A Lego model of classicist and TV presenter Prof Mary Beard has been created to celebrate the work of the Cambridge University academic.
The model, which uses genuine Lego parts, was made by Liam D Jensen - a historical archivist from Australia...
LEGO MODEL OF CAMBRIDGE CLASSICIST PROF MARY BEARD CREATED
By Helen Burchell
Liam D. Jensen, a.k.a. The Lego Classicist, unveiled Lego Dr. Donna Zuckerberg this fall. The collection—combining “history and pop-art to engage with the art and culture of the ancient world and the people who study it”...
NEW BOOKS IN NOVEMBER
Harvard University Press
To celebrate the Greek Bicentennial of its 1821 Revolution, Liam Jensen, the “Lego Classicist,” created “Lego portraits” of three major figures from the revolution - Theodoros Kolokotronis, Alexandros Mavrokordatos and Lord Byron....
LEGO CELEBRATES GREEK BICENTENNIAL
WITH HISTORICAL FIGURES
By Patricia Claus
Legoclassicist has worked tirelessly since 2016 to celebrate the work of Classicists across the world by turning them into Lego figures, which are presented as a gift to the person represented. My Lego figure sits happily on my shelf in my office at Warwick University...
By Prof. Michael Scott
Adults and children alike, they know LEGO; however, the enthusiasts of the classical world in particular should take advantage of social networks and not lose sight of the Lego Classicists project. The project was conceived from an idea of Liam D. Jensen, aka The Lego Classicist, an Australian archivist. An army of classicists is now conquering the web and the scholars of the ancient world as well, thanks to a perfect mix of pop art and ancient history...
AN ARMY OF LEGO CLASSICISTS IS READY TO CONQUER SOCIAL NETWORKS
By Alessandra Randazzo
Yet another great announcement for the classicists who love LEGO. The well-known Australian historical archivist Liam D. Jensen, AKA The Lego Classicist, is informing us about the revealing of the 100th entry in this rich and precious collection of classicists...
THE 100TH LEGO CLASSICIST
By Alessandra Randazzo
Das Projekt «Lego Classicists» (z. dt. «Lego Alter- tumswissenschaftler») kombiniert Geschichte und
die Kunstrichtung Pop-Art, um die Kunst und Kultur der antiken Welt und deren Erforscher darzustellen. Ziel ist es zum einen, dass die Altertumswissenschaft- ler zusammenkommen und sich austauschen können und zum anderen, ein breites Publikum in den sozialen Medien anzusprechen bzw. zu inspirieren.
By Liam D. Jensen
The Lego Classicists project is more than child’s play. Recreating classics scholars in Lego bricks crosses the boundaries between pop-art and ancient history, focusing attention on the work of ancient world scholars in an environment of celebration, connection and inclusion...
THE SERIOUS PLAY OF LEGO CLASSICISTS
The American Society
for Classical Studies
By Liam D. Jensen
You can’t throw a [figurative] stone without hitting a cultural site in Italy. There are too many. If we were to quickly count up these amazing institutions – museums, monuments, complexes and archaeological sites- the tally is nearly 500 and there is one person leading them all: Massimo Osanna, archaeologist, professor and cultural heritage pioneer...
HEAD OF STATE (MUSEUMS) – MASSIMO OSANNA
By Erica Firpo
Director General Massimo Osanna (Parco Arceologico di Pompei) was presented with his very own LEGO mini-fig at the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding for our Pompeii Cast Project between the University of Sydney and the Pompeii Archaeological Park...
INTRODUCING LEGO MASSIMO OSANNA
University of Sydney
The Pompeii Cast Project
By Candace Richards
Marking the 5th annual International Lego Classicism Day on Friday 19 February, the Lego Classicist himself, Liam Jensen, gives a tour of his workshop and talks with BSA director John Bennet about the origin of the Lego Classicist idea and how he creates the figures...
INTERNATIONAL LEGO CLASSICISM DAY 2021
The British School at Athens
Hosted by Prof. John Bennet
Theodoros Kolokotronis, Alexandros Mavrokordatos and Lord Byron have all been immortalised in LEGO by Australian “Lego Classicist,” Pop-Artist and Historical Archivist, Liam D. Jensen. Mr Jensen was asked to create these specially custom-designed LEGO figures by The British School at Athens’ Director, Professor John Bennet, to mark the 200th anniversary of the Greek Revolution...
GREEK REVOLUTION HEROES TURNED INTO LEGO FIGURES TO CELEBRATE GREEK NATIONAL DAY
The Greek Herald
By Andriana Simos
Fellows may recognise Michael Turner FSA (left) and Andrew-Wallace Hadrill FSA (right) in the strip above, and between them, busy at work, Massimo Osanna, the Director General of the Archaeological Park at Pompeii. They were among Lego Classicists scholars recently featured on the Getty Instagram account...
The Society of Antiquaries of London Online Newsletter
Si arricchisce di un nuovo personaggio il plastico degli scavi di Pompei in mattoncini LEGO del Nicholson Museum di Sydney. Raffigurato tra giovani archeologi intenti a riportare alla luce antiche abitazioni e calchi umani, c’è anche l’attuale direttore generale dell’area archeologica degli scavi di Pompei, il professore Massimo Osanna...
POMPEI, IL DIRETTORE OSANNA DIVENTA UN OMINO DELLA LEGO
By Antonio Cangiano