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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Muslims complain about Lego Jabba the Hut palace, which they say looks like a mosque

CSMonitor: The problem, apparently, is that the Jabba the Hut Lego palace looks like a mosque. And not just any mosque, but Istanbul’s great Hagia Sophia, and another mosque in Beirut, Jami al-Kabir.

I've been to the Hagia Sophia, and I don't see it, unless you think everything with a dome counts.  Not sure about the other one.

Hagia Sophia

I can't find any images of the Jami al-Kabir that look at all like the Lego set - here it is:


  1. BTW, the Hagia Sophia is a Christian cathedral.

    We want it back.

    1. Good point. It is indeed - I was thinking about the blue mosque.