Manchester United’s stunning Old Trafford stadium has been brought to life by LEGO, with fans now able to get their hands on a brilliant replica of the iconic arena. Even Sir Alex Ferguson loves it, with the Scot ordering one himself as he aims to assemble the massive 3,898-piece set. But how does it compare to the real thing? Express Sport has taken a look.
Ferguson reportedly ordered one of the spectacular sets after seeing current United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and club legend Bryan Robson agree to a build-off for the club’s social media.
Solskjaer won the contest involving the set, which retails for £249,99.
A United insider told The Mirror: “Ole, Robbo and their families had a lot of fun building the model – and the finished article looks brilliant.
“Now Sir Alex has ordered one.
“And he’ll have hours of fun building a stadium that was originally designed by a fellow Scot.”
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It was architect Archibald Leitch who designed the set involving the stadium, which first opened back in 1910.
And Express Sport can testify that LEGO’s description of the arena – described as a ‘toy for adults’ is bang on the money.
We ourselves have had a chance to put it together to see what the fuss is all about.
And the end result is rather majestic – even if it took many temper tantrums and fits of rage in order to get there.
It’s certainly no easy build with the instruction booklet nearly as thick as a Harry Potter book. There was 655 separate steps to follow along the way – which means hours of sitting down and concentrating hard.
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But, as mentioned above, it was worth the time.
As you can see every little detail of the real Old Trafford is brought to life in plastic form – with the end result remarkable.
Even United players have been rushing to get their hands on a version of the replica – giving them something to do during lockdown.
When fully built, it stands 18.5cms high, 47cms long and 39cm wide.
You even get the statue of Ferguson himself included.
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And there is a miniature version of the famous statues of Sir Matt Busby, as well as playing legends Sir Bobby Charlton, George Best and Denis Law.
While it’s huge, though, it’s still not the biggest set the bigwigs at LEGO have ever been able to put together.
Their Lego Star Wars UCS Millennium Falcon which released in 2017 is a huge 7541 pieces – but does include 10 mini figures.
Next on the list is the Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Castle, which is consisting of 6020 pieces.
And Lego The Taj Mahal has 5923 pieces in the box.
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