Iconic College Football Venue Recreated in LEGO: Fan’s Impressive Husky Stadium Build

The LEGO Husky Stadium built by Shane Deegan features more than 7,000 bricks. (Photo courtesy of Shane Deegan)

Husky Stadium is often called the “greatest setting in college football.” Now the iconic University of Washington football venue might be the greatest setting in all of LEGOland — at least as far as Dawg fans are concerned.

LEGO fanatic Shane Deegan, who previously wowed us with his build of Seattle’s T-Mobile Park, added another sports stadium to his stable of creations. Deegan pieced together more than 7,000 of the toy bricks in what he says is probably the biggest build he’s ever done.

“This is the second time I’ve built Husky Stadium,” Deegan said Monday via email. “When I first started doing my own builds it was one of the first big things I tried, and over the last couple of years, my builds have gotten bigger, better, more detailed, more complex, and I thought I’ve gotta go back and do that right!”

Deegan shared posts about the LEGO stadium on X and Instagram, including some hype audio for the real Husky Stadium that plays well with video of the LEGO version. The model is currently on display at Bricks & Minifigs, a LEGO reseller in Everett, Wash.

Shane Deegan with his LEGO Husky Stadium. (Photo courtesy of Shane Deegan)

The real Alaska Airlines Field at Husky Stadium holds 70,138 fans and is well known and loved for its made-for-television views of Lake Washington and the Cascade Mountains.

A lifelong Husky fan, Deegan, of Mukilteo, Wash., gained an early love for UW from his dad, who rooted for the team in the 1950s and ’60s before professional sports became a big deal in the area.

“I grew up going to games, I’ve been to multiple Rose Bowls, traveled around the country to watch the team, and I’ll share whatever part of that experience my own kids want to share with me,” Deegan said.

His only plan out of high school was to attend UW, and when he didn’t get accepted, Deegan had to punt and head to the University of Arizona as a Husky fan in the desert. It’s a fact that’s not lost on fans of Washington State University who like to give Deegan a hard time.

A closeup of the stands and iconic roofline in the LEGO Husky Stadium. (Photo courtesy of Shane Deegan)

Deegan, who had to tackle the complexity of the moving roof on his T-Mobile Park build, said the scale of the LEGO Husky Stadium posed the biggest challenge this time. It’s so large that he built it in 10 independent sections that he could piece together once it was done.

“There’s no space in our building room to hold a project this big, so I would construct a concourse and put it aside, construct a deck, a roof, a grandstand, and put each aside,” Deegan said. “From an engineering standpoint, the weight of the cantilever roofs is always a challenge. I was able to sneak a couple of tricks into the build to support the weight of those roofs.”

The stadium also contains a little surprise for rival University of Oregon fans. A removable facade on the south side of the stadium reveals a three-story-tall urinal with a rubber ducky inside.

“One of the best Husky Stadium traditions is filling every single urinal in the building with rubber duckies when our feathered friends from down south come to visit,” he said.

The stadium scoreboard also shows UW receiver Rome Odunze making the game-winning catch to beat Oregon the first time last season.

The LEGO Husky Stadium needs a lake and a bunch of boats for that game-day setting. (Photo courtesy of Shane Deegan)

One Husky fan suggested on X that the build needs to be displayed by UW at the stadium on game days as a fan engagement opportunity. But Deegan said the model will be on display in Everett through football season, “or until I need to build something else and have to go get my bricks back!”

Elsewhere on his build calendar, Deegan just finished building the Museum of History and Industry, which is on display as part of MOHAI’s “Towers of Tomorrow” exhibit all summer. He said he’s going to take a break for a bit, and see when inspiration strikes again.

“I’d love to do Lumen Field at some point,” he said of the Seahawks and Sounders home stadium. “Or Climate Pledge to welcome the Sonics back!”


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