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Master Builder Makes Legos Bend To His Will In Ohio Stadium Replica

Opened in 1922 and currently able to handle more 100,000 fans, Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, is a sight to behold. It's almost as amazing as the Lego replica sitting in Paul Janssen's basement.

The 42-year-old Ohio State University professor tells NPR's Robert Siegel on All Things Considered what it was like to build the horseshoe-shaped stadium out of 1 million Lego pieces. Built at a scale of 1:120, it took years of planning, collecting pieces and building to complete the project.

The mini-stadium can seat only 6,000 Lego people — that's thanks to issues of scale, not Janssen's work.

You can see the results for yourself in the photos below, and in a full photo gallery over at The Columbus Dispatch.

Paul Janssen stands inside the Ohio Stadium he made out of Legos in his basement. i i

Paul Janssen stands inside the Ohio Stadium he made out of Legos in his basement. Fred Squillante/The Columbus Dispatch hide caption

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Paul Janssen stands inside the Ohio Stadium he made out of Legos in his basement.

Paul Janssen stands inside the Ohio Stadium he made out of Legos in his basement.

Fred Squillante/The Columbus Dispatch
A close-up of the Lego scoreboard inside of Paul Janssen's Ohio Stadium made of Legos. i i

A close-up of the Lego stadium's Lego scoreboard. Fred Squillante/The Columbus Dispatch hide caption

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A close-up of the Lego scoreboard inside of Paul Janssen's Ohio Stadium made of Legos.

A close-up of the Lego stadium's Lego scoreboard.

Fred Squillante/The Columbus Dispatch
Paul Janssen repairs part of the football field from the Ohio Stadium he made of Legos in his basement. i i

Paul Janssen repairs part of the football field in his basement workshop. Fred Squillante/The Columbus Dispatch hide caption

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Paul Janssen repairs part of the football field from the Ohio Stadium he made of Legos in his basement.

Paul Janssen repairs part of the football field in his basement workshop.

Fred Squillante/The Columbus Dispatch

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