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Astonishing Lego model of Vatican took Philly priest 500K pieces and 10 months to build
The Rev. Bob Simon spent about 10 months constructing a mini St. Peter's Basilica out of a half-million Legos. His architectural feat includes a Lego pope on a balcony overlooking the crowd in St. Peter's Square, which itself is made up of about 44,000 Lego pieces resembling cobblestones.
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In this Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 photo, visitors view a Lego representation of the St. Peters basilica and square, at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. The Rev. Bob Simon spent about 10 months building it with approximately half-a-million Legos. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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In this Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 photo, shown a Lego pope figure on a balcony overlooking the crowd in the piazza in a Lego representation of the St. PeterĂ¢s basilica and square, at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. The Rev. Bob Simon spent about 10 months building it with approximately half-a-million Legos. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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In this Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 photo, shown a Lego pope figure on a balcony overlooking the crowd in the piazza in a Lego representation of the St. Peters basilica and square, at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. The Rev. Bob Simon spent about 10 months building it with approximately half-a-million Legos. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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In this Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 photo, shown are figurines in a Lego representation of the St. Peters basilica and square, at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. The Rev. Bob Simon spent about 10 months building it with approximately half-a-million Legos. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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In this Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 photo, shown are figurines including one designed to look like The Rev. Bob Simon in a Lego representation of the St. Peters basilica and square, at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Simon spent about 10 months building it with approximately half-a-million Legos. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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In this Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 photo, The Rev. Bob Simon poses for a photograph with his Lego representation of the St. Peters basilica and square, at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Simon spent about 10 months building it with approximately half-a-million Legos. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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In this Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 photo, shown are figurines in a Lego representation of the St. Peters basilica and square, at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. The Rev. Bob Simon spent about 10 months building it with approximately half-a-million Legos. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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In this Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 photo, shown are figurines in a Lego representation of the St. Peters basilica and square, at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. The Rev. Bob Simon spent about 10 months building it with approximately half-a-million Legos. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

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In this Friday, Sept. 11, 2015 photo, shown is a Lego representation of the St. Peters basilica and square, at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. The Rev. Bob Simon spent about 10 months building it with approximately half-a-million Legos. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Astonishing Lego model of Vatican took Philly priest 500K pieces and 10 months to build

The Rev. Bob Simon spent about 10 months constructing a mini St. Peter's Basilica out of a half-million Legos. His architectural feat includes a Lego pope on a balcony overlooking the crowd in St. Peter's Square, which itself is made up of about 44,000 Lego pieces resembling cobblestones.

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