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Ohio State Prof Recreates School's Stadium Out Of Lego

01/18/2011 02:37 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A Columbus-area man has created a Lego replica of Ohio State's horseshoe-shaped football stadium, complete with a decorated archway and scoreboard made of the small blocks.

Paul Janssen used about a million Lego pieces to build the 8-foot-by-6-foot model, which has room for 6,000 Lego people.

The 42-year-old Ohio State researcher tells The Columbus Dispatch it was a challenge to create the rounded model out of the mostly rectangular blocks that fill his basement in stacked containers.

It took about 1,000 hours over two years. He studied the stadium, bought or traded for pieces and improvised, such as making pipes for the restrooms out of chrome parts from a Lego truck.

Now he's talking about adding a BCS or Heisman trophy to the display.

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com

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