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Fall of Jericho

Postby mpoh98 » Tue Jul 01, 2014 5:35 pm

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Hello all,

At BrickWorld 2014 this year, my good friend Aidan Frusher organized a small 16x16 Bible Vignette Collaboration. I was able to contribute this build, which I whipped up a couple days before BrickWorld began. I had seen this loose brick technique before, and had tons of fun playing with it in this build.

Enjoy!


The Fall of Jericho

Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua went up to him and asked, “Are you for us or for our enemies?” “Neither,” he replied, “but as commander of the army of the Lord I have now come.” Then Joshua fell facedown to the ground in reverence, and asked him, “What message does my Lord have for his servant?” The commander of the Lord’s army replied, “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy.” And Joshua did so. Now the gates of Jericho were securely barred because of the Israelites. No one went out and no one came in. Then the Lord said to Joshua, “See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands, along with its king and its fighting men. March around the city once with all the armed men. Do this for six days. Have seven priests carry trumpets of rams’ horns in front of the ark. On the seventh day, march around the city seven times, with the priests blowing the trumpets. When you hear them sound a long blast on the trumpets, have the whole army give a loud shout; then the wall of the city will collapse and the army will go up, everyone straight in.” So Joshua son of Nun called the priests and said to them, “Take up the ark of the covenant of the Lord and have seven priests carry trumpets in front of it.” And he ordered the army, “Advance! March around the city, with an armed guard going ahead of the ark of the Lord.” When Joshua had spoken to the people, the seven priests carrying the seven trumpets before the Lord went forward, blowing their trumpets, and the ark of the Lord’s covenant followed them. The armed guard marched ahead of the priests who blew the trumpets, and the rear guard followed the ark. All this time the trumpets were sounding. But Joshua had commanded the army, “Do not give a war cry, do not raise your voices, do not say a word until the day I tell you to shout. Then shout!” So he had the ark of the Lord carried around the city, circling it once. Then the army returned to camp and spent the night there. Joshua got up early the next morning and the priests took up the ark of the Lord. The seven priests carrying the seven trumpets went forward, marching before the ark of the Lord and blowing the trumpets. The armed men went ahead of them and the rear guard followed the ark of the Lord, while the trumpets kept sounding. So on the second day they marched around the city once and returned to the camp. They did this for six days. On the seventh day, they got up at daybreak and marched around the city seven times in the same manner, except that on that day they circled the city seven times. The seventh time around, when the priests sounded the trumpet blast, Joshua commanded the army, “Shout! For the Lord has given you the city! The city and all that is in it are to be devoted to the Lord. Only Rahab the prostitute and all who are with her in her house shall be spared, because she hid the spies we sent. But keep away from the devoted things, so that you will not bring about your own destruction by taking any of them. Otherwise you will make the camp of Israel liable to destruction and bring trouble on it. All the silver and gold and the articles of bronze and iron are sacred to the Lord and must go into his treasury.” When the trumpets sounded, the army shouted, and at the sound of the trumpet, when the men gave a loud shout, the wall collapsed; so everyone charged straight in, and they took the city. They devoted the city to the Lord and destroyed with the sword every living thing in it—men and women, young and old, cattle, sheep and donkeys. (Joshua 5:13-6:27 NIV)



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Re: Fall of Jericho

Postby Sir Erathor » Tue Jul 01, 2014 9:42 pm

Just wonderful! Your becoming not just great, but brilliant. :D
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Postby mpoh98 » Wed Jul 02, 2014 7:35 pm

Sir Erathor wrote:Just wonderful! Your becoming not just great, but brilliant. :D


Thanks Erathor! :wave:
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Re: Fall of Jericho

Postby Bruce N H » Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:17 pm

Hey Matthew,

The sense of movement in the falling stones is amazing. How fragile-ly are those held on? Did you have to do a lot of re-assembling when you got to BrickWorld?

Also, are there other pics of the Bible MOC display somewhere? I've seen Ian's Zaccheus, but not the others. I've been a horrible blogger lately, but as soon as I get a chance I'll put this and the others up on GodBricks.

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Re: Fall of Jericho

Postby mpoh98 » Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:19 am

Bruce N H wrote:Hey Matthew,

The sense of movement in the falling stones is amazing. How fragile-ly are those held on? Did you have to do a lot of re-assembling when you got to BrickWorld?

Also, are there other pics of the Bible MOC display somewhere? I've seen Ian's Zaccheus, but not the others. I've been a horrible blogger lately, but as soon as I get a chance I'll put this and the others up on GodBricks.

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Hello Bruce,

Glad you like it! The rocks are decently fragile, they are either held on by either a single stud/jumper tile, so it is fragile. Since I knew it was so fragile, I carried it on my lap when we went to BrickWorld (it was a 30 minute drive), so I won't have to re-assemble it. :)

Ian is the only other collaborator who has posted his creation as well, Ben Merrill, Aidan Frusher, and Max Pointner have yet to post theirs (as far as I know).

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Re: Fall of Jericho

Postby soccerkid6 » Thu Jul 03, 2014 4:24 pm

The cracks in the wall and falling blocks are magnificent! Excellent landscape too. What other scenes from the Bible were built for the collab?
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Re: Fall of Jericho

Postby mpoh98 » Fri Jul 04, 2014 4:32 am

soccerkid6 wrote:The cracks in the wall and falling blocks are magnificent! Excellent landscape too. What other scenes from the Bible were built for the collab?


Thanks Isaac! :D Let's see, I built this one, Ian did Zacchaeus, Ben Merrill built the Crucifixion, Aidan Frusher built Paul+Silas in prison, and Elijah calling fire down on the watered down sacrifice, and Max Pointner built the Tower of Babel. :D
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