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Lego celebrates 110th anniversary of Old Trafford Stadium

Published on: 20th February 2020

The new 3,898-piece Lego Creator Expert Old Trafford model is a tribute to one of football’s most iconic stadiums.

Peter Schmeichel, legendary Danish goalkeeper, has appeared in a video from the Lego Group and Manchester United Football Club to mark the 110th anniversary of Old Trafford – in which Peter can be seen securely transporting a new Lego Creator Expert Old Trafford set from Denmark back to its home turf at the iconic stadium.

The first game at Old Trafford was held on 19th February 1910 – an FA Cup Final replay between Bradford City and Newcastle United, in which Bradford won 1-0. That first game was played to a crowd of 45,000 fans – and in 2020, Old Trafford is now the largest club ground in the United Kingdom, with a capacity of 75,000.

Peter is a five-time Premier League winner with Manchester United and part of the club’s heroic treble-winning team during the 1998-99 season. To mark the stadium’s anniversary and Lego’s new product launch, he will also be making an appearance at the Lego Store in the Manchester Arndale, from 5-7pm on 6th March, to meet Manchester United and Lego  fans alike and sign their new Lego Creator Expert Old Trafford sets in person with Lego designer, Michael Psiaki.

Peter said: “The Lego Group is a beloved part of Denmark and my childhood, so to be able to mark the 110th anniversary of Old Trafford, a stadium so close to my heart, in a way that brings these two global icons together was an opportunity I could not miss. I hope fans around the world enjoy the footage of my special mission – and I can’t wait to meet many of you at the Lego Store in Manchester.”

The 3,898-piece Lego Creator Expert Old Trafford stadium is a 1:600 replica model featuring authentic details, including the United Trinity statue and the Munich memorial clock.

 

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