If you can't turn a buck off your fellow religionists, then what is the
To "A Scientist:"What is the point of your comment?Seems to me like this is a family who likes legos. They thought it would be
fun to build the Temple. They made it happen, and it was a hit for themselves
and friends, and they want others to enjoy it.It seems to me, "A
Sceintist," that you are trying to say that this family has a seedy agenda
to make money off of their religion, rather than enjoying a new product and
making it available to others for a fair price.
I had a coworker who was uncomfortable with authors writing LDS stories and
making money doing so. However, I certainly don't see any reason to judge
what someone does without knowing the intentions of their hearts. To me, this is
sharing a talent, contriving a great project for families and showing respect
for the building of temples. All of us need to earn money in some way! Seems far
better than waiting for a handout. I personally admire her creativity and
I think this is so great! As a mother of 2 boys who love legos & my personal
love for this iconic Mormon temple what a great product to think to make
available & for a great price. Let's build a temple!
"Brick'em Young" How clever! I love it. After looking at the
webpsge, I'm very impressed with the accuracy of the replication. I can see
how this would be a hit.@A Scientist Sooooo....good church ideas
should be kept private and not shared? Or they should be shared for free or for
no profit even though there would be manufacturing costs and labor hours
involved? I think I know what you are saying and I would agree that no one
should "take advantage" of church members. But when you are truly
providing a good service or product, I have no problem with making a buck. After
all, until we are all worthy of living the United Order, that's how the
world is run.
It is nothing sort of tragic when people fault those who promote artistic
business endeavors with respect to religion regarding making a profit. These
endeavors cost money and there must be a profit involved for such efforts to be
continued and, hopefully, expanded. As a participant and supporter of the arts
(which I believe that this product is), I hope they make a great deal of money
and that one day there are many such lego styled temples available for
construction. If there are no patrons of the arts, then there is no art. What
would life be without such? It would be sad.
Why didn't the send a cease & desist letter like they did to that guy
who started a dating website?
@ A ScientistShe's finding a market "niche" and filling it.
Just like Deseret Book, Cabella's, Olive Garden, Zurchers, Walmart ......
Free enterprise - It's the American way.
Scientist, here's the point you requested: If a seller produces a product
which a buyer wants, and they settle on an acceptable price for both parties,
the deal is fair. To inculcate a degree of unfairness would involve deception on
either the seller's or the buyer's part. That can happen in deals with
people of all sorts of persuasions, not just "fellow religionists". So,
unless you have evidence that some type of shadiness (not to be confused with
religious commitment) is involved in this "Brick'em Young"
business, the question of religion becomes largely irrelevant.
It appears to me that the main purpose of this enterprise is primarily to
increase faith and also to build family unity and togetherness. I believe that
they started this business from scratch to show their children firsthand how the
free enterprise system works. It is evident that much time and resources have
been invested in this project and it is deserving of our support.
Very cool! Good job Sister Calton.
I would love to have sets for Arizona temples! I think it's a great idea
and my kids would love it! We are a Lego family as well and have been since my
sister and I were little.
Would have made more sense to just create some sort of template that you could
do a similar thing with a bunch of regular legos.