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Minimalist Nativity Set

Less is more with this Christmas nativity set by artist Oliver Fabel, available in German and in English. Link -via Swiss Miss

That is not minimalist because it has too many pieces. If it wanted to be minimalist, it should ditch the wise men since they were not there anyway. The wise men showed up when Jesus was about 2 years old (perhaps a bit younger but definitely some time after He was born--why do you think King Herod had all boys aged 2 and younger killed as opposed to just newborns? Also, when the wise men showed up, they were looking for a child, not a baby).
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I get how it's less, but how is it more?

More would mean something like taking it to some level that no other nativity scene does.

This just looks like a child's blocks.
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Well, you could look at the piece symbolically, as where they stand and coexist with the other blocks represents the whole idea of the nativity scene, without the need for highly detailed models which only enforce the materialism that Christianity speaks out against. I could be reading too deep into this, but ya. And Ted, aren't we all children of God? :P
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Hmm...modernity has come down to this, eh? The emperor really has no clothes. Why not just type out the letters on paper and forget the wood to be realllly minimalist? As Charlie Brown would say..Good Grief.
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