Some people have model train sets. Others collect stamps or coins. Paul Janssen, an Ohio State University associate professor, has built an 8-foot-by-6-foot replica of The Horseshoe. Out of Legos.
Hey, man. Whatever makes you happy.
The project took him nearly 3 years to collect the parts and 2 years, and over 1000 hours, to construct.
“It was a big challenge,” Janssen told The Columbus Dispatch. “But it’s so much more satisfying if you can accomplish something that’s hard.”
The project was an especially tall order when you consider Janssen didn’t cut, glue or otherwise modify any of the over 450,000 Legos. Building the stadium without any sort of modification proved to be the biggest challenge as the professor often had to spend hours finding ways to make the Legos fit his calculations. At one point, he even dismantled an entire side of the stadium after 15 hours of construction because the stands were “too steep”.
Janssen wasn’t even originally a football fan, but is now a season ticket holder for Ohio State.
Who says college football doesn’t have passionate fans? Or, at the very least, fans with a lot of time on their hands.