Durham Cathedral in Lego – 105,000 bricks and a lot more fun

Durham Cathedral in Lego - altar

16 October 2014

As most of you will know from my frequent, unsubtle mentions on Twitter, I’ve been volunteering at Durham Cathedral in the past year.

As one of the 70 or so volunteers helping to build Durham Cathedral in Lego since July 2013, we’ve now raised over £105,000 from individuals and organisations donating towards — and more importantly, adding a brick to — – the scale model of the cathedral.

This project supports the Open Treasure project, a £10 million+ project to conserve the cathedral buildings and create a new museum and exhibition space (worth watching the video of plans narrated by George Clarke).

Take a look at this time lapse of a year of progress for Durham Cathedral in Lego: after 15+ months of volunteering now, it’s a great reminder of how a little time each week can help build something fantastic.

And, of course, if you’d like to come and add a brick (or better, 20!), the model is staffed from 10 – 4pm on Monday – Saturday, and 12 – 4 on Sundays.