More from Aleteia

Not Prepared to Donate?

Here are 5 ways you can still help Aleteia:

  1. Pray for our team and the success of our mission
  2. Talk about Aleteia in your parish
  3. Share Aleteia content with friends and family
  4. Turn off your ad blockers when you visit
  5. Subscribe to our free newsletter and read us daily
Thank you!
Team Aleteia



Check out these spectacular sanctuaries built with Legos


Over the 60 years since the invention of the Lego brick, a number of incredible religious monuments have been created.

Click here to launch the slideshow

Click here to launch the slideshow

The groundbreaking Lego bricks celebrate their 60th birthday this year. Created in 1958, the toy that awakens children’s creativity has also inspired great artists. Around the world, artists have gathered to share their passion and to exhibit their most beautiful creations. And at these conventions, many religious buildings have been reproduced, requiring several hours of work and thousands if not millions of pieces to assemble.




Here’s a selection of other beautifully produced works taken from Pinterest.

Milan Cathedral

Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, Dresden

St. Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow

Mont Saint-Michel, Normandy, France

Westminster Abbey, London

Ulm Minster Lutheran Church, Germany

The Vatican in a scale model

Some 500,000 plastic bricks were needed by Father Bob Simon, a priest in Moscow, Pennsylvania (USA) — you read that right — to reproduce the Basilica of St. Peter in Rome and the adjoining square surrounded by a colonnade path. This work, which took him 10 months, was presented to the Holy Father during his visit to the United States in 2015. We let you enjoy the details in this slideshow.

This article was first published in the French edition of Aleteia.

Get Aleteia delivered to your inbox. Subscribe here.
Aleteia offers you this space to comment on articles. This space should always reflect Aleteia values.
[See Comment Policy]
Readers like you contribute to Aleteia's Mission.

Since our inception in 2012, Aleteia’s readership has grown rapidly worldwide. Our team is committed to a mission of providing articles that enrich, inspire and inform a Catholic life. That's why we want our articles to be freely accessible to everyone, but we need your help to do that. Quality journalism has a cost (more than selling ads on Aleteia can cover). That's why readers like you make a major difference by donating as little as $3 a month.