While my personal interest in football is so infinitesimally small it's functionally immeasurable I can appreciate other's interest and enthusiasm for the World Cup. And while I couldn't tell you a single statistic about the current tournament (even if you refer to it as a "tournament" really) I can totally get into this LEGO version of the mascot Zabivaka by builder vir-a-cocha.
While I'm not a huge sports fan, I am a big fan of bricks, and that's what makes up this excellent football stadium by Dave Kaleta. But what I like even more is the story behind this. It's actually the result of a collaboration between Dave and a very young apprentice, like 6 years young. It all started innocently enough, with just an idea for the field, but it grew into something fantastic.
My cousin lives in San Francisco and has season tickets to the Niners. But I'm a Raiders fan so I beat him up a lot. This is a cool LEGO football though.
I recall many Christmases from my childhood, some more vividly than others. One in particular was a good year, in addition to my Planet of the Apes Treehouse and cool art easel, me and my brother both got football uniforms. Neither of us were particularly into football but what kid doesn't want to armor up and ransack the house? I got Rams, my brother got 49ers... Sorry, it's Christmas eve and this MOC reminded me of that. Speaking of which, HOLY COW LOOK AT THIS THING! This is one of the finest examples of brick-built logo and lettering I've ever seen. Builder Tobias Buckdahn also did a time lapse of the build, you can bet I'll be watching this over and over.
I hope I'm not in danger of destroying any nerd cred by posting a sports related MOC, but I have to do it. This commissioned piece by Dave Shaddix for the Arizona Cardinals is some seriously cool building. Maintaining those contours while brick-building the graphics is no easy task, and the face guard is a thing of beauty.