The Easter Story {LEGO Edition}

by | Apr 15, 2015 | Easter, Lego, Lent | 17 comments

Ever since 2009 when our oldest two boys were just seven and eight years old (they are now thirteen and fourteen!) they have put together a Playmobil Way of the Cross during Holy Week. Last year, instead of pulling out the Playmobil, the boys created LEGO scenes for Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday. This year they expanded their original creations and came up with additional scenes for Palm Sunday and the rest of Holy Week as well. I took lots of pictures to share! Everything is made with LEGO from their collection, including the “purple robe” (from this minifigure) and the “INRI” letters on the cross!

.: Palm Sunday :. 

The next day a great crowd who had come to the feast heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem. So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him, crying, “Hosanna! Blessed is He Who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!”
John 12:12-13
.: Spy Wednesday :. 

.: Holy Thursday :. 

.: Good Friday :. 

Then Pilate took Jesus and scourged Him. And the soldiers plaited a crown of thorns, and put it on His head, and arrayed him in a purple robe; they came up to Him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!” and struck Him with their hands.
John 19:1-3

When Judas, His betrayer, saw that He was condemned, he repented and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders, saying, “I have sinned in betraying innocent blood.” They said, “What is that to us? See to it yourself.” And throwing down the pieces of silver in the temple, he departed; and he went and hanged himself.
Matthew 27:3-5 

So they took Jesus, and He went out, bearing His own cross, to the place called the place of a skull, which is called in Hebrew Golgatha.
John 19:17

There they crucified Him, and with Him two others, one on either side, and Jesus between them. Pilate also wrote a title and put it on the cross; it read, “Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews.”
John 19:18-19

When Jesus saw His mother, and the disciple whom He loved standing near, He said to His mother, “Woman, behold your son!” Then He said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.  
 John 19:26-27

When Jesus had received the vinegar, He said, “It is finished”; and He bowed His head and gave up His spirit. 
John 19:30

Now in the place where He was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new tomb where no one had ever been laid. So because of the Jewish day of Preparation, as the tomb was close at hand, they laid Jesus there. 
John 19:41-42
.: Holy Saturday :. 

.: Easter Sunday:. 

Christus resurrexit! Resurrexit vere!


You can find additional LEGO creations in the archives including: 

17 Comments

  1. Unknown

    Please could you let me know where you have bought your Lenten and Easter Lego sets? I have been looking for years and without success. Many thanks and Blessings, Emma

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  2. Jessica Gordon

    Hi Emma,

    The Lent and Easter Lego scenes in this post were created by our son using his collection of Lego and his imagination! They didn't come from sets. 🙂

    Sorry I don't have any links to share! God bless!

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  3. Monica

    This is just AWESOME!

    2015-04-15 23:48:58

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  4. Laurel

    My 8-yo LEGO-loving daughter just said "Awesome! That was really impressive."

    2015-04-15 23:52:55

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  5. tammy cordery

    What a great job they did. So great.

    2015-04-16 00:01:35

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  6. jbc2789

    These are amazing! They did a great job!

    2015-04-16 00:21:00

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  7. Debbie McL

    This is Amazing!!!…each scene is done with such great detail. Jessica you have very talented sons with such creative gifts!

    2015-04-16 00:25:32

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  8. Dalia

    Amazing! Both my husband and son loved this.

    2015-04-16 01:01:02

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  9. tracybuasmith

    Cool, beautiful, inspiring and can't wait to show my Lego lovers! 🙂 Happy Easter!

    2015-04-16 01:16:21

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  10. Christine M.

    Amazing work!!! God bless!

    2015-04-16 17:49:01

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  11. saiorse

    That is fabulous!! I bet it would be hit to be displayed at a local Church for Holy Week.

    2015-04-17 19:40:11

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  12. Guest

    The kids were so impressed as they took inspiration declaring: "Let's go build that!" bless those sweet boys!

    2015-04-19 01:13:12

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  13. Theresa Linden

    This is amazing! Loved sharing with my boys!

    2017-04-10 12:21:02

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  14. DeJay

    God bless

    2019-03-28 21:26:12

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  15. Deborah

    I wanted to let you know that I share your pictures with my child and my students and use them for inspiration every year to create their own Holy Week representations. Thank you for posting them and illustrating to young ones can be inspired to create and strengthen their faith at the same time.

    2019-04-13 10:43:44

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  16. Amanda

    those lego builds are impressive i love it

    2020-04-06 14:41:35

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  17. Unknown

    This is absolutely beautiful. The most special part is your boys actually doing it, have a blessed Easter 🙂

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