Imagine the size of the striker needed to kick this over-sized football, which measures 20 metres in diameter and weighs some 60 tons. During its tour of the 12 World Cup cities in Germany, more than 730,000 visitors entered the FIFA globe to warm up for the big event. The original idea of designer Andre Heller is to outline the continents in sparkling LED light at night, and then project this onto the reflecting surface of the globe. The inner space is home to exhibitions and cultural events. Show and lighting control for LED’s, projections and some of the ancillary lighting were implemented using the media engine and several e:net devices all furnished by e:cue. The media engine controls operations in manual, automatic or event-based mode. Wireless data transmission combined with the modular e:cue system equip the project planners and designers with the creative freedom they require to realise their ideas. When the globe had successfully completed its tour of the 12 German World Cup cities it returned to it starting place in the German capital, Berlin.