I've heard of LEGO fanatics and I've heard of Ohio State fanatics (especially be a Michigander all my life, and especially these last few difficult years for the UofM athletic program - but that's a different story). Anyways, I've heard of LEGO fanatics and I've heard of Ohio State fanatics...but this is the first time I've heard and seen both of those in one. The result: a scaled-down version of Ohio State's "Horseshoe" football stadium. Over 1 million LEGOS and 1,000-plus hours later, OSU professor, Paul Janssen, finished this masterpiece. It's reported that it took 4 years to collect all of the LEGO pieces and 2 years to construct it. Built in his basement, the masterpiece is built on a 1:120 scale.
Janssen explained about his hobby, "People who haven't seen the LEGO models built don't know what it takes, and they easily dismiss it," Janssen said. "But it's not playing anymore; it's using it as an art medium. I've seen many people who think it's a nerdy hobby, but I haven't met anyone who, once they've seen it, still holds that view."