Monday, February 27, 2012


The Pantheon of Rome was originally built in the first century BC and then rebuilt in 126 AD. Sitting at the heart of the Roman empire, it was a temple to all the gods. As Christianity came to dominate Italy, this pagan temple was rechristened as a Catholic church, the Santa Maria della Rotonda. Standing in front of the real thing is a breathtaking experience. It's huge and completely dominates the surroundings. Luap31's LEGO version, shown here, doesn't come in at quite the same scale, but is a really nice build.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Valley Of The Shadow Of Death

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. -Psalm 23:4 - here in LEGO by Bricko.

Friday, February 17, 2012


Mihai Marius Mihu is in the middle of a great project. He is illustrating each of the nine circles of Hell, as delineated by Dante. First up is Limbo. In Dante's description, Limbo is the abode of unbaptized infants and virtuous pagans. They aren't receiving particular punishments, but since they did not know Christ they do not enter Heaven.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


The Kinkaku-ji, or Temple of the Golden Pavilion, is a Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan. Alanboar built this great LEGO version. He also put it on Cuusoo, which is a site that LEGO uses to measure the public's interest in potential set ideas. I'd love to see LEGO create some of these amazing places of worship as sets. Before you say such a thing would never be done, rival building company Nanoblock has set of Kinkaku-ji along with other world cultural landmarks, so it's not like there is no precedent. Go to Cuusoo and support this great MOC as a potential set. Also, Alanboar has other images at the Cuusoo site.

Thursday, February 2, 2012


Perhaps the most interesting and disturbing bit in any Disney movie is Hellfire from the Hunchback of Notre Dame (well, also Night on Bald Mountain from Fantasia), here in LEGO formby Jordan Schwartz.

Protect me, Maria
Don't let this siren cast her spell
Don't let her fire sear my flesh and bone
Destroy Esmeralda
And let her taste the fires of Hell
Or else let her be mine and mine alone

Hey, this is probably the only thing I'll ever be able to cross-post between GodBricks and DisneyBricks!