Manchester United fans are noted for their loyal to their team, and now they have a new way of showing their dedication by building the Old Trafford LEGO set. And it’s not just football fans that will appreciate this scale model. Architecture buffs will admire the detail of the build, including things like the Munich Clock and the statues of Sir Alex Ferguson, Mat, and the United Trinity.
Old Trafford has been home for Manchester United since 1910, with the exception of a brief stint sharing Maine Road during World War II. In the 1990s and the 2000s, Old Trafford was expanded to include additions of extra tiers on the North, West, and East stands. Able to hold 74,879 roaring fanatics, Old Tafford is the largest club football stadium in the UK, and the second largest football stadium overall coming in after Wembley. It’s the eleventh largest stadium in Europe. Located in Old Trafford, Greater Manchester, England, the stadium was nicknamed “The Theatre of Dreams” by Bobby Charlton.
The LEGO set is being released as part of the stadium’s 110 anniversary and is celebrating its history with a special 3,898-piece model done at 1:600 scale. Builders will create the four stands of the stadium—The Stretford End, the East Stand, the Sir Bobby Charlton stand, and the Sir Alex Ferguson stand. “To create Old Trafford in LEGO bricks was a tremendous design challenge for the team, and we couldn’t be happier with the result,” says Michael Psiaki, LEGO Design Master. “The 110-year-old stadium provided us with so many important locations, features, and stories to tell as we constructed the model. We are excited for fans to be able to experience all of that history and attention to detail as they construct and proudly display this iconic stadium.” Those details include United’s “Trinity” statue of Sir Bobby Charlton, George Best, and Denis Law, as well as a tribute to the Flowers of Manchester. The set also includes a to-scale bus for transporting the team around. The set is now available to the whole world, after having a limited release availability to LEGO VIPs from January 16 to February 1. It retails at $325.