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.
"Monument park" (above) includes placards and monuments to famous Yankees players, like Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, and Lou Gherig.
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.
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.
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.
The stadium will be complete in a few months -- Check back soon for an update!
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.
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
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 ! ! ! !
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.
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.
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
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!
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!!!
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.
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.
I like it
September 20, 2008
Sean this is Awesome!
I like it
September 20, 2008
WOW thats big and so detailed! This looks awesome. Today, is a day of great MOCs, I think.
I like it
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.
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.
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.
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
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!