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Sunday, October 01, 2006

Wear Steel-toed Boots To This Church

For years I’ve tried unsuccessfully to break our family from the habit of exchanging Christmas gifts but I’m over ruled every time.

The habit of gift exchange remains too firmly engrained to be removed.

Saturday Ginny and I browsed a church rummage sale thus beginning our Christmas shopping for cheap treasures.

When we returned home, I found a friend had e-mailed me a set of photos of a church constructed out of Lego blocks:

Ms Amy Hughes, a computer programmer, with the help of her cat, Precious, constructed this seven-foot long model of a fictional church. Apparently photos have been on the web for a while but I’d never heard of the wonderful project before yesterday.

For a batch of details, photos of Precious, and a sample Lego sermon, check out Ms Hughes’ website at http://www.amyhughes.org/lego/church/ . You’ll be glad you did.

Seeing this unusual act of devotion reminded me of a website I ran across last year, The Brick Testament at http://www.thebricktestament.com/ .There, you’ll find Bible stories, not all of them suitable for children, illustrated with Lego block constructions

The range of all this creativity astounds me.

It inspires me to do something creative myself — like maybe eat a donut.

The only thing I know about Lego blocks is how they feel when you step on one barefoot on a hardwood floor in the dark of the night when checking on a child.

Therefore, heed this warning if you’re tempted to construct a cathedral or something out of Lego Blocks — wear a hard hat and steel-toed boots.

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posted by John Cowart @ 6:24 AM


At 3:41 PM, Blogger Jamie Dawn said...

That lego church is amazing.

I went over to see the Brick Testament. WOW!
I can't imagine the time that took to do all those stories in such detail.

My kids were never really into Legos. We built a few things now and then, but they weren't really into them. That was okay by me.

At 5:07 PM, Blogger jellyhead said...

What an incredible church!

I agree with your suggestion about the boots. (I, too, have howled in pain after encountering one of these nasty little blocks unexpectedly)

In my husband's family at Xmas, we divide up all the adults names, and each buy for one of them. That way everyone still gets a present, and the present is a little more substantial, too. (the kids all still get swamped with presents but mainly simple things like books or felt pens)

Hope you're enjoying your weekend!

At 8:47 PM, Blogger FunkyB said...

I checked her out and I'm amazed! She's dedicated enough to put all the time and effort into constructing that, and I can't even pick a major. Talk about a humble-pie sermon!


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