Each year we celebrate International Lego Classicism Day and this year we look to the many people who have kept history alive through LEGO.
This year we encourage you to get inspired by Liam D. Jensen and the Greek revolution figures which he created to mark the bicentenary of the Greek revolution last year.
Mr Jensen founded this social media event five years ago and since then it has seen worldwide success, with people all over the world sharing their participation online with their historical figures.
To participate, people can share a photo of their favourite LEGO ancient world model, build their favourite classical building with LEGO bricks, or for those who live in a part of the world where there are classical ruins, take a photo of a LEGO figure sitting at a famous ancient site and share it with everyone.
Make sure you don’t forget to add the hashtags #ILCD #ILCD2022 #InternationalLegoClassicismDay #InternationalLegoClassicismDay2022 to join the online community.
Past participants across the world have included school children, libraries, university classics departments, museums and everyday individuals including the British Museum, the Acropolis Museum, the University of Cambridge, and the University of Warwick.
This year’s event will be hosted by the University of Sydney at the Chau Chak Wing Museum.
Some of this year’s participants include:
- Professor Dame Mary Beard (TV presenter, editor of Times Literary Review A Don’s Life and university professor),
- Natalie Haynes (Comedian, author, and host of Natalie Haynes Stands up for the Classics on BBC Radio 4),
- Prof. Michael Scott (Warwick University & TV presenter),
- Nathan Sawaya, Art of the Brick (international US artist and author) and the Crews Project, University of Cambridge.