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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!

facts about the lego cathedral

how to get involved

build at the cathedral (temporarily closed)

Even though the Cathedral is temporarily closed, you can still help build our LEGO® brick replica AND restore the real Cathedral! Please visit our “build online” option and help keep the construction going!

build online

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.

our progress

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latest video

See a timelapse construction of 1,405 LEGO bricks to form one of the outer arcade aisles!
"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.
number of LEGO® bricks added to the model as of February 12, 2020

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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Go further with Cathedral LEGO!

Join our Volunteer LEGO Squad

Live in the DC area and can’t get enough of LEGO®? Join our squad of volunteers to help lead the Cathedral replica build! Click below to complete a short interest form.

be a LEGO volunteer


Schedule a Group Lego Tour

Have a group of 16 or more, or a group arriving by bus? Reserve a time to check out the replica LEGO Cathedral!

sign up your group