Sunday, April 12, 2009

An Easter Surprise

Name of Model: Swedish church unveils Lego Jesus statue for Easter
Created by members of the Oensta Gryta Church in Vaesteras, Sweden. Photo and summary provided by AFP.
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Although the vast majority of LEGO creations I've seen touch on religion do so in a disparaging or satirical way, a bona-fide piece of Christian art has, erm, "arisen" this Easter Sunday. I'm hoping more photos surface soon, but a quick search for information on the church behind this didn't turn up anything interesting (if you're in the area and can report back on whether people are allowed to view this piece in person, please do). Some short blurbs related to this (no serious articles about it have arisen yet) mentioned that this approximately 6-foot tall sculpture was based on an earlier marble sculpture - which was also the rationale for white being the primary color here (other colors were used internally for structural support).

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