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."
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
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.
The advert has three names written on the back of it and some faded writing saying, 'This grave was opened on May 11 1913.'
The historians believe three stonemasons were doing repair work on the cathedral in 1913 when they disturbed a grave. They do not think there is relevance in the theatre advert, but that it was the closest piece of paper to hand.
The bottle which was discovered in the grounds of Durham Cathedral has finally been opened. Inside was an advert for a theatre production of English dance and folk songs at The Globe Theatre in London, Shaftesbury Avenue. The advert is dated 1913.