Building a replica of USC’s Williams-Brice Stadium out of LEGOS wasn’t enough for Charleston resident David Robinson. Earlier this month, he finished a replica of Founders Park, the Gamecocks’ baseball stadium.
Both will be on display in Columbia Saturday and Sunday at the BrickUniverse LEGO Convention at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. This will be the first public showing of both USC stadium LEGO models.
The creator/builder is USC alum and Charleston resident David Robinson, who along with his son, David Robinson Jr., built the Williams-Brice Stadium in LEGO.
Robinson was actually going to take a break after completing his LEGO Williams-Brice Stadium earlier this year. But after photos and news of that creation went viral, Robinson decided to get back to work just two weeks later by starting the work on the Founders Park piece.
Robinson started the Founders Park project on June 23 and finished it on Aug. 6. It took 100 hours to build.
The model is full of intricate details and even includes former Gamecock players Jackie Bradley Jr. and Whit Merrifield.
“Founders Park was a little more difficult for me because I’m just not as familiar with it as I was with Williams-Brice,” said Robinson, who was in Omaha with the USC baseball team when the Gamecocks won their national championship in 2010. “I looked at a lot of photos and videos to get it right. Obviously when you do things for the first time you learn a lot about doing it so I learned a lot with Williams-Brice that helped me with Founders Park.”
BrickUniverse LEGO Convention will be at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 11 and 12. Hours both days are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The convention is bringing professional LEGO artists from around the world, building zones and LEGO displays.