Currently the growing Brick Classicists Empire or BCE (previously Lego Classicists) consists of over 100 figures including Prof. Dame Mary Beard (Cambridge University and TV broadcaster), Stephen Fry (actor, TV broadcaster and author), Prof. Massimo Osanna (Director General of Museums, Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism, Italy), Prof. Dimitrios Pandermelis (Director, Acropolis Museum), Joanna Lumley (actor and TV broadcaster), Barack Obama (44th President of the United States of America), Dr. Kara Cooney (Egyptologist and TV broadcaster), Prof. John Bennet (Director, British School at Athens), Raksha Dave (archaeologist and TV broadcaster) and Bettany Hughes (author and TV broadcaster).
BCE Portraits Categories
I developed these guidelines after the first year of making LEGO portraits when it became clear that this project would continue to grow
Anyone who is an academic, scholar, conservator, archivist, librarian, historian who works in the study of classics (the ancient worlds of Greece & Rome, traditional classics). Anyone who deals with any other serious study of the ancient world of any other civilization across the world, such as Egyptology. • Classicists • Egyptologists • Archaeologists • Philosophers • Tertiary level educators • Museum Directors, CEOs & Curators • Conservators, Archivists & Librarians • Heads of Classical Schools • Heads of Classical Societies • Benefactors of Classical institutions • Independent scholars • Ancient Historians • Authors
Anyone who works in the discipline of history (ancient and modern) who is promoting the wider use of the recording and use of history and ancient history and language teachers outside of tertiary education. Anyone, including people outside the discipline of ancient and modern history, such as artists, who have shown great interest in, or provided a significant new perspective to, the study or understanding of ancient history. • Modern Historians • Highschool level educators • Documentary hosts • TV & Radio presenters • Social media influencers • Journalists, Bloggers & Vloggers • Artists, Actors & Performers
Honorary Brick Classicist
Honourable Mention Brick Classicist
Those who play a seemingly separate role in their work but have a huge passion for ancient history, or provide essential services to those who do, and show we all own ancient history, and that its not just for Classicists.
Albert, Prince of Wales
Mrs Gill Andrews
Dr. Darius Arya
Prof. Johannes (Han) Baltussen
Dr. Craig Barker
Prof. Dame Mary Beard
Prof. John Bennet