By Jim Harrington

What do a half a million Lego bricks look like? Hit the Bricks! and discover a hidden gem in CU’s Heritage Center’s Lego replica of the University of Colorado’s campus.

This $45,000 twelve foot by seventeen foot Lego display is a whimsical look at iconic campus buildings including Old Main, Macky Auditorium, the Mary Rippon Theatre and Folsom Field. The football stadium alone has approximately a quarter million Lego bricks and weighs several hundred pounds. Many aspects of campus life are re-created here as well as a mosaic of the glorious Boulder Flatirons.

Lego bricks had to be shipped from eight countries to build this one thousand pound display. Hit the Bricks is infused with strikingly life-like detail as well as child like fun. This is not a static exhibit. It will grow every year. A Lego Fiske Planetarium and Main Street of University Hill are slated for completion next. Come and see for yourself what campus you can build with half a million Lego bricks.

About a mile away from the Boulder Inn the Heritage Center is located on the third floor of Old Main on the University of Colorado Boulder campus and is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m