Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Swedish Church Unveils Lego Jesus

It’s been awhile since I have posted a odd but interesting Jesus sighting, but I just could not pass this one up. The good folk of Oensta Gryta Church in Vaesteras, Sweden spent a year and a half constructing a statue of Jesus with Legos. Congregants donated almost 30,000 Lego pieces to construct the 5.8-foot high statue of Jesus, the exterior of which appears completely white, though other colors were used underneath.

The Lego Jesus was based upon the Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsens's 19th century statue "Christus," which depicts the resurrection of Jesus.

Unlike most Jesus sightings like the ones in pancakes and so forth, this one is not, so they say, destined for eBay. the statue would remain in the church and that they had no intention of selling it to raise money.

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