CHICAGO (AP) — Lego is honoring Loyola University’s Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt for her 100th birthday with a statue made of more than 10,000 plastic bricks.
Loyola’s men’s basketball team chaplain will celebrate her centennial year Wednesday. Greg Nuse, a model builder at Legoland Discovery Center, says he studied Sister Jean meticulously to create the statue, which will be complete with Loyola colors, striped scarf and glasses.
The statue also features the nun’s custom Nike shoes that read “Sister” and “Jean” behind the heels.
Fans will be able to able to see the statue through October at the Legoland Discovery Center in Schaumburg. The sculpture will then be moved to Gentile Arena, the home of Loyola’s basketball and volleyball teams.