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First bricks are put in place in Boston for St Botolph's Lego Big Build

18 August 2016


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The first bricks have been laid as part of St Botolph's LEGO® Big Build. At a special launch event in Boston attended by the Mayor of Boston, Mr Stephen Woodliffe, and the High Sheriff of Lincolnshire, Mrs JGA Hughes DL, work began on a project that will raise funds for the church's education and community outreach fund.

A dedicated team of volunteers will construct a 100,000-piece LEGO® model of the church building, with members of the public invited to sponsor bricks for £1 per brick. It is anticipated that it will take three years for the project to be completed, and when finished the model will measure 1.8m long by 0.8 wide, with the top of the tower standing at over 2m tall.

Speaking at the event, the Revd Alyson Buxton, Rector, spoke of her sense of excitement with regard to the project, and her reflections are available in a short film, published here

Mr Stephen Juby, a senior builder with Bright Bricks Ltd, the company that has designed the model, also spoke of some of the challenges and opportunities presented by the St Botolph's LEGO® Big Build. Please see here for more.

For further details, including how to get involved in volunteering with the project, please email lego@parishofboston.co.uk or call the church office (weekdays 8.30am-4pm) on 01205 316 130.

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Tracey Scoot, one of the churchwardens at St Botolph's, places a brick as St Botolph's LEGO® Big Build gets underway. 

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For information on the Parish of Boston please see https://parish-of-boston.org.uk