Saturday, September 29, 2012

Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque

The Sultan Abu Bakar State Mosque is the state mosque of Johor, Malaysia. This reproduction can be found in the new Legoland Malaysia.


Friday, September 28, 2012

Parthenon

The Parthenon, built in the fifth century BC, was the temple of Athena, patron of Athens. CustomBricks said she built this based on the Parthenon in Nashville, a full-scale replica of the original on the Acropolis.


Thursday, September 27, 2012

Ishtar Gate

The Ishtar Gate (here by Lukasz Wiktorowicz) was built by Nebuchadnezzar II around 575 BC along the Processional Way into inner Babylon. Ishtar, to whom this gate was dedicated, was the goddess of both love and war.


Friday, September 21, 2012

Angkor Wat

One of the exiting things to me about the opening of the new Legoland Malaysia is that it includes a lot of great displays of important sites - and for this blog I'm focusing on the religiously significant sites - from Asia. So this means we've got new miniland structures from Islamic, Hindu and Buddhist traditions. Angkor Wat was originally built as a Hindu temple in what is now Cambodia, but later was rededicated as a Buddhist site.


Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Jesus is coming ...

... at some point (But of that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone. - Mark 13:32). In the meantime, you'll have to make do with The Brick Bible: The New Testament: A New Spin on the Story of Jesus by Brendan Powell Smith, set for release on October 9.


Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque

The Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddin Mosque in Brunei, is generally seen as one of the most beautiful mosques built in hte last century. This LEGO version is on display in the brand new Legoland Malaysia.


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Uffington White Horse

The Uffington White Horse (here in LEGO by Bill Anjo) was carved into a hill in southern England probably around 3000 years ago. While it is unknown what the original purpose was, many speculate that it had religious significance to the original carvers. It may have been associated with the worship of a horse goddess known as Epona by the Celts of Gaul and Rhiannon by the Celts of Britain. Another proposal is that it was an offering to the sun god Belinos, who rode on a horse.