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The Lego clubs logo as seen from their Facebook page. Credit: Courtesy of Emma Clark

The Lego clubs logo as seen from their Facebook page. Credit: Courtesy of Emma Clark

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two Ohio State students have built their own club, Lego brick by Lego brick.

Jaclyn Camus, a second-year in animal science, and Emma Clark, a second-year in biology, co-founded the Lego Brick Club, a student organization aimed at using Legos to create a social and stress-free environment for students. Meetings will include event planning, as well as building and creating with Legos.

Clark, a lifelong Lego fan, had been looking for a Lego club at OSU, and when she could not find one, she said she decided to make one herself.

“I’ve liked Legos since I was 5, or whenever I could start building, and when I would say my interest (is) Legos to all my friends, they would be like, ‘Oh, that’s so cool. I actually want to see all your Legos,’ so I figured more of the student body would want to do it too,” Clark said.

Camus, Clark’s roommate, was one of the club’s first recruits.

“I’ve always enjoyed (Legos), but I never really played with them. But (Clark) really wanted to do it, and I love planning things,” said Camus, who also acts as the treasurer for the group.

Both Camus and Clark said starting a club at OSU has been more work than they expected, and they have had to do things such as write a constitution and find a faculty adviser, who is now Joseph Donnermeyer, a professor in the College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

“I asked Jackie and some of my other roommates who their favorite teacher was, and I just emailed them. We ended up with (Camus’) sociology teacher,” Clark said. “He is really funny and he’s up for anything.”

The co-founders are planning to use their group for service as well.

“We want to go to schools and maybe children’s hospitals and just teach the kids about Legos and the community and building,” Camus said.

The co-founders hope to make plans for the future of the club at the first meeting.

“We want to get a bigger population interested in Legos, maybe start one service project and in our first meeting figure out what we want to build first as a collective group. We want to start building cool things that we can put in the (Ohio Union) or display around campus,” Camus said.

Camus and Clark said they are excited to see all of their hard work pay off this week at the first meeting.

“It’s just a nice way to let off steam, building things and doing artistic stuff like that. And who doesn’t like playing with Legos?” Camus said.

The meeting will be Thursday from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Mortar Board Room in Thompson Library.

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