Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Some things are finishing up

First of all I want to apologize to my super extensive (yeah right) fanbase, that I have neglected over the last two and half months.

That out of the way, the list of finished things now includes: the cows, tables, lampstands, cherubim, Ark of the Covenant, Incense altar, and 3 to 4 priests. Fortunately the list of almost finished parts now includes: pillars, basins, altar, gates, and sea. Enough yakkin bring on the pics!Muuwwwhahahaha cringe in fear before my army of cows!!!
A less intimidating shot of the twelve completed cows which will support the sea
The two cherubim and the high priest providing scale
The "feathers" on the wings are, in actuality, minifig hands.

The finished ark of the covenant. The design of the cherubim on top actually came during my morning devotional. I literally sprang out of bed and ran to build and revise the design before I forgot. So this part is rather special to me.
The altar now features a finished ramp!! Again the high priest minifig was able to spare me some of his precious time to model as a scale comparison.
These are the ten wash basins that will go around the building when finished (hopefully that's sooner rather than way later). Again I thank the high priest for his wonderful size comparison modeling.
This is of the Holy of Hollies, and has the cherubim set up on either side of the ark (kinda hard to see, but trust me it's there).
The sea, used by the priest for washing, is very close to completion, and is the first spherical thing I have built.

Here you can see more of the round structure.the high priest was busy when this shot was taken so I grabbed this guy to fill in.(the cows were at a less finished stage, explaining the mysterious absence of a head). The two rows of round things near the top are pommegranites which encircled the, sea.
The current overall shot of the interior, displaying the lampstands, tables, and wall details... it's a lot of yellow.

The last shot, the high priest has reprised his role of size comparison guy, and you get the view from a minifigure's perspective. You can see the incense altar, tables, lampstands, and you can dimly see the cherubim in the holy of hollies.

We have bought a house in Beaverdam, and we close, God willing of course, on the seventeenth(very exciting).
I originally wanted to finish this when we would be reading through the temple construction (1 kings 6), and I estimate I have a little over a month, with 26 different piece types (not individual pieces, but different kinds of pieces) left, and many of those orders with several hundred pieces. So we shall see what will happen in regard to my self appointed deadline, but as long as I finish it before I'm much older I'll be happy.

Well I congratulate you on reading this far, and glad you find reading my attempts at humor and viewing my amateur photography worth your while. Thanks for reading.

Thomas

3 comments:

One of the Wassenbergs said...

Hey!!

YOU UPDATED!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :) :)

I Like your "army of cows"!

His Princess,
Alexis

PS-
see you Sunday

Heap of Living said...

Our boys, who are homeschooled and Lego-maniacs, enjoyed your photos. Thanks for posting them! They recently built a Lego model of the Washington, D.C. Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon). You might enjoy this website about temples:

http://www.newsroom.lds.org/ldsnewsroom/eng/background-information/temples

If you ever have the opportunity to participate in a Mormon temple open house, I think you'd enjoy it. You'd see some similarities to your Lego version.

Th. said...

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Holy smokes.

Very cool.