Rebuilding Yankee Stadium with Legos

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If you’ve read books like Wikinomics and The Starfish and the Spider, you know that Lego has done much over the past few years to encourage their building community. One Lego artist has decided to pay tribute to the House that Ruth Built by recreating it with plastic bricks. Sean Kenney details the experience at his Lego artist website.

The model is five feet by five feet, rendering it at a scale of 1:150. With the help of a Manhattan gradeschooler, Kenney has snapped 45,000 bricks in place. The model should be completed within the next few months. They’ve been working on it since February 2006.

Once again, you can check out Sean Kenney’s Lego artist website to check out even more photos, plus check out the other things he’s building. I was a huge Lego fan as a kid, so looking through his portfolio was rather neat.

Thanks to Swarna for sending this in.

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  • Matt

    Where can I buy it? I want to get started so its done by next season.

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

      That was my first thought too, until I looked at the pricetags on his Lego art.

      $7,000.

  • Mike Pop

    Thats so sick

  • http://www.workwithpete.com Pete

    That has to be the most amazing thing I’ve ever seen built with Legos. He even got the little ambulance behind the bullpen!

    Only one complaint, though — where’s the bunting?!

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

      He said it’s not done yet. I’m sure it will be ready for “Opening Day”.

      • http://www.workwithpete.com Pete

        Question is, will he eventually knock it down or simply refurbish it with little LEGO luxury boxes & a LEGO sports bar?

        Maybe he’s going to have to build a entire LEGO Shea Stadium to give his guys someplace to hang out while he works on that…

    • steve (different one)

      Only one complaint, though — where’s the bunting?!

      you have to wait until he makes Lego Brett Garnder for that.

      • http://www.workwithpete.com Pete

        Or Brett Gardner … ;-)

        • steve (different one)

          SONOFA!!

  • Mike Pop

    I would def have that set up in my house somewhere and show it to people every time they coem to the house

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Where’s the Utz sign?

  • TurnTwo

    maybe im just too lazy to read and find out, but what is he doing with it when he’s finished?

  • E-ROC

    LOL, when was the last time the Yanks had that many fans in the stadium?

    Good stuff. I still collect Legos sometimes just to build something. I’m a trader though; I’ve switched to magnetics.

    • E-ROC

      *traitor

  • pat

    I actually met the guy who wrote the spider and the starfish on an lirr train going into penn station. He told me the book was about terrorism. I guess he omitted the lego part

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph P.

      Terrorism? It’s a business book…

      • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

        Psst… hey pat… (that wasn’t really the author…)

        • http://www.workwithpete.com Pete

          His first clue should have been the big sandwich board.

          Second should have been the pungent odor and the straggly beard.

      • Ron

        From Publishers Weekly
        The authors also analyze one of today’s most worrisome “starfish” organizations—al-Qaeda

        • pat

          Youre my boy ron. The guy said that the spider and the starfish is a reference to the old and new theories on the structure and heirarchy of terrorist organizations. The old school thought was that they were like a spider, having one centralized unit that controlled all the legs. Kill the body and the legs will die. As we have come to find out they are more like a starfish. You can cut up a starfish any which way and each piece will survive on its own as a separate entity.

  • Marsha

    A print only costs $17.

  • Steve

    Something tells me this guy doesnt get laid much.

    • Mike P

      Didn’t get laid much you mean. There’s a lot of hot Yankee female fans who would oblige if you showed them that.