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

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

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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. 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.

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

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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 in his basement workshop.

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