With the conquest of the New World came the inevitable conquest of the ‘one true faith’. Millions of Indigo Islanders were spared their heathen ways and shepherded towards a theology of another persuasion, while toiling in the name of
gold a foreign monarch during the age of exploitation exploration.
These controversial practices required the erection of numerous churches throughout the Caribbean, in which the newly enlightened could attend the Sunday mass, confess their sins and beg forgiveness for whatever past grievances their new messiah may disapprove of.
One such re-education centre was built upon blueprints crafted by the finest Italian architect, Amedeo Pedata. Despite its ecumenical origins, could this bethel have been transformed into something else? Something nefariously imperial? We shall soon find out…
A small church stood on a rock outcropping in the Caribbean seas. Place of retreat for preachers who left for the new world to convert the natives.
But many years had passed since the discovery of the Americas, and the little church had become a possession of the blue coats who brought the buccaneers there, and subjected them to exhausting interrogations.
And for those who didn’t speak, there was nothing but the dungeons infested with giant spiders…
The Holy Exterior
The Unholy Interior
It was born as a “torture room”, for a medieval-themed contest on a 16×16 base (the first MOC was just the church, without a facade, used for the inquisition ).
Then, since I liked it, I enlarged the base to 32×32 and added the facade of the church… then I converted it to a pirate theme to add it to a diorama (several independent sections to juxtapose).
Finally I enlarged it to 48×48, imagining it as an isolated landing place. In short, 4/5 months of changes.
About the Builder…
A versatile builder and one of those Facebook pirates, Amedeo Pedata is a member of the Classic-Pirates Facebook Group where he regularly shares stunning creations for group members to marvel. His talent knows no boundaries as he easily hops from land based builds to a more challenging ships design, and back!
Pirates are his favourite theme, but for his other brilliant ‘brick work’ (and very fine skills in LEGO photography) visit his Flickr account which is bulging with numerous awesome builds.
What Do Yer Think?
Do you think Governor Broadside would approve the misuse of a house of God? Or would his blood be boiling if he discovered these crimes against humanity? What’s your favourite part… the spider infested dungeons or the stunning exterior?