One Million Legos + Two Years + Bored Ohio State Buckeyes Fan = Lego Ohio Stadium


Wow. Just wow.

Pictured above is Paul Janssen, a native of the Netherlands who built a 1/100 scale version of Ohio Stadium out of Legos in the basement of his Dublin, Ohio home. Janssen spent over 1,000 hours over the span of two years to create the 8-foot by 6-foot model of The Horseshoe, and it is an exact replica of the 100,000 seat plus stadium in Columbus. Well, as much of an exact replica as something can be when constructed out of one million Legos.

Jannsen, president of the Central Ohio Lego Train Club, took his project very seriously (via The Columbus Dispatch):

To plan the project, Janssen studied stadium measurements and satellite images, often taking photos of the press box or other details during football games. (He didn’t really understand the sport at first but is now a fan and a season-ticket holder.)

He spent more than three years acquiring the necessary Legos, often improvising: Dragon horns from a Lego castle kit are part of the rotunda decor; chrome truck parts serve as pipes extending from the stadium bathrooms.

Many pieces were purchased or traded through an online marketplace, Bricklink.com; others were already part of his collection.

Had Janssen bought all new parts, he figures the project would have cost $50,000 to $75,000.

Incredible. This thing is even more impressive than my Lego Ultimate Collector Series Death Star II and Imperial Star Destroyer. No, seriously. I actually own both of those sets and have built them. And yes, I’m a total neo-maxi-zoom-dweebie.

Lego hobbyist spent 2 years building model of stadium [The Columbus Dispatch]

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29 Comments

  1. justin

    January 17, 2011 at 10:56 am

    wow is right! what a complete waste of time. gator bait. buckeyes suck!

    • Joey Kovach

      January 17, 2011 at 11:17 am

      This homer Justin is currently working on his lego build of Mr Timothy Richard Tebow.

      • Gator

        January 17, 2011 at 12:18 pm

        That kind of build would take 14 to 41 years.

        • Gatorssuck

          January 18, 2011 at 11:11 am

          That’s because retards take need 14 to 41 years to do anything, like dbag.

          • Gators

            January 20, 2011 at 12:34 pm

            “retards take need 14 to 41 years”

            Wow, you sound retarded.

        • sean

          January 18, 2011 at 12:02 pm

          Clever gator…that actually made me laugh. Can’t stand your team or urban meyer. But that comment was extremely clever.

    • cool

      January 30, 2011 at 4:48 pm

      it is a big football stadium i mean who the heck cares what team its for it is cool

  2. Bob

    January 17, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Wow! I’m really not a Buckeye fan, but that is amazing!

    • ezell

      January 17, 2011 at 5:09 pm

      Yes Bob, amazingly GAY

  3. Giggs

    January 17, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Hey Justin — Gators sukk!!

  4. Major

    January 18, 2011 at 8:24 am

    It amazes me how stupid sports fans can be. Not the Lego guy, I’m fine with him.

    One guy writes, “Buckeyes suck!”

    Then another guy writes, “Gators sukk!”

    This is pathetic discourse. I hope you’re each under 13 years old.

  5. Nate

    January 18, 2011 at 8:45 am

    when was the last time he was laid?

  6. James

    January 18, 2011 at 9:32 am

    The Biggest Loser!
    Why name yor team after a nut?

    GO CANES!

    • sean

      January 18, 2011 at 11:59 am

      Umm james, did you forget the nice thumping we gave you guys this year already? the reason is Ohio is the Buckeye state. That’s why our mascot is a Buckeye.

    • cool

      January 30, 2011 at 4:45 pm

      canes oh can i have a candy cane

  7. Linda

    January 18, 2011 at 10:49 am

    So much hatred for the Buckeyes. Actually, it’s jealousy. Florida DOES suck! Tebow’s last day was Florida’s last day of glory. Get used to mediocrity b/c that’s where you’re stayin’!

    And “Canes”? Give me a break. You suck, too…harder than Florida!

    GO BUCKS!!!!!

    • olbuck

      January 18, 2011 at 2:55 pm

      Right on Linda!

      • Tim

        January 23, 2011 at 10:52 am

        41-14

  8. nrka1

    January 18, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Great Effort for such a Great Stadium, not to mention the Best Damn Band in the Land and team that makes everyone in America to hate us out of jealousy. It doesn’t happen by chance it is a tradition!!!

    GO BUCKS!!!!

    • jegolego

      January 19, 2011 at 9:09 pm

      Ummm… I think everyone would be more jealous of Auburn

      anyway, love da stadium

      WAR EAGLE!

  9. olbuck

    January 18, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Name a team other than S. Cal. and tOSU that have finished in the top ten more than these two over the last ten years. Your right there are none, sorry to pee in your grits gator and all you retards from the SEC. I do congratulate Auburn for a great season and I do think Newton should have come back for another year as he needs more seasoning, the Clay Mathews and A J Hawk’s of the NFL will eat him up not to mention Troy P. from Pittsburgh.

  10. badgerranger

    January 18, 2011 at 6:06 pm

    Newton’s got to go to NFL. He can make more money! (Auburn dollars have dried up)

  11. AAron

    January 20, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    That’s kinda cool…and a little creepy.

  12. cool

    January 30, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    ah that is cool i still don’t get it why do people care about the team i now know some sports fans are a little competitive for a little GAME!!!…and crazy
    when it come to a GAME!!!

    think it is sooooo cool i give it a ten

  13. cool

    January 30, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    oh my gosh it is cool why the heck would you not like it

  14. Cheap

    February 22, 2011 at 2:13 am

    I like the lego.
    Thank you for great blog and great articles.
    Adam D.

  15. 7NationArmy

    October 14, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Amazing project, the detail and scaling is incredible.

    Too bad a few juvenile delinquents have invaded this board. They need to get a purpose in life I guess. They don’t sound creative and mature enough for legos…maybe they should hang on a Lincoln Log site???
    Certainly reflects on their upbringing…Bad parents for sure….

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  17. Hi

    July 5, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Ohio state rules

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