Eight years after a magnitude 5.8 earthquake toppled parts of Washington National Cathedral as if they were toy blocks, people of all ages are spending $2 a brick to construct the world’s largest Lego cathedral to help pay for the building’s remaining repairs.
When the builders are finished in two or three years’ time, they will have used between 400,000 and 500,000 bricks, every single one of them off the shelf, to build a minivan sized scale model over 13 feet long and 8 feet tall that features all the cathedral’s landmark parts, both inside and out, including the rose window, Bethlehem Chapel and the central tower. The completed model will weigh about 1,350 pounds.
Bright Bricks, a United Kingdom-based company, partnered with the cathedral on the project. The company has helped four English cathedrals in Chester, Durham, Exeter and St. Edmundsbury, and one Church of England church St. Botolph’s stage similar fundraisers.
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