The world’s biggest LEGO® football has been built at LEGO house in Billund, Denmark, the hometown of LEGO, to celebrate the upcoming European Championship, which kicks off on June 11th.
It took 150 hours to build the football, which is made up of 173,600 classic 2×2 LEGO Bricks, weights 2.5 tonnes and stands at over 4 metres tall.
It was built during the Covid lockdown by employees at LEGO house, with Cleaners, Designers, Kitchen staff, Play Agents and even the CEO contributing.
The proud designer, Experience Manager Søren Hansen Hinge feels is the classic football design saying, “the football design is the iconic football that everyone can recognise. We could have used the design from the European Championship, but I’m not sure everyone would recognise it as a football, even though it looks great.”
The football was assembled in 75 modules that were then assembled over in a special metal frame.
During the construction process in the large LEGO Square in LEGO House, cleaning assistant Kathrin Grosen commented: “it’s a great pleasure to have the opportunity to work with so many people across the various departments”.
While CEO Jesper Vilstrup said, “The corona period has been an extremely difficult time for many people, and I can think of no better thing to bring us together than such a major sporting event – where I believe Denmark has a chance to go all the way”
The world-record breaking football can be viewed free of charge in the publicly accessible Square in LEGO House, up until the European Championship final on July 11.
- 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