And now we’re going to have a look at yet another awesome MOC of a sports venue – a favorite large MOC subject – that’s been making the rounds online. This one’s fairly new in that it opened only last year, but has been a public favorite due to its multipurpose nature.
This is Little Caesars Palace in Detroit, current home to the NHL’s Red Wings and NBA’s Pistons. The MOC was created by resident builders of the LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Auburn Hills, and was unveiled to appreciative viewers at the actual stadium concourse Monday, October 22, during the first-second period break in the Red Wings’ game against the Carolina Hurricanes.
Composed of over 30,000 LEGO bricks, the MOC Little Caesars Arena is 6 feet long, with more than a thousand windows of the stadium, plus tenant businesses replicated. The set’s also populated by about 600 minifigures, and has attached lighting.
LDC Auburn Hills master builder Clint Parry described the construction process on Little Caesars as very challenging, especially when replicating the arena’s curved exterior and domed roof. Total work time was about 60 hours, with correspondence from the Red Wings and Olympia Entertainment to accurately copy logos and related signage.
The scale MOC of Little Caesars will be temporarily displayed on its life-sized counterpart. Afterwards it will return to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Auburn Hills, where it will be regularly reconfigured to have alternating playing surfaces and players to depict either Red Wings or Pistons games. All LEGO pieces used on the MOC by Parry were bought at retail, pricing the completed work at around $3,000.