Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Josiah's Lego Nativity, 2010

Last Saturday, we had the annual unveiling. Josiah's mad Lego skilz continue strong.


GrammaMack said...


Not being so skilled with Lego, I'm considering buying the Playmobile nativity set so that I have one that my grandkids can play with. I have a few ceramic ones and a flimsy wooden one, which they all are tempted to handle, sometimes with sad results. They are boys, after all (although our first granddaughter is on the way!).

Aaron said...

Nice work!
That angel is totin' some serious heat.

DJP said...

One should expect nothing less of a Josiah-angel.

He's also holding the Star, BTW.

DJP said...

(By which I meant that Josiah's all about "serious heat.")


Fred Butler said...

Idn't that treasure chest a bit too heavy for that horse. It looks like it is straining under the weight of all that myrrh.

The angel with the sword is a nice touch.

Herding Grasshoppers said...


The Grasshopper boys say,

"Cool nativity! Awesome! We've made our own in the past and we're gonna work on another one. Can you post a close-up of Mary and Joseph and baby Jesus? Nice job! I like the angel!"

Wyatt, Tate, and Gunnar

Stefan Ewing said...

Yes, the angel is...well, I want to say the "crowning glory," but such a title should go to the Baby in the Manger...the angel is the icing on the cake.

It's a biblical angel, not a pop-culture angel! You'd have to be fireproof to hold a star in your hand: surely a job requirement for angels, who stand in the presence of the Living God!

There's actually a strong sense of artistic composition to this year's offering.

Rachael Starke said...

Love it.

GrammaMack, we have a Fisher-Price Little People nativity set. It's sturdy, with larger pieces than a PlayMobil set would have.

Translation: no possible swallowing of shepherd's crooks or wise men crowns, and also washable. Very young kid suitable. And if you have any other Little People sets, like we do, the, ahem, reinterpretation possibilities are almost as limitless as the Lego version. :)

Stefan Ewing said...


Like "creative" modern stagings of Shakespeare's plays?

The Nativity in an airport...on a farm...in a car garage...at the hospital. Shepherds with circus animals? The three magi arriving in cars?

Becky Schell said...

Delightful. Love the angel.

Fred Butler said...

Why the angel is a nice touch is the fact it isn't one of those effeminate pop-culture angels or a naked baby wearing a sash.

Plus, the "star" could very well had been a supernatural sign (an angelic appearance) rather than a super nova or some conjunction of planets or whatever.

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Ya see, there's a reason the first thing an angel always says is something like, "Don't panic..."

DJP said...

Exactly right. And tell your boys Josiah and I will work on it; maybe supplemental pictures this afternoon/evening. Keep checking back.

Stefan Ewing said...

The Lord God is a consuming fire (see the Law); the divine Christ is an agent of wrath and justice (see Revelation); and angels in the Bible are fearsome creatures (see the Prophets).

The God of the Bible is gracious and merciful, abounding in steadfast love—but also very frightening, if one actually stops to dwell on Him for any length of time.

And what do we get in popular iconography instead? An old man with a beard, a young man who looks like a cleancut hippie, and babies with wings.

It seems trite to say, "God, have mercy on us all," but seriously: "God, have mercy on us all."

Stefan Ewing said...

Ha-ha, just caught your tag for this post:

"Blatant Nepotism."

It's okay. Since your son is actually talented, we'll let it slide. :)

Rachael Starke said...


Yes. All of the above. And more. Involving princesses and fairies.

My girls are budding gospel contextualizers, donchaknow. ;)