Hit the Bricks!

aerialThe CU Boulder campus is being rebuilt – brick by LEGO® brick.

Roughly 1 million LEGO® bricks take the shape of the CU Boulder campus. The display, built by the Colorado/Wyoming LEGO® Users’ Group (COWLUG), features Old Main, Macky Auditorium, a suspended MAVEN spacecraft (a nod to CU’s recent role in space exploration) Fiske Planetarium, The Hill, and dozens of other campus features. The model also shows Folsom Field with the Buffs playing their 2015 Homecoming game with the Arizona Wildcats as well as the 1981 Rolling Stones concert. “Hit the Bricks!” also portrays whimsical reflections of life on campus – some realistic (think slackliners), some imaginary (keep an eye out for the shark in Varsity Pond). Speaking of sharks, be sure to play the “Eye Spy” scavenger hunt that highlights fun special features in the exhibit.

Open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The LEGO® exhibit is a long-term display and admission is free.

For additional details about “Hit the Bricks!” check out some photographs, a time-lapse video and local media coverage below.

CU-Boulder Alumni Association Flickr gallery
Time-lapse video by Fiske Planetarium

KUNC: Community Radio for Northern Colorado
Daily Camera
Denver Post
9News segment: CU Buff takes LEGO Ralphie on trip to Europe



5 Responses to Hit the Bricks!

  1. Lo Pellegrino says:

    Warms my heart…what creative genius this is for CU elves of all ages

  2. Linda E. Friedman, Ed.D., LPCC says:


  3. Megan Elenbaas '03 says:

    Excited to bring the kids by to see-another way to help build legacy spirit! Thank you!

  4. Chili Palmer says:

    Awesome afternoon to bring the kids, do the I spy and finish it off with a romp in the nearby UMC fountain!!

  5. Ellen Orleans says:

    I brought a LEGO fan from Seattle to see this exhibit. She was prepared to be underwhelmed and was absolutely thrilled by the scope, detail, and humor of the exhibit. I’ll be back with more brick friends.

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