When I reviewed the official LEGO Old Trafford- Manchester United set I had surmised (maybe wrongfully) that only non-American sports fans would be into it. What I like…scratch that…what I love more than being right about anything is when a LEGO set sparks the imagination of a new builder. Suwon’s Blue Star is one such builder. When I say new, I mean there isn’t a single photo in their Flickr stream older than February 11th. What we are witnessing, dear reader is a builder who has clearly been inspired by the recent Manchester United set and, like a sleeper agent suddenly brought to life, has found a profound purpose. Not only have they masterfully rendered a micro version of the famous stadium but its entire surrounding Old Trafford neighborhood as well.
The latest LEGO Creator Expert Set, 10272 Old Trafford – Manchester United, is now available for LEGO VIP members. For a limited period between 16th Jan the 31st Jan (or while stocks last), you will be eligible for a Gift with Purchase (GwP) of the United Trinity Statue featuring Minifigures of George Best, Denis Law and Sir Bobby Charlton on a pedestal. The GwP will only be available to VIP Members. If you’ve not signed up, a LEGO VIP membership is free of charge. Non VIP members will be able to purchase this set after the 20th of January 2020.
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LEGO has officially unveiled its newest Creator Expert set, 10272 Old Trafford – Manchester United, a massive 3,898-piece model based on the Old Trafford soccer stadium in Greater Manchester, England, which serves as the home of Manchester United F.C. The 1:600 replica model will be available directly from LEGO for US $299.99 | CAN $349.99 | UK £249.99 starting January 16, 2020 — just in time for the stadium’s 110th anniversary this February.
Such a stunning LEGO set is bound to be a hit with soccer fans and sportsmen all around the world, including the most prominent LEGO fan on the field, David Beckham. We are sure, it’s just a matter of time before David shares a couple of pictures of the latest addition to his LEGO collection on his Instagram page.
In the run-up to the 2016 Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) European Championship, which is to be held in France this Summer, LEGO has officially revealed the new series of collectible minifigures: the German national football team.
Among 16 LEGO minifigures are the head coach Joachim Löw and the goalkeeper Manuel Neuer. The whole list is the following:
- Manuel Neuer (1)
- Shkodran Mustafi (2)
- Mesut Özil (3)
- Benedikt Höwedes (4)
- Mats Hummels (5)
- Sami Khedira (6)
- Bastian Schweinsteiger (7)
- André Schürrle (9)
- Thomas Müller (13)
- Jérôme Boateng (17)
- Toni Kroos (18)
- Mario Götze (19)
- Christoph Kramer (20)
- Marco Reus (21)
- Max Kruse (23)
- Joachim Löw (Trainer)
The series will be available beginning May 14 in Germany, Austria and Switzerland only, for the retail price of 2.99 Euro.
LEGO just announced a partnership with ESPN to cross-promote the upcoming College Football Playoffs. LEGO has created brick-built helmets for each of the four playoff teams, as well as some smaller football-related models for which they’ve released instructions to build your own.
The LEGO® team and ESPN are teaming up to build even more excitement and family fun for this season’s College Football Playoff!
To help get you ready, check back for more exciting updates through January 11th to see:
Cool college football models – tiny and life-sized! – built using LEGO bricks
Awesome videos about the four semifinal teams and the LEGO
models that have been built to celebrate the playoff season
Mini-models that you can build to decorate your New Year’s Eve game viewing party
A chance to win the LEGO version of the National Championship
Trophy signed by the ESPN College GameDay crew to show off to your friends!
Check out LEGO.com for more information.
Diamond Dave Shaddix hopes you are, and he’s ready to get you in the mood with this outstanding sculpture of an Arizona Cardinal’s helmet. Lucky Dave was commissioned by the NFL franchise to build both the helmet and a mosaic for the upcoming season. While it doesn’t quite match the cool-factor of Dave’s other high-vis commission from world-famous illusionist David Copperfield, it is impressive nonetheless.
Although the dome-protector won't save you from concussions, it is quite wearable. If you want to check out the helmet, sans Dave, it will be ensconced in the Arizona Cardinals HQ in Tempe.