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Swedish church unveils Lego Jesus 樂高耶穌瑞典教會揭幕

A boy examines a statue of Jesus Christ entirely made out of Lego construction bricks in a church at Vasteras, Sweden, on April 12, 2009.本月十二日,一名男孩在瑞典韋斯特羅斯一間教會中,觀看一座完全用樂高積木拼成的耶穌像。照片:法新社

PHOTO: AFP

While most Christians mark Easter with prayers and song, one Swedish church opened its Easter mass by unveiling a life-size Lego statue of Jesus Christ, its pastor told AFP.

Churchgoers had donated nearly 30,000 Lego bricks to build the 1.78m-high statue, said Per Wilder, the pastor of the Oensta Gryta Church in Vaesteras, about 110km west of Stockholm.

“This work began a year and a half ago so we saw that the initiation date was fitting in well (with this year’s Easter holiday),” Wilder said.

“It is a fantastic installation and it will be there as long as we think it is in a good spot,” he said.

“All those I spoke with were full of praise, saying how fantastic the model looks and how much good work we put into this,” Wilder said.

The model was based on Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsens’s 19th century work Christus.

Wilder said the statue would remain permanently at the church and there were no plans to sell it to raise funds.(AFP)

瑞典一間教會的主堂牧師向法新社表示,當大部分基督徒藉著禱告和詩歌慶祝復活節時,該教會以揭幕一座真人大小的樂高耶穌基督像展開復活節彌撒。

韋斯特羅斯的歐恩史塔葛里塔教會主堂牧師波爾.懷德說,教友捐出了近三萬塊樂高積木才堆成這座一點七八公尺高的雕像;該教會位在斯德哥爾摩西方約一百一十公里處。

懷德說:「這項計畫一年半前開始進行,因此揭幕的日期恰恰好(趕上今年復活節假期)。」

他說:「這是一個很棒的裝置,我們會一直把它放在覺得合適的位置。」

懷德說:「跟我聊過的每個人都讚不絕口,說這個模型看起來棒極了,還誇我們做得好。」

這尊雕像是以丹麥雕刻家柏特爾.托爾瓦德森十九世紀的作品「基督」為範本拼堆而成。

懷德說,這座耶穌像將永久放置在教會中,教會也不打算將它變賣募款。

(法新社╱翻譯:袁星塵)

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. Easter n.

復活節 (fu4 huo2 jie2)

例: It's common to give chocolate eggs to children at Easter.

(復活節給小孩巧克力蛋是慣例。)

2. statue n.

塑像 (su4 xiang4)

例: A statue of the former president was unveiled yesterday.

(前總統的雕像昨天揭幕。)

3. brick n.

積木 (ji1 mu4)

例: Ian spent the afternoon laying bricks.

(易安一整個下午都在堆積木。)

4. praise n.

讚美 (zan4 mei3)

例: The teachers had nothing but praise for Mike's assignment.

(老師們對麥克的作業讚美不已。)


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