© 2021 West Virginia Public Broadcasting
Telling West Virginia's Story
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

A Priest Built A Vatican Replica Out Of A Half-Million Legos


Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne. Pope Francis's American visit includes Philadelphia, a city known for the Liberty Bell, Constitution Hall and - the Vatican? A model Vatican made up of about half a million Lego bricks is on display at the Franklin Institute. It took Father Bob Simon 10 months to build, and you can see why. It depicts St. Peter's Square, where a Lego pope blesses the large crowd that includes workers, priests and nuns with selfie sticks. It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

WVPB is local news, education, music, and entertainment for West Virginia.
Your donation today will help keep us strong and vital.