Mormon 'momtrepreneur' creates Salt Lake Temple toy brick set

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  • Aurelius maximus Berryville, VA
    Dec. 16, 2014 1:53 p.m.

    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.

  • Mormonmama0106 Phoenix, AZ
    May 25, 2014 11:33 a.m.

    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.

  • PLM Kaysville, UT
    May 22, 2014 9:28 p.m.

    Very cool! Good job Sister Calton.

  • The Aged Scotsman DRAPER, UT
    May 22, 2014 7:40 p.m.

    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.

    May 22, 2014 7:19 a.m.

    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.

  • hockeymom Highland, UT
    May 21, 2014 6:24 a.m.

    @ A Scientist
    She'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.

  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    May 20, 2014 2:57 p.m.

    Why didn't the send a cease & desist letter like they did to that guy who started a dating website?

  • Eagles63 Provo, UT
    May 20, 2014 11:09 a.m.

    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.

  • gittalopctbi Glendale, AZ
    May 20, 2014 11:03 a.m.

    "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.

  • AmBRoSiA75 Lehi, UT
    May 20, 2014 6:45 a.m.

    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!

  • Nan BW ELder, CO
    May 19, 2014 9:35 p.m.

    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 ambition.

  • Tennor Orem, UT
    May 19, 2014 4:51 p.m.

    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.

  • A Scientist Provo, UT
    May 19, 2014 1:52 p.m.

    If you can't turn a buck off your fellow religionists, then what is the point?