Saturday, July 30, 2011

Giant Buddha of Changhua

A giant Buddha looks over Changhua City, Taiwan, from atop Bagua Mountain. This LEGO version is part of a huge map of Taiwan on public display (perhaps built by TWLUG members?). - Edit: I guess this is part of an official LEGO display.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Brick Testament Book

I missed the announcement before, but Brendan Powell Smith is coming out with a new Brick Testament Book, that will cover a large chunk of the Old Testament.

He's also posted some new chapters from Genesis (or are these remakes of previous chapters? I don't remember for sure). Today let's look at the first two:

Isaac Marries Rebekah - As always with Brendan these are very well done, and he uses new figures and torsos that weren't available to him when he last covered this part of Genesis. My favorite build detail is how he made kneeling camels. I also like how he came up with 4 different sizes of children in Gen 25:1-3.

Isaac Deceives Abimelech (aka 'Ah, Abimelech, will you never learn?') - He highlights the humor in that this is largely a rehash of a previous event. The combination of various white and blue elements is really cool, as is the perspective in this scene.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


Cody G. shows us his LEGO interpretation of the transfiguration of Jesus. As described in three of the Gospels, Jesus went with Peter, James and John up onto a mountain. While there, they saw him filled with glory, and conversing with Moses and Elijah. The Gospel accounts don't mention them rising into the air (unless I'm misremembering, but I didn't see it in a quick skim over the relevant passages), but (at least to me), by raising the three figures up, Cody's MOC points ahead to Christ on the cross. Of course, the symbolism breaks down in that would make Moses and Elijah into the two criminals, but I like the visual connection it makes between Christ's glory and his sacrifice.

BTW, I apologize for the month+ hiatus in this blog. I've been quite busy with work and with life lately.