Three years ago work began on this 300,000 brick Lego model of Durham Cathedral.

The build stands 5ft 6in (1.7m) high, is 12ft 6in (3.84m) long and 5ft (1.53m) wide.

The building is a physical representation of the power of crowdfunding. It was only completed after visitors paid £1 for each brick used to build the Cathedral.

The crowdfunding donations are being used for a new £10.9m permanent exhibition of cathedral artefacts called Open Treasure, which is hoped to attract 120,000 people a year.

You can see a 360 degree view of the model here.

The BBC reported that ‘work started on the replica on 11 July 2013, which tells the story of Durham Cathedral and its place in the development of Christianity in the North East.

The cathedral said it is the first large-scale Lego model to have been built by the public, with visitors from as far as Alaska taking part.’


Speaking of lego, Comic Con released a trailer for the next Lego movie staring Batman. The film looks like it will be about him developing a father son and mentor relationship with Robin. It looks Hilarious!

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