Published: March 1, 2015

CU As You’ve Never Seen It

LEGO snow scene LEGO sidewalk and advertisement stand LEGO crowd running near buffalo LEGO Apollo LEGO bear falling from tree LEGO man with wildlife LEGO workers driving down street LEGO Ralphie


“Hit the Bricks,” a 12-by-17-foot LEGO® model of campus, opened Dec. 6 at the Heritage Center in Old Main. Designed and built by the Colorado and Wyoming LEGO® User Group, the display takes up most of a room. This is a model with a sense of humor, reflecting CU in reality and hyper-reality — Ralphie and Ralphie’s handlers, cyclists, slackliners, trees by the hundred, plus spacecraft and a dinosaur dig on Norlin quad. Mind the shark in Varsity Lake.Fast Facts

LEGO icon Made of more than 500,000 LEGO® bricks
Person icon Nearly 1,000 visitors attended the exhibit's opening day
Calendar icon Nine builders worked on the exhibit over seven weeks
Globe icon The bricks were shipped from eight countries
Bike icon Shows 250 bicycles and 150 trees

LEGO campus

Photography by Patrick Campbell