Swedish parishioners unveil Lego statue of Jesus

By | April 13, 2009


http://xenophilia.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/mk13_12b.jpgParishioners at a church in Sweden celebrated Easter on Sunday by unveiling a 6-foot-tall (1.8-meter-tall) statue of Jesus that they had built out of 30,000 Lego blocks.

It took the 40 volunteers about 18 months to put all the tiny plastic blocks together, and their creation shows a standing Jesus facing forward with his arms outstretched.

The Protestant church was filled to capacity with about 400 worshippers on Sunday when the statue went on display behind the altar, and some of the children in the congregation couldn’t help but touch the white art work.

Church spokesman Per Wilder said the statue at the Onsta Gryta church in the central Swedish city of Vasteras is a copy of Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen’s “Christus” statue on display in Copenhagen.

He also said that even though the statue is all white on the outside, many of the donated Legos that the church received were of other colors and were placed inside

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I couldn’t find a picture of the actual Lego Jesus. There are no pictures of him.. but I’ve found a few imitations. I’m not sure if Lego Jesus really exists, but some people believe in him.

… Oops, never mind. I found the actual Lego Jesus (below). He is real after all. He is deaf, blind and mute, having no ears, eyes or mouth, but he definitely has a very long right foot which proves that .. uh… he would win in a fight against the pathetically small footed Lego Devil.   Happy Easter Sunday.

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