We’re gonna need a bigger net…
What do you do during a pandemic lockdown? I know I just tried my best to keep busy (and the weight off). If you happened to work at the LEGO® House, you may have helped assemble the world’s biggest brick football. This record-breaking sculpture is on display in the LEGO® House’s public Square from June 2 to July 11, 2021. The build coincides with this year’s UEFA Euro 2020 championship tournament. Today is also when Denmark faces Germany in a trial match, so the timing is spot-on. The build was also a team effort:
The world’s biggest football made of LEGO® bricks was built during the corona lockdown by employees at LEGO® house. Cleaners, designers, kitchen staff, Play Agents and even the CEO have all contributed to the giant ball. They together assembled 173,600 classic 2×2 LEGO® bricks while the experience centre had to remain closed during the corona lockdown.
This football contains 173,600 2×2 LEGO® bricks!
You really can’t go wrong with a giant LEGO® sculpture. It’s also great to see such a collaborative effort from everyone working within the LEGO® Group and at the LEGO® House. Check out the following facts and behind-the-scenes videos courtesy of the LEGO® Group.
– The world’s largest LEGO® brick-built football is over 4 metres tall (4.10 m)
– It has been built around a construction and has taken employees 150 hours to complete
– The LEGO® bricks have been built into 75 modules that were then put together
– 173,600 2×2 LEGO® bricks were used to make the giant football
– The entire structure weighs 2.5 tonnes
– The LEGO® bricks alone weigh 200 kg
Have you been to the LEGO® House? Following the UEFA Cup? Let us know and as always, keep on brickin’.
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