• Very cool technique. - 4estFeller
  • and fairly pricey! - Captain Limabean
  • Indeed. Might look nice in green too? - Shadow Viking
  • Maybe, but the verse does say 'thicket', so I think brown makes more sense. - 4estFeller
  • I'm not suggesting he change it, I'm saying that the design would probably also look good in green, which would be cheaper as well. Such a clever design shouldn't be limited to this creation alone :-) - Shadow Viking
  • I <3 studs! - 4estFeller
  • Ah, ok. I'm actually working on something right now that I might be able to use this in... time to start digging out my green minifig arms! :) - 4estFeller
  • Thank you all for your interest in this technique. Yep, it does look really good in green BTW.
  • Thanks mate, a new technique for rocks I am trying instead of my normal studless approach.
  • I definitely think those looks better then the traditional way. - Captain Limabean
  • Yeah it looks phenomenal. - Shadow Viking
  • Please God...intercede! - .Bricko
  • Just perfect! - Dark-Alamez
  • NPU! - Max Pointner

Abraham and Isaac

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Some time later God tested Abraham. He said to him, “Abraham!”
“Here I am,” he replied.
Then God said, “Take your son, your only son, whom you love—Isaac—and go to the region of Moriah. Sacrifice him there as a burnt offering on a mountain I will show you.”
Early the next morning Abraham got up and loaded his donkey. He took with him two of his servants and his son Isaac. When he had cut enough wood for the burnt offering, he set out for the place God had told him about. On the third day Abraham looked up and saw the place in the distance. He said to his servants, “Stay here with the donkey while I and the boy go over there. We will worship and then we will come back to you.”
Abraham took the wood for the burnt offering and placed it on his son Isaac, and he himself carried the fire and the knife. As the two of them went on together, Isaac spoke up and said to his father Abraham, “Father?”
“Yes, my son?” Abraham replied.
“The fire and wood are here,” Isaac said, “but where is the lamb for the burnt offering?”
Abraham answered, “God himself will provide the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” And the two of them went on together.
When they reached the place God had told him about, Abraham built an altar there and arranged the wood on it. He bound his son Isaac and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. Then he reached out his hand and took the knife to slay his son. But the angel of the LORD called out to him from heaven, “Abraham! Abraham!”
“Here I am,” he replied.
“Do not lay a hand on the boy,” he said. “Do not do anything to him. Now I know that you fear God, because you have not withheld from me your son, your only son.”
Abraham looked up and there in a thicket he saw a ram caught by its horns. He went over and took the ram and sacrificed it as a burnt offering instead of his son. So Abraham called that place The LORD Will Provide. And to this day it is said, “On the mountain of the LORD it will be provided.”
The angel of the LORD called to Abraham from heaven a second time and said, “I swear by myself, declares the LORD, that because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son, I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the cities of their enemies, and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed me.”

Genesis 1:1-15

In a refreshing break from my CCC creations, I decided to do a small scene for the awesome Biblical scenes contest by Bricko. I chose this scene in Genesis, not only for its overall awesomeness, and its unique possibilities, but also because of its powerful impact in my life. Abraham's act of faith is unrivaled by any except Jesus himself. My "unbelief" has always been a large and looming factor in my walk, and to see a human like myself, fully rely on God even to the extent of giving up his sons life, really encourages me.

Soli Deo Gloria!

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  1. Blake's Baericks 67 months ago | reply

    asianboyprodigy Dawn Hero Thank you, and likewise!
    Shadow Viking Thanks Shadow, I can understand how this scene might feel 'creepy'.
    Chris "wunztwice" Haha, I was staging for 3 separate parts, though the triangle you pointed out is kinda ironic now.
    Caleb Angell [https://www.flickr.com/photos/brick_monster_is_epic] Thanks boyos. Twas a really good contest and thank you both for judging/organizing.

  2. .Bricko 67 months ago | reply

    Blake Baer Twas' no problem. z the lego man Are you going to be entering as well?

  3. z the lego man 67 months ago | reply

    Caleb Angell if all goes to plan :)

  4. |AlreadyCrispy| 67 months ago | reply

    Awesome job!! Love the rock the most. :D

  5. Walter Benson 67 months ago | reply

    I've always been inspired by this amazing story of faith too, and I can't help but love the way you illustrated it with Lego bricks!

    The three separate segments all have their own little details that instantly catch one’s eye!

  6. brick.spartan 67 months ago | reply

    Outstanding depiction. Well done.

  7. Ben Unleashed! 67 months ago | reply

    Great work on this, Blake :)

  8. Brick Monster [deleted] 67 months ago | reply

    Blake Baer Thank you!

  9. P-K-V 67 months ago | reply

    I love all the details, but I believe Isaac was a grown man when this happened. It's not explicitly stated in the text, and he did bear the wood. Still great job and good luck in the contest!

  10. Blake's Baericks 67 months ago | reply

    P-K-V Aye, its likely. Sarah was 90 years old when she gave birth to Isaac. I believe she was about 125 when the "sacrifice" occurred. So about 35 years old? Which also brings to mind that Isaac must have gone willingly, cause I doubt a 100+ old man could overpower a 35 year old man. :)

  11. Medieval Guy 67 months ago | reply

    Fantastic rocks.

  12. 'optics' 67 months ago | reply

    Very nice. :D

  13. kɹɪstəfɚ hafmɪn 65 months ago | reply

    AceBricks Most people who actually study and teach mythology at the university level would disagree with you there. Just because the word "myth" is used doesn't mean it's being dismissed as untrue. It simply means that it's a story that is accepted as true and sacred by some group of people. In fact, "myth" denotes that the culture believes the story to be true, whereas "fable" denotes that it's an untrue story in the eyes of those same people.

    But anyway, it's a very nice build (I especially like the bush) and it makes me want to start playing The Binding of Isaac again.

  14. Sir Glub 64 months ago | reply

    That rocks!!!!

  15. MostlyLego 64 months ago | reply

    Very nice portrayal.

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