Durham Cathedral in Lego

Work is well underway on a Lego version of Durham Cathedral.

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Church helps build cathedral Lego model

Gillian Britton, who coordinated the build at St Paul's Church in Spennymoor, said:

"It has been a fantastic opportunity to play our small part in helping to create a replica of this iconic building. We have been overwhelmed with the local community's support for this fundraiser and now we are looking forward to seeing our sections added to the model."

– Gillian Britton, St Paul's Church

Cathedral grateful for church donation

Gaye Kirby, Head of Development at Durham Cathedral said:

"We are very grateful to members of St Paul's church, both young and old, for helping us to build two sections of Durham Cathedral in LEGO bricks.

"Durham Cathedral in LEGO is a 'hands-on' fundraising initiative which we hope will attract support from across the Diocese. Our target is to raise £300,000 towards our £1 million public appeal for Open Treasure, the Cathedral's major development project which will transform the experience of those visiting Durham Cathedral."

– Gaye Kirby, Head of Development at Durham Cathedral

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Spennymoor church adds to cathedral lego model

Parishioners from St Paul’s placing their completed section on the Lego model Credit: Durham Cathedral

Members of a Spennymoor church have added two completed sections to a Lego replica of Durham Cathedral.

The congregation from St Paul's Church have been building the sections over the past few weeks. Donors bought a single brick for £1 each, raising £260. The two sections - a double and single archway - will form part of the Nave once added to the rest of the model.

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Full report: Durham Cathedral in Lego

Volunteers and visitors have begun building a scale model of Durham Cathedral made from Lego.

Supporters of the project are being invited to buy a brick for £1, with the money going towards the cathedral's Open Treasure. When completed, the model is expected to contain more than 300,000 Lego bricks.

Durham Cathedral to be celebrated in Lego

Work is well underway on a Lego version of Durham Cathedral.

Visitors and supporters are being invited to buy a lego brick for £1 to place on the scaled down model, with all money going towards the Cathedral's Open Treasure

Durham Cathedral will be immortalised in Lego Credit: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The 200,000 brick Lego model will be as accurate a scale representation of the Cathedral as possible, spanning 3.84 metres in length, 1.53 metres wide and 1.7 metres in height.

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