Using over 45,000 LEGO bricks, a Manhattan gradeschooler and I have built a sculpture of Yankee Stadium over the past three years. It is 6 feet wide and 5 feet long, built to an approximate scale of 1:150.
Interview with Sean4-minute video from Major League Baseball Entertainment News
Stadium tour (Part 1)4-minute video from Major League Baseball Entertainment News
Stadium tour (Part 2)4-minute video from Major League Baseball Entertainment News
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).
The stadium is populated with over 1,700 little "microscale people". (Above)
The scoreboard is made using over 1,000 "light saber" rods, laid on top of each other so that only the round ends are showing.
Can you figure out what all the scoreboard ads are for?
An elevated train line runs alongside the stadium. It has a microscale New York City subway train and lots of traffic and crowds on the street below.
The elevated New York City Subway station behind the stadium. (With MetroCard machines!)
Underneath the elevated train tracks.
The seating behind the dugout opens up to show the Yankee's locker rooms.
"Monument park" (above) includes placards and monuments to famous Yankees players, like Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, and Lou Gherig.
The invisible man watches the game from the upper deck.
A mime in the park across the street.
Baskeball in the park across the street.
The Simpsons head to the game.
What's this, inside one of the walls? A crazy man with a giant chansaw, aaa, run!!
Hidden behind in a secret compartment inside the stadium walls is The Manager's Throne Room.
Some micro-scale New York City buses and a taxi.
Working on the stadium
For three years, a Manhattan grade schooler and I built the stadium together. We began work in February 2006, working every weekend until it was complete in July 2009. The pictures below were taken during the course of 2006, 2007, and 2008.