Labor of Lego Love

By Jason Priestas on November 13, 2006 at 11:21 pm

Lego Horseshoe

Deadspin points out the Lego Horseshoe shown above. Construction foreman, Jim Stricker, sadly lacking a website to promote this, has sent out pictures of his masterpiece via email:

Here it is after 2+ years of work. It is a 1:275 (approximate) scale model of Ohio Stadium, built entirely with Legos. The project commenced in July 2002 and was finally completed in October 2004. I have no idea on how many thousands of pieces are in the model (it would be nearly impossible to count without dismantling), but can say that it weighs around 38 pounds, not including the plywood base. The footprint is 36 1/2" x 46 1/2" and stands 10" tall. I devoted around 2000 hours of my time, which includes activities needed to research, locate and purchase the pieces, planning, layout, assembly, disassembly, and much trial and error. The stadium was constructed in sections to facilitate moving in the future.