Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Lego Jesus and the Lego Bible

Only in Sweden:
Stockholm - A Swedish pastor has urged members of his congregation to help collect pieces of Lego, plastic toy bricks, in order to build a statue of Christ, reports said Monday.

Pastor Per Wilder believes some 20,000 Lego pieces are needed to build the man-high statue, based on a model by Danish artist Bertel Thorvaldsen from 1839, the VLT newspaper said.
At first I read this and thought "What kind of wacky shit?" and then I hunted down the statue they're trying to copy.

Thorvaldsen's Christus

If they can pull this off, that would rock something fierce.

And then I did some more searching and discovered something not entirely new but massively impressive and thorough: The Brick Testament.

Brick Testament

From Genesis to after Jesus, I'm amazed by the detail and thorough work.

I say Thumbs Up to Lego Jesus!

UPDATE: Thank you dear readers. New post on the completion of the statue is here.


Peter said...

The statue is completed now!

Steve said...

They did it!

It's on cnn.com