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Lego Mosque

06 Mar

I registered Ibraheem (9) for a Lego contest at our local library. The rule was to build something that was not bigger than 2X2 feet and not something that came out of a kit.

Ibraheem was so excited about the whole affair. He researched, imagined and planned some brilliant designs. He set out to build this super aircraft. Something that looked like it was out of a Star Wars movie.

Subhanallah, he did build an aircraft . . . that got promptly shot down by the evil forces a.k.a two younger brothers. The younger boys just could not keep their hands of it!

After several days of being awfully sad and frustrated about the whole affair, Ibraheem’s mind switched into its default setting. “I am gonna build a masjid!” he announced. Alhamdulillah this was what he created.

Ibraheem's Lego masjid

Masjid dome

We did not have similar colour blocks to create a uniform dome. The instructions for the dome was from the YouTube video below.

Minaret

It was wonderful to see all of the quite imaginative creation that was displayed. The child who won the contest, built a multi teared treehouse like structure with all sorts of Lego man running around in it. It was some sort of war zone.

As for Ibraheem, he was proud of what he had built. He represented his creation well and answered questions from viewers and judges quite confidently. He was analysing all the other creations there for ideas and is geared up to enter another competition. When we got home, he was duly rewarded $10 by his Papa for his efforts🙂

 
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Posted by on March 6, 2012 in Art & Craft, Learning Toys

 

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6 responses to “Lego Mosque

  1. Umm Maimoonah

    March 6, 2012 at 2:59 am

    Assalaamu Alaikum!
    Mabrook! Well done Ibraheem. Just love the masjid. Mashaa Allaah great creativity sis. May Allaah bless him! Aameen!

     
  2. W.B. Abdullah

    March 6, 2012 at 9:33 am

    MashAllah, I always wanted to build a Lego masjid and was actually just talking about building one with some friends only last week! This post gives me the inspiration I need, if Ibraheem at 9 can do it, then I, at 26, should be able to do it too inshallah!

     
    • Umm Sayang

      March 8, 2012 at 10:31 pm

      Jazakillah to you both, will pass the message to Ibraheem. W.B. Abdullah please share a pic of your Lego mosque when it’s done. Ibraheem will be thrilled.

       
  3. Umm Umamah

    July 25, 2012 at 12:05 am

    Assalamo alaikum Ukhti,

    Ramadan Mubarak !
    Mashallah! This is absolutely amazing……Ibraheem deserves a big pat on the back. What a wonderful little dai you must have had at the library Mashallah. I can’t wait to show it to my kids tomorrow morning. We’ve made some lego mosques to in the past. Not as big as Ibrahim’s though Subhanallah. Here’s the link http://umamahlearningacademy.blogspot.ca/search/label/Lego%20Fun

    Hope you like them🙂

     
  4. Umm Umamah

    July 25, 2012 at 12:06 am

    Oh I forgot to say I was wondering, the video you have posted doesn’t show a dome like structure. Am I missing something ?

     
    • Umm Sayang

      July 30, 2012 at 4:15 pm

      Assalamualaikum Umm Umamah.
      Please ignore the first 2 videos and follow the third one that is titled “Lego Sphere Tutorial”. I am not sure how the link is auto playing all the videos. Insha-Allah will try to correct the link. Hope this helps.

       

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