The Abondantus Gigantus was a temporary chapel constructed last year as part of the Grenswerk Festival in Enschede, Netherlands. The church could be mistaken for a children’s playhouse as it’s built using colorful construction bricks that resemble toy LEGO blocks. The concrete building material is Legioblock, which is often used to build walls and industrial buildings. These concrete blocks can be interconnected and stacked on top of each other just like the toy building blocks.
Designers Michiel de Wit and Filip Jonker commented that, “The odd scale of the church invites the viewer to become aware of the things we take for granted and to observe them once again, more closely, and to either let go or accept. The church appeals to sentiments for renewed sense of community.”
Watch the video below to see how the 65-foot toy-like chapel was constructed:"
You can build magnificent things out of Lego, but for kids it´s probably more fun to simply use their imagination and build the buildings of their dreams, whether they look like something real or not. I love this ad (someone says it is from 1981, when girls did not have to look like princesses...):
Talking of princesses, Sweden got a new one delivered the other day :) Her name is Estelle and she is the result of our crown princess Victoria marrying her personal trainer!