Make a gift in honor of the 100th anniversary of Ohio Stadium and add a LEGO® figure to the stands of this incredible replica of the ‘Shoe built with more than one million LEGO® bricks over the course of four years. Your donations directly support University Archives and the Heart and Vascular Center at The Ohio State University.
Purchase your LEGO minifigure today!
About LEGO® Ohio Stadium
This replica of Ohio Stadium was created by Ohio State heart and vascular researcher and LEGO® enthusiast, Paul Janssen, PhD. This exhibit has earned him much acclaim for its scale and intricate details. This replica measures 8 feet by 6 feet and comprises more than 1 million LEGO® bricks. This stadium has been displayed at the Columbus Museum of Art, has been featured by news outlets around the country. It is currently on display in A Walk in Our ‘Shoe: 100 Years of Ohio Stadium, an exhibit at the Thompson Library Gallery on campus. The exhibit is presented by University Archives and is free and open to the public.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I know which LEGO® Minifigure is mine? Can I customize it?
A: Due to time and resource limitations, Dr. Janssen cannot customize LEGO® Minifigures — they are chosen randomly and will not be visibly linked to any particular donor.
Q: Will my name or my honoree's name be added to the stadium near my LEGO® Minifigure?
A: We cannot add names to the physical display, but you can choose to add your name to our online donor wall when you make your donation.
Q: What happens when I make a donation in honor of or in memory of someone? Will their name be added to the display?
A: The honoree or memorialized person's name will be listed on our online donor wall. We are not able to add names or other personalized information to the physical display.
Q: When will my LEGO® Minifigure be added to the stadium?
A: We will tally up the donations every week and Dr. Janssen will add the new LEGO® Minifigures at his earliest convenience.
Q. I have a question that's not answered here. Whom do I contact?
A: Please contact Connor Costakos, firstname.lastname@example.org, with your questions.