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Jonah in the Whale
This is my entry for the "Biblical 6x6 Contest!" It depicts Jonah in the belly of the fish. The Bible does not specify whether the fish was really a whale, but it is commonly thought so. When in Rome, right? Now on to the build!
About this creation
It was quite difficult coming up with a biblical scene that could be easily portrayed on a 6x6 base-plate, but in the end I think Jonah worked pretty well. Here Jonah is sitting on the fleshy insides of the "whale". The fishes ribs jut up behind him. I also tried to make all the colors compliment each other.

Biblical 6x6 Contest!



But the Lord provided a great fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was inside the fish for three days and three nights. (Jonah 1:17, NIV)



The build minus the fish and fig.
Thanks for viewing!

Soli Deo Gloria!



Comments

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  February 16, 2014
Hi, i love your work! And actually i'm doing final thesis about Jonah movie from legi for my multimedia engineering bachelor degree. How can i contact you? May you give me some advice. Sorry for my bad english. Or maybe you can reach me michelle.kasim@gmail.com. Thanks
  February 7, 2014
Nice job!
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  October 12, 2012
Cool!!!!!
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  September 10, 2012
I LOVE it!!!
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  June 26, 2012
Nice!
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  June 26, 2012
Quoting Thomas . Amazing! I know this story from age of 3 I think :) Hey , why won't you run the LoTR Trilogy contest again? I loved it and I think many people would be interested in competing in it.
The LOTR Trilogy Contest probably will have a re-run, but right now there's something bigger in the works that has about a 90% chance of happening. Ponder that, if you will... =D
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  June 26, 2012
Quoting Bob the inconceivably invincible Great MOC! ~I'd just like to point out, though the Bible translation says "fish", the ancient Hebrew word for fish also means whale.
Which is, no doubt, why it's commonly thought to be a whale. But there's no way to know for certain (in this life anyway)! =D Thanks for commenting!
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  June 25, 2012
I can't believe how much you fit on a 6x6! I like how you depicted Jonah. Just how I see him.
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  June 9, 2012
Great MOC! ~I'd just like to point out, though the Bible translation says "fish", the ancient Hebrew word for fish also means whale.
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  May 12, 2012
Great Job Ian! The minifig and the whale's, um...innards, I guess, are well detailed! Keep up the good work!
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  May 5, 2012
Hahaha! Great job! Fantasticly detailed for an 8x8! Good work Ian!
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  May 4, 2012
Amazing! I know this story from age of 3 I think :) Hey , why won't you run the LoTR Trilogy contest again? I loved it and I think many people would be interested in competing in it.
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  May 2, 2012
Nicely done, Ian! I tried a 6x6 once aswell...
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  April 20, 2012
Sweet! Very good for a 6x6 build! Nice work!
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  April 10, 2012
Clean little build Ian:D Great stuff!
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  April 4, 2012
Quoting Katka = ) Would that fish be the demonic beast Leviathan, of whom I have heard in many black metal songs?
I highly doubt it, the bible just refers to it as a fish. I don't listen to "black metal" songs either, so I'm pretty clueless in that genre! =D
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  April 4, 2012
Would that fish be the demonic beast Leviathan, of whom I have heard in many black metal songs?
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  April 2, 2012
Quoting LukeClarenceVan The Revanchist Nice! Pope Ian the First brings another clean, well presented vig to the 'pages!
Hehe, I guess I'm the first non-Catholic Lego building Pope. That's quite a claim to fame! Thanks for comment mate!
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  April 2, 2012
Nice! Pope Ian the First brings another clean, well presented vig to the 'pages!
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  March 31, 2012
Quoting Mr. Xenomurphy Nice, clean and a very good idea.
Thanks very much Mr. Xenomurphy!
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  March 31, 2012
Nice, clean and a very good idea.
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  March 30, 2012
Very creative!
Ian Spacek
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Büürli Burri
  March 27, 2012
Wow! Awsome! I really need to get Pirates of the Caribbean Sets...
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  March 27, 2012
Aaah sooo preeety, I'm usually not drooling over the innards of a whale but this is just awesome! I'm not sure why...maybe the colour scheme. nice.
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  March 27, 2012
Quoting Cody G Excellent work, I like how even the edges of the diorama look organic.
Thanks you sir!
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  March 27, 2012
Quoting Büürli Burri Wow! Awsome! I really need to get Pirates of the Caribbean Sets...
Yeah the POTC sets are great! They're probably some of my favorites along with Prince of Persia. Thanks for commenting!
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  March 27, 2012
Excellent work, I like how even the edges of the diorama look organic.
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  March 27, 2012
Quoting Grace Pointner is really is truly awesome. I love the bones and the fig... just to be specific!!
Yeah, nothing like green bones eh? Thanks Grace!
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  March 27, 2012
Quoting Christopher Baldacci Awesome fig!! Good color choice. Where did you get the sand green tentacles?.
I think the tentacles came in a Kingdoms set. It might have been the Troll Battle Wagon from a year or two ago. Thanks for the comment Chris!
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  March 27, 2012
Awesome fig!! Good color choice. Where did you get the sand green tentacles?.
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  March 27, 2012
Quoting Michael Kringe Perfectly done! I love the green bones and the dark red colored flesh!
Thanks Michael!
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  March 27, 2012
is really is truly awesome. I love the bones and the fig... just to be specific!!
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  March 27, 2012
Love it!
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  March 27, 2012
Perfectly done! I love the green bones and the dark red colored flesh!
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  March 27, 2012
Great! The colours blend perfectly! And, yes, you should get flickr!
Ian Spacek
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  March 26, 2012
Oh come on! This is awesome! I need to do one of these. Not the whale but a 6x6. :) Brilliant build. :)
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  March 26, 2012
Quoting Jacob Carroll Truly excellent, Ian! One of my favorites our yours recently! A had an idea for you. Why not get a Flickr account? There is an excellent community over there, with some great possibilities. I've gotten about five times as many views on Flickr as I have on the 'Pages(it's not all about views, of course, but they do count for something), and the ability to "favorite" a picture is one of my all time favorites. Just an idea for you to consider. But don't think I just showed up here to say that! Honestly, this MOC is great. The dark red immediately struck me as an excellent choice. Great work! Sorry for the long comment. ;)
Hmmm, Ru Corder just suggested the same thing. I'm considering getting Flickr, but I'm not sure yet. Thanks for the comment though!
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  March 26, 2012
Truly excellent, Ian! One of my favorites our yours recently! A had an idea for you. Why not get a Flickr account? There is an excellent community over there, with some great possibilities. I've gotten about five times as many views on Flickr as I have on the 'Pages(it's not all about views, of course, but they do count for something), and the ability to "favorite" a picture is one of my all time favorites. Just an idea for you to consider. But don't think I just showed up here to say that! Honestly, this MOC is great. The dark red immediately struck me as an excellent choice. Great work! Sorry for the long comment. ;)
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  March 26, 2012
Quoting Paul Vermeesch Perfect minifig Ian! I also love the dark red.
Thanks Paul! The mini-fig is my favorite part too.
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  March 26, 2012
Quoting Ben King Geeze, you crank out these bible mocs so fast! You seem to be really into this biblical theme, I should start calling you Brother Ian, or maybe Reverend Ian? :P just kidding. Jokes aside, this is a very clever little moc. I enjoy how all of your latest mocs have very nice colors that compliment each other and look very realistic. The overall feel/mood is great, I hope to see more in the future!
Thanks very much Ben! And as for titles, I'll settle for: Pope Ian the first. Heh, just kidding. Thanks again for stopping by!
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  March 26, 2012
Perfect minifig Ian! I also love the dark red.
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  March 26, 2012
Geeze, you crank out these bible mocs so fast! You seem to be really into this biblical theme, I should start calling you Brother Ian, or maybe Reverend Ian? :P just kidding. Jokes aside, this is a very clever little moc. I enjoy how all of your latest mocs have very nice colors that compliment each other and look very realistic. The overall feel/mood is great, I hope to see more in the future!
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  March 26, 2012
Quoting Lego Builders Neat little vignette! Creative idea. I like the rib bones. But shouldn't they be white? -LB Senior
I didn't do the rib bones white for two reasons: (1) the green seemed like a more deep sea marine color and (2) they would have been lost against the white background. Thanks for commenting though!
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  March 26, 2012
Quoting Jake G. not trying to sound like a know-it-all but was a fish whales cant swallow anything bigger than shrimp
Ah, but if you read the introduction, you'll notice that it wasn't necessarily a whale. Thanks for the comment all the same!
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  March 26, 2012
Neat little vignette! Creative idea. I like the rib bones. But shouldn't they be white? -LB Senior
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  March 26, 2012
not trying to sound like a know-it-all but was a fish whales cant swallow anything bigger than shrimp
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  March 26, 2012
Quoting Nick Pascale What set did the shell come from? well done!
The shell comes from the POTC set called "The Mill". Thanks for commenting Mr. Pascal!
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  March 26, 2012
What set did the shell come from? well done!
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  March 26, 2012
Very good scene!
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  March 26, 2012
Brilliant idea for the whale's ribs. The Jonah fig is well done too. Great work!
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  March 26, 2012
Quoting Larry Pan Quite detailed for a 6x6 base! I really like how there is another fish in the whale. :D
Pretty ironic isn't it? Thanks for commenting!
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  March 26, 2012
Quoting lee muzzy wow nice job Ian!!!!!
Thanks Lee! Haven't seen you on the pages in a while! I'm on a Biblical MOC rampage right now, did you see the one I posted yesterday (The Stoning of Stephen)?
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  March 26, 2012
Quite detailed for a 6x6 base! I really like how there is another fish in the whale. :D
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  March 26, 2012
wow nice job Ian!!!!!
 
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