Friday, May 25, 2012


In 1978, Karol Józef Wojtyła was chosen as the first non-Italian Pope in 400 years. The next year, Pope John Paul II traveled to his native Poland, a trip with both religious and political significance, as it was seen as a powerful symbol in opposition to the then-ruling Communist regime. While he was there, he rode around in a converted FCS Star, open to the air to see the surrounding crowds. The 1979 Popemobile is here given LEGO form by Noddy.

BTW, I love this scene of the Pope as mechanic:

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