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Builders wanted!

If you missed the 83 years of construction it took to build Washington National Cathedral, now’s your chance to watch the Cathedral rise again – only this time out of LEGO® bricks!

When completed, an estimated 500,000 LEGO® bricks will form a 1:40 scale replica of the Cathedral that’s more than 13 feet long, 8 feet tall and bigger than a minivan. It will be the WORLD’S LARGEST Cathedral to be built from LEGO® bricks!

How quickly can we build?

Every brick added helps build our LEGO® brick replica AND restore the real Cathedral! At $2 per brick, all proceeds will help fund the remaining $19 million in repairs still needed to fix damage from the 2011 earthquake. People from across the country came together to build the real Cathedral, and we’re doing it all over again to restore an architectural masterpiece and a house of prayer for all people. Current estimates place the build at 2-3 years to completion, and we can’t get there without your help.

When complete, the Cathedral LEGO® brick replica will be the largest of its kind in the world!

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how to get involved

build at the cathedral

Visit the Cathedral and watch how a grand Cathedral is constructed as it soars toward the heavens.

The $2 bricks can be purchased in the Cathedral gift shop, and trained volunteers will help you snap your bricks into place on the LEGO® model.

We’ll send you home with a keepsake certificate that shows how many bricks you contributed, and we invite you to help us fill a worldwide map to show the hometowns of generous contributors just like you!

build online

Can’t make it to DC? You can still help us build!

No matter where you live, you can help build the LEGO® brick Cathedral replica by donating online. Volunteers will take your bricks and build special modules that are entirely funded by distant friends just like you. We’ll snap the finished pieces into place, and we’ll email you status updates with progress photos!

You can also purchase bricks in honor of a friend or family member, and we’ll let them know you gave in their name.

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latest video

"How do you build a new Cathedral?" The Very Rev. Randy Hollerith travels around Washington D.C. in search of the perfect material to build a Cathedral.
"Everything is awesome!" Cathedral Dean The Very Rev. Randy Hollerith and Cathedral Provost The Rev. Canon Jan Naylor Cope bless the laying of the LEGO foundation at Washington National Cathedral accompanied by the boy choristers.
Brickcounter
number of LEGO® bricks added to the model as of April 24, 2019

A Global Effort

Brick by brick, builders from across the United States and around the world are helping, whether in person or online. Click the maps to see which area's builders are leading the way to 500,000.

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