photo and awesome replica by Gabriel Thomson
It’s 2012. We expect to see a lot of awesomeness this year. In order to do our part, we are making this our first post of the year: a Lego replica of the 11,000-year-old megalithic complex called Göbekli Tepe in Turkey the Kurdish part). That’s right, folks–when Stonehenge was new, this was already way, way older than Stonehenge is to us right now!
Well, not this, exactly. This is a Lego. But you know what we mean–in the context of Göbekli Tepe, Stonehenge would have to be considered a modern site. You know all of this, though–since you remember the post we did on that Meterhenge in July! (And, yes, happily we have learned the fine art of the umlaut since then.) We KNOW you read all of our posts! Still, if your memory is not what it used to be, try this link and this video (warning, it’s from the Ancient Aliens show. But it has Stonehenge in it!) to refresh your memory.
Anyway, back on the topic of replicas, we think this one is brilliant. It was created for a contest run by MOC, a Lego fandom group. We hope it did well! Someone pointed out that it even includes the sacred ancient mulberry tree that is near the site. That is the kind of detail we like.
Well done, Mr. Thomson. We can’t score it, not only because it is not Stonehenge but because no one even has the faintest idea of what kind of priests or priestesses would or (like the druids at Stonehenge) would not have supervised its building. If we did, this would probably get 9 of them.
Hope you’re rockin’ it this year! Until next time, happy henging!