Everything will be awesome at the University of Cambridge come this October. Thanks to a generous donation from the Lego Foundation, the University of Cambridge will hire a professor of Lego

The Lego Foundation pledged  2.5 million pounds ($3.9 million) to the sixth-best university in the world (as ranked by U.S. News & World Report) toward the creation of the Professorship of Play in Education, Development and Learning. According to the Cambridge University Reporter, the university's official journal, the position will start in October and will be based in the Faculty of Education. 

The hired professor will also head a new research center studying the role of play in early childhood development, which will be funded by the foundation's donation of 1.5 million pounds payable over three years. An ad hoc board of electors will choose the candidate for the position.