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Could you spare some of your Lego for a special project?

PUBLISHED: 17:52 01 March 2018 | UPDATED: 17:52 01 March 2018

The Diocese of Norwich is appealing for people to donate their Lego for a special project. Photo: Nick Butcher

The Diocese of Norwich is appealing for people to donate their Lego for a special project. Photo: Nick Butcher

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Are you willing to give up some of your Lego?

The Diocese of Norwich has launched an appeal on social media, asking people to donate their unused Lego to the church as part of a special project.

Donated bricks will be used to create a giant model church at this year’s Royal Norfolk Show.

But there’s a catch - any Lego that is donated cannot be returned.

In a post on Twitter, The Diocese of Norwich, said: “Do you have unused Lego?! At this year’s Norfolk Show we’re inviting visitors to construct a big Lego church and we need your help! Can you give some unused Lego (it can’t be returned)? Please drop off or post to Diocesan House, 109 Dereham Road, Easton, NR9 5ES. Thank you!”

The aim of the Lego project is to highlight the care and dedication of the many volunteers who look after their local church buildings, brick by brick, to ensure it’s open for the local community and visitors each day.

Each year the Diocese of Norwich attends the Norfolk Show highlighting the work of the church serving communities across our county through 650 churches and 110 schools and academies.

For 2018, the Royal Norfolk Show will take place over June 27 and 28 at the Norfolk Showground.

Gordon Darley, Director of Marketing & Communications for the Diocese of Norwich, said: “The Show is a great opportunity to highlight the life of church in the local community. Often church buildings are used not just for Sunday services but also for vital community services such as toddler groups, Foodbank collections, dementia cafes and more.”

He added: “We’re really looking forward to the Norfolk Show; we think everything about it will be awesome!”

This project follows a recent exhibition at The Forum, Brick Wonders, which was curated by artist Warren Elsmore and showcased the seven wonders of the world, all made from Lego.

Roughly 80,000 lego fans attended the exhibition during its run in the city between December 2017 and January 2018.

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