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Take Note: LEGO Grad Student On The Hobby That Helped Him Get Through Grad School

Lego Grad Student has become popular among grad students because he addresses the mental hardships that many of them deal with.
Emily Reddy
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WPSU

“LEGO Grad Student” is an anonymous blogger who creates LEGO scenes paired with humorous, but dark, captions that depict the difficulty of graduate school. In one, a spiky-haired LEGO figure has a distressing meeting with his adviser; in another he sneaks into an event for the free food; and in most he goes through some form of existential crisis.

LEGO Grad Student’s work clearly resonates with others. He has seventy-five thousand followers on Facebook alone.

WPSU intern and Penn State graduate student Nico Navarro interviewed Lego Grad Student when he visited Penn State to give a talk about what he’s learned from higher education.

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