Man builds church out of Legos for annual display

John Kraemer places Lego windows on his Lego church duringa bazaar and craft show Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015 at the Holy Spirit Church in Thomas Township. Kraemer said this is his 16th season building churches out of Legos, with his latest creation of more than 15,000 bricks taking almost two months to create. Photo courtesy of Andrew Whitaker, MLive

SAGINAW, Mich. (AP/WLNS) – A Michigan man designs and builds a church out of Legos and displays it his own house of worship each year as part of a Christmas season tradition.

Our media partners at MLive say John Kraemer makes one church per year out of Legos and displays it at Christ the Good Shepherd in Saginaw. This year’s creation, built from about 15,000 Lego bricks, is on display throughout the holiday season.

In the 1990s, Kraemer started coming up with designs for Lego church buildings. At first he kept them at home, but later displayed them.

His first display was a Mount Sinai Lutheran Church in Montrose. In 2003, he put one up at his own church, which then was known as St. Helen Catholic Church, and has done so since then.

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