First Brick Church . Every small town isn’t complete without a little church steeple sticking out among the buildings. .
Every small town isn’t complete without a little church steeple sticking out among the buildings.
My little church was originally a school project in which we were assigned to design an architectural structure. I built this church in about half a day and is among my favorite creations. Though it only comprises of the main auditorium and the bell tower, it’s still a pretty good-sized Lego building.
The bell tower was unexpectedly difficult, and I barely had enough elements of the right color. I would have made the entire roof the same color if I had enough of the same pieces, but red and black don’t look too bad together.
A row of bushes decorate the sides of the building. The left side of the church has a little side entrance.
Most of the church’s roof is flat. Railings have been installed all around the perimeter of the roof to allow repairmen to work safely. A spiral staircase leads directly from the main building to the roof and thus the bell tower can be accessed. The antennae you see next to the bell tower door is the church’s satellite antennae for internet access.
Though it is not Lego, my stained-glass window is a real-life miniature stained-glass window that fits nicely with Lego elements. Later on you’ll see how it fits.
Every marble sign needs greenery around it, doesn’t it?
The front view is especially impressive.
Now let’s go inside and take a look at the interior.
Here we can see a typical Sunday service going on. Now you ask the question: is it a Baptist church? Methodist? Presbyterian? Whatever it is, it has a grand piano and electric guitars! So much for the organ . . .
These spotlights are used for hardcore worship services for young adults. You can also see a detail of the pews.
My church can fit a hearty congregation of 30, maybe even 40 at a time.
Below you can see the usher standing next to the offering plates. Also, you can see the staircase that has been mentioned earlier: it leads to the roof and thus connects to the bell tower.
Now let’s take a look at the highlights of the service: the lead singer, guitarist, choir, and the grand piano.
Below we can see some close-ups of the scenario. The choir’s always very enthusiastic, especially the old lady with the tambourine. The guitarist (look for his electrical outlet) is jammin’ away with some competition with the lead singer. But nothing beats the hearty pianist with his shiny new piano.
Notice the amp hidden behind some flowers. The piano was a challenge in itself . . . you can see it in more detail and even get step-by-step instructions on how to make your own by clicking here.
Now you can see the stained-glass window and a wooden cross I threw together. And yes, I was too lazy to dig for white inverted slopes . . . instead I just threw in the the sand-colored ones.
Some more overhead shots of the whole scenario.
You can now see a chandelier I threw together that hangs from the ceiling. I don’t know why it’s there; it looks awkward around all those 21-century spotlights!
An inside view of the side door. The little light switch for the chandelier is still there, even though they don’t use it anymore.
All churches have to have at least one funeral in its history. I don’t know if all churches follow this tradition, but mine has.
Due to the fact that I do not possess an actual Lego coffin, I had to make a substitute out of gray slopes. Actually, the design worked very well.
Baptisms are a pain because you have to move the grand piano and open up a vinyl covering and clean out the tank before you fill it. That’s why baptisms take place after a service, not during it.
“…in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost…”
First Brick Church also has a night setting. A light has been installed in the bell tower to automatically light it up when the room grows dark.
However, nothing beats the interior lighting. During hardcore services for young adults, our services always nearly blow the power out with all the spotlights and electrical engineering.
I have two little spotlights that can be programmed to blink different colors at different intervals. They’re really cool.
Absolutely nothing beats a good wedding. But before the party starts, you have to have the marriage ceremony. Our church can provide that without a problem as long as the attendance is less than 50! But fortunately, Lego families aren’t very big anyway.
The pastor waits uneasily for the start of the service. Notice the flowers on the ends of the pews.
Suddenly the piano starts blaring (okay, pianos don’t blare; organs do) and everyone turns around to see what’s going to happen.
I like the lighting effect on this photo.
The doors slowly creak open.
The groomsmen stand patiently in front,
In come the bridesmaids…wearing red! Ooooh….
The bridesmaids are followed by the ring-bearer and the flower-girl.
“Oh, look at how cute she is!...”
An unbearable quiet falls around the room.
Doors open. “Please stand to your feet for the entrance of the bride!”
In she comes next to dad.
The service has started.
“Do you take this minifig as your lawful wife? Blah, blah, mmm, mmmm?”
“Do you mm,mmm,mm,mmm?”
Below you can see the mother of the bride “BOO-HOO-HOO!!!” The family members and other people around her either try to settle her down or politely ignore the situation altogether.
The moment comes.
“With the power invested in me, I pronounce you minifig and wife.”
Put the ring on already.
And thus, Sam and Sarah begin a happy life together.
What a cute photo:
And that’s my conclusion to First Brick Church. Now turn off your computer and go outside to get some exercise.
You’re still on the computer, aren’t you?