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Virtual bricks from Denny Chimes now for sale

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BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

The University of Alabama found a creative way for you to own a piece of Denny Chimes.

You can now buy a virtual reality brick for $5. More than 108,000 bricks are in the structure.

To buy one, log onto www.chimein.ua.edu or go to the University of Alabama home page and buy one. Money from the sale of the virtual bricks goes into the university's general scholarship fund.

After you buy a brick, you can look at it on your computer and even print a certificate showing you bought one. Alumni can put their names and years of graduation on them. A spokeswoman for the university says others can get involved too.

"We would love to encourage any of our fans. It's primarily for alumni, but any of our fans can buy a brick as well. There's a way for you to enter other information as well. If you want to put Roll Tide instead of the year you graduated, that's fine too. You can buy a brick for someone else, like buy a brick for your child who'll graduate in 3 years or your grandchild who'll graduate in how many years. You're welcome to do that," said Deborah Lane.

So far, about a thousand or so virtual bricks have been sold.

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