|Behold, Buffalo Bills fan Robert J. Hall's masterpiece: a Lego replica of the Ralph Wilson Stadium.|
If you didn't play Legos as a kid, you don't exist to us.
If you don't play Legos as an adult, we're fine.
Robert J. Hall -- a die-hard Buffalo Bills fans -- doesn't care what anyone thinks. The 57-year-old from Oakville, Ontario, has poured his love for the Bills into an epic replica of Ralph Wilson Stadium, which he pieced together in his basement. (Flashback: Hall's not alone. We saw a Lego version of Lucas Oil Stadium before Super Bowl XLVI, complete with retractable roof.)
Hall, a season-ticket holder since the 1970s, spent more than four years building this after beginning his masterpiece in January 2008. As he came to the end of the project in March, it nearly faced disaster.
"I was leaning over the corner of the stadium where the M&T Bank sign is trying to place a yard marker on the field, and the plastic stool collapsed," Hall, who does have a day job, told the team's official site. "I fell right into the corner of the stadium and smashed it to smithereens. It pushed the field 2 to 3 inches forward and the part of the stadium that overhangs the table fell on the ground. I cried."
Hall wiped away the tears and forged on. The crushed section -- just a portion of the 20,000 to 30,000 bricks involved -- was repaired. Hall isn't done, however. He now plans to install lights to simulate night games. For the man in control of this alternate world, might we suggest a one-armed Tom Brady?