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Silent Night - a Miniland Nativity
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Here's a project I've had in mind for a while - a miniland-scale nativity scene.



Silent night, holy night -
All is calm, all is bright.
Round yon Virgin Mother and Child,
Holy Infant so tender and mild,
Sleep in heavenly peace,
Sleep in heavenly peace.



Silent night, holy night!
Shepherds quake at the sight.
Glories stream from heaven afar,
Heavenly hosts sing Alleluia!
Christ, the Saviour is born,
Christ, the Saviour is born.



Silent night, holy night -
Son of God, love's pure light.
Radiant beams from Thy holy face,
With the dawn of redeeming grace,
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth,
Jesus, Lord, at Thy birth "



This project took shape over about 10 hours of work. As my first foray into miniland scale, I am fairly pleased with the results. My next nativity, however, I want to be something I can actually display - nothing so fragile. Giovanni gets the credit for that great idea.



So what year was Jesus born? Although at first glance it might seem he was born in the year 1 (or 0? -is there such a year?), he must have been born sometime between 4 and 6 B.C., while Quirinias was governor of Syria, as Luke reports, and Herod was king of Judea. The mistake that Jesus was born in year 1 was made by a Roman abbott in 533 as he was designing a new Christian calendar.



Was Jesus born in a wooden structure? Probably not. During the census, many temporary shelters would have been set up around Bethlehem to house the taxpayers. Lacking room there, Mary and Joseph may have used one of the many shepherd's caves around Bethlemen. (Manners & Customs of Bible Times, Gower 1987.)



All this historical information is fun to think about, but it pales in comparison to the big issue: Was Jesus a real person? The historical evidence is there, but at some point it becomes a personal question. Can you accept that God would love you so much that he'd separate himself from his son, a part of his being that had been with him for all eternity, and send him to earth. To a place that would ridicule, misunderstand, and eventually crucify him. God did this, know that it was the only was to fully and eternally put sin to death. With sin fully paid for forever, you are now able to know God, though his son Jesus.

This is the most important reason for celebration this season. So have fun, be merry, and remember God's gift to you!

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This scene was shot from a tripod by myself (might explain the bluriness), and lit by Christmas lights, of course!

And for my final thought, it's my minifigs, back for revenge after I took their hands to make the straw!



Merry Christmas!



Comments

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  February 2, 2012
Here, let me lend you a hand...oh wait, never mind. Great build sir!
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  May 13, 2011
That's amazing! I've always wanted to see a lego Nativity.... and I love to see other Christians on MOCpages. Great build!
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  September 25, 2010
Very nice. I know I'm not the first to say it, but I like how you did the hay! I also noticed the reference, In my highschool classes we need to have citations in our essays. Good of you to use Lego to bring glory to God!
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  March 25, 2010
Great MOC!!! Poor minifigs though... Lol!
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  January 1, 2010
The hands for straw is sheer brilliance - love the whole thing. Lee.
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  December 24, 2009
dang, wes. i was wondering what the heck that hay was. very creative!
Wes Pitter
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Thomas N
  December 22, 2009
Great work Wes. You're really bringing the actual spirit of christmas to mocpgaes. But that picture of all the handless minifigs is really creeping me out... ~T
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  December 22, 2009
I love the use of hands for the hay (no matter how many minifigs must suffer!). Great build.
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  December 22, 2009
The hand-made hay is awesome! (lol at the last pic!) Merry ChristMOCs :)
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  December 22, 2009
The MOC looks outstanding. Nice attention to detail.
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  December 22, 2009
Great build Wes! Good to see some Miniland figs on Mocpages....they seem to be so rare.
Wes Pitter
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James Hawke
  December 21, 2009
God bless you! We sung this song in church today!
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  December 21, 2009
Quoting Master Shifu Leo J Will the wife do another photo shoot?
She offered, but I think the Christmas busyness and traveling will not leave any more time. She also says there's something wrong with her camera, something that inhibits taking pictures in low light - some problem with the shutter that I don't understand. So, probably not.
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  December 21, 2009
Amazing the build! Brilliant idea with the hands. The background must have taken more effort. Will the wife do another photo shoot? The missus raised the bar on the photography. It would be a shame to not see the MOC in its full glory... XD (I can't really talk. My photography skills are mediocre at best...)
Wes Pitter
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Blake Buehl
  December 20, 2009
Nice, Are you a Christan AFOL? I would have thought it funny if Baby Jesus were a minifigure. (Without a face)
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  December 20, 2009
The hands for straw really completed this MOC.
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  December 20, 2009
Excellent build, message, and presentation. Merry Christmas!
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  December 20, 2009
Awesome job! I love the rock backdrop and the straw is very realistic. The figures are great, I especially like the way you made the beard. Merry Christmas!
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  December 20, 2009
Very nice and clean build, this has a good message as well.
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  December 20, 2009
Theres more evidence to what year Jesus was born, As (supposdly) Christians took that day (25 of December) as it was already a pagan holiday (At least I think it was pagan)And it was the easiest day for the christians. Anyway awesome!
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  December 20, 2009
Good job on the scene and the message!
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  December 20, 2009
Yeap... now we know why your wife takes most of your pics for ya. Not that I have room to talk. The entire moc is wonderful! But what really stood out to me was the use of hands for straw. Great parts usage there. Of course the handless figs made it that much funnier! Merry Christmas! ~ Chris.
  December 20, 2009
Actually, upon further inspection, the pictures aren't really blurry, just too small. When MOCppages blows them up to size, it causes them to lose detail.
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  December 20, 2009
Wes, I've got to say, for all of your building talent, you're a lousy photographer. :P Have a wonderful Christ-mas!
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  December 20, 2009
This is wonderfully done Wes, I especially like the parts usage for Joseph's beard. Obviously more work went in to this then is immediately apparent; a lot going on in the background that adds all that depth! Merry Christmas and MOCy Festivus!~H
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  December 20, 2009
Wow, amazing work here!
 
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