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 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.
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]
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.
Tosca also exists in a Lego version.
Act One, part one:
Act One, part two:
Act Three [a particularly fine firing squad]:
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.
Happy Christmas. Enjoy what’s left of the Winterval.
[Image from the Brick Testament, of course.]