World’s biggest football made of LEGO® bricks

World’s biggest football made of LEGO® bricks

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WORLD’S BIGGEST FOOTBALL MADE OF LEGO BRICKS

BILLUND
DENMARK
LENGTH: 4.00 min-(for editing) + 1 min. time
DATE: RECENT (See dates in shotlist)
SOURCE: ANDERS KONGSHAUG WITH LEGOHouse
ALL ACCESS / NO RESTRICTION

STORY

The world’s largest ever football made of LEGO bricks has been built by the staff at LEGO House during the COVID-19 pandemic to celebrate the upcoming 2021 football event.

As a prelude to the 2021 football event in July, LEGO House employees spend some of their time during the lockdown caused by COVID-19 to build the world’s biggest LEGO football. It was built inside the LEGO House – the experience centre in Billund, the hometown of the LEGO brick.

It took 150 hours to assemble the more than 4.10 meter (13.41 feet) tall brick-built football using no less than 173,600 iconic classic 2×2 LEGO – without glue.

Søren Hansen Hinge, the proud designer and Experience Manager at LEGO House, said: “There is no doubt that there are many different designs we could have chosen to build a football around, but we were inspired by the retro style and well-known black and white football. Something that everyone coming into LEGO House will be able to recognise right away.” 

The LEGO football is made up by 75 modules that were then put together in a special metal construction.

During the construction process in the large LEGO Square in LEGO House, cleaning assistant Kathrin Grosen at LEGO House, who contributed to the great build, commented: “It’s a great pleasure to have the opportunity to build together with so many people across the various departments in a safe, but creative way.”

The football weighs 2.5 tons including the construction keeping the parts together.

“The lockdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has been an extremely difficult time for many people, and I can think of no better way bringing us back together than a major sporting event like this – where I believe Denmark has a chance to go all the way,” says Jesper Vilstrup, CEO at LEGO House.

The world’s largest football made of LEGO bricks will be on display in the publicly accessible LEGO Square until July 11, 2021.
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SHOTLIST.

●  DRONE FOOTBALL – SOMEONE TRYING TO SEE HOW TALL IT IS.

●  STOP-MOTION OF THE BEGINNING OF THE CONSTRUCTION

●  DRONE LEGO®HOUSE (ARCHIVE 2019)

●  EXT. MAN TAKES IN A LEGO PIECE. SIGN “LEGOHOUSE”

●  STAFF PUTTING BRICKS TOGETHER  (16.3.2022)

●  SOUNDBITE DESIGNER SØREN HANSEN HINGE (16.3.2022)

     “There is no doubt that there are many different designs to choose to build a football around, but we chose a very iconic design for this football. Something that everyone coming into LEGOHouse will be able to recognise right away”

●  STAFF ADDING BRICKS TO THE GIANT LEGO® FOOTBALL  (16.3,2022)

●  STOP-MOTION HALF FINISHED

●  PEOPLE BUILDING PARTS OF THE LEGO FOOTBALL

●  SOUNDBITE GITTE CORT, WEBMASTER: (16.3.2022)

      “It is really great that we have been able to utilise our time here during lockdown, where we haven’t been able to have any guests. Then we had this amazing building activity, where we can really turn something into this giant football and I’m really excited to see it happen”

●  SOUNDBITE IDA BØDKER, PLAY AGENT: (16.3.2022)

      “It’s an honor to be a part of this LEGO build. As colleagues we always have fun building, so it’s great”

●  SOUNDBITE JESPER VILSTRUP, CEO:(16.3.2022)

      “Coming together as a team, spending time, being together as colleagues, is great these days where we have been under lockdown due to Covid-19. So i think it is an absolutely amazing event that we have going on”

●  PEOPLE BUILDING PARTS OF THE LEGO FOOTBALL  (16.3,2022)

●  STOP-MOTION – BALL FINISH

●  SOUNDBITE ASTRID MUELLER, TOUR MANAGER

      “I think that the result is great, just look behind me. It’s enormous and I think it really looks like a football”

●  ASTRID MUELLER, SWEEPING THE FLOOR AROUND THE GIANT FOOTBALL

●  VOX-POP IRENE NIM HANSEN. VISITOR, SCHOOL TEACHER:

      “The football has to be black and white, it´s always been that

●  VOX-POP THOMAS JENSEN, VISITOR:

      “It’s a really unique build and it’s fantastic how you can build such a small thing into such a big thing with LEGO bricks. It’s really fantastic.

      I think that the result is really nice and I really like how they have built the football as gigantic as they have. It’s A really unique build and it’s fantastic how you can build such a small thing into such a big thing with LEGO bricks. It’s really fantastic

●  SOUNDBITE JESPER VILSTRUP, CEO CONT.:

      “I think if you take two major passions like football on the one hand and LEGO bricks on the other hand and then you combine that, then you build something like this, where you have the world’s biggest football made out of LEGO bricks. It´s just two amazing things coming together”

●  DRONE FOOTBALL – SOMEONE TRYING TO SEE HOW TALL IT IS.

●  DRONE BALL INSIDE LEGO HOUSE

●  PERSON STANDING NEXT TO THE FOOTBALL

●  DRONE LEGO HOUSE (ARCHIVE 2019)

●  ADDITIONAL CLOSE-UPS OF FOOTBALL.

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LINKS:

UK: https://legohouse.com/en-gb/press-releases/worlds-biggest-lego-football/
German: https://legohouse.com/de-de/press-releases/der-grosste-fussball-der-welt-aus-lego-steinen/
DK: https://legohouse.com/da-dk/presse/verdens-storste-fodbold-i-lego-klodser/

Please let me know, if you got any questions.

Yours sincerely

Anders Kongshaug
producer
+45 23103058
anders@vnr.TV