A Priest Built A Vatican Replica Out Of A Half-Million Legos It took Father Bob Simon 10 months to build the model of St. Peter's square, with a Lego pope blessing a large crowd including priests and nuns with selfie sticks. It's displayed in Philadelphia.
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A Priest Built A Vatican Replica Out Of A Half-Million Legos

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A Priest Built A Vatican Replica Out Of A Half-Million Legos

A Priest Built A Vatican Replica Out Of A Half-Million Legos

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It took Father Bob Simon 10 months to build the model of St. Peter's square, with a Lego pope blessing a large crowd including priests and nuns with selfie sticks. It's displayed in Philadelphia.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne. Pope Francis's American visit includes Philadelphia, a city known for the Liberty Bell, Constitution Hall and - the Vatican? A model Vatican made up of about half a million Lego bricks is on display at the Franklin Institute. It took Father Bob Simon 10 months to build, and you can see why. It depicts St. Peter's Square, where a Lego pope blesses the large crowd that includes workers, priests and nuns with selfie sticks. It's MORNING EDITION.

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