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Chester Cathedral Lego project celebrates first year

Great pictures show how much the project has come along

These pictures show Chester Cathedral as you’ve never seen it before.

At the weekend, the cathedral marked the first anniversary since the landmark was first immortalised in Lego, and a special birthday celebration was held on Saturday to commemorate the occasion.

The Lego project currently boasts more than 35,000 placed bricks, almost completing the first level of the model.

When it is finished the build will comprise 350,000 individual Lego bricks to create a scale-model of the ancient cathedral and grounds.

As part of the cathedral’s education outreach, the build allows the public to see and take part in the building of the cathedral while exploring 1,000 years of history, and at just £1 per brick, people are able to place their own brick directly onto the module being built, which once completed is added to the model.

Lego spring flowers are also available for a donation of £2 where the donor gets to place the flower in one of the green areas of the plinth.

Funds raised by the Lego project directly fund the Chester Cathedral Education Trust, working to secure the employment of a full-time education officer.

An impressive £37,500 has already been donated so far.



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