on the post, writing: "Hahahah oh man this is great! Thank you!!"

The 29-year-old Paralympian, who has competed in four editions of the Games, finally clinched a medal when she finished third in the 100m breaststroke SB4 in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday.

Team-mate and close friend Yip, 24, won the gold medal in the 100m backstroke S2 last Friday, setting two world records in the process.

Lego's range of collectible mini- figures, which run the gamut from Star Wars characters to the cast of Lord Of The Rings, are immensely popular with fans.

The plastic brickmaker had also posted a tribute to Olympic gold medallist Joseph Schooling, after he emerged victorious in the 100m butterfly on Aug 12.

It uploaded a photo of bricks fashioned into the numbers "50.39", a reference to the Games record that the Singaporean clocked as he beat his childhood idol Michael Phelps in the final.

Lee Min Kok

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 15, 2016, with the headline 'Yip and Goh get own Lego figures'. Print Edition | Subscribe