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Lego Stave

Updated: Jan 18

Stave churches, built mainly during the middle ages in Northern Europe (ca. 800 -1200), are made entirely of wood and pole (“staver” in Norwegian) construction, often using nothing more than expertly crafted joints with no nails or glue.

Every piece is locked into position by others–trusses, brackets and rafters–to form an enduring and rigid construction technique.

Today only 28 remain in Norway, including the Urnes Stave Church (ca. 1132), listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, and the particularly well preserved Borgund Stave Church (ca. 1180), brilliantly represented in Lego by @MartyTheLegoParty


Site: Borgund Stave Church, Lærdal, Norway

Photo: @MartyTheLegoParty (photo 1), Stephen Roth (photo 2), Volant (photo 4)






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