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.