Monday, July 17, 2006

The Brick Testament

I ran across this site awhile ago and bookmarked it. Someone decided to illustrate Bible stories using Lego characters, and the results are, well, interesting.

Here we have Deuteronomy 21:18-21 in which the Bible instructs us on the proper occassion and method to kill our uppity children.

"If a man has a stubborn and rebellious son who will not listen to the voice of his father..."
Then it goes on for a few more frames, and we get to the good part.

'All the men of the town must then stone him to death. You must banish this evil from among you.'
It's a good thing no one really believes you should do this... well, almost no one. There is the Christian Reconstructionist movement, which has the avowed goal of committing mass murder against gays, unchaste women, and pretty much everyone else whom the Bible condems. Funny coincidence, the prime financial backer of Christian Reconstructionism also happens to be the prime financial backer of the Discovery Institute. The jerks at the Discovery Institute like to blame the theory of evolution for being responsible for Nazism. But as it turns out, the closest thing to Nazism you can find in contemporary American politics is holding their purse strings.

Anywho, the whole Brick Testament page is one of those things that makes you wonder how we ever got along before the invention of the internets. I used to play with these Lego characters as a kid, but the ones we had were generic and crappy. They've come a long way. And someone with way too much time on his hands put a lot of effort into setting up each and every one of these scenes. Aside from the bad focal length, it's quite brilliant.