Legoland celebrates Loyola's Sister Jean with look-a-like statue

  • Master Model Builder Greg Nuse dusts off the LEGO model of Sister Jean, on display until the end of October in Legoland Discovery Center in Schaumburg.

      Master Model Builder Greg Nuse dusts off the LEGO model of Sister Jean, on display until the end of October in Legoland Discovery Center in Schaumburg. Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Sister Jean LEGO is on display until the end of October in Legoland Discovery Center in Schaumburg.

      Sister Jean LEGO is on display until the end of October in Legoland Discovery Center in Schaumburg. Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • The back of the shoes of the Sister Jean LEGO model.

      The back of the shoes of the Sister Jean LEGO model. Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

 
Associated Press
Updated 8/22/2019 9:56 AM

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 celebrates her centennial year today.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

Greg Nuse, a model builder at Legoland Discovery Center in Schaumburg, 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.

The sculpture will then be moved to Gentile Arena, the home of Loyola's basketball and volleyball teams.

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