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Chassidic lego on offer

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An American Jewish mother came up with the idea to build a Star Wars-inspired Lego shul - including the Legovitcher Rebbe and chassidim. She is trying to crowdfund her “Beis Death Star”, titling her episode “The Brickovicher Rebbe Returns”. In the illustration the Legovitcher Rebbe is seen leading his chassidim into battle...
by ANT KATZ | Mar 09, 2017

Tobey Finklestein dreamed up the idea and she’s trying to make it something with which other parents and kids can have fun with. She started a Kickstarter (online crowdfunding) appeal to pay for the project and have it on the market by Pesach. The self-described “Jewish-Asian tiger mom” said she came up with the idea after her 10-year-old came asking for the “Lego Death Star”.

StarWars 1-3Now he is likely to get a Jewish version of it. 

Those who donate (a minimum of $18) to help build the first intergalactic shul - Beis Death Star Kochav Chaim - will be rewarded with their “very own Brickovicker Chasid,” she says.



A Brickover Rebbe

So far just $333 has been pledged by 11 backers towards Toby’s goal of raising $1 200. The offer expires on March 26.

Funders each get their own, unique Chassid, built of Lego bricks, says Tobey. Not only that, she also promises to throw in extras for the bigger backers. These include:

  • A fly rubber streimel compatible with most Lego minifig heads and a custom torso assembly bearing the "Chassid" logo
  • A personalised certificate of lifetime membership to Beis Death Star Kochav Chaim, including:
    • An invitation to our Chanukahs Habayis (inauguration)
    • A mission from the Brickovicker Rebbe
    • Self-determination of your Brickovickers Special Power
    • Discounted High Holiday seats
    • Access to the Brickovicker community on Facebook to share the exploits of Brickovickers far and wide, received when you order your Brickovicker and become a founding backer ($18+):

Tobey says her goal is to have a little fun with her family, build and disseminate her own woman-owned and operated sect of Chassidim, and generate enough revenue to build the first intergalactic shul with her kids.


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StarWars Rebbe leads the charge


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