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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to become a LEGO volunteer?  With over 40,000 LEGO bricks placed so far, the work of the volunteers is instrumental to the success of this wonderful achievement. We owe them a huge thanks!

In this exclusive interview, we’re delighted to share some insights from one of our dedicated volunteers, Valerie, who has been a volunteer in our legendary LEGO project for over two years.  She's a huge inspiration!

What attracted you to volunteer at this Cathedral?

My family and I worship regularly at the cathedral and I also volunteer in the shop so this was another thing that I could do to help support.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

Meeting people from all over the country and all over the world and being able to talk to them about what we’re doing. I also really enjoy listening to stories from where they come from. 

What do you think of the Limited Edition LEGO Kits?

I really like the Large Cathedral LEGO Kit because that represents our Cathedral and once it is built you can see the detail. Click here to purchase one!

Most important moment within the build?

The most exciting bit was when we started to build upwards because the floor took us nearly a year to complete. So the first pivotal moment was the raising of the wall and now actually being able to do the pillars and just adding some more detail to the build.

It’s a lovely project to work on and we can’t wait to put in the stained glass windows. That would be fantastic as it would add colour to the walls. 

Thank you for this interview Valerie, it was a pleasure to meet you!   

And if this interview has inspired you then why not pop in and say hi to the team at our LEGO build inside the Cathedral, where we've a whole host of volunteers who can tell you about the history of the Cathedral and while you're there, why not place a LEGO brick on our replica model too? 

Volunteering with our project has many benefits, meeting new people, engaging with our visitors, learning new skills, something unique for your CV and many more! To find out more click here or call 01284 748730. 

The sun is out and we're taking our mini LEGO Cathedral sets out on the road to celebrate!  Do keep your eyes peeled during May and you just might spot one of our Limited Edition sets around Bury St Edmunds! 

If you know a LEGO fan or someone who has a personal connection with our beautiful Cathedral it might be time to treat them to a small or large St Edmundsbury Cathedral or Wolf LEGO set!

These are all now available to buy in the Cathedral shop or you can order on our secure site here for the small model and here for the large model and Wolf set.

Don't forget to pop in and say hi to the team at our LEGO build inside the Cathedral, where we've a whole host of volunteers who can tell you about the history of the Cathedral and while you're there, why not place a LEGO brick on our replica model? There's been around 40,000 LEGO bricks placed so far, so come on in and join in with the fun!  

 

You'll be amazed at the progress to date! Please help us reach our target of 200,000 bricks!

 

Look forward to seeing you all soon!

Welcome to our latest news where we are delighted to share the exciting update with you that we have had almost 40,000 LEGO® bricks laid (April 2018) as part of our awesome Cathedral model!  

A huge thank you to everyone who has visited to the Cathedral over the last few months, your passion for LEGO® and desire to see our wonderful Cathedral created out of LEGO has been hugely inspirational!

And did you know that fans of the project can build their own Cathedral or Wolf model at home? 

LEGO® fans from Holland, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong and the USA have all bought limited edition sets.  So why not join in the fun and click this link to find out how to purchase one of our specially commissioned Limited Edition Professional Lego Kits by Bright Bricks, certified master builders for the Cathedral and the St Edmundsbury Wolf Kits.

Don't forget that if you're a business or LEGO® enthusiast who'd like to sponsor a specific part of our 200,000 brick LEGO® Cathedral, please click here to find out how you can own a very special piece of history.  It's a perfect Gift Idea or CSR opportunity for your business. With a variety of  investment levels and benefit options available, our LEGO® project will provide a meaningful touch point for your business to connect with your audience. So do get in touch!

Happy LEGO® building from all the team!

Limited edition small and large St Edmundsbury Cathedral and Wolf LEGO sets are now available for purchase in the Cathedral shop and online at stedscathedralco.uk/lego. 

But hurry, when they’re gone they’re gone! Buy your set today! 

You can order on our secure site here for the small model and here for the large model and Wolf set.

The project to build a LEGO replica of St Edmundsbury Cathedral, Bury St Edmunds' most iconic building, is looking for local businesses and LEGO fans to get involved in this unique initiative and assist in its quest to raise £200,000.

To-date almost 32,000 bricks have been placed on the LEGO construction by visitors to the Cathedral donating £1 per brick, and now there are unique sponsorship opportunities available to businesses and those with a connection to the town and Suffolk, to sponsor key elements of the LEGO build.

Marie Taylor-Stent, PR, Events and Marketing Manager St Edmundsbury Cathedral explains more: “We have been so pleased with the response to our LEGO project. It has given us a chance to reach out to new audiences in a fun but meaningful way. This is an innovative and fun opportunity for local companies to make a connection or reconnect with the Cathedral and play their part in the ongoing future of this very special building. This would also make a fantastic Christmas, birthday or anniversary present for a true LEGO fan!"

With full sponsorship packages now available to sponsor the font, the Bishop’s Seat, the five altars within the Cathedral and the pews, there are opportunities to suit every budget.

As Marie explains:“Sponsorship of the most eye-catching piece in the Cathedral, the font, is available at £2,500 for a lifetime platinum sponsorship package. Alternatively, the Bishop’s Seat can be sponsored for £1,250, or one or all of the five altars at £500 per altar. Sponsorship of a congregational pew is also available at £125 per pew (mini figures included!).

There's extensive promotional and marketing support for all who sponsor us from on and offline marketing support, sponsor logo placement and much much more.”

Full details of sponsorship packages are available by contacting Marie Taylor-Stent, the Cathedral’s PR, Events and Marketing Manager on 01284 748721 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Click here to download the business sponsorship opportunities document.

Wednesday, 14 December 2016 07:42

Both Lego Models now available!

We are really excited that we now have both Lego Cathedral models in stock. We are working hard to get them packed and on their way!

You can order them from our special page

Tuesday, 08 November 2016 08:25

Lego Nativity Competition

ST EDMUNDSBURY CATHEDRAL LAUNCHES LEGO NATIVITY COMPETITION!

St Edmundsbury Cathedral is inviting individuals and local to take part in a special LEGO Nativity Competition this Christmas.

To take part all you have to do is create your own version of the Nativity scene and bring it in to the Cathedral from 28 November onwards.  Entries close at 5pm, 18th December.

Children can keep it traditional or bring it right up to date by incorporating their favourite LEGO characters from Star Wars, Minecraft or Friends.  

Local businesses are encouraged to take part as a fun and inspirational team building activity, the perfect way to bond… over LEGO and a cup of coffee!


The following categories are available:

  • Under 5s - free entry fee

Prize: Limited edition LEGO model of St Edmundsbury Cathedral (RRP £35)

  • Under 12s - £5 entry fee

Prize: Collector’s limited edition LEGO St Edmundsbury Cathedral (RRP £150)

  • Over 12s (including adults) - £10 entry fee

Prize: Collectors’ limited edition LEGO St Edmundsbury Cathedral (RRP £150)

  • Businesses - £20 entry fee

Prize: Private Cathedral Tower Tour with fizz and canapés and a limited edition LEGO model of the Cathedral (RRP £35)


Judging* will take place on 19th December. 

The entry fee proceeds for the competition will go towards St Edmundsbury Cathedral’s youth outreach project which is the focus of fund-raising from the LEGO project to build a model of the Cathedral out of 200,000 LEGO bricks.

If you cannot come into the Cathedral to drop off your Nativity scene, please head to Twitter (@Stedscathlego) or Instagram (@stedscath) and upload a picture of your Nativity scene using the hashtag #stedscathlego.  You can also post your photo on @Stedscathlego Facebook page too.  Five winners will be picked from online entries, who will receive a St Edmundsbury Cathedral LEGO t-shirt.

Cathedral Administrator and Director of Commerce Tony Kimber said: “Our Nativity scene competition is perfect for all ages and abilities.

“We’re encouraging everyone to have a go and roll back their sleeves, from traditional right through to modern day interpretations, we think this will really capture everyone’s imaginations. We can’t wait to see what children and adults can create.”

St Edmundsbury Cathedral Nativity Scene Competition Ts&Cs

  • One entry per person is allowed, no multiple entries
  • Winners will be notified within 7 days of the judging date (19th December 2016)
  • The judging panel will comprise invited guests
  • Prizes (except for the Online Only Entry Competition, see point 9, which will be posted to winners) will need to be collected from the Cathedral office in Bury St Edmunds within 30 days of the closing date (18th December 2016)
  • The results and winner’s name will be published on St  Edmundsbury Cathedral’s website, blog,  Facebook, Twitter and Instagram page
  • St  Edmundsbury Cathedral employees are not eligible to enter.  Volunteers or anyone directly connected with the organization on a non employment basis can enter
  • Any winner who has not responded to notification within 21 days will forfeit their prize; a replacement winner will be selected from other entrants

The prizes are as follows:

  • Under 5s - Limited edition LEGO model of St Edmundsbury Cathedral (RRP £35)
  • Under 12s - Collector’s limited edition LEGO St Edmundsbury Cathedral (RRP £150)
  • Over 12s (including adults) - Collector’s limited edition LEGO St Edmundsbury Cathedral (RRP £150)
  • Businesses - Private Cathedral Tower Tour with fizz / canapés and a limited edition LEGO model of St Edmundsbury Cathedral (RRP £35)



If you cannot come into the Cathedral to drop off your Nativity Scene, you may participate via the Online Competition. 

Please head to Twitter or Instagram and upload a picture of your Nativity scene using the hashtag #stedscathlego.  You can also post your photo on @Stedscathlego Facebook page too.  Prizes for the online competition are different to the main competition where you need to pay an entry free.  No entry fee is required of the online competition. Five winners will be picked from online entries, who will receive a  St Edmundsbury Cathedral LEGO t-shirt.  You must tag your online entry #stedscathlego.

If for any reason we cannot offer the prizes mentioned in the competition copy,  St  Edmundsbury Cathedral will supply an alternative for the same value

Entrants under 18 must have parental or legal guardian consent prior to entering the competition

This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to St Edmundsbury Cathedral and not to Facebook.

Wednesday, 02 November 2016 07:46

Small Lego Models - Ordering now available!

We are delighted to anounce that it is now possible to order our limited edition small Lego model online.

We have 250 in stock with 250 more to follow in December. After that there will be no more produced, so order quickly!

You can order on our secure site here. 

Watch this space for details of our larger model which will be available in a few weeks.

 

Thursday, 22 September 2016 07:43

Lego Models - a sneak preview!

We are very excited that the long road to the creation of two Lego models of the Cathedral is nearing completion. There will be a large collector's model (pictured) and a small model.

The small one will be available to purchase online and from the shop in early October, the large one a few weeks later.

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