The Abondantus Gigantus is a temporary place of worship for the most devout LEGO builders in the world. Perhaps one of the most impressive structures ever made that was inspired by these traditional and colorful building blocks, the Abondantus Gigantus soars 65 feet high. Nevertheless, this 'church of LEGO' was not actually made out of LEGO pieces. Instead, concrete was formed into giant building blocks, painted in the same five primary colors used by LEGO and slotted together just like the real toys.
Built in the town of Enschede, Netherlands, the Abondantus Gigantus is not actually a cathedral. Created for the Grenswerk Festival, the Abondantus Gigantus was used as a public venue to celebrate all sorts of events including town meetings, raves and LEGO building contests.
The Abondantus Gigantus is a Church of LEGO
1. Lego-inspired Structures - There is a rising trend of creating impressive and innovative structures that are inspired by the traditional and colorful building blocks of LEGO.
2. Alternative Building Materials - There is a trend towards using alternative building materials like concrete to create visually stunning structures that mimic everyday objects or toys.
3. Temporary Places of Worship - There is a trend towards designing and building temporary places of worship using unconventional materials like concrete or non-religious inspirations like LEGO building blocks.
1. Construction - The construction industry can explore the use of alternative building materials like concrete to create visually stunning and innovative structures like the Abondantus Gigantus.
2. Art and Design - Artists and designers can explore the use of unconventional inspirations like toys and everyday objects to create visually striking and thought-provoking works like the Abondantus Gigantus.
3. Religious Organizations - Religious organizations can explore the design and construction of temporary places of worship as a way to reach out to new communities or hold events in unconventional spaces.