World’s biggest football made of LEGO® bricks
LEGO® House, in the LEGO hometown of Billund, Denmark, is presenting the world’s largest ever football made of LEGO bricks on June 2.
From June 2, when Denmark faces Germany in a trial match, and during the upcoming European Football Championship ending on July 11, LEGO House will be displaying the world’s largest LEGO brick-built football – made by employees during the corona lockdown.
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 2x2 LEGO bricks while the experience centre had to remain closed during the corona lockdown.
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”.
The football weighs 2.5 tonnes and is over 4 metres tall. It is made up of 75 black and white modules, which the proud designer – Experience Manager Søren Hansen Hinge – feels is the classic football design. “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 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 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,” says CEO Jesper Vilstrup.
- 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 2x2 LEGO bricks were used to make the giant football
- The entire structure weighs 2.5 tonnes
- The LEGO bricks alone weigh 200 kg
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Anders Garde Kongshaug: anders@vnr.TV or tel.: +45 23103058
LEGO House Press Coordinator:
Marketing Manager Gitte Cort: media@LEGOHouse.com or tel.: +45 5221 1672
Facts about LEGO House:
LEGO House was designed by architect Bjarke Ingels. LEGO House has 25 million LEGO bricks on display, and has created space to go LEGO wild and unleash your imagination. In the heart of the hometown of the LEGO brick, LEGO House offers a forum for play among people of all ages under one roof.
LEGO House showcases LEGO bricks and LEGO sets from throughout history. LEGO House also presents changing exhibitions throughout the year, featuring the best LEGO brick projects from around the world.