Opinion

Who do you think created Lego?

By Riverine Herald

LIKE millions of Australians, our house has been captivated by the new TV show Lego Masters.

With four young boys who are all Lego enthusiasts, you could say it was inevitable.

It’s amazing to see the incredible designs that are possible out of nothing more than a stack of humble studded bricks.

The show is a celebration of our creativity, imagination and ingenuity as human beings.

It is also a testament to our Creator.

The Bible tells us that God created the heavens and the earth, all things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being.

He formed the sun and the moon, the stars and the galaxies.

He made the earth and filled it with light and colour, with life in all its forms.

He did all this without the advantage of a ‘Brick Pit’ (for those who haven’t seen the show the Brick Pit is a magical room filled with all the types of Lego bricks you could imagine).

God made the world out of nothing and then put the bits that he had made together in a near infinite number of combinations to create everything that we see (and all the bits we can’t see).

Imagine how much harder the Lego Masters show would be if the contestants had to make their own bricks first.

God is more than a Lego Master, he’s a Master of Creation.

The Bible also tells us that God created human beings, in his image.

Part of this means that we are imbued with God’s creative spark, with the ability to design make and create things ourselves.

Indeed, after blessing them, God’s first command to people was that they should ‘be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth and subdue it’ (Genesis 1:27).

The first part of that command was about populating the planet, but the bit about filling the earth isn’t just about filling it with people, but about filling the earth with more things.

God created us to create, he made us to make things.

God left plenty of space in creation for us to fill — and then he gave us the imagination to dream up new things, along with the ability to craft them out of the building blocks that he made.

God made us to be Masters of Creation too! (The last part about ‘subduing’ the earth is more about caring for creation than dominating or exploiting it, something we need to desperately remember in our day and age). I too have really loved Lego Masters and even if our boys weren’t keen to watch it, I’d be hooked myself, not only because I too love Lego, but because of the way it celebrates human creativity and through that the way I see echoes of God’s creativity.

If you haven’t seen the show, you should definitely check it out.

And if you haven’t thought too much about it, you should even more definitely check out God, the one who created it all.

George Hemmings

Christ Church Anglican