If someone told you that David Beckham builds LEGO in his spare time, you might be surprised – but the football megastar and dad-of-four is a real LEGO enthusiast. His latest Instagram snaps show him embarking on the mammoth project, and 4000-pieces later he built the Lego Disney Castle for princess-mad daughter Harper.
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Earlier this week Beckham posted a photo to Instagram which showed him surrounded by all 4,080 pieces of the LEGO Disney Castle (RRP £299.99). The image was captioned “Page 1 of the Disney castle, 4000 pieces 490 pages of instructions I look confused but I’m so excited”.
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Six days later, he posted a snap of the completed castle with the caption “1am done… Someone’s gonna have a nice surprise in the morning 👸 zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz ❤️
This isn’t the first time Beckham has posted on social media about his LEGO builds. In 2014, he told The Sunday Times that building LEGO reduced stress and “helps to calm me down”. At that time, his big build was the LEGO Tower Bridge set with a whopping 4,287 pieces.
In 2010, Beckham did a live webchat with fans and talked about his love of LEGO. He had just completed the whopping challenge of the LEGO Taj Mahal, with a staggering 5,922 pieces. As a result, LEGO sales for this model increased by an incredible 663%.
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LEGO Sets for Adults
If you fancy taking on a LEGO build, check out the LEGO Architecture range which offers sets of iconic building around the world – including the Guggenheim Museum, Buckingham Palace, the Arc de Triomphe, Burj Khalifa and the Eiffel Tower.
Alternatively, the LEGO Creator Expert range has a whole collection of challenging projects – from the 2,670-piece moving carousel to an iconic VW camper van. We particularly love the rotating ferris wheel!
Do you find LEGO as therapeutic as David Beckham? Would you embark on such a huge project? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!