Photo of the week: the Greek crisis in Legos

I’ve already posted photos of the Lego model of the Acropolis, currently in the New Acropolis Museum (here). Besides the temples and other structures on and around the Acropolis, the model also contains lots of colorful scenes which merge the real with the imaginary, the ancient with the modern.

Among them there was always one which I could never quite understand. The scene shows a man driving a cart full of money past a baker’s stall. The driver, with a freaked-out expression on his face, gives a pile of cash in order to get some bread.

Unlike most of the other scenes, this one has no number and no explanation in the legend that accompanies the exhibit. Was it a picture of the terrible inflation in Greece during WW II? I decided to do a little research and found, on the builder’s own site, that it this is no historic scene, but his comment on the Greek economy.

When the model was built, in 2012, the Greek economy was already in crisis and under the “gentle” care of the Troika. Now, I don’t know what Mr. McNaught was really thinking when he thought of including this scene, and I don’t know which way the crisis is going to go, but with all the publicity the subject has received lately, it seems quite pertinent to post.

the crisis in Legos


One comment on “Photo of the week: the Greek crisis in Legos

  1. Pingback: Huge omission of the Lego Acropolis | Aristotle, guide in Greece

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