Vienna Cemetery Now Offers Lego, And You Can Recreate Funerals – Design You Trust

Vienna Cemetery Now Offers Lego, And You Can Recreate Funerals

This is the ghoulish LEGO set featuring a crematorium furnace and coffin designed to make “the topic of death approachable for children”.

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The bizarre toy collection was launched by Vienna Funeral Museum and showcases 300 funeral items such as death masks, coffins and hearses. It is located on the grounds of Vienna’s Central Cemetery, one of the largest cemeteries in the world with over 330,000 graves and tombs spread over 590 acres in the Simmering suburb of the Austrian capital.

A museum spokesperson said: “From now on, we will be offering new products made of LEGO components in the funeral museum at Vienna’s Central Cemetery. The goal is to make the topic of death approachable for children.”

The LEGO sets were presented with the Vienna State Association for Psychotherapy. One set includes a crematorium furnace and a LEGO figure holding an urn while another features a grave digger and a headstone. Other figures represent a bereaved family, the recently deceased and a skeleton.

However, the latest stunt is not the only recent development at the cemetery to raise eyebrows. According to local media, the cemetery is especially popular with Japanese tourists who like to visit the graves of greats such as Beethoven and Strauss.

Reports said that a Japanese undertaker has even reserved 300 plots at the Vienna cemetery for Japanese tourists who fancy being buried among some of history’s greats when they pass away.

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