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LEGO stadium - Yankee Stadium built with LEGO bricks


September 21, 2008 marks the closing of Yankee Stadium, an 85-year-old piece of New York history that is being supplanted by a newer, bigger stadium.

Using over 45,000 LEGO bricks, a Manhattan gradeschooler and I have been building a sculpture of Yankee Stadium over the past three years. It will be complete in the next few months; these preview photos give you an in-progress look at the sculpture. The sculpture is 5 feet wide and 5 feet long, built to an approximate scale of 1:150.


Facade: Yankee Stadium built with LEGO bricks

Sean Kenney on MLB.comMajor League Baseball interviewed Sean about his Yankee Stadium sculpture. (~4:00 min each)
Watch the interview: Part 1
Part 2 | Part 3


Model of Yankee Stadium built with LEGO bricks

Yankee Stadium LEGO built with LEGO bricks

"Monument park" (above) includes placards and monuments to famous Yankees players, like Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, and Lou Gherig.


Yankee LEGO Stadium built with LEGO bricks

The building is built to look as it does to this day, including all of the modifications that were made over the history of the building (above). When complete, it will be populated with tons of miniature people, hot dog vendors, scoreboards, and more.


Sean Kenney's Yankee Stadium built with LEGO bricks

Yankee Stadium built with LEGO bricks by Sean Kenney

Yankee Stadium built with LEGO bricks

Yankee Stadium built with LEGO bricks

An elevated train line runs alongside the stadium. When complete, it will contain a microscale New York City subway train, with lots of traffic and crowds on the street below.

Batter up!

Yankee Stadium built with LEGO bricks




Working on the stadium
A Manhattan grade schooler and I am building the stadium together. We began work on the sculpture in February 2006, working on a fairly regular schedule each week. The pictures below were taken during the course of 2006, 2007, and 2008.

Yankee Stadium built with LEGO bricks

Yankee Stadium built with LEGO bricks

Yankee Stadium built with LEGO bricks

Yankee Stadium built with LEGO bricks

Yankee Stadium built with LEGO bricks

The stadium will be complete in a few months -- Check back soon for an update!



Comments

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  May 14, 2014
From the perspective of a Yankees fan who has been to the stadium, this is for the most part, dead on. However, I don't know if this has been included or not as of yet, but try to add the Yankees stadium sign that is high up above the scoreboard. Overall, fantastic job. You have got to be the best brick worker on earth.
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  September 3, 2013
Awesome! I remember seeing this in the LEGO Magazine :)
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  August 29, 2013
amazing!:D
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  August 5, 2013
I am 13 and just starting out on MOC and I am a HUGE Yankees fan. This is INCREDIBLE!!!!!
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  March 11, 2012
That is so big!!!!! I wish I could make one as big as that.
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  April 20, 2011
O_____O
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  November 15, 2010
lets go texas
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  November 28, 2009
how do you do that ? nice work
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  November 3, 2009
j'aimerais tellement etre comme vous vous etes un genie de lego probablement le meilleur que j'ai vue mais vous avais une imagination hors du commun venais voir mes construction et dites ce que vous en pensez s'il vous plait
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  October 4, 2009
Hmmm, this is a tough one. Incredible build, but can a Red Sox fan give 5 stars to Yankee Stadium??
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  September 16, 2009
where did you get alllll the lego boxes filled with legos!!!!!???? you are amazing!!
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  August 7, 2009
that really good
  August 5, 2009
this is great but go phis and go to my page its one of the best
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  July 26, 2009
oh cool i cant wait to see the finished version
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  July 24, 2009
Dude, this is crazy, But i have to say Go Reds
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  July 2, 2009
I agree, try making the SkyDo---err I mean Rogers Centre up in Toronto. Or maybe New Yankee Stadium? Shea Stadium? Citi Field? This is just amazing, if only I had all these bricks..
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  June 24, 2009
hiphip jorge sweet stadium and i love the bronks bombers
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  June 7, 2009
Amazing!!! When you are finished, you should try making the Rogers Centre in Toronto.
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  June 6, 2009
Legendary! Thanks for starting the site!
Sean Kenney
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Henry Carlin
  June 3, 2009
i dont know what base ball is but it looks stunning
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  June 2, 2009
I must say that is truly amazing. (even though I am a Red Sox fan) I admire that with awe.
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  May 31, 2009
I am inspired by that
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  March 15, 2009
I'm not a Yank. I am from Texas and prefer the Sox! (no offense). Even though I'm not a fan, STILL WICKED AWESOME.I like the idea of making such a big part of baseball history into LEGOs (which by the way are 2 of my most favorite things). W A Y C O O L D U D E ! ! ! !
 I like it 
  March 13, 2009
Hm. One question. Why would a grown man build a GIGANTIC MOC with a someone that's still in junior school, as we say in England. P.S. Not being rude, I'm just very nosey. P.P.S. I am very weird. Don't worry, it's not serious.
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  March 13, 2009
love it and love the fact you were in the lego mag. i my-self am thinking of making a statue of libraty. any suggestions?
  March 5, 2009
amazing i like how you used what looks like macaroni as a bat!
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  February 2, 2009
0_o Oh,my,God that is the best lego creation ever next to the mazda or whatever it is. WICKED JOB!!!!!
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  January 30, 2009
So detailed and lots of pieces!!!! You and the kid are awesome!
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  January 6, 2009
waaaaaooooo !! only you can do it! and have so much pieces!! sponsor me!
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  January 6, 2009
I'm not a Yankee fan I live in LA but this great. To bad they're taking it down. That stadium has too much history to be destroyed!
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  December 16, 2008
This is awesome! I love the players! what did you use for the bat? It looks like a piece of macaroni...But I also have something to ask. Can you please tell me who rated my "All of my studded beams" MOC? It's geting spamed and I don't even know who's doing it because there not leaving a comment. P.S. Please relpy.
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  December 11, 2008
Any chance there's going to be a George Costanza figure?
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  December 7, 2008
When this gets finished...this will be EPIC!!!
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  December 4, 2008
thats amazing.good thing you're building this,because the real one is getting torn down.....hey,let me know if your store ever starts hiring......it would be so cool if I could work there.oh,well.
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  December 3, 2008
veryweel, but you must did it combining tan and white bricks , or another color, but anyway is a great creation, you must to put in the wheels of the ambulance a round 1x1 black tile ,do it, well done ..............bye...Leo
  December 1, 2008
I am a Rays fan.
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  October 15, 2008
Cool but I hate the Yankees. Go RAYS!
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  October 15, 2008
omg. ur right
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  October 13, 2008
theres starwars guys on the picture after the first pic with the kid
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  October 12, 2008
I wish i was as lucky as that kid. get to play with 10000s of lego bricks. lucky stuff.
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  October 11, 2008
absolutly amazing! its great but Red Sox rulezzz :)
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  October 9, 2008
I've never saw anything better! It's AMAZING!
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  October 8, 2008
SOOOM HUGE AND BIG!! WOOHOO!
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  October 7, 2008
nice moc anyways!
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  October 7, 2008
Yes,itīs amazing.
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  October 2, 2008
that Bob dude near the bottom has no cluee of what he is talkin abut. cuz he is a noobish nerdy anti-yankee weirdo, anyone would no that this rox even if there not a fan. cuz im not a fan but i know this is worthy of the AMAZING 5 stars sean!
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  October 1, 2008
kewl. i built a stadium of my own... and so did laura lawrie... i wish u had time to look at our creations... but i understand u dont have enough time sean -GOOGOO (my real name is Ryan)
 I like it 
  September 30, 2008
Lookin' FANTASTIC, Sean! That's a loooonnng time to be working on a single project, but it's paying off in a big way. While many of us go for SNOT techniques to aid in structure and visual elements (which can eliminate the look and feel of it being LEGO), you've struck a perfect balance here between amazing details, and the traditional look of LEGO bricks...brilliant work!!!
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  September 29, 2008
WOW, GREAT WORK!
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  September 27, 2008
Although i'm more of a sox fan I have to admit it looks awesome! that grade schooler is lucky!
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  September 22, 2008
That's huge, awesome.
Sean Kenney
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masterchief 1
  September 21, 2008
This deserves to be 50000000/50000000! This is up there with The Invisible Hand as one of the all time great lego creations! Drool Drool....
 I like it 
  September 21, 2008
Amazing
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  September 21, 2008
What's left to be said... Thanks for sharing. Lee.
 I like it 
  September 21, 2008
Now that is huge. I have to say that I donīt know the Yankee Stadium well, but when I look at these pictures the stadium seems to be awesome. I like those little details like the ambulance in this huge, fantastic stadium. Iīll check up the finished stadium of course.
 I like it 
  September 21, 2008
Now THAT is what I call a stadium. The thing about LEGO is that if you make a really good model of something it can look better than the real thing. I'll check back for the update. Good day
Sean Kenney
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Patrick Leon
  September 20, 2008
Sean this is Awesome!
Sean Kenney
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cc-7576
  September 20, 2008
WOW thats big and so detailed! This looks awesome. Today, is a day of great MOCs, I think.
Sean Kenney
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Dave Sterling
  September 20, 2008
Sean, you continue to amaze me more every time you post a build. I aspire to someday achieve the level of creativity, detail, and complexity in my builds that you achieve in each of yours. Hats off to you on this one. A great representation of a classic NYC landmark.
 I like it 
  September 20, 2008
I also am really looking forward to the finale. Now, you've put a lot of detail into this and I was just wondering, is the line for the bathroom gonna be accurate scale as well?
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  September 20, 2008
Awesome, but poignant. As if I didn't feel bad enough already for never making it to New York to see a game in Yankee Stadium. I take consolation in the fact that the team will FINALLY miss the playoffs this year. Have fun with A-Rod the clubhouse cancer! No team he is on will ever win a World Series. I guarantee it.
 I like it 
  September 20, 2008
WOW. I haven't seen the real one yet or any pictures of it, but this is great. I like how the flag looks with ut the wind blowing through it. The ambulance also turned out great. I wish I was that kid that got to help. I must have been an honor to him to help you out.
 I like it 
  September 20, 2008
AWESOME. And such detail, it's not minifig size, rather it's brick size!! Also (as odd as this may sound), how the heck can you upload pics without needing to click on them to zoom in?! :)
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  September 20, 2008
Show off! Just kidding. If only I had the part access you do. :-( See ya later! ~Phong Chang
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  September 20, 2008
Im a Red Sox fan and im even sad that they are taking it down...i reallly wanted too see a game there but oh well.......nice moc anyway-----David
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  September 20, 2008
Wow, that is impressive. I can't wait to see the finished product.
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  September 20, 2008
Being a baseball fan, I really can vouch for the accuracy. It's amazingly well done, thanks for the update.
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  September 20, 2008
Awesome, can't wait to see the final product!
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  September 20, 2008
awesome, it's very detailed, I like the mini minifigures
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  September 20, 2008
That is awesome. Long live Baseball!!
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  September 20, 2008
wow.......one of the best lego creations ive ever seen... this is an epic build...EPIC~!
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  September 20, 2008
That is just awe-inspiring. It already looks amazing, yet I see that it is yet to be completed! The tiny batter and catcher gave me a laugh. We all look forward to seeing the final product. Yours brickly, Nick
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  September 20, 2008
All your works are amazing just like your site(MOCpages)! keep up this amazing work >>> peace.. fofo
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  September 20, 2008
Very nice job! I like it all.
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  September 20, 2008
Amazing. Once you finish, please include the number of bricks you used. This is such a gargantuan moc, and it's chock full of detail, even though it's not done yet! Can't wait to see the finished product!
 
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