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   Undertoad  Monday Feb 7 12:26 PM

2/7/2005: Lego church

This has been around for a while, but if it's new to me I figured it would be new to some of you too. There have been some interesting lego projects done, but this one is very well thought-out and is completely documented at the project's website. The site includes 35 shots, may of which are more impressive than the above.

From the FAQ, the builder seems well-grounded enough to note that some people think it must be driven by mental disorder, not mere hobbyism.

Elspode  Monday Feb 7 12:52 PM

No Lego Jesus on a Lego crucifix? What a gyp.

glatt  Monday Feb 7 12:53 PM

The whole thing is obviously pretty impressive, but I really like the natural distribution of the people sitting in the pews. They appear pretty randomly distributed, until you look closely, and then you see families sitting together. They sit in this Lego church like people would sit in a real church. It's a real organic look compared with the strictly organized structure of the rest of the church.

glatt  Monday Feb 7 12:56 PM

Originally Posted by Elspode
No Lego Jesus on a Lego crucifix? What a gyp.
Look a little deeper at the photos on the site:

Elspode  Monday Feb 7 01:02 PM

And to think that I was kidding...

wolf  Monday Feb 7 01:09 PM

I am often surprised by human ingenuity, creativity, skill, and disposable income.

As a cynic, however, I often wonder what such an artist would have achieved if they sustained stable employment ...

(I have a FOAF who is a lego-head, also married to one, even honeymooned at the lego convention. I don't think they have attempted anything to this degree.

A couple of my other lego favorites are the Escher works, and the Lego Desk.

Elspode  Monday Feb 7 01:11 PM

This is what happens when things are a little slow at work. Googling for "Jesus Lego":

wolf  Monday Feb 7 01:24 PM

I knew I'd seen something like this somewhere before ...

"Block Structure" Porn

It's actually pretty weak for porn, but pretty strong for "Block Structure". (I'm guessing that some folks from some big company that makes interlocking building blocks got upset by the content of the site and any linkage to their good, wholesome toy product's name and the trademark mafia came to visit this fellow.)

Happy Monkey  Monday Feb 7 06:04 PM

I like Eric Harshbarger's Grandfather Clock. Unfortunately, Eric seems to only do mosaics now... I guess that's the easiest thing to get paid for.

chrisinhouston  Monday Feb 7 09:42 PM

Originally Posted by glatt
...but I really like the natural distribution of the people sitting in the pews.
One of the things that drove me out of the Roman Catholic thing, as kids with our family we always had to sit in the fucking front pew and if Granny saw anyone there when we came in, she told them it was reserved for us!

wolf  Tuesday Feb 8 02:39 AM

Our family rule was never sit too close to the front, it makes it harder to sneak out after communion.

xoxoxoBruce  Tuesday Feb 8 05:07 AM

Sneak out? You mean God doesn't notice?
The catholic church back home has the parking lot painted with lines 8' apart, the length of the lot.....first in/first out. You're not going anywhere until the people around you move. I guess it preserves the herd mentality.

wolf  Tuesday Feb 8 11:03 AM

God gets bored after communion too.

Really Old Parishes have parking lots that are painted that way. There are some amazing parking logistics that go on to squeeze people, somewhat similar to the squishing people in to the pews on the big holidays move, although cars don't squish quite as well.

Catholic church parking lots are made with about 2/3 the number of spaces they actually need.

I have never figured that one out.

capnhowdy  Tuesday Feb 8 04:42 PM

[quote] I have never figured that one out [quote] wolf

Being a catholic myself, I've noticed this also. The Church is famous for craftily manipulating it's members.
I think having too few spaces is an "eyewinking" punishment for tardy worshippers......

Syrinx  Saturday Feb 12 01:48 PM

Originally Posted by chrisinhouston
we always had to sit in the fucking front pew
I don't quite remember that pew. I've looked at front pews and they seem suited to a totally different purpose. You sure you were in a Catholic Church?

wolf  Saturday Feb 12 11:22 PM

That's how they get more people to fill the pews.

(thank goodness I wasn't drinking anything when that parsed.)

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