Coming Soon To Toy Stores Near You: Chassidish Lego

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The wonder of Legos is that you’re supposed to be able to build anything you can imagine. While sitting around their Baltimore Shabbos table, Tobey Finkelstein and family decided that what they wanted to build was a Lego construction that reflected their own interests–that is, observant Judaism and Star Wars. Rubber tires became shtreimels. A miniature robot construction site becomes the youth service. And beards become…well, beards.

Their mission: to build Beis Death Star Kochav Chaim, the first intergalactic synagogue.

After successful Kickstarter campaign raised over $1500 to support purchasing parts, printing, shipping, and (Finkelstein child) labor to produce their “Brickovickers’” HQ, a Hasidic shul complete with men’s and women’s sections, a rabbi’s seat, a Youth Service, and the one thing that no synagogue in the galaxy can be without: an unfinished basement. Read more at Jewniverse.

{Matzav}

 

11 COMMENTS

  1. Lol as usual you didnt understand the story
    Your headline has nothing to do with the story

    Keep up the crackpot journalism
    Make blogging great again!

  2. What foolishness !

    Is Lego even allowed on Shabbos ?

    Can people have Lego with human like action figures? Does that not constitute the prohibition of having graven images?

    And what is this Star Wars business and does Matzav
    Really need to cover it ?

    I have a bad feeling about this….

    • Is Lego even allowed on Shabbos ?
      Yes
      Can people have Lego with human like action figures?
      Yes
      Does that not constitute the prohibition of having graven images?
      no

      And what is this Star Wars business
      It is a kid who wanted a expensive lego set. so he started a kickstarter campaign to get people to pay for it

      and does Matzav Really need to cover it ?
      no

  3. We should have Gedolim action figures for kids instead of movie star or athletes. Especially today where kids as young as five are playing with cell phone games.

  4. So this is pretty neat. Might I add that the wager on a better era is often better toys?

    Hashem is real.

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