Our boys love Playmobil because they're useful for so much more than their intended design. If you need proof, I offer the following photos - Biblical scenes created by the boys with the items at hand. Click on any for an up close view.
The Four Horses of the book of Revelation.
The strange item in the hand of the rider of the black horse is, of course, a make-shift scale. Playmobil is decidedly lacking in apocalyptic accessories.
Obviously, Gideon, having already slain the Midianites.
Grayson was the director on this shot, and I believe truly captured it in all it's glory and gore. I never really thought of Gideon as a red head, although I'm not sure why.
David & Goliath
Zion's handiwork. I asked him about the beer mug in David's hand, and he explained he couldn't find a sling. Apparently, if you're lacking a sling, a good 16 oz. beer mug will slay giants. Or make you feel 10 feet tall.
Peter Whacking the Ear of the Soldier in the Garden
As you can see, the soldier was pretty fortified, although it's arguable that Peter was as well (if he followed David's example with the 16 oz. beer mug).
I like the color in this shot; particularly the yellow of the plume on the soldier's headgear.
These two are a set of sorts; "The Passion of the Playmobil", if you will.
The first one is a reenactment of the Last Supper, per Grayson's imagination. Frankly, I like how he's got them seated all around the table rather than all on one side like you see so often. Just seems more natural.
Below you will find Jesus washing the disciples feet. As you know, they put up a bit of a fuss at the beginning, but apparently once they got the hang of it, they all stood in line for their chance.
One final shot - Zion's rendition of Jesus returning to Jerusalem, banner in hand.
It all comes down to eschatology for ZB. Even Playmobil. I'm laughing typing this, knowing how nervous it probably makes some of you. Perhaps we should encourage them to watch tv so they'd live more balanced lives. Ha!