Many of us like to think of ourselves as Lego artists, but most of us can't do with the little plastic blocks what Sean Kenney can do. This Lego construction of an nearly scale model of Wrigley Field, which Kenney made with 57,960 bricks, is extraordinary.
The question is: Rather than messing with the real Wrigley by renovating it, can't the Cubs just play at Kenney's Lego Wrigley? Plastic lasts forever! All right, enough Zoolander-like jokes.
(If I had a criticism of Kenney's work: No rooftop buildings. Technically, of course, they're not a part of the ballpark. Yet, they've become part it.)
Lego Wrigley is the star of an exhibit called "Big Leagues, Little Bricks" at the Louisville Slugger Museum, which even without it is one of the best baseball experiences in the country, almost on par with the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown. Kenney also includes some remarkably realistic portraits of Derek Jeter, Joey Votto and Buster Posey, along with other baseball-related sculptures.
This is what the Slugger Museum has to say about Kenney, along with what else is on display through Labor Day:
Another awesome piece on display is a replica of Milwaukee's Miller Park built by Tim Kaebisch while he was a gradute student at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. The Miller Park creation utilizes more than 35,000 LEGO bricks and has a retractable roof that actually moves.
Fans will also find other stadium replicas built by Jason Burik, including Marlins Park, Yankee Stadium and PNC Park.
A "moving" retractable roof of Miller Park! And what must a Lego version of the Marlins' Home Run Thing look like? That would seem better for the Play-Doh medium. Maybe that's the next frontier in model ballparks.
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