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65-Foot-High Lego Church Is Really a Party Cathedral

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Rejoice! For the Church of the Holy Brick is here. Called Abondantus Gigantus, it was built in 2011 around a 65-foot (20-meter) spire for the Grenswerk Festival, in the town of Enschede, Netherlands.

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The church was not really a church. Although a mass was celebrated there at one point, it was created as a public venue designed to celebrate all sorts of things, from town meetings to raves to Lego building contests.

The spire and all its structure except the roof were constructed using concrete blocks similar to Lego or Duplo bricks. They were painted in the same five primary Lego colors that the Danish manufacturer uses on its basic sets.

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After the festival ended, the building was disassembled and the blocks were safely stored. They will be reused in a new type of building in the 2012 edition of the festival.

I'm hoping for a giant bunny tower. [LOOS.FM via Inhabitat]

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Jesus, did you ever try that Grolsch Pilsner? It's excellent. It's so popular they're having trouble keeping up with their international orders. The LCBO in Toronto has been out of stock for 10 days. The last time this happened was last summer when the ship from Holland couldn't get up the St. Lawrence River because the water level was too low. With the dearth of snowfall this winter, the same thing will probably happen next summer. In this day and age it seems so 19th century that people would be standing around waiting for a ship to arrive with their favorite beer on board.