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Church plans Lego sculpture of Jesus

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A church in Västerås is asking parishioners to donate enough pieces of white Lego to create a life-size statue of Jesus. A local priest is leading the drive to construct a white plastic Jesus in the central Swedish town.

Per Wilder estimates that 20,000 Lego blocks will be needed to complete the project.

"If it works out well we could envisage pulling the statue apart regularly before building it back up again," he told newspaper Vestmanlands Läns Tidning.

Per Wilder first came up with the idea during a coffee break. And the priest was insistent that the statue should be made up only of white pieces, as anything else might be considered tasteless. From a distance, the sculpture should appear to be made from marble.

Local vocational students have now drawn up extensive plans and the priest is soon set to lay the first block.

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