If, as a kid, you were obsessed with Lego and wish you could play with the little building blocks forever, there might be a legitimate way to relive your childhood as a career. With the announcement that The Lego Foundation is poring in £2.5 million (or $3.9 million) to fund a Lego Professorship of Play in Education, Development and Learning, the University of Cambridge might soon have a Lego professor, a position that has the words "Dream Job" written all over it.
On top of that, the foundation will also provide an additional £1.5 million ($2.4 million) to "advance research in the role of play in education, development, and learning especially in early childhood." The Lego professor, whoever the lucky — and incredibly smart — person is, will lead the research, and the professorship will begin in October.
Interested yet? BBC reported that the position is open to "all those whose work falls within the general field of the title of the office." It seems the university is casting a wide net, so if you're a serious Lego enthusiast, there's really nothing to lose.
And in case you're wondering why one of the pre-eminent universities in the world is opening such a position, perhaps that kind of curiosity is exactly what makes it so great. After all, last year, a similarly unique position opened up in Cambridge, calling for a "Doctor of Chocolate."
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