Help the sixth-largest cathedral become the world's largest built from LEGO® bricks
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 ever built from LEGO® bricks!
Help build from home
Even though the LEGO® Cathedral Exhibit is temporarily closed to visitors, you can still help build our LEGO® brick replica AND restore the real Cathedral! Right from home, you can “buy” as many bricks as you’d like for $2/piece. Your donation will help our LEGO® model continue to grow, and all proceeds will help fund the remaining $19 million in repairs to fix major damage from the 2011 earthquake that rocked the cathedral, damaging its pinnacles, buttresses and roofing. Current estimates place the LEGO® build at 4–5 years to completion, and we can’t get there without your help. Bricks from your online donation will be added to the model by our team of volunteers. With the Cathedral’s 215 stained glass windows, six buttresses, and a massive organ with more than 10,000 pipes, we have a lot of work to do!
Keep the National Cathedral strong for centuries to come
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. Thank you for your support!