There are Christmas decorations for all of us, we guess.
Company Modern Nativity has created a nativity set a little different from the one you used to play with at your grandmother’s house. The “hipster nativity set” is a modern take on the nativity scene, filled with Segways, selfies, and Amazon Prime.
“This product started (as all good products do) at a happy hour with our friends,” founder Casey Wright told Mashable in an email. “After a few beers, we started joking about how religions would be different if their sacred texts were set in modern times.”
After coming up with the reimagined scene together, the friends contracted an illustrator to mock it up.
“[When] the illustration came back … it was just too good not to make,” Wright said, “So, we reached out to a manufacturer that specializes in figurines and asked them if they could build it.”
The hand-painted 7-inch polyresin figurines feature all of the classic nativity characters with a very modern twist.
“The little details [of the set] started evolving as we started sharing the idea with other people,” Wright continued. “Someone would say, ‘The wise men should be carrying Amazon Prime boxes,’ and wed say, ‘Great idea, lets do it.'”
The three wise men arrive to the solar-powered manger on Segways carrying Amazon Prime boxes, while man-bunned Joseph and latte-drinking Mary take a selfie with baby Jesus.
“We have quickly found out that this product is very polarizing,” Wright said. “Its usually, ‘This is hilarious, I need one,’ or ‘This is sacrilegious, I hope you burn in hell,’ and almost nothing in between those two extremes.”
“The product site was officially published six days ago and were currently selling roughly 500 sets a day” Wright revealed.
For $129.99, this set could be yours, too.
It’s definitely a conversation starter.