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See the accurate scale representation of our magnificent Cathedral in LEGO!

Where can I see it?

It is on display in the Undercroft Foyer, between the Cathedral Shop and Undercroft Restaurant.

What can I see?

Take a look at the exterior where all sorts of bricks have been used to create stonework and carvings.

The stained glass windows are particularly impressive. We also open up hatches so you can glimpse the inside too.

Facts and figures

  • The largest ever LEGO model ever built by the general public
  • Contains 300,000 bricks
  • 3.84 metres long
  • 1.53 metres wide
  • 1.7 metres high
  • A build-time of three years from 11 July 2013 – 25 July 2016

More than just bricks

Visitors paid £1 per brick, raising an incredible £300,000 towards helping set up our Open Treasure exhibition.

A worldwide effort

People from 182 out of the 195 countries of the world placed bricks on the model. Support came from as far as Alaska, the Seychelles and the Cook Islands.

Video: The story behind Durham Cathedral in LEGO

Why we started building the Cathedral in LEGO, some of the people involved and some timelapse of how it grew.

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Video: St Cuthbert

How a shepherd became a monk, plus why Vikings and milkmaids are so important to our story.

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Video: Building the Cathedral

From the White Church to the current building, taking in murdered bishops and exceptional geometry.

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Video: Life in the Monastery

No knickers and getting up at midnight to go to church - would you have wanted to be a monk?

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Video: The Reformation

How smashing open the Treasures of St Cuthbert didn't go quite as planned for King Henry VIII...

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Video: Open Treasure

Journey through time in our Open Treasure exhibition in some of the most amazing surviving monastic buildings in the UK!

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