We’re used to seeing baseball parks in LEGO form, but football stadiums? Not so much. But LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston has decided to show some brick love to Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots.
To celebrate the start of the 2014 NFL season, the Discovery Center unveiled a 19-square-foot model of Gillette Stadium yesterday as part of its MINILAND exhibit. The model was made from more than 33,000 LEGO brick and took more than 380 hours to build. All that time went into making it look as true-to-life as possible. So you’ll see the Lighthouse, a fairly accurate scoreboard, concourses, bathrooms, and a locker room. There’s also seating for more than 500 mini figures.
Here are a few more photos of LEGO Gillette Stadium, and be sure to check out the video at the end for a 360-degree look at the field:
If you’re looking to take play to the next level, you’ll want to check out Ollie, a rugged little robot designed by Sphero than can go just about anywhere and pull cool tricks. Built with a durable polycarbonate shell that protects some advanced tech under the hood, Ollie is light enough to hit speeds of 14 miles per hour and strong enough to take a beating. You control Ollie by connecting an iOS or Android device via Bluetooth, then using the free Ollie app you can pull of sick tricks like flipping, bouncing, spinning, and drifting. And once you add ramps and other obstacles, Ollie becomes a robot daredevil. (Just keep it away from it’s old nemesis, water!)
But hey, you could read about what Ollie can do — or you can watch what Ollie can do:
What Super Bowl hangover?
The 2014 NFL season opened last night in Seattle, and the Seahawks utterly dismantled the Green Bay Packers, 36-16. Seattle was dominant on both sides of the ball, which should put a scare into every other team the Seahawks are scheduled to play this year. If Seattle could trounce one of the best offensive squads in the league, the team might be unstoppable.
SI's Doug Farrar weighs in with three thoughts on last night's game.
Entering the first week of NFL action, fantasy owners are usually reluctant to immediately make roster moves reticent to make roster moves after doing tons of draft prep on the guys they ended up drafting. But no matter how much research you do, NFL teams can still change up rosters and depth charts enough to ruin your fantasy players’ values or improve the value of some free agents.
Each week, we’ll share 8-12 players we think are worth a look in standard fantasy football leagues based on performance and upcoming matchups. Each of these players listed are owned in fewer than 30 percent of leagues on CBS Sports, ESPN and Yahoo leagues.
The Mo’ne Davis Show continued last night in Los Angeles. She tossed out the first pitch before the Dodgers hosted the Washington Nationals (a 4-1 Dodgers win, by the way), and she did a pretty great job:
It’s that time of year again. School is starting and the leaves are beginning to change. But the big story? The NFL is back! After four intriguing weeks of preseason games and training camps, it’s time for the real thing. Whether you’re sitting down this Sunday to watch the Packers battle the Seahawks or the Colts take on the Broncos, make sure to check out SIKids.com to see our latest Power Rankings.
It’s going to be a long season, and we’re glad it’s finally here!
Hilly Woodlands is the slowest town in the world. But four kids — Gage, Wyatt, Brandon, and Rhett — have a serious need for speed. The skilled racers get a chance at lives in the fast lane when a mystery car shows up, creates a crazy orange track, and turns ordinary cars into wild Mutant Machines. To save their city, Gage, Wyatt, Brandon, and Rhett must work together as Team Hot Wheels to send the monster vehicles to a permanent pit stop.
That’s the set up for the new animated movie Team Hot Wheels: Origin of Awesome, available on iTunes today and hitting DVD on September 30. The film brings Hot Wheels play to life like never before — and it gives your imagination the fuel to create your own crazy Team Hot Wheels adventures.
Check out this exclusive clip from the movie, and learn more about it in the iTunes store.