Viking Stave Church

Viking Stave Church

Viking Stave Church

Christian churches were created in Viking settlements starting in the 12th century. The Anglo-Saxon missionaries worked with native builders to create the distinctive style replicated in this MOC. The large stones at the foundation of the church were key to surviving the freeze/thaw cycle of Scandinavian winters[1].

This was also my entry into LOLUG's September Iron Builder contest. The seed part was the dark, bley, round 2x2 tile that I used for the roof as well as the steeple's cross. This was the winning entry.

I borrowed the stonework from Isaac S of InnovaLUG.

[1] Moffett, M., Fazio, M. W., & Wodehouse, L. (2004). Buildings across time: An introduction to world architecture. Boston: McGraw-Hill.

A bird's eye view of the church (click to enlarge)

A bird's eye view of the church (click to enlarge)

Profile view of the church (click to enlarge)

Profile view of the church (click to enlarge)

Under Construction 1 of 2

Under Construction 1 of 2

Under Construction 2 of 2

Under Construction 2 of 2


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