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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


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)










1. Easter n.

復活節 (fu4 huo2 jie2)

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


2. statue n.

塑像 (su4 xiang4)

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


3. brick n.

積木 (ji1 mu4)

例: Ian spent the afternoon laying bricks.


4. praise n.

讚美 (zan4 mei3)

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


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