"As a segue between the Franklin Institute`s Art of the Brick exhibit and their Vatican Splendors exhibit, the museum now has a huge Lego replica of the Vatican on display in their atrium.
Father Bob Simon is a priest who dabbled in Legos. He recently completed a replica of The Vatican, now on display at the Franklin Institute.
`I think there`s about half a million pieces in it,` Father Simon says. `I`m not sure. I think there are about 44,000 cobblestones of the square, 6,000 round bricks that make up the colonnade and under the little cobblestones, there`s 12,000 2×2 tiles that are under there. I knew if I was going to build the Vatican, it had to be big!` "
Thank goodness at least one priest has dedicated himself to playing with children`s toys instead of raping young boys.
Museums usually feature paintings and sculptures, but a Philadelphia museum is featuring a huge Lego replica of the Vatican.
I hope Pope Francis will visit the Franklin Institute during his visit to the United States later this month.
It took Father Simon ten months to build his Lego masterpiece, time well spent if you ask this non-Catholic Lego enthusiast.
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