The University of Colorado at Boulder features some of the most distinctive architecture in the state. It is also home to some of the greatest engineers in the country and supports an outstanding arts community. So what happens when all of that combines with a passionate and creative alumni association?
You get “Hit the Bricks!” — a LEGO® reproduction of some of CU-Boulder’s most-iconic buildings and features, as built by the Colorado/Wyoming LEGO® Users’ Group (COWLUG).
The display at the University of Colorado’s CU Heritage Center features Old Main, Macky Auditorium, a MAVEN spacecraft, 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. Other iconic Boulder buildings like the Fox Theater are also part of the display
Originally opened in December 2014, “Hit the Bricks!” is still a huge hit among current students, alumni and families. Take a virtual tour of the display via this time-lapse video from the Fiske Planetarium Production Department, or check out the CU-Boulder Alumni Association’s Flickr album.
Featured Image Credit: University of Colorado Boulder Alumni Association / Flickr