O Lego Town of Bethlehem…

On the Saturday that I went into labor with Noah, Chris and Ali set out on an epic undertaking, combining Chris’ favorite Daddy activity with the Holiday Season…

In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world.  And everyone went to their own town to register.  So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David.  But there was no room in the inn..

(Every bed was quite full, albeit a little lumpy and hard, so really they weren’t missing out on much anyway.)


(But it was a shame, since it was a lovely inn, fully decked out with a Christmas Tree (?!?) and a copy of The Torah, most likely placed there by a Jewish Gideon…)

(But alas, the innkeeper stood in the doorway, explaining with an oddly happy face that there was no room for a woman about to give birth…)


And so she gave birth to her firstborn son; and she wrapped Him in cloths, and laid Him in a manger.


(And He happened to have an oddly gigantic head – most definitely off the growth charts.  And Mary, instead of a long flowy headpiece, seemed to have a case of helmet headcovering.)


In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night.

(Who happened to be raising some weird crossbreed of RobotDogSheep…)


And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened.

(Most likely because he looked more like a ghost than a Heavenly Host.)


Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem.

(Magi tend to prefer the “eclectic” look.)


(Although the far left Wise Man has more of a “Village People” vibe about him.)


They said, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him.”

(It was a special star, looking oddly like a Windmill…)


But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.

(Spending an especially long time pondering that weird RobotDogSheep, and how the Christmas Tree made it into the Inn but she couldn’t.)

Leave your comment below!


  1. Wow. Just wow.

  2. laughing out loud funny! That was great!

  3. LOL! Has my son been at your house?!

  4. AWESOME!!!
    the Heavenly Host Ghost is my favorite….

  5. Too cute! What an undertaking to build. Was that really a Lego Torah?

  6. Nice work, Chris and Ali!

    Have you ever seen “The Brick Testament?” I dug up something I posted about it back in 2003 – http://matt.cuthbert.ws/2003/09/book-of-lego.html (unfortunately, the photo no longer works, but the links do).

  7. That is awesome! I’m very impressed that Chris (& Ali) were able to build the whole Christmas story out of legos!

  8. I have tears in my eyes from laughing. The wise man who resembles on of the “village people”. I can’t get over it! My kids are trying hard to understand my laughter.

  9. Adorable. I love the Ghost Angel. ;)

  10. This is so great. I’m noticing that Lego has a large gap in their marketing for young pregnant Lego women…

  11. Great job!!! That is awesome!! Makes me want to come over and play!!! :)

  12. WOW – that’s impressive!

  13. Ohmy! This was awesome! Have you contemplated sending a copy of this post to LEGO??? I’m sure they’d love it!

  14. Kitty Engle says:

    I think it is beautiful.

  15. That is too cute and funny. I was reading this post with my 3 year old in my lap. He knew just who Baby Jesus was, was pretty sure one of the shepherds was Santa and said the Wise Men were dressed up for Halloween. Hilarious.

  16. My sides hurt from laughing! :) Thanks for the GREAT retelling (or totally new version!?!?!) of Christ’s birth!

  17. I love the Heavenly Host! He was awfully cute!

  18. I LOVE it!! Well built, well photographed and well written.

    My kids have been making a Lego mall. Not nearly as spiritual as a Lego nativity scene… gotta work on that :-)

  19. hilarious. my stomach hurts from laughing so hard. :)

  20. LOL! That was great! Tell Chris and Ali congrats on a job well done. I keep telling my husband that girls play with Legos too. Maybe after this he will start to believe me. Or at least Daddy’s of little girls can still play with their Legos.

  21. Sarah Lockhart says:

    This is adorable! I love it — especially the robot dog sheep. :)

  22. That has got to be best lego creation that I have ever seen!

  23. This one brought on a coughing fit! Thanks!

  24. *WILD APPLAUSE* This was a Rachel Classic :)

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