Archive for the 'lego' Category

Dinner for One—in Lego

December 31st, 2013

Winterval Greetings

December 25th, 2011

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. [Luke 2:8]

[Image from The Brick Testament, obvs.]

Winterval Greetings!

December 24th, 2010

Winterval greetings to all Virtual Stoa readers out there (assuming there are any left — I quite understand).

For those who are even more interested in the Winterval than I am, there’s what looks like the pretty definitive history over here, complete with 55-page appendix!

Traditional imagery via the Brick Testament, obviously.

Winterval Greetings

December 24th, 2009

Luke 2:9: And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. [via]

1974 Twickenham Streaker, in Lego

June 16th, 2008

Here, by Balakov. More over here [via ejh in comments below].

Monday Marseillaise Blogging

May 5th, 2008

A very strange clip here combining the Stoa’s interest in Monday Marseillaise Blogging, and Lego…

Robot Sumo, in Lego

April 29th, 2008

Over here, at Tim Lambert’s.

Beauty and the Beast

March 2nd, 2008

Another opera in lego has been posted on YouTube. This time it’s Philip Glass’s La belle et la bête, written to accompany Jean Cocteau’s 1946 film.


Act One.

Act Two.

Act Three.

Saturday Puccini Blogging

November 24th, 2007

Tosca also exists in a Lego version.

Act One, part one:

Act One, part two:

Act Two:

Act Three [a particularly fine firing squad]:

Sunday Verdi Blogging

November 18th, 2007

One of the best things about living in Oxford is that the Welsh National Opera pass through twice a year. Their productions are usually great fun, and Friday’s performance of Il Trovatore was no exception. For those who missed the show, however, here’s Verdi’s masterpiece abridged and performed in Lego:

Act One:

Act Two:

Act Three:

Act Four:

Stoics (and Epicureans) in the Brick Testament

July 5th, 2007

Acts 17:18: “Then certain philosophers of the Epicureans, and of the Stoicks, encountered him [St Paul]. And some said, What will this babbler say? other some, He seemeth to be a setter forth of strange gods: because he preached unto them Jesus, and the resurrection.”

I’m going to guess that the Stoic philosopher is the one with the beard. (The Stoics liked their beards.)

Full story over here.

Apostolic Communism

March 15th, 2007

There’s a whole bunch of new Bible stories in Lego up at the Brick Testament. Of particular interest to Virtual Stoa readers will be “Accept Communism or Die!”, a rendering (in Lego) of Acts 4:32-5:11.

At least one Stoa-reader is interested in lottery voting; he should also consult this story.