OSU prof using Lego 'Shoe to raise funds for heart research

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WTVN) -- LEGO's® are now part of the legwork raising funds for heart research at Ohio State University.

Paul Janssen's regular job is helping others learn as an Ohio State professor of physiology and cell biology.

But, of course, he's also a Buckeye fan, so he channeled that Buckeye pride into building a highly-detailed miniature replica of Ohio Stadium.

His exhibit--measuring 8 feet by 6 feet, with more than 1 million Lego pieces--has been displayed at the Columbus Museum of Art and has earned Janssen national acclaim for its scale and intricate detail.

Janssen figured that since his miniature stadium has a capacity to hold up to 12,000 toy people in the stands and on the field, why not put it to good use?

So a donation of $20 or more will go to heart research and get you a seat in the miniature 'Shoe. 

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(Photos courtesy Paul Janssen and The Ohio State University)

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