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LEGO Sculpture Delights Magnet School Students
A life-size sculpture of the popular young wizard, made entirely of LEGO products, arrived at the magnet school on Wednesday, Nov. 9. It was unveiled at a school assembly that morning, to the surprise and delight of students.
The sculpture, which is on long-term loan from LEGO, will reside in the school library.
The idea of putting a LEGO sculpture in the school library came from Susan McCray, a University of Hartford regent and one of the magnet school’s most enthusiastic supporters. She and her husband, Hartt School alumnus and honorary regent Kent McCray ’51, are largely responsible for filling the school library shelves with books, thanks to a major fundraising event that they sponsored several years ago.
Susan McCray discussed her idea for a LEGO sculpture at the magnet school with Peter Eio, chairman of the Board of Regents and retired president of LEGO Systems, Inc. Eio put her in touch with the right person at LEGO, and together, they arranged for a certain bespectacled literary hero to take up residence in the magnet school library.
The McCrays are currently planning another major fundraising event for September 2006, to support the magnet school’s Family and Wellness Center.