The Vatican in LEGO Bricks

15 Nov

photo (19)  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was proud to welcome Pope Francis in September 2015.  Schools, churches, restaurants and stores displayed welcoming banners and papal flags. The Franklin Institute, the city’s science museum, offered a unique greeting, a replica of the Vatican in LEGO bricks.

The LEGO Vatican was created by Father Bob Simon, a Roman Catholic priest of the Diocese of Scranton, Pennsylvania. Father Simon has been a priest for over 25 years and a LEGO builder since the age of 5.  He began work on the LEGO model of St. Peter’s Basilica and Bernini’s Colonnade in September 2014. The completed design was displayed at Brickfair 2015 in Virginia where it won two awards, Best Historical and Public Favorite.

The LEGO Vatican is a tribute to the creativity of Father Simon and the many people who contributed to the success of Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia.

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3 Responses to “The Vatican in LEGO Bricks”

  1. Giovanna Lottes November 15, 2015 at 12:29 PM #

    That is very neat!

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  2. Mary Hall November 15, 2015 at 1:40 PM #

    That Lego Vatican is a work of Art!!! Wish I could have seen it in person. Where is it now?

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    • rosarycollector November 18, 2015 at 2:37 AM #

      The LEGO Vatican is currently on display in the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It is on the first floor near the main entrance.

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