STOCKHOLM – This year’s Easter was a special one for the Oensta Gryta Church in Sweden: they unveiled a life-sized Lego statue of Jesus!
The 5.8 foot high statue was unveiled at the beginning of Sunday mass yesterday at the church. Made up of 30,000 Lego pieces donated by churchgoers, the statue was constructed by 40 volunteers over the past year and a half. The completion date was designed to coincide with the holiday Easter.
It is modeled on Danish sculptor Bertel Thorvaldsen’s 19th century work Christus, which depicts the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Pastor Per Wilder 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.” The statue will remain permanently at the church and there are no plans to sell it to raise funds.