This LDS LEGO® Temple of the Salt Lake Temple contains 220 pieces and stands at about 5″ tall. This instruction manual is the second published but eigth in the LDS Temple Series from Temple Bricks. Designed after the most internationally recognizable temple for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, this model attempts to replicate as much of the exquisite detail found on the Salt Lake Temple as possible. In addition to replicating the castle-like battlements this model also includes the 1966 building addition that houses additional sealing rooms.
Children and adults alike will love assembling this beloved building over and over again. Using only 220 pieces over 34 steps, this model was meticulously planned and designed to be an easily recognizable representation of the Salt Lake Temple while also providing the challenge and fun people are looking for in a building toy.
The Salt Lake Temple is the centerpiece of the 10-acre (4.0 ha) Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah. Like other LDS temples, it is considered sacred by the church and its members and a temple recommend is required to enter, so there are no public tours inside the temple as there are for other adjacent buildings on Temple Square. The church permitted Life to publish the first public photographs of the building’s interior in 1938. The temple grounds are open to the public and are a popular tourist attraction. Due to its location at LDS Church headquarters and its historical significance, the Temple is patronized by Latter-day Saints from many parts of the world. The Salt Lake Temple is also the location of the weekly meetings of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. As such, there are special meeting rooms in the building for these purposes, including the Holy of Holies, which are not present in other temples.
The official name of the Salt Lake Temple is also unique. In 1999, as the building of LDS temples accelerated, the church announced a formal naming convention for all existing and future temples. For temples located in the United States and Canada, the name of the temple is generally the city or town in which the temple is located, followed by the name of the applicable state or province (with no comma). For temples outside of the U.S. and Canada, the name of the temple is generally the city name followed by the name of the country. However, for reasons on which the church did not elaborate, the Salt Lake Temple was made an exception to the new guidelines and was not renamed the “Salt Lake City Utah Temple”. (The Provo City Center Temple, currently under construction, is the only other temple that does not follow the naming convention.)