Ready, set, Lego!

Turrell Skyspace in Lego form
Lego builders next to replica of Twilight Epiphany Skyspace
"Twilight Epiphany" James Turrell Skyspace, in Lego-form. Photos by Jeff Fitlow

For the first Owls After Dark event of the semester, the Rice Student Center partnered with the Doerr Institute for New Leaders to host a late-night Lego building competition Jan. 19 in the Rice Memorial Center’s Grand Hall.

Open to students, faculty and staff, teams of 2-4 builders flocked to the student center to create Lego-brick models of all sorts of creatures, buildings and characters, including owls, the iconic ghosts and the titular hero of the Pac-Man video game series, and a rainbow-colored replica of “Twilight Epiphany,” the James Turrell Skyspace at the Suzanne Deal Booth Centennial Pavilion.

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