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Swedish parishioners unveil Lego statue of Jesus
philly ^ | Sun, Apr. 12, 2009

Posted on 04/12/2009 11:29:39 AM PDT by JoeProBono

STOCKHOLM - Parishioners at a church in Sweden celebrated Easter on Sunday by unveiling a 6-foot-tall (1.8-meter-tall) statue of Jesus that they had built out of 30,000 Lego blocks.

It took the 40 volunteers about 18 months to put all the tiny plastic blocks together, and their creation shows a standing Jesus facing forward with his arms outstretched.

The Protestant church was filled to capacity with about 400 worshippers on Sunday when the statue went on display behind the altar, and some of the children in the congregation couldn't help but touch the white art work.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Religion; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: jesus; lego; sweden

A statue of Jesus Christ made entirely out of Lego construction bricks stands in a church at Vasteras, Sweden, April 12, 2009. The 1.8 metre (5.9 fet) tall statue, a copy of Thorvaldsen's "Resurrected Christ", has taken parishioners 1.5 years to construct out of 30.000 tiny plastic pieces


1 posted on 04/12/2009 11:29:39 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Idolatory.


2 posted on 04/12/2009 11:33:30 AM PDT by ketelone
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To: ketelone

I am sorry but I don’t see that as idolatory.

IMHO it was a labor of love by people who truly love Jesus.
This projects was a manifestation of that love.


3 posted on 04/12/2009 11:38:17 AM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: Maine Mariner

4 posted on 04/12/2009 11:41:45 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono; Charles Henrickson

And the officers of the children of Israel did see that they were in evil case, after it was said, Ye shall not minish ought from your bricks of your daily task.

— Isaiah 5:19


5 posted on 04/12/2009 11:42:51 AM PDT by martin_fierro (Jar of Clay)
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To: JoeProBono

Thanks for providing a picture of the church and the Lego-titioners.


6 posted on 04/12/2009 11:52:59 AM PDT by supremedoctrine ("Time is the school in which we learn that time is the fire in which we burn"--Delmore Schwartz)
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To: JoeProBono

The church of Legodecia.


7 posted on 04/12/2009 11:56:31 AM PDT by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: mountn man

LOL!

Christ knows their hearts. We’re in the Age of Grace. Christians can admire the thought and love and work that went into the project without idolizing the results.

Christ is Risen! Let us rejoice and be glad!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0EW1IT-A6HY


8 posted on 04/12/2009 12:00:32 PM PDT by deannadurbin
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To: JoeProBono


9 posted on 04/12/2009 12:10:44 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - Obama is basically Jim Jones with a teleprompter)
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To: deannadurbin
I really wasn't questioning their hearts or what they did.

The thought just came to me, and thought it made a good play on names.

10 posted on 04/12/2009 12:11:14 PM PDT by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: JoeProBono

Exactly!


11 posted on 04/12/2009 12:18:11 PM PDT by Maine Mariner
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To: mountn man
Lego Pirate Hunter


12 posted on 04/12/2009 12:24:07 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Wow that is awesome.

Just think of the time in resolution and peace that artist had taking on such a peace of work...

Thanks for the pic of obvious.


13 posted on 04/12/2009 12:33:20 PM PDT by Global2010 (Catholics Come HomeAddress:http://www.catholicscomehome.org/about-us.phtml)
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To: martin_fierro

Bricks that crumble may be more help in wisdom then hard ever lasting bricks.

One suffers under weight while the other takes on all weight with out a moments regard/love of how they will in the long run may crumble..

Mercy.


14 posted on 04/12/2009 12:37:27 PM PDT by Global2010 (Catholics Come HomeAddress:http://www.catholicscomehome.org/about-us.phtml)
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To: JoeProBono

Wow is that a Lego art?

Too?

Just wow.


15 posted on 04/12/2009 12:39:48 PM PDT by Global2010 (Catholics Come HomeAddress:http://www.catholicscomehome.org/about-us.phtml)
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To: Global2010

16 posted on 04/12/2009 1:07:55 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Heroes Saviors wanted...”

17 posted on 04/12/2009 1:11:39 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: JoeProBono; AdmSmith; Berosus; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...
Hey, aren't Lego bricks from Scandinavia?
Iron Man

18 posted on 04/12/2009 6:16:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: SunkenCiv
Lego my Lego


19 posted on 04/12/2009 6:21:33 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Beats the heck out of “touchdown Jesus.”


20 posted on 04/13/2009 10:10:37 AM PDT by smokingfrog (Choose your allies carefully.)
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To: JoeProBono
Hopefully they will not allow this reporter to gain access to it....
21 posted on 04/13/2009 10:13:16 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: JoeProBono

I’m always amazed at these Lego sculptures. What patience these folks must have.


22 posted on 04/13/2009 11:16:37 AM PDT by al_c (Avoid the consequences of erudite vernacular utilized irrespective of necessity)
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