Fan builds replica Buffalo Bills stadium out of Lego

This is awesome.  It’s like the sort of thing I would have wanted to do as a kid, except that I would have become frustrated and given up after one section.  But this fan, one Robert J. Hall, saw it through to the end.  There’s an article about him and a photo gallery of his project here.

Now, if only he could build a really good, life-size, moving #2 wide-receiver, we’d be all set this year.  He could use “Mindstorms” to program in the routes to run.  It’d be great.

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  1. My siblings and I made some pretty extensive constructions as kids, but never anything as consistent and detailed as this. The dedication is mind-blowing.

    Did you hear about the fellow who co-ordinated the construction of a full-size house out of Lego bricks? They ended up using something over a million of them- it was a group effort, as otherwise it would have taken absurdly long to complete. The sad part was that in the end the creation had to be demolished. Something about its not being sturdy enough to transport from its build site, I think.

    Anyways, I have successfully passed the Lego habit on to my boys. Whether they dedicate themselves to something of this calibre or not, the pleasure they take in their creations is satisfaction enough for me.

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    1. I’m surprised they had to destroy the Lego house. I would have thought it would be a good tourist attraction wherever they had built it.

      Lego is so cool. As a kid, I used to make stop-motion animated movies with my Lego stuff. It was great to build the movie sets (and, my movies being action-adventure, inevitably dismantle them)and everything. I think it’s probably one of the most widely-beloved types of toy there is.

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      1. Found the link. The guy’s name is James May, and the house was built with 3.3 million bricks. Legoland was apparently going to buy the house when it was completed, but changed their minds.

        The fact that you can dismantle and rebuild in any thousand different ways is what makes Lego so popular, I guess: anyone can make anything out of it. Limitations were more obvious with toys like Meccano and Girder and Panel. Not that I’m bashing, as I got my kicks with those too.

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  2. Oh, wow. I looked it up–that’s amazing. Here’s a link to an article with some pictures of it for anyone else interested. How sad that they couldn’t move it. But it looked like they put it in the middle of field; guess that could be a problem.

    One thing that DIDN’T surprise me was that it wasn’t waterproof. Making things watertight out of Lego is harder than you’d expect. I tried to build something watertight for one of my animation movies, but no matter how many layers of bricks I put around it, water always got in somehow.

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