David Beckham wants to be a professional LEGO builder

We generally don’t highlight celebrities talking about LEGO (OMG! Brad Pitt likes LEGO! He even builds on his own, without his kids!!!), but this one is kind of sweet.

Quoth Becks:

“What would I like to do if I wasn’t a footballer? I love drawing cartoons and building Lego with my sons.

David Beckham“This is going to make me sound really weird but when I was in Milan I had such a big amount of spare time. I found online that you can buy a Lego model of the Taj Mahal so I bought it and started building it, I only built some of it because I got injured halfway through.

“I know it’s not a career but I love doing it and would like to be a professional Lego builder. My boys are the same, they’re obsessed with it.

“Football has affected my family in an unbelievable way, to travel to so many places, if I’d done something else like been a Lego builder, I wouldn’t have been able to do anything like that.”

What David doesn’t realize is that LEGO builders do indeed travel the globe on top secret missions for The Brick, hang out with Hollywood celebrities, and can generally out-hooligan even the most bad-ass of soccer fans.

It’s not too late to join us, David! I’ll buy you a Pepsi myself if you come to BrickCon.

(Via Dirty Tackle, with a hat-tip to Mrs. Dunechaser — who I love for continuing to read a soccer blog after the end of the World Cup.)

9 comments on “David Beckham wants to be a professional LEGO builder

  1. talltim

    He injured himself building a Taj Mahal? From what I’ve seen of the build it’s most likely RSI

  2. Josh

    ^He didn’t say he injured himself building the Taj. :)

    He ruptured his Achilles tendon while playing in Milan.

  3. JimmytheJ

    It’s true! Lego does lead a back-road to fame. I myself met Terry Gilliam because of my animation. Still, Becks needs to learn that Lego is about perseverance. I’m sure I could continue with Lego injured or not. Unless it was both arms. Or something paralyzing/mind altering.

    Now, I think when Beckham retires from football career we should help him get started learning the ways of SNOT, greebs and colour scheming.

  4. legomason

    I think we just found the right person to nominate for the next cycle of Lego Ambassadors.

  5. proudlove

    You know that he and Brad Pitt are probably anonymous Flickr Lego contributors. Good on you guys.

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