LEGO toys have been a central part of children’s lives in the United States for the past 30 years and their popularity is only increasing. The latest LEGO Batman Movie continues to delight audiences, already raking in over $134 million at the box office, and later this year another LEGO movie will hit theaters, The LEGO Ninjago Movie.
To top it all off the success of the toy manufacturer’s newfound film franchise has led to an explosion in sales, making LEGO the number one toy company in the world.
However, there has always been something missing from the LEGO world. With sets that feature pirates, astronauts, knights, construction workers, movie characters and almost every other possible profession, there were never any religious sets.
That is, until now.
Domestic Church Supply Company, a small family business based in Saint Paul, Minnesota, recently took on the project of creating a set that allows a child to “play Mass.” Entitled “Father Leopold Celebrates Mass,” the set comes with 174 genuine LEGO bricks and three modified bricks as well as a 28-page full-color instruction guide. The project took a year and a half to produce and was released in May of 2015.
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