Add Life-Size LEGO Statue To List Of David Ortiz Retirement Tributes


The list of tributes for David Ortiz continues to grow.

On Tuesday, the Boston Red Sox designated hitter made the trip to Sterling, Mass., to see his likeness in a corn maze. He also recently got a chance to see his likeness made in a life-size LEGO statue.

Ortiz and his son, D’Angelo, recently got to preview the LEGO statue, which will be on display at Fenway Park in the Kids Concourse.

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LEGO master builder Erik Varszegi oversaw the construction of the “statue,” which took place at LEGO’s company headquarters in Enfield, Conn. And we’re guessing that was no small undertaking.

The life-size LEGO replica took an absurd 290 hours to build, with 34,510 bricks being used. At 6-foot-7, the statue is a little taller than Ortiz’s listed height, but we’re guessing that includes Ortiz’s raised hands, as the LEGO structure captures Big Papi crossing home plate and celebrating a home run. The statue also is a little bit lighter than the All-Star slugger, weighing in at just 170 pounds.

Photos via Boston Red Sox

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