Thinking Out Loud

April 16, 2009

Another Spiritual Lego Masterpiece

Filed under: Christianity, Humor — Tags: , , , , , , — paulthinkingoutloud @ 3:32 pm

lego-statue-of-jesusFirst it was the Lego Church, now it’s Lego Jesus.   This time the story takes us to Sweden:

STOCKHOLM (AFP) – While most Christians mark Easter with prayers and song, one Swedish church opened its mass Sunday by unveiling a life-size Lego statue of Jesus Christ, its pastor told AFP.

Churchgoers had donated nearly 30,000 Lego bricks to build the 1.78 metre (5.8 foot) high statue, said Per Wilder, the pastor of the Oensta Gryta Church in Vaesteras, about 110 kilometres (70 miles) west of Stockholm.

Everything in my heart says “kitsch,” but as photographed, it’s actually rather striking.  Or at least it will be until some three-year-old starts playing with it.  (“Hey, Daddy, look what I found; it’s Jesus’ hand…”)

You can continue reading the whole Yahoo News story here.


So now then, what other primitive media can we incorporate into church architecture?   And is this a form of ‘graven image’ or is it more an ‘interlocking brick’ image?


  1. I guess people like to worship in different ways…

    Seriously, though, I always thought Lego status were pretty cool.

    Comment by Steven Rossi — April 16, 2009 @ 4:35 pm

  2. Well it is a far cry from iconography…but is it wrong? I do know it is relevantthough, which is the quest of many a church these days! My 11 year old twins thought it was “Awesome”. I wonder what Jesus thinks?

    Comment by Cynthia — April 16, 2009 @ 4:56 pm

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