1King Nebuchadnezzar made an image of gold, sixty cubits high and six cubits wide,[a] and set it up on the plain of Dura in the province of Babylon. 2 He then summoned the satraps, prefects, governors, advisers, treasurers, judges, magistrates and all the other provincial officials to come to the dedication of the image he had set up. 3 So the satraps, prefects, governors, advisers, treasurers, judges, magistrates and all the other provincial officials assembled for the dedication of the image that King Nebuchadnezzar had set up, and they stood before it.
4 Then the herald loudly proclaimed, “Nations and peoples of every language, this is what you are commanded to do: 5As soon as you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipe and all kinds of music, you must fall down and worship the image of gold that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up. 6 Whoever does not fall down and worship will immediately be thrown into a blazing furnace.”
7 Therefore, as soon as they heard the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp and all kinds of music, all the nations and peoples of every language fell down and worshiped the image of gold that King Nebuchadnezzar had set up.
We don't know how much time has lapsed, but obviously it isn't too much. Daniel had given the King the meaning to his dream and now he (the king) is having a golden image made. And not just any golden image, a huge one. The king decided that at the dedication, the nation should bow down to the idol.
Growing up in a Christian home, I really don't understand statues that people make into idols. I understand how someone can be deceived by a talking serpent, or an idealistic movie star, but an inanimate object? If it can not talk to me and give me it's ideas and sway my opinion, then I really don't give it a thought. I try to keep my thoughts on God and what he wants me to do. Usually in my family if you tell us to do something, that is just an excuse for us not to do it. But, if God is my focus, then I won't bow down to the world's idols.