Lego Anglican Cathedral, 2013
From 30 May to 3 December 2016
This model is no longer on display
This model, made entirely from Lego, was created by Peter Rogers from Stoneycroft, Liverpool. Peter had previously crafted Lego versions of the Titanic, Notre Dame Cathedral and even Goodison Park. He decided to build this model as it was the most impressive cathedral he had ever visited.
Peter spent hours taking photographs, poring over books and looking at any plans of the Cathedral he could find. As a result his model is very detailed - can you spot the porches, stained glass windows and detailed brickwork? It took Peter almost a year to recreate Liverpool’s famous landmark, using his dining room as a workshop. He finished it on 18 December 2013 - just in time to clear the table for Christmas dinner!
Liverpool Cathedral is just over 188 metres in length, making it the longest in the world. Peter’s cathedral is 2.5 metres long and weighs 100 kilogrammes. Can you guess how many bricks are in Peter’s model? Please ask at our welcome desk to see if you've guessed correctly.
This Lego cathedral was on display in the window of The People's Republic gallery, not far from the Lutyens cathedral model.
Kindly lent by Sue, Nina and Emma Rogers in memory of Peter Rogers.