Notre Dame de Paris in Lego

Source: FSSPX News

On May 7, the LEGO® company announced the sale of a reproduction of Notre Dame de Paris made of the famous little bricks in its “Architecture” collection.

The LEGO Group was founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen in Denmark and was named after the Danish words “Leg Godt,” meaning “play well.” This company today sells products in more than 120 countries around the world.

“In designing the LEGO® Architecture Notre-Dame de Paris, we tried to bring it to life by not only capturing its outward appearance, but the way and the stages in which the original was build,” explained Designer Rok Žgalin Kobe in a press release.

This is what the presentation page of the product explains: “This architectural model kit takes you on a historic building journey beginning in 1163, when the first stone was laid, through architect Viollet-le-Duc’s redesign work in the 19th century to Notre-Dame’s majestic appearance before the fire of 2019.”

The Catholic News Agency (CNA) reports, “Released alongside a LEGO set of the Mona Lisa as part of the LEGO Architecture Collection, the LEGO Notre-Dame has been called ‘one of the theme’s most ambitious sets to date’ by LEGO news and review site BrickFanatics.

“The building process is based on the historically accurate order that Notre Dame was built [...] About a foot tall, 8 inches wide, and more than a foot deep, the highly detailed set is made up of 4,383 pieces [...] The building features intricate plastic imitations of the historic cathedral’s flying buttresses, columns, pillars, and even 12 small ‘nanofigures’ representing the 12 apostles on the roof.”