Image: Detail of Lego exhibit installation in Olin Library, Summer 2022

Detail from installation of Lego exhibit in Olin Library, Summer 2022, showing Lego model of Olin Library.

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Image: Michelle Yang / Sun Staff Photographer. Elementary school students explored engineering and sustainability through Legos at the 14th annual FIRST Lego Exposition.

At Lego Exposition, Young Learners Become Building Tycoons... (Cornell Daily Sun article, link below)

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), a national science advocacy group, sponsors an annual lego exposition that the Cornell NanoScale and Technology Facility and other campus organizations, including Cornell’s Society for Women Engineers, have brought to Cornell. Advised by architects, city planners, and engineers, Children ages 6 to 10 work in teams to design to create cities from Lego bricks using principles of accessibility and sustainability.

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The LEGO Group’s Vice President of Design, Matthew Ashton, announced in September 2021 that the company would focus more on issues of diversity and inclusion in future sets, such as the "Queer Eye, the Fab 5 Loft," reviewed here.

Image: Matthew Ashton, Vice President of Design at the LEGO Group and Designer of the 'Everyone Is Awesome' model.

Image: Matthew Ashton, Vice President of Design at the LEGO Group and Designer of the 'Everyone Is Awesome' model.



The world of Lego® is vast and expanding. Here are a few titles from Cornell University Library's catalog to help you explore it further:

Student creates replica of Cornell Vet School

The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine now exists in miniature. A to-scale LEGO replica of the college is currently on display in the Flower-Sprecher Veterinary Library, and includes administrative and hospital buildings, a courtyard topiary, B-Lot and even cars driving along Campus Road. Fourth-year student Samuel Burkhardt, D.V.M. ’20, spent six months and several hundred hours perfecting the challenging build.