50,000 LEGO pieces used to create epic Hanukkah menorah

Everything is bigger in Texas – even the menorahs made of LEGO.

Structural engineer Mike Lavi helped a Fort Worth Jewish community complete the construction of a gigantic Hannukah menorah, or chanukiah, Sunday. It measures 4.8 metres tall and is made with approximately 50,000 LEGO pieces.

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Lavi says he began the project in July and the entire Congregation Ahavath Sholom community got involved.

“Families, kids, the Sunday school kids, their families, brothers, sisters, try to get the whole community involved,” Lavi told CBS.

The project was completed in time for the Jewish holiday Hannukah, also known as the Festival of Lights.

A CBS report indicates that the menorah will be officially unveiled during a ceremony Sunday. All LEGO pieces will be donated following Hannukah.


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