Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Borgund Stave Church

Stave churches were once common in northern Europe, particularly in Norway. These wooden churches were characterized by walls made of vertical boards and they tended to have steep roofs, often rising in multiple layers. One of the most famous remaining stave churches stands in Borgund, Norway. It was built around 1180 and dedicated to the Apostle Andrew. Ina Nilsson built this microscale version.

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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