More than a hundred thousand pounds has now been raised for Durham Cathedral by a plastic lego model of the building.
Visitors buy bricks to add to the model which is now a third of the way to being completed. Watch Derek Proud's report below:
A group of students from Teikyo University, Japan have been volunteering at Durham Cathedral as part of a scheme to improve their English language skills.
For the last four months, Japanese undergraduate students from Teikyo University have been volunteering alongside LEGO volunteers at Durham Cathedral to help with the Durham Cathedral LEGO Build, a fundraising venture which will raise funds for the Cathedral’s Open Treasure project.
The students have experienced different aspects of the Durham Cathedral LEGO Build from sorting and selling bricks to helping members of the public place their bricks on the model itself.
A charity project to build a replica of Durham Cathedral from Lego is celebrating its first birthday.
The model consists of 80,000 bricks so far, but is less than a quarter complete.
As part of the celebrations, the North East Autism Society is helping cathedral volunteers to build the Lego high altar.
Donors have to pay £1 to lay a brick, with the money raised being used to improve access to the real cathedral.
A giant Lego exhibition opens at the Great North Museum in Newcastle today. People are invited to build their own perfect city using 110,000 bricks.
A new Lego city is being built at the Great North Museum in Newcastle using more than 100,000 plastic bricks. Over the next month members of the public will be able to add buildings to the city. The project will help planners know what people want their ideal cities to look like.