The Michigan Wolverines and Ohio State Buckeyes have met on the gridiron 113 times since 1897, with Michigan leading the series 58-48-6 (despite dropping twelve of the last thirteen meetings).
Saturday’s battle at cavernous Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, will not just determine which school secures bragging rights until the next year’s game in Columbus, but will give the winning team a leg up in the recruiting wars.
Fans on both sides of the border looking for the perfect conversation piece for their Buckeyes vs Wolverines viewing party can pick up a nifty LEGO model of their team’s respective stadium on Etsy.
MICHIGAN STADIUM: THE BIG HOUSE
During the day Matt Jenkins is a Ohio-based systems information analyst, at night he becomes a builder of tiny LEGO stadiums. His 200-250 piece creations, which sell for $50 on Etsy, take about 15 minutes each to assemble.
Jenkins model of Michigan Stadium (aka The Big House) measures just 5×5 inches.
If a bigger Big House is more to your liking, StadiumBrick offers a do-it-yourself 15×15 inch Lego model, complete with miniature field goal posts, for $500. They also offer a 30×30 inch masterpiece for a whopping $1,200.
To compare the LEGO designs with Michigan Stadium’s actual architecture, click the Google 3D Warehouse model shown above. After the model loads, give it a spin with your mouse.
OHIO STADIUM: THE HORSESHOE
As a Buckeyes fan, Jenkins’ tiny model of Ohio Stadium (better known as The Horseshoe) is a work of love. Like the mini Big House, it costs just $50.
For tens times as much loot ($500), you can get a significantly larger LEGO masterpiece from StadiumBrick.