A Science Lesson from LEGO Bricks

Due to LEGO lovers living in my home, recently, I gave an “experience gift” for our family to see the Art of the Brick Immersive Experience in Atlanta, which showcases LEGO builds by Nathan Sawaya. Unsure what to expect, I was hoping at a minimum it would prove worth the expense. The visit was phenomenal!

While we were in the last main room, which featured only builds of animals, the following thoughts hit me as I studied the tall LEGO giraffe steadily standing in front of me. Irrefutably this giraffe had been designed and built by Nathan Sawaya. The bricks of various colors and sizes and shapes had been intentionally placed so the finished product would be one clearly resembling my favorite animal. As I scanned the room and saw impressive LEGO builds of a cheetah, tiger, polar bear, flamingo, gorilla, and other creatures, they too were undoubtedly the work of a skilled human.

If we gathered all the LEGO bricks in the world and dumped them into the empty Art of the Brick Immersive Experience building in Atlanta and waited a year, what builds would we expect to discover on display? Without Nathan Sawaya present, none, right? The amount of time we wait is irrelevant. One year or a billion years the result is the same. All the LEGO bricks in the world yet without a builder will make zero builds. Even if we just threw two small LEGO bricks randomly into the empty building, they will never connect themselves.

What scientist would ever claim the LEGO giraffe or other builds formed by happenstance? Yet how many of us have been told that the actual living creature each LEGO build resembles, which are all far more complex and amazing than any LEGO build, appeared without any designer? As I stood taking in Nathan Sawaya’s amazing animal builds, the irony was striking.

Builds require a builder. Who would disagree with this fact? Who would disagree that Nathan Sawaya intentionally connects LEGO bricks for a very specific purpose that produces amazing results every time? God is even more intentional and purposeful when He connects what scientist’s literally call the building blocks of life.

Psalm 139:13-16 declares this reality, “For You created my innermost parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am awesomely and wonderfully made; wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in secret, and skillfully formed in the depths of the earth; Your eyes have seen my formless substance; and in Your book were written all the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was not one of them.”

You and I are a build. Our amazing Builder wants us to know Him. Reading the book of John is a great place to start.

Builds, whether consisting of LEGO bricks or quarks, require a builder.


  1. Wow! Remarkable! In our small group we’ve been discussing as it comes up how can we share the gospel in conversation, this would also be an excellent springboard! Thanks for the post!

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