November 08, 2006

Lego Art

Last year The Boy was some what obsessed with Legos. Over the summer, he forgot Legos in favor of dinosaurs and my bare feet cried out in gladness. Unfortunately, as autumn arrived, the dinosaurs fell out of favor and Legos have returned.

The bad news is that the upstairs area where he plays is a disaster area and I constantly curse the creators of Legos (I suppose I should learn to curse in Danish). The good news is that I always know where to find The Boy.

The other good news is that he makes some interesting things.

Lego people:

Lego Minoan Temples:

Lego Penguins:

Lego Icons:

Yes, it is all about Legos here and I haven't even shown you his Lego nativity scene, the Lego houses, Lego Empire State Building or some of the other things he has made lately.


It would seem the last image is ripe for a homeschooling lesson on the Byzantine iconoclasm efforts of the 8th-9th centuries.

You may get enough off Wikipedia there, or I would recommend for your own background reading John Julius Norwich's three volume set on Byzantine history. I suspect you'd need the first two volumes to cover it, but check with your local library.

Posted by: skinnydan at November 9, 2006 08:19 AM

We're not really due to start that study until next year, right now we're working our way to the the fall of Rome by the end of this year. Still, as one might have guessed, he seems to have developed an interest in such things. One suspects that those who actually use icons would probably not approve of the Lego variety.

Posted by: Jordana at November 9, 2006 08:27 AM

I assume you are aware of the Lego Church?

It is really quite amazing and disturbing, both at the same time.

Posted by: NBS at November 9, 2006 12:12 PM

A Church of Christ with a raised pulpit, an organ and a crucifix? Even in Legoland that doesn't make any sense!

Posted by: Frazier at November 9, 2006 06:31 PM

Pretty amazing! Making those figural creations is harder than it looks.

Posted by: Meredith at November 9, 2006 09:15 PM

wow! impressive!!

Posted by: dcrmom at November 11, 2006 09:58 AM