Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Reformation Day

Aha! You thought I was going to post a Halloween creation, didn't you? I suppose I could have, looking at the history of the Christian roots of All Hallow's Eve, or maybe at some of the Celtic roots of Samhain, but this day is also known as Reformation Day, remembering that October 31, 1517 was the day that Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of the Wittenberg church. BTW, little personal aside here, if you're traveling in Germany, Wittenberg and Wittenberge are two different towns. I spent a half a day waiting for the next train back to Berlin from Wittenberge, which is a lovely little town, but not really what I was trying to reach. Anyway, back to LEGO, Chris Wunz made this great version of Martin Luther at Wartburg. Since there was a price on his head, Martin Luther hid out at the castle of Wartburg (the domain of one of his patrons), where he worked on translating the Bible into German. He was working in this room. BTW, I can't help but think that Chris also drew some inspiration from Jojo's version of the same scene.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Bountiful Utah Temple

Samuel Mirejovsky was asked to make a Mormon temple in LEGO form to help out with a children's class. The teacher was expecting some small creation, but he took the suggestion and ran with it, coming up with this 4ft by 4ft rendition of the Bountiful Utah Temple.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Hindu temple

Anu Pehrson presented this gorgeous Hindu temple at BrickCon this year, where she appropriately won 'Best Architectural Style'. She explains the details:
This is an Ancient Temple from India. This is the Nagara style of Architecture which was fully developed in the 10th century. Such Temples exist till date and are very much in use as a place of worship and pilgrimage. In Hinduism the devotee offers flowers and fruit to the 'deity' as a form of worship. Therefore we always see stalls selling garlands, flowers and fruit outside a temple. A visit to the Temple is not a sombre event, and could be and evening outing for the family or a 'picnic' Therefore one finds a 'fair' like atmosphere around the entrance.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Walking on water

"When they had rowed about three or four miles,[b] they saw Jesus approaching the boat, walking on the water; and they were frightened." - John 6:19, illustrated here by Brick Monster.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Plague of blood

"Thus saith the LORD, In this thou shalt know that I am the LORD: behold, I will smite with the rod that is in mine hand upon the waters which are in the river, and they shall be turned to blood. " Exodus 7:17

Lazer Blade illustrated Let my people go from the story of the ten plagues in Egypt.