Standing at 5 feet 8 inches, this Christus statue took 40 volunteers a year and a half to create. Made up of nearly 30,000 Legos donated by the members of the Oensta Gryta Church in Sweden, the statue was completed just in time to celebrate Easter in 2009.
And this replica, modeled after Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen’s Christus, is a sight familiar to many Latter-day Saints because we, too, have a replica of the Christus, which is prominently placed at the North Visitors' Center at Temple Square.
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And here are just a few more unbelievable incredible Lego creations from Christians around the world. (For incredible Mormon-themed Lego creations, click here.)
Replica of the Bountiful Utah Temple Samuel Mirejovsky created for his ward's Primary sharing time. The Primary president, Amy Bergner, thought when she asked him to build a temple that he would build something simple and small, not something with 13,500 Lego blocks. Image from the Deseret News.
A replica of the Temple of Solomon which took 13 months to complete, cost over $1,000 to create, and took over 14,000 pieces to build. Image from assemblingthetemple.blogspot.com.
An inside look at the Temple of Solomon from assemblingthetemple.blogspot.com.
This beautiful Lego Salt Lake Temple took 35,000 Legos, nine years, and thousands of dollars. Built by Dave Jungheim, the structure is nearly six feet tall! Image from the Huffington Post.
This life-sized Lego nativity is displayed at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows near St. Louis, Missouri. Image from brickshelf.com.
Want to try creating a temple creation yourself? Try these fun brick puzzle sets perfect for FHE or building other fun family memories:
This 580-piece set of the San Diego Temple includes custom-made temple spires, windows, and an Angel Moroni figurine. Despite having less pieces than other sets, the San Diego Temple has the most custom pieces, including patterned windows, eight small spires, and two large spires.
Spend time as a family putting together the Salt Lake Temple. This unique puzzle is made up of 445 pieces, including customized temple spires, windows, doors, and an Angel Moroni figurine. Build time of around one hour. Ideal set for younger builders.
This 895-piece set is a bit more of a challenge and will provide even more family fun. Try building the Washington D.C. Temple which includes custom-made temple spires and a signature angel Moroni figurine.