TEL AVIV – Led by a structural engineer, a group of parents and kids built a giant menorah out of Lego in Fort Worth, Texas, reported the local CBS affiliate.
The congregation of Ahavath Sholom synagogue in Fort Worth used about 50,000 Lego pieces to construct a 16-foot-tall menorah to celebrate the festival of Hanukkah.
Mike Lavi, a structural engineer who is a member of the synagogue said, “Anytime I tell people, they all get really excited. They go, ‘oh, that’s pretty cool.’”
Lavi started construction of the menorah in July and then recruited members of the local community to help him complete it. “Families, kids, the Sunday school kids, their families, brothers, sisters, try to get the whole community involved,” Lavi told CBS-DFW.
The official unveiling of the menorah will occur on the penultimate day of Hannukah – Sunday, December 13 at 6:30 pm – in a ceremony attended by Hanukkah.
The menorah will be dismantled following the holiday and all of the Lego will be donated to organizations and charities for children.