For those who build with Ankerstein it is traditional to build a crèche during the holidays.
I will admit that I have only done this a couple of times, but I have not been actively building in the last few years. I have too much reading to do 🙂
However, I may build one this year.
So what is a crèche?
A crèche is a model or tableau representing the scene of Jesus Christ’s birth. In other words, a nativity scene. I don’t have the figures for a nativity scene, but I can build a building that is a stable with my Ankerstein sets.
This is a manger built with the first two boxes of Ankerstein.
You can see an artistic representation with figures in my post Anker Nativity 1.
You can see more in my post Anker Nativity 2.
Here is an even larger manger. This one is build with six boxes of stones. You can see here that the stones are getting smaller and that there is much more detail in the building. That is the wonder of the Ankerstein system. Each additional box of stones has smaller and more detailed stones.
Find out more about this one in Anker Nativity 3.
However, do we know how many wise men there were? And, did they visit Jesus at the stable?
Visit my post Three Wise Men? to find out the answer to these two questions.