Friday, October 29, 2010

Arctic Cathedral

The Tromsdalen Kirke is more commonly known as the Arctic Cathedral. Built in 1965 in the extreme north, Tromsø, Norway, this church celebrates the interplay of light, with one end taken up by a huge triangular window surrounding a cross and the other end forming Europe's largest stained glass window. The eleven spires represent the apostles who remained with Jesus after Judas' betrayal. Tobias Reichling built a microscale version of this church.

This microscale creation was part of a huge collaborative display by European LEGO builders. Conceived by Tobias Reichling and Bruno Kurth, five builders constructed a huge (fifteen square meters) LEGO map of Europe and twenty different people contributed forty-four microscale versions of famous European landmarks.

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