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Where Faith and Legos Meet

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Fr. Leopold is the world’s smallest priest!

Have you heard that you can get a Legos Mass set? You can even change Fr. Leopold’s vestments for the liturgical seasons! This is a fun way to ‘practice’ Mass. Too simple for you? Are you to ‘big’ for a set with only 174 pieces?

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Last year, a priest displayed a pretty impressive Lego project at the Franklin Institute in Pennsylvania.

About 500,000 Legos later, Fr. Bob Simon had created a replica of St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican in honor of Pope Francis’ visit. It is 14’ x 6’ feet and took more than 10 months to create. He said it was a prayerful experience to build.

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Another fun fact:  He tried to create St. Peter’s Basilica when he was 7 years old and was sure he wanted to be a priest then, too!

According to Fortune and Wired, it would cost about $50,000 to make!

How many Legos do you have? Can you ‘build’ your faith? What would it look like?