6 Bricks Under: Vienna Cemetery Introduces Funeral LEGO Sets

By on April 17, 2019

Kids will have a blast assembling a LEGO crematorium, hearse, grave and more now available from the Vienna Funeral Museum.
Lego crematorium
Lego crematorium oven set available from the Vienna Funeral Museum

Build your own funeral piece by piece with these LEGO kits from Bestattungsmuseum, the Vienna Funeral Museum in Vienna’s Central Cemetery. The museum’s gift shop and online store recently unveiled custom Lego sets designed to help kids answer the big questions like “What happens to grandpa in a crematorium?”

“Taboos create fears and uncertainties,” the Vienna Psychotherapy Association said. “The child feels that something is wrong, and then he is left alone with that.”

So to teach kids about death, the museum partnered with a company to produce some gloriously morbid Legos.

“For the small and large undertaker of tomorrow,” the description from the Historical Hearse set reads.

Other sets currently available include a WWI-era funeral tram, Lego graveyard with tombstone and excavator, a fourgon used to transport the deceased, a crematorium oven with a casket and urn, a horse-drawn “corpse carriage,” a bereaved family with the skeleton of the deceased, and minifigures in mourning.

Lego bereaved family
Lego bereaved family minifigures with the deceased

Lego graveyard
Lego cemetery with casket, gravestone, and excavator for digging your own graves

Lego horse-drawn funeral carriage
Lego horse-drawn corpse carriage with coffin

Historic Vienna funeral tram
WWI-era Vienna funeral tram with 2 coffins and Lego undertaker

Lego hearse
Lego hearse

These morbid LEGO sets are available now right here.

Thanks to Dead Sled Brand for putting this on my radar.

18 Comments

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    Paul Murray

    April 22, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    What did it take so long for this sort of thing, In a world screwed up by Dr. Spock devotees, is the real question. Long over due.

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    David Lema

    April 20, 2019 at 1:50 pm

    I do Cemetery work for a living does anyone know where I can get all of these sets

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      Brandon Walker

      April 21, 2019 at 10:44 am

      I looked on their website, doesn’t look like they ship to the US, but I’m sure the sets could be found somewhere to buy here?

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    Kat

    April 20, 2019 at 8:59 am

    The little Skelly and the hearses! So cute. I love there. Who do I send my money to?

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    Jc

    April 19, 2019 at 9:03 pm

    Need these!

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    mickey mouse

    April 19, 2019 at 1:27 pm

    Beam me up, Scottie… there’s no intelligent life down here.

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    Knarvia H Smith

    April 19, 2019 at 12:09 am

    Unless this is being used by a licensed person in a therapeutic environment, NO!!! As a retired School Social Worker, of 30+ years, this could become more of a problem than solution to kids questions. Parents or guardians are not going to monitor and discuss. They’re dealing with the loss, also. This will not be helpful outside of a clinical setting. Please don’t commercialize death with toys for kids. Death, loss and grief are much more important than kids playing with Lego Morbidility sets.

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      zuzusays

      April 19, 2019 at 3:03 am

      Some parents do have the maturity, compassion and empathy to use these as learning tools for their kids in given situations. Tools like these could be very helpful, especially for curious, mature children who are facing the death of a loved one, or themselves, and want to understand the future. It’s best to share the truth and being to share an illustration like this is helpful. Death, loss and grief are life skills that children should learn to handle from family and close friends first, then only need the help of a therapist if they have an extreme problem that isn’t resolved in a healthy and reasonable time period.

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        Lucinda Ireland

        April 19, 2019 at 3:43 am

        I agree, Zuzusays.

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      Death Queen

      April 19, 2019 at 12:32 pm

      Oh whatever! These are toys and every parent should be talking to their children about death and dying form a young age!

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      David H

      April 21, 2019 at 10:57 am

      Only qualified people should discuss death?
      Good thing you are retired

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      Becky

      September 23, 2019 at 12:50 am

      Stop being afraid of death!! It needs to be talked about and normalized. People like you are the problem with society.

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    Candace

    April 18, 2019 at 10:06 pm

    Where can I buy this? I work in the funeral industry and this would be amazing to have.

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    Miranda Merduh Bay

    April 18, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    Shut up and take my money

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    Lisa

    April 18, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    I want them all, right now, today…please

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    Mercy Meilunas

    April 18, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    I want these!

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    Sandra Johnson

    April 18, 2019 at 2:46 pm

    I want all this!!!

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    Meichell

    April 18, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    Take my money!

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