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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

BBC News

By Helen Burchell

27/01/2018

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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

11/2019

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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

Greek Reporter

By Patricia Claus

25/03/2021

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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...

SEEING YOURSELF

IN LEGO

By Prof. Michael Scott

2019

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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

Classicult

By Alessandra Randazzo

30/11/2017

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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...

STEPHEN FRY

THE 100TH LEGO CLASSICIST

Classicult

By Alessandra Randazzo

04/12/2020

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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.

LEGO CLASSICISTS

Antike Welt

By Liam D. Jensen

2019

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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

05/12/2019

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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

Issimo

By Erica Firpo

02/10/2020

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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

30/11/2017

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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

19/02/2021

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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

23/03/2021

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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...

LEGO FELLOWS

The Society of Antiquaries of London Online Newsletter

06/02/2018

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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

Il Mattino

By Antonio Cangiano

11/10/2017